From: Victoria, Canada
Based in: New York, NY
Main Artistic Theme: Contemporary Sculpture
An award winning artist, Frances Vye Wilson recent work focuses on contemporary sculpture in cambium fiber.
She has studied Sculpture and Mixed Media at the National Academy Museum and New York School of Art.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Frances Vye Wilson is an artist born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She was strongly influenced by her family of contemporary artists working in a variety of media; painting, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, architecture and fashion design.
In her 20’s she studied fine art, dance and choreography at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia and went on to spend much of her life in the film and t.v. industry as a member of the Screen Actors Guild, a theater producer for The Actors Studio and founder of a film production company, New Century Filmworks.
She returned again in 2013 to New York to pursue her true passion for art and in particular, sculpture.
A starting point for her journey as a three-dimensional artist was a 12-year immersive study of the plant material elements used in the Japanese art form Ikebana. This study culminated in two exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.
She is presently living in the West Village, working at her studio on West 29th St.
On September 12th 2018, the winners of Art Elevated and the coveted 90 street banners from a global open call were announced in a ceremony on 7th Ave, NYC.
Exhibiting in the Public Art Program run by the Garment District Alliance of NYC and Orangenius. The 90 winning artworks were chosen from over 500 entries from 20 countries and are hung on 7 1/2ft banners flying above Midtown Manhattan. Seen by 21 million people!