Summer 2019 Installing work-in-progress Redemption and Fulfillment, in pop-up show "New Arrivals/Now in Stock." "Redemption Centers" were a phenomenom of my childhood, when people collected "green stamps" and other stamps that were given out in supermarkets, in proportion to ones purchases, and which could then be "redeemed" for merchandize. "Fulfillment Centers" are a more contemporary symptom of consumerism.
Spring 2019 Residency in intaglio at Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY.
2019 Honored to be the Frederic W. Goudy Lecturer at Scripps College, Claremont California.
2019 Class visits at Mills College, Oakland, California.
2018 Artist Talk, slide show and class visits at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.
2018 Dress Code Strictly Enforced, my new handmade artist's book, published at Women's Studio Workshop. It is based on my experience as a Spanish interpreter in courtrooms, watching the "costumes" the participants wear to court (Judge's robes, prison uniforms, security officers' uniforms and equipment...) Procuced during a book production residency (2017-18). https://wsworkshop.org/2018/04/tona-wilson/
August, 2016 The Brawlmeister (short animated video) in "The Dumbest Sh!t I Ever Saw," an evening of very short animations, The Living Gallery BK, 1094 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY ( www.facebook.com/events/814197775390989/ and thedumbestshitieversaw.tumblr.com )
July 2016 - I installed Weather Reports at Sea, including projected video, at The Painters Gallery in Feischmanns, NY. To see a video documenting segments from the video projections in one of the rooms at The Painters, go to https://vimeo.com/179063919
October, 2015 - Kate Hamilton and I installed The Other's Other at the O+ Festival in Kingston, NY.
January, 2015 - I have taken down the show at the Koussevitzky Gallery. To see images of the show, click here.
November, 2014 - I'm showing paintings at the Koussevitzky Gallery at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. There is information about the show here and an installation view here. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm, until the end of December.
August, 2014 - "It's a Big World In There." In July, I worked with Kate Hamilton during her residency at C H R C H Project Space, in Cottekill, NY. I created and projected video, which was projected onto her huge clothing and into the space. Jonathon Elliott created a soundspace for the space. On July 26th, the culmination of this cross-pollination was open to the public. See a video of that event here, from ArtistFilmDocs, and a few photos here.
February 23, 2014 - I've illustrated a story by John Biguenet, "The Other Half," which is being published as a chapbook by Spolia. You can see it at http://www.spoliamag.com/downloads/spolia-chapbook-3-john-biguenets-the-other-half/.
Winter 2014 - Due to a non-functioning screen and a window broken during a sports event, e4c is temporarily closed. This means that Crossing Paths is not screening there for now. I'll post an update when e4c is back.
Fall 2013 - My four-channel stop-action animated video, Crossing Paths, with a wonderful original score by Jeremy Mage, is currently showing in Seattle. It is at e4c, one of the storefront galleries of the arts organization 4Culture, and can be viewed from the street, 7 days a week, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m, looped with other videos. The scheduled showing dates are from September 2013 through August 2014.
I've created a vimeo channel for my stop-action animation works. It is at vimeo.com/channels/tonawilson