BIOGRAPHY:


FRANCES VYE WILSON was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She was strongly influenced by her family of contemporary artists working in a variety of media. In her 20’s, she studied fine art and choreography at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. She went on to spend much of her life in the film and television industry as a member of the Screen Actors Guild, a theatre producer for the Actors Studio and founder of a film production company, New Century Filmworks. A 12 year immersive study of the Japanese art form Ikebana culminated in two exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She returned again in 2013 to New York to pursue her passion for art and in particular, sculpture, studying sculpture and mixed media at the National Academy Museum and New York School of Art.


Wilson presently works between NYC and Bethesda, MD.

CV:

EDUCATION

2017 - 2018 New York School Of Art, New York, NY

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

2015 -           Art Students League, New York, NY

2006 - 2015 Ikebana, Sogetsu School, NY

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


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2021

Upcoming, Art Fair, "Superfine!: Myth", Washington, DC
Upcoming Two-person Exhibition, "Frances Vye Wilson & Stephen Cimini", Carter Burden Gallery, New York, NY


2020

Group Show, "Uncertainty", Viridian Artists, New York, NY

Group Show, "USPS Art Project", InLiquid, Philadelphia, PA

Group Show, "USPS Art Project", Sunset Art Studios, Dallas, TX

Virtual Exhibition, "Corporate Connections", MFA Virtual Curve Gallery

Virtual Two-person Exhibition, "Inhabit" by Frances Vye Wilson & Stephen Cimini, Carter Burden Gallery, CarterBurdenGallery.org

Virtual Exhibition, "Textures & Patterns", Art Room Gallery

Virtual Exhibition, "Natural Wonders", SculptorsGuild.com
Virtual Exhibition, "Consolations I", Carter Burden Gallery, Artsy.com
Virtual Exhibition, "Artists in the time of Coronavirus", TheArtBlog.com
E-Fair, "Superfine!: Myth", New York, NY
Group Show, "Herstory", Viridian Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show, "Six Summit Gallery at Port Authority", Port Authority, New York, NY
Art Fair, "Continuum Palm Beach Art Fair", Paul Fisher Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
Group Show, "Members Only", Viridian Artists, New York, NY


2019

Group Show, ​"Holiday Madness​", Viridian Artists, New York, NY
Group Show, "30th Annual International Juried Exhibition", Viridian Artists, New York, NY
Group Show, "4 Elements", Van Der Plas, New York, NY
Group Show, "Aestivus", J.J. Newberry, Saugerties, NY
Group Show, "Works On Paper 2019", Maryland Federation Of Art: Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD
Group Show, "Art Hearts Fashion", Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, NY
Solo Show, "Recent Works in Cambium Fiber", Gigantic Studios, New York, NY


2018

Group Show, "Elegant Threads:", Lighthouse Arts Center, Tequesta, FL
Group Show, "Art Elevated", Garment District, New York, NY
Group Show, "Luxurious Growth", Lichtundfire, New York, NY
Group Show, Lighthouse Arts Center, Tequesta, FL
Group Show, Sailfish Point Annual Art Show, Hutchinson Island, FL
Group Show, "Florida Oceanographic Annual Gala: Oceans Alive", Stuart, FL
Open Studio Exhibition, "High Line Open Studio Preview Exhibition", New York, NY


2017

Group Show, Opening Exhibition, New York School of Art, New York, NY
Group Show, "Art in Bloom", Vero Beach Art Museum, Vero Beach, FL
Group Show, "Sailfish Point Annual Art Show", Hutchinson Island, FL


2016

Group Show, "Sailfish Point Annual Art Show", Hutchinson Island, FL
Group Show, "Art In Bloom", Vero Beach Art Museum, Vero Beach, FL
Group Show, Silvermine Art Guild, New Canaan, CT


2015

Group Show, "Ikebana International", Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Group Show, "Creative Mischief", National Academy Museum, New York, NY
Group Show, "Silvermine Art Guild", New Canaan, CT
Group Show, "Sailfish Point Annual Art Show", Hutchinson Island, FL


2014

Group Show, "Ikebana International", Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Group Show, "Ikebana International", Los Angeles, CA


AWARDS

2020

Merit Award, Textures & Patterns, Art Room Gallery


2019

2ND Place, 30th Annual International Juried Exhibition, Viridian Artists, New York, NY


2018

Selected Artist, Art Elevated, The Garment District, New York, NY

Honorable Mention, Elegant Threads and Surface Design, Tequesta, FL

First Prize, Lighthouse Museum Art Center, Jupiter, FL


2017

Best Interpretation, Art In Bloom, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL


2016

Best in Show, Botanical Art, Darien CT Flower Show, Darien, CT


2012

Second Place, Florescence Flower Show, Houston, TX

First Place, Botanical Art, Philadelphia Flower Show


COLLECTIONS AND COMMISSIONS

Collections:

Mrs. Heather Cairns & Mr. Michael Lafayette,

Hutchinson Island, FL

Mr. Ryan Pearl, New Jersey, NJ

Mrs. C. Mihori, Boca Raton, FL

Ms. D. Machan & Mr. J. DeMeij, New York, NY

Ms. & Mr. S. Miller, New York, NY

Mr. & Mrs. P. Wetterman, Stuart, FL


Commissions:

Mr. & Mrs. G. DeKraker, Westport, CT

Ms. J. Cain, Darien, CT

Mr. G. Phelps, Rochester, NY


PUBLICATIONS


"4 Hot Sculptors to Collect Right Now", 2020, 10 September. LINK.


“Artists in the Time of Coronavirus an Ongoing Virtual Exhibition, Part 36”. Philly Art Blog. 2020, June 2

https://www.theartblog.org/2020/06/artists-in-the-time-of-coronavirus-an-ongoing-virtual-exhibition-part-36/


"May Newsletter", Member Newsletters, “IAPMA, 2020, May

https://www.iapma.info/Newsletters/EmailNewsletter/e6c6bb80-fb4b-4d68-b15f-1c471a59039e


“Fine Aesthetics and Natural Materials With Frances Vye Wilson”. Art Qol. Issue no.5, Spring 2019. 3-6.


“Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design is Oct. 18 – Nov. 21”. TCPalm. September 2018. Newsletter.

https://www.tcpalm.com/story/specialty-publications/jupiter-courier/2018/10/15/elegant-threads-worth-viewing-tequesta/1519980002/.


“DEFEND. Cambium Fiber, deer antler. 28”x15”x8” by artist @francesvyewilsonstudio”. “@Art_Critic2017”, 2018, August 28. https://www.instagram.com/p/BnCBMRgBahc/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=12jzstyk2dxft.


“September Newsletter”, Member Newsletters. IAPMA. 2019, September.

https://www.iapma.info/Newsletters/EmailNewsletter/9ec501cc-7caa-4f9e-aad2-a7a9f7df847e.



AFFILIATIONS

National Sculpture Society

International Sculpture Center

Sculptors Guild

New York Artist Equity Association

International Association of Hand

Papermakers and Artists (IAPMA)

Ikebana International

Ikebana NYC Chapter

Fiber Art Now

Screen Actors Guild

Viridian Artists

Carter Burden

Supima Cotton