Letha Wilson

Born 1976 in Honolulu, Hawaii
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York



Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine


MFA Hunter College, New York


Exchange semester at the Glasgow School of Art MFA Program, Glasgow, Scotland


BFA Syracuse University, New York


Exchange semester with Syracuse University’s Devision of International Programs Abroad; Florence, Italy

Residencies and Scholarships


Artist in Residence at University of Nevada Las Vegas


Marie Walsh Sharpe - Walentas Studio Program, New York


Residency Headlands Center for the Arts Residency, California


Meredith S.Moody Residency Fellowship, The Yaddo Foundation, Georgia

Farpath Foundation Residency, Dijon, France


Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska


Smack Mellon Hot Picks, Brooklyn, New York BRIC Rotunda Gallery Artist of the Month February 2010


Santa Fe Art Institute Fellowship and Artist Residency, New Mexico



The Jerome Foundation Visual Arts Travel and Study Grant


New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (Deutsche Bank Fellow) in Photography (Also nominated in Architecture/Environmental Structures)


The Santo Foundation, Individual Artist Grant, St. Louis

Farpath Foundation Grant, Dijon, France

Meredith S.Moody Fellowship, The Yaddo Foundation, Georgia


Nomination, Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Fellowship

Santa Fe Art Institute Fellowship, New Mexico


Artist in the Marketplace Program, Bronx Museum of the Arts

Nomination, Rema Hort Mann Art Grant


Hunter College Exchange Scholarship


Orlin Prize, Honors Thesis Project “Artspace: Art Beyond Academia"

Augusta Hazard Painting Award, Syracuse University Painting Dept

Selected Solo Exhibitions


forthcoming solo

GRIMM, New York


Platform 19: Letha Wilson

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA

Paper Covers Rock: Brie Ruais and Letha Wilson

September Gallery, Hudson, NY

Letha Wilson: Shadows and Sunlight

Center for Contemporary Art and Culture at PNCA, Portland, OR

Fold and Unfold: Kate Steciw & Letha Wilson

MACRO Museo d'Art Contemporanea, Rome


Sight Specific

Light Work, Syracuse

Look With Your Hands

GRIMM, Amsterdam

Terra Firma

Brand New Gallery, Milan


Letha Wilson

Higher Pictures, New York

Letha Wilson/ Jason Middlebrook

Retrospective Gallery, Hudson, New York


Robert Blumenthal Gallery, New York


Brand New Gallery, Milan

Fruit/Flowers/Appliances LVL3

Chicago, Illinois

Implicit Horizon

Mixed Greens, New York

Letha Wilson

Galerie Christophe Gallard, Paris


Landmarks and Monuments

Art in General, New York


Letha Wilson

Higher Pictures, New York


Punch the Sky

Vox Populi, Philadelphia


Lost Horizons

Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions


Objectifying the Photograph

Northern Illinois University (NIU) Art Museum, Chicago

In the Abstract

MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

Bearable Lightness of Being

GRIMM, Amsterdam

Light & Matter: The Photographic Object, curated by Kelsey Halliday Johnson

Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA

The Newest Romantics: Sculptors of Botanic Photography, curated by Jamilee Lacy

New Art Center, Newtonville, MA

There is nothing I could say that I haven't thought before, curated by Cynthia Daignault

The Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY


The Sun Placed In The Abyss

Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

Episode 10, curated by Cynthia Daignault

Stems Gallery, Brussels, BE


Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY

Future Perfect: Picturing the Anthropocene

University at Albany Art Museum, Albany, NY

Ways and Means: A New Look at Process and Materials in Art, curated by Jason Andrew

1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, New York, NY

Collector's Summer #1

Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris, FR

Out of Obscurity

Flowers Gallery, London, UK

Woven, curated by Xavier Simmons

60 Wall Gallery, Deutsche Bank, New York, NY

Land Escapes

Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

There Is Nothing I Could Say That I Haven't Thought Before

Stems Gallery, Brussels, BE

Fine words butter no parsnips however fine parsnips can butter words

Present Company, Brooklyn, NY

Cuts, Shapes, Scrapes and Breaks, curated by Rhys Coren & Gabriel Hartley

Seventeen Gallery, London, UK

Contingent Matter

Parisian Laundry, Paris


Not A Photo

The Hole, New York, NY

Touch Tone: Rachel de Joode, Kate Steciw & Letha Wilson

Martos Gallery, New York, NY


Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA

Richard T. Walker & Letha Wilson

CAPITAL, San Francisco

Weird Science

Marianne Boesky, New York

River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home

Olana State Historic Site, Hudson


What is a Photograph?

International Center of Photography, New York

Fixed Variable

Hauser & Wirth, New York

Jason Middlebrook and Letha Wilson

Retrospective Gallery, Hudson, New York


Robert Blumenthal Gallery, New York


LVL3, Chicago, Illinois


Brand New Gallery, Milan

Implicit Horizon

Mixed Greens, New York

Ad Infinitum

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington

Broken Surface Artificial Matter

Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton

Branching Out: Trees as Art

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem



The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York

The first 15: The Meredith S. Moody Residency at Yaddo

The Tang Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs

Haptic Translations

OHWOW, Los Angeles

With Cinder Blocks We Flatten Our Photographs

Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco

Clear Cut

G44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto


New New York

Essl museum, Vienna


Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles

After Image: The Photographic Process(ed)

Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk

There’s Something Happening Here

Grimaldi Gavin, London

Black Foliage

Nudashank, Baltimore

Earth WORKS: Ten Artists on Land and Industry

P.P.O.W., New York

Leave it to Beavers

Gallery Diet, Miami


Long Island University Brooklyn, Humanities Gallery, New York

Photography Is

Higher Pictures, New York


Mary Ryan Gallery, New York

What I Know, curated by Jason Andrew

NYCAMS, New York


Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha

Aude Pariset

Kate Steciw & Letha Wilson, Toomer Labdza, New York


Next Wave Art

BAM, Brooklyn, Curated by Dan Cameron, New York

Project Space

Stene Projects, Stockholm

ROY G BIV, curated by Trong G. Nguyen

Waterhouse & Dodd, New York

Composite Materialism

SPACE Gallery, Portland

A J.J. Holdings Affair

J.J Holdings and Friends, New York

The Death of Affect

Art Blog Art Blog, New York

This is the Same as That: Dave Murray and Letha Wilson

LVL3, Chicago

Late Summer Blues

Storefront, Brooklyn, New York

Every Photo Graph Is Invisible

Churner and Churner, New York

Summer Time

Mary Ryan Gallery, New York

Dawn Till Dusk

Jen Bekman Gallery, New York

Always the Young Strangers

Higher Pictures, New York

Nature Unframed

The Morton Arboretum, Lisle

New Monuments

Lesley Heller Workspace, New York

The Working Title

Bronx River Arts Center, Bronx, New York


Storefront, Brooklyn, New York

Paper A-Z

Sue Scott Gallery, New York

Mirrored Thoughts/Spaces Between

Spattered Columns Gallery an ACNY Project, Curated by Stephanie Adamowicz, New York

Off Camera

Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia


Tide Pool part of SHOP 2010 section

Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York

Greening Green

ARKO Art Centre, Seoul, South Korea


Robinschon Gallery, Denver, Colorado

Science Fiction

Storefront Brooklyn, New York

Day Glow

Nudashank Gallery, Baltimore


Platform Gallery, Seattle

The Hendersons Will All Be There

Bravin Lee Programs, New York


Chunky Monkey

Red Flagg, New York


Possible Projects, Brooklyn, New York

HomBase IV (site specific exhibition)

New York


Video A: Miguel Soares and Letha Wilson

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield

There's No Place Like Utopia

Five Myles, Brooklyn, New York

Waste Not, Want Not

Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York


Between to and from

Visual arts Center of New Jersey, New Jersey

Merit Badge 2

Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, New York

Locations of Elsewhere

Peer Gallery, New York

Points of Departure: Inner and Outer Journeys Contemporary Art

Fox Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania

Landscape Architects

The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, New York



96 Gillespie, London

The Searchers’ curated by Patricia Maloney

White Box, New York

The Peekskill Project 2006

Peekskill, New York

Paradise Lost

Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York

Studio Visit

Exit Art, New York


Exit Biennal II, Traffic

Exit Art, New York

No Apology for Breathing

Jack the Pelican, Brooklyn, New York

Red, White and BLue

Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York



The Bronx Museum of Arts, Bronx, New York

Re: Construct

PH Gallery, New York




deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln (MA)