“I believe the concern for the environment and nature comes from the heart of my experience spending time outdoors. It’s not something that I address overtly; but I allow the viewer to bring with them what they may and, perhaps, or ideally, they re-consider their own relationship or assumptions about nature.”
Wilson creates “photo sculptures” embedding landscape photographs, torn, cut, and folded, into cast concrete forms. Her work references landscape painting and Cubism and challenges traditional ways of thinking about the process and categorization of photography.
Letha Wilson received her BFA from Syracuse University and her MFA from Hunter College. Her work has been exhibited at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, International Center of Photography, and Hauser & Wirth, among others. In 2013, Wilson was the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Photography. Wilson was also awarded a Jerome Foundation Travel Grant in 2014. She has attended residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. In July 2018, Wilson was recognized by Artsy through her inclusion on their list of ‘These 20 Female Artists Are Pushing Sculpture Forward’.