Wilson aims to create artwork that is both nostalgic and forward-thinking. Images that are dystopian and utopian. Ideas that blend the aesthetical and ecological.
An interest in architecture and the evolution of eco-friendly building is evident in her work. The juxtaposition of space and nature with urban construction is reflective of her upbringing in New Zealand and her nine years living in the mega-city metropolises of São Paulo, Brazil and Shanghai, China.
She believes an artist must reflect the times and the time to be an environmentalist is paramount. "I want to contribute to the conversation and try to figure-out constructive ways to push our societies forward, in harmony with nature. Acknowledging what has been done before and adding to it in a way that is meaningful now," says Wilson.
When she paints her worlds within a seed Wilson is innovating and designing our future architecture to emulate natures systems, patterns and strategies to seek sustainable solutions. These new futuristic buildings are juxtaposed with the old and familiar, creating a tension that we know exists. The BioPunk series focuses on the implications of biotechnology. It’s meant to draw comparisons between nature, machine, architecture and man.
Of her style Wilson says, "I am interested in a combination of illustration, graphic design, surrealism and symbolism. “I'm searching for the perfect balance between good design and painting”.
‘Rewilding,’ by Elizabeth R. Wilson, 2019. Oil on Canvas, Triptych 9 x 6 ft
‘BioPunk I,’ by Elizabeth R. Wilson, 2019. Oil on Canvas, 36’x 36”
‘BioPunk II,’ by Elizabeth R. Wilson, 2019. Oil on Canvas, 36’x 36”
‘BioPunk III,’ by Elizabeth R. Wilson, 2019. Oil on Canvas, 36’x 36”
‘BioPunk IV,’ by Elizabeth R. Wilson, 2019. Oil on Canvas, 36’x 36”
‘Into the Blue,’ by Elizabeth R. Wilson, 2018. Oil on Canvas, 60’x60”
‘Propeller Banksia,’ by Elizabeth R. Wilson, 2017. Oil on Canvas, 36 by 72”
‘Giant Himalayan Lily,’ by Elizabeth R. Wilson, 2017. Oil on Canvas, 36’ by 72”
‘Coral Bean,’ by Elizabeth R. Wilson, 2017. Oil on Canvas, 36’ by 72”
‘Apple of Peru,’ by Elizabeth R. Wilson, 2018. Oil on Canvas, 48’ by 60”
‘CityStacks,’ by Elizabeth R. Wilson, 2018. Oil on Canvas, 24’x36”
‘Caged,’ by Elizabeth R. Wilson, 2018. Oil on Canvas, 24’x36”
‘Unravel,’ by Elizabeth R. Wilson, 2018. Oil on Canvas, 24’x36”
‘Innerscape,’ by Elizabeth R. Wilson, 2018. Oil on Canvas, 36’x60”
‘Biomimicry & Flora series, painting IV’ by Elizabeth R. Wilson. Oil on Canvas, 11’x14”
Sagrada Família and the Snapdragon.
‘Biomimicry & Flora series, painting V’ by Elizabeth R. Wilson. Oil on Canvas, 11’x14” Nautilus & New Zealand’s Kanuka Tree
‘Biomimicry & Flora series, painting VII’ by Elizabeth R. Wilson. Oil on Canvas, 11’x14” Burmese Buddhist Temples and the New Zealand Nikau Palm
‘Biomimicry & Flora series, painting I’ by Elizabeth R. Wilson, 2019. Oil on Canvas, 12’x12”
The Common Butterwort & the Rajah Pitcher Plant
The dual nature. Kahiketa swamp forest & wild woman. Maiden & the Tree fuchsia,” by Elizabeth R. Wilson, 2013. Oil on Canvas, 47’x31”
“The Bone Collector & the Kowhai Tree,” by Elizabeth R. Wilson, 2013. Oil on Canvas, 47'x31”
Selected group exhibitions
2019 ‘Maelstrom,’ Exposition Gallery, Dallas TX October - December
2019 'TAC Small Works Show,' BNSF Gallery, Fort Worth Arts Center TX - November
2019 ' FLITE,' Lawley Art Group on Dragon Street, Dallas TX - November
2019 ‘Fervor,’ The Lincoln Experience Center, Frisco TX - January
2018 ‘Art & Words Show,’ Art on the Boulevard Gallery, Fort Worth TX. - Month of September
2018 'New Texas Talent,' Craighead Green Gallery. Juried show by the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas - Month of August
2018 'Making Time,' the Jennifer & John Eagle Gallery, Frank Building ESD, Dallas - Months of August - October
2018 TAC 'Texas Artists Coalition' Fort Worth Community Art Center. DFW, Texas - Month of April
2017 'International, Environment Art Exhibition.' Hwain Gallery. Yeosu, South. Korea - Month of October
2017 'International, Environment Art Exhibition.' Haegeumgang Museum, Geoje South. Korea - Month of September
2017 GeniusDen, Deep Ellum. Dallas, Texas. May 13th - June 13th
2017 Three person show @ Hwain Gallery. Yeosu, South Korea - Month of March
2017 'Shining Light on What's Dark, Love Our Earth.' Duo exhibition with NYC artist Michael Lam. Geoje, South Korea - January
2016 Group exhibition @ Paris Louvre Expo. Paris, France - October
2016 Verona Art Fair. Verona, Italy - June
2015 'To me, you are perfect' Artpassage Milan, Italy - Months of November & December
2013 New Zealand Art Show. Wellington, New Zealand - July
2012 Shanghai International Expat Art Exhibition. Shanghai, China - March
2019 ‘ReWilding’ Solo Show at NHG Gallery, Dallas TX. July - September
2014 'Women of a golden age,' International Women's Festival Shanghai, China
2013 Site-specific Commission - St. Johnson Inc. Architectural Firm. November – ongoing. Flatiron Studio. Shanghai, China
2013 PURE – New Zealand artist representative for Villa Maria, in conjunction with Lost Heaven Shanghai – Month of September
2013 'The Road Home' – The Rooster Shanghai, China – Month of August
2013 DAFF - painting performance’s at Shanghai’s Design Art & Fashion Fair, Spring & Fall Fairs Shanghai, China. May & October
2013 St.Johnson Inc. Architectural Firm Commissions. Shanghai, China
2016 Recipient of the Shakespeare in Art Award, at the Verona Art Fair. Verona, Italy - June
2016 Recipient of the Merit Award for Distinctive Art Portfolio, in the Leydan Award 2016. Ontario, Canada - February
2016 Recipient of the International Prize Leonardo da Vinci, The Universal Artist. Florence, Italy - January
2015 Recipient of the Michelangelo International Prize, Artists at the Jubilee. Rome, Italy - December
2015 Recipient of an International prize ‘’Artist at the Castle’’ – Nerola, Italy - December
2015 Voted in the top 10 artists in the Con Corse Buenos Aires hosted by OpenArt Milano, Italy - October
2019 September, D Magazine "D HOME" the Best of Big D: Home and Garden Magazine
2019 September, Dallas Voice Magazine
2018 April Artist's Spotlight in the PPL Times
2016 September/October European Magazine 'Art International Contemporary.'
2016 21st Century Art Book by Effeto Art
2016 Jan/Feb European Magazine 'Art International.'
2015 Nov/Dec Italian Art Magazine 'Effeto Arte'
2015 Work published in 'International Contemporary Artists Vol-X'
2013 Coverage in the Shanghai Daily
2012 Writer for the International magazine ArtReview's 4art.com
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