The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture Presents Letha Wilson

December 13, 2016


December 14, 2016

Contact: Lisa Radon,

The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture Presents Letha Wilson

Portland, OR—December 14, 2016—The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to present Letha Wilson in her first West Coast solo exhibition featuring a new body of work. The exhibition is the result of a collaboration with c3:initiative, Sou’Wester, and the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at PNCA. Together the organizations bring the NY-based artist and sculptural photographer Letha Wilson to the Northwest for two extended visits.

In the summer of 2016, Wilson traveled to Eastern Oregon and the Sou’Wester lodge in Seaview, WA as artist in residence. She scouted the area, taking photographs and gathering materials. Wilson, who is known for works that are as much sculptures as photographs, returns to Portland in January 2017 as artist in residence at c3:initiative and PNCA where she will make use of our institutions’ facilities and engage with our artist community to create new photo-based sculptures that react to the Northwest landscape and to the architecture of the Center’s 511 Gallery. 

Letha Wilson (b. 1976, Honolulu, HI) lives in New York City. Wilson has had recent solo exhibitions at GRIMM, Amsterdam, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Higher Pictures, New York, Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris, and Retrospective Gallery, Hudson. Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions at galleries both in the United States and abroad, such as Martos Gallery, New York; Marianne Boesky, New York; Hauser & Wirth, New York; International Center of Photography, New York; Robert Blumenthal Gallery, New York; OHWOW, Los Angeles. Wilson earned a MFA from Hunter, New York (2003), a BFA from Syracuse University, New York (1998) and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine (2009).

Image: Moon Wave, 2013, Digital print on vinyl, paint, wood, gallery column, 8’ 6” x 12’ 6” x 4’ 6” Installation view of Landmarks and Monuments solo exhibition at Art in General, NYC. April - July 2013.

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As Oregon’s premiere college of art and design since 1909, PNCA has helped shape the region’s visual arts landscape for more than a century. Today PNCA is a dynamic platform for 21st century art and design education at its new campus in the heart of downtown Portland. PNCA offers a BFA program with ten majors, six graduate programs within the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies, and a Post-Baccalaureate program.