Holly Wilson (Delaware/Cherokee) a multi-media artist creates figures which serve as her storytellers to the world, conveying stories of the sacred and the precious, these stories are representations of family history as well as personal experiences. Wilson works in a variety of media including bronzes, paint, encaustic, photography, glass, and clay.
She has been exhibiting since the early 1990s, with works in corporate, private, public, and museum collections such as; The Heritage in Oklahoma City, The Central Library in downtown Tulsa Oklahoma, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, the C.N. Gorman Museum, The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School, and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.
Wilson has received recognition for her artwork through her inclusion in important exhibitions most recently, “Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now” that opened at Crystal Bridges Museum of Art. Wilson’s work has also been included in exhibitions such as “Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past and Present” a traveling exhibition from the Virginia Museum of Fine Art in Richmond, Virginia. She was chosen to represent Oklahoma in the Museum Exhibition “Four by Four 2016: Midwest Invitational” at the Springfield Art Museum in Springfield, Missouri. Wilson has received many awards, grants, and fellowships for her evocative sculptures, including a 2015 Eiteljorg Fellowship from the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art and a 2017 SWAIA Discovery Fellowship from the Santa Fe Indian Market. Wilson has an upcoming residency at The Momentary in Bentonville Arkansas.
Holly Wilson received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, and her MA in Ceramics and MFA in Sculpture from Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas. Wilson lives and works in Mustang, Oklahoma.