Color & Materials Design


Elaine Wilson

Adjunct Faculty

MFA, Yale University School of Art
BFA, Washington University in St. Louis School of Art

Elaine Wilson Profile

Research Interests:

Painter with a focus on urban landscape.

Professional Experience:

Wilson has taught at Wesleyan University, Rhode Island School of Design and Eastern Michigan University. From 1994 to 2002 Wilson was a Lecturer at University of Michigan School of Art and Design. In 2002 she accepted a full time teaching position at Washtenaw Community College, and was the lead art faculty person there until 2012.

She is the recipient of a National Endowment for The Arts Regional Artist Fellowship, Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, a DC Commission on Arts and Humanities Grant, and a Josef and Anni Albers Foundation Artist Residency.

She has exhibited widely and her work is in numerous private and public collections, including the Grand Rapids Museum of Art, University of Michigan Office of the President, University of Michigan Clark Map Library, Library of Congress, DC Commission on Arts and Humanities, Mott Children's Hospital, Herman Miller, Cigna, and Washtenaw Community College.

Significant Publications/Presentations/Exhibitions:

Solo Exhibitions:

2019 HeraHub, Washington, DC.
2017 Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI.
2017 Battle Creek Art Center, Battle Creek, MI.
2015 Stephen Clark Map Library, U of M, Ann Arbor, MI.
2014 Goodyear Gallery, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
2008 Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI.
2006 Light Fine Arts Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI.
2003 Tabor Hill Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI.
2002 Sonia Zaks Gallery, Chicago, IL.
1999 DeWaters Art Center, Mott Community College, Flint, MI.
1997 Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA
1996 Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI.
1995 O'Connor Gallery, Rosary College, River Forest, IL.
1995 Alexa Lee Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI.
1988 More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1985 More Gallery, Philadelphia PA

Selected Two-Person & Group Exhibitions:

2014 Bowery Gallery, New York, NY (with Charles Kanwischer
2010 Macomb Community College, Clinton Township, MI. (with Charles Kanwischer)
2009 Willard Wankelman Gallery, Bowling Green State University, OH.
2005 Atrium Gallery, Ball State University, Muncie IN.