Letha Wilson was born in Hawaii, raised in Colorado, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BFA from Syracuse University, her MFA from Hunter College in New York City, studied at Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
Letha Wilson’s work has been exhibited at numerous institutions including The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Art in General, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University, Columbus Museum of Art, DeCordova Sculpture Park, Essl Museum Vienna, International Center for Photography, MASS MoCA, Michener Art Museum, Socrates Sculpture Park, Tang Museum, University Art Museum at Albany. She has had solo and two-person exhibitions at Brand New Gallery (Milan, Italy), CAPITAL (San Francisco, CA), Galerie Christophe Gaillard (Paris, France), Grimm Gallery (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Higher Pictures (New york, NY), and SEPTEMBER (Hudson, NY). Letha’s work has also been exhibited at Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York, NY), Eleven Rivington (New York, NY), Enat Egbi Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), Fleischer/Ollman Gallery (Philadelphia, PA), Gallery Diet (Miami, FL), Hauser & Wirth, (New York, NY), The Hole (New York, NY), Jack Hanley Gallery (New York, NY), Martos Gallery (New York, NY), OHWOW (Los Angeles, CA), Parisian Laundry, (Montreal, QC), P.P.O.W. (New York, NY), Romer Young (San Francisco, CA), Seventeen (London, UK), and STEMS Gallery (Brussels, Belgium).
Letha Wilson’s work has been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, the New York Times, The New Yorker, Modern Painters, Time Out New York, and Village Voice, among others. Letha has been awarded artist residencies at Yaddo, The Farpath Foundation (France), Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts, and the Sharpe -Walentas Studio Program. She has been awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Photography, chosen as the Deutsche Bank Fellow, and was awarded a Jerome Foundation Travel Grant. Recent projects include a solo exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Art and Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland, OR)and a large-scale outdoor sculpture commissioned for DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (Lincoln, MA).