Glen Wilson is a multidisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles, California. With roots stretching back to documentary and street photography, his body of work includes sculpture, assemblage, installation, and filmmaking. Recent works layer imagery with found and constructed materials that encourage the viewer to engage the work's physical and conceptual qualities. He locates his practice at intersections of personal and communal identities, sites of collective memory, and offers alternative mappings of place.
The series entitled “GateKeeping” presents original photography woven into the grid of chain-
link gates salvaged from his Los Angeles neighborhood of Venice Beach and similar
communities across the country. His work foregrounds voice, visibility, and resilience in places where daily tensions around currency and equity test the fabric of long-standing neighborhoods.
Concurrent with his art practice, Wilson has worked as a photographer on more than forty
feature films, and has directed short form films and music videos. “Revolution By Design: Spike Lee x Emory Douglas”, presents a kitchen table dialogue between the artist and filmmaker, within the historical context of the struggle to protect black lives. “Betye Saar / Present Tense” and “RE: Henry Taylor” offer lyrical glimpses of each artist at work in their studios.
Wilson's works have been exhibited at The Getty Center, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the California African-American Museum, ICA:LA, the Torrance Art Museum, Frieze Art: London and in public parks in New York and Los Angeles. His work is in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and other private collections. He completed an MFA at the University of California, San Diego, and received his BA from Yale University.
Artist TalkWith June Edmonds, April Banks, and Glen Wilson 13 May 2023Join us for an artist talk! June Edmonds, April Banks, and Glen Wilson will speak about their works, their artistic process, and their latest exhibtion!...
Opening Reception29 Apr 2023Join us for an opening reception for our latest exhibition, Well, Well, Well! This is an amazing opportunity to engage with all three artists, and...
Well, Well, Well22 Apr - 10 Jun 2023The Exhibition, Well, Well, Well at BFree Studio features the work of April Banks, June Edmonds, and Glen Wilson. Banks showcases her works sculptural works of memory and place, as well as fused glass and metal images. Edmonds paints meditative abstractions, while Wilson melds street photography with found objects and...