Biography

Wilder Alison (b. 1986, Burlington, VT) is an interdisciplinary artist and a graduate of the Bard MFA Painting program. In recent years, Alison has exhibited work with Gordon-Robichaux, Rachel Uffner, CUE Foundation, 247365, Primetime, and Garden Party Arts, among others. Recent solo shows include Slit Subjects at White Columns (New York), $PLIT $UBJECT at Marlboro College (Vermont), and new wools at the Hudson D. Walker Gallery in Provincetown, MA. Alison was a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in 2016-17 and 2018-19, and has also participated in residencies at Triangle France-Astérides, Lighthouse Works, Fire Island Artist Residency, and Lower East Side Printshop. Alison performs in collaboration with psychoanalyst and musician Monroe Street as N0 ST0NES, with recent engagements at SUBLIMATION Projects, H0L0 NYC, CUE Foundation, and LaKAJE in New York. Alison will be a fellow at Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart in 2021.

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BORN 

1986, Burlington, Vermont, United States

 

SOLO + TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2021

Wilder Alison + Erin Woodbrey, Expo Chicago, Exposure Sector, Chicago, IL, USA  (Upcoming)

spinal healing, Gaa Gallery, Provincetown, MA, USA (Upcoming)

 

2019

Slit Subjects, White Columns, New York, NY, USA

new wool drawings, Escolar, Forestville, CA, USA

new wools, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA, USA

 

2018

$PLIT $UBJECT, Snyder Center, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT, USA

 

2017

SOCK SALE SAVE!, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA, USA

 

2016

CHAT, A Public Space, Fisher’s Island, NY, USA

Battle & Bell: Clues & Clippings, with David Roesing, Metropolitan Structures, New York, NY, USA

 

2015

Battle & Bell: Watermark, with David Roesing, Culture Room, Brooklyn, NY, USA

 

2013

IT A BOY, SHED Projects, Oakland, CA, USA

 

2011

Friendship is Irresistible Work, Primetime, Brooklyn, NY, USA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2020

Dallas Art Fair, Gordon Robichaux, Dallas, TX, USA 

A Page from my Intimate Journal, Gordon Robichaux at Parker Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

A Page from my Intimate Journal (Part II), Gordon Robichaux at Parker Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

 

2019

NADA Miami, White Columns, Miami, FL, USA 

Queer Galaxies, SUBLIMATION Projects, New York, NY, USA 

Circus of Books, FIERMAN, New York, NY, USA 

Daddy’s Books, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT, USA 

FAWC Fellows Exhibition, Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, MA, USA 

 

2018

Original Language, curated by Natasha Llorens, CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY, USA 

Daddy’s Books, Life Lessons, Far Rockaway, NY, USA 

In Congruence, Alyssa Davis Gallery, New York, NY, USA 

 

2017

Conversations in Print, Practice, New York, NY, USA 

Casual Art Fair, Hester Street Fair, New York, NY, USA 

STEADY MESS, BGSQD, New York, NY, USA 

FAWC Fellows Exhibition, Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, MA, USA 

 

2016

Syntagma, The New School, New York, NY, USA 

Salon 57, 247365, New York, NY, USA 

 

2015

Chat Room, 247365, New York, NY, USA 

HQTBD + TABLE|TABLE, Hudson, NY, USA 

MFA Thesis Show, Bard College, Red Hook, NY, USA 

Old Truths & New Lies, Rachel Uffner, New York, NY, USA 

Please Excuse Our Appearance, 247365, New York, NY, USA 

Dallas Art Fair, 247365, Dallas, TX, USA 

 

2014

NADA Miami, 247365, Miami, FL, USA 

I Have Never Been to Heaven, Kremer, New York, NY, USA 

 

2012

Masculinisms, Garden Party Arts, Brooklyn, NY, USA 

 

2011

Festival of Lights, Know More Games, Brooklyn, NY, USA 

 

2010

Fabric Workshop & Museum Banner Show, Philadelphia, PA, USA 

Why neutral, Invisible Dog Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA 

 

2009

Beg, Borrow or Steal, Lamontagne Gallery, Boston, MA, USA 

 

2008

Art Raduga, Raduga, St. Petersburg, Russia 

Superior Floor System, ! Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA 

Dark Entrance, Bobrinsky Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia 

The Tract House, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD, USA

 

 

AWARDS + RESIDENCIES
2021

Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany (Upcoming)

 

2020

Triangle France, Residency, Marseille, France

 

2019

Real Time & Space, Residency, Oakland, CA, USA

 

2018

Fine Arts Work Center, Second Year Visual Arts Fellowship, Provincetown, MA, USA

 

2017

Ox-Bow School of Art, Fall Residency Scholarship, Saugatuck, MI, USA

 

2016

Fine Arts Work Center, Margaret Murphy Visual Arts Fellowship, Provincetown, MA, USA
Fire Island Artist Residency, Fire Island, NY, USA
Lower East Side Printshop, Keyholder Residency, New York, NY, USA

 

2015

Lighthouse Works Fellowship, Fisher’s Island, NY, USA

 

2014

MFA Teaching Fellowship, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA

 

2012

Real Time & Space, Residency, Oakland, CA, USA

 

2011

Ox-Bow School of Art, Fall Residency Scholarship, supported by the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Saugatuck, MI, USA
Seven Below Arts Initiative, Residency, Burlington City Arts, Westford, VT, USA
Vermont Studio Center, Full Fellowship Award, supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Johnson, VT, USA

 

2010

Fabric Workshop & Museum Apprenticeship, Philadelphia, PA, USA

 

2008

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship, Yale Summer School of Art, Norfolk, CT, USA

 

EDUCATION
MFA Painting, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA, 2016 

BA, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA, 2009

Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art, Norfolk, CT, USA, 2008

Smith College, Northampton, MA, USA, 2006


SELECTED PRESS + PUBLICATIONS
2019 
New Yorker, “Wilder Alison & Esteban Jefferson,” Johanna Fateman
THWACK! White Columns Online solo show

2018 
Artefuse, “Original Language at CUE Art Foundation”

2017 
Provincetown Banner, “Alison makes art by subverting brands,”
CALL BACK, artist book

2016 
HOT LIMBS, artist book, printed at the Lower East Side Printshop
Contacts & Contracts, artist book with David Roesing
i-d VICE magazine, “The queer artists of Fire Island”
Induction Burners podcast, “Supports/Surfaces,” with Eric Mack

2015 
Modern Painters, “Artists to Watch 2016”
Art in America, “Old Truths & New Lies”
Makhzin Issue #2: Feminisms, ed. by Mirene Arsanios
Art News, “Preview the 2015 Dallas Art Fair”
FD Mag, “A trio of must-see galleries at the Dallas Art Fair”
Architectural Digest, “Preview the Dallas Art Fair”

2014 
Monsters & Dust, Pink/Punk

2011 
Alone to be Together, ed. by Liza Corsillo

2008–9 
The Bard Papers, Bard College

2007 
Learning to Love You More, Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July