Sept 2018: Wilson (b. 1971) is a self-taught emerging painter and New Genres artist. His works address issues of power, norms, irrationality, identity, and law. The art started in 2014 at age 42. It comes from his bipolar. He had hit rock bottom, and lost almost everything, including his life. His psychiatrist changed his meds -- and this art started pouring out . . . . An emerging speaker on mental illness, a Stanford lawyer, and a graduate of the Ivy League, Wilson clerked for a federal appellate judge in Philadelphia and practiced at top international law firms based in Washington D.C., San Francisco, and Los Angeles for a decade . . . . To date, he has no art degree or training; he self-studies art history and is influenced by Wool, Kruger, Holzer, Ruscha, Baldessari, Prince, Nauman, Johns, Twombly, Rauschenberg, Kusama, and more . . . . His studio is the hallway of his tiny flat, in the art museum district of downtown Portland Maine.
Artist Statement: I make what comes into my mind. It comes fast, in my natural half-manic highs. I work hard to learn fast, my voice is becoming my own, and I get glimpses of where it could go. I'm not for everyone, but if I'm your fix, you won't find me anywhere else. I'm going to make a cohesive narrative with the rest of my life, a cohesive exploration, and it will be beholden to no one.
Education: Self-taught; sculpted and painted sporadically during 20s and 30s; an unexpected explosion of painting and conceptual art starting at age 42, in 2014. J.D., Stanford Law, B.A., University of Pennsylvania.
I want my collectors absolutely thrilled. For catalog of originals and ltd. ed. prints, visit my collector's page, adamdaleywilson.com. For a major text oil, reach me directly -- I offer only 2 to 3 a year, to collectors with strong collections, collaborating on size, layout, more. Current negot. ranges based on sales to mid-2018 --- large text oils, $20k to $30k --- text oil studies, $8k to $10k --- gestural text works on paper, $3k to $5k . . . ltd. ed. prints of certain works, $500 to $15k . . . details at adamdaleywilson.com or adam.daley.wilson@gmail.
In prominent private and corporate collections in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, San Francisco, more . . . Recent group exhibitions . . . . --- Some Feelings And Thoughts I'll Have Any Second, New York, TOAF, Nov 2017 (installation and performance art); --- Raw and Refined, London, UK, TOAF, Oct 2017 (paintings and performance art); --- From Stigma And Shame To Recovery And Redemption, New York, TOAF, Jun 2017 (new media, video, and performance art) . . . . Recent New Genres Performance Works --- New York City #1, June 2017; --- New York City #2, June 2017; --- London #1, Oct 2017; --- Venice #1, Oct 2017; --- Portland #1 (May 2017-present); --- Portland #2 (June 2017-present) . . . . 2018-2020 Planned U.S. works and installations: --- We The People (The New Federalist Papers) (85 cohesive text-based works); --- American License (in planning stages, working title) . . . . No gallery representation or solo exhibitions to date.
Adam Daley Wilson / Arts District / Art Museum Area, 180 High Street, Portland Maine 04101
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