CV & Bio

CV

New York School of Art, NY, 2017-2018

National Academy Museum and School, New York, NY 2015-2016

Arts Student League, New York, NY 2015

Ikebana, Sogetsu School, NY, CT. 2006 - 2015

Parsons School of Design, Floral Design, New York,NY 1986-1987

Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC. Fine Arts, Choreography, Dance 1979

Awards

Lighthouse Museum Art Center, Jupiter FL, March 2018, FIRST PRIZE
Vero Beach Museum of Art, Art in Bloom, March 2017, Best Interpretation
Botanical Art, Darien CT Flower Show, 2016, Best in Show.
Florescence Flower Show, Houston TX, Second Place
Botanical Art, Philadelphia Flower Show, 2012, First Place

Affiliations

National Sculpture Society
International Sculpture Center
New York Artist Equity Association
International Association of Hand Papermakers and Artists
Ikebana International
Ikebana NYC chapter
Fiber Art Now

Biography

Frances Vye Wilson is an artist born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She was strongly influenced by her family of contemporary artists working in a variety of media; painting, ceramics,jewelry,sculpture,architecture and fashion desi

In her 20's she studied Fine At, dance and choreography at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia and went on to spend much of her life in the film and tv industry as a member of the Screen Actors Guild, a theater producer for The Actors Studio and founder of a film production company, New Century Filmworks. She returned again in 2013 to New York to pursue her true passion for art and in particular, sculpture.

A starting point for her journey as a three dimensional artist was a 12 year immersive study of the plant material elements used in the Japanese art form Ikebana. This study culminated in two exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.

She is presently living in the West Village, working at her studio on West 29th St and studying Sculpture and Mixed Media at the National Academy Museum and School.

Collections and Commissions

Collections:
Mrs. C. Mihori, Boca Raton, FL
Ms. D. Machan and Mr. J. DeMeij, New York, NY
Ms L. Berk and Mr. S. Miller, New York, NY
M. and Mrs. P. Wetterman, Stuart, FL

Commissions:
Mr. and Mrs. G. DeKraker, Westport, CT
Ms. J. Cain, Darien, CT
Mr. G. Phelps, Rochester, NY