Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Photographing Artwork to Reach New Audiences: Michael J. Wilson

Michael Wilson, Self Portrait as a Capacitor,
monotype & oil on paper, 40"32"
Norman artist Michael Wilson received an OVAC Professional Basics Grant to help her prepare portfolios for presentation to galleries. The grant will help her purchase a professional quality camera to document her work. 

Wilson has career goals to find gallery representation and connect with galleries nationwide. She understands the importance of high quality, high resolution images to fully convey her mixed media monotypes.
Michael Wilson, Ohio,
monotype, 22"x30"
She wrote about her work, “I use drawn, painted, or photographed images of things from the real world and rearrange them to reveal alternate meanings.  My work deals with personal psychology, I depict the landscape of my mind.  I am interested in individual identity and capturing the raw emotion of what it feels like to be alive. This sense is reflected in elements of line, organization and color, something I connect with at a deep personal level.”

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition provides artist project grants for growing artists’ careers, creative projects and exceptional continuing education. The next application deadline is October 15. Find guidelines and application here

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