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Anne Wilson papers, 1977-2012

Anne Wilson papers, 1977-2012

Wilson, Anne, 1949-

Fiber artist

Collection Information

Size: 1.4 linear feet

Summary: The papers of the visual artist and educator Anne Wilson measure 1.4 linear feet and date from 1977-2012. The papers primarily document her career through biographical material and printed material. The bulk of this collection is made up of exhibition materials and magazines that feature Wilson but also included are examples of her work as a guest curator.

Biographical/Historical Note

Anne Wilson (1949- ) is a visual artist who lives and works in Evanston, Illinois.

Provenance

The collection was donated in 2013 by Anne Wilson.

Related Materials

A Finding Aid to the Anne Wilson Papers, 1977-2012, in the Archives of American Art
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Finding aid prepared by Lindsay Alderman
Biographical/Historical note
Anne Wilson (1949- ) is a visual artist who lives and works in Evanston, Illinois. She is a professor of Fiber and Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and continues to exhibit her own work around the country.
After graduating with a BFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Wilson moved to the Bay Area in California. While living there between 1972 and 1979, she completed her MFA at the California College of the Arts. During her time in California, she also served as a guest curator for two exhibits, both at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco's Downtown Center.
In 1979 she started teaching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as a Professor of Fiber and Material Studies. Beginning in California and continuing to today, her work has been consistently exhibited all over the United States as well as in England. Wilson considers herself more of a visual artist than a fiber artist because her work often includes components of sculpture, drawings, performances and video in addition to the elements more often associated with a fiber artist. She is also known for using human hair in her pieces.
Arrangement note
The collection is arranged as 2 series.
Series 1: Biographical Material, 1977-2012 (7 folders; Box 1)
Series 2: Printed Material, 1978-2012 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)
Scope and Contents note
The papers of the visual artist and educator Anne Wilson measure 1.4 linear feet and date from 1977-2012. The papers primarily document her career through biographical material and printed material. The bulk of this collection is made up of exhibition materials and magazines that feature Wilson but also included are examples of her work as a guest curator.
Provenance
The collection was donated in 2013 by Anne Wilson.
Related Archival Materials note
Also in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview of Anne Wilson conducted July 6 and 7, 2012, by Mija Riedel.
Processing Information note
The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Lindsay Alderman in 2013. The collection has been minimally rearranged and retains the existing/original folder titles when possible. All materials have been rehoused in archival folders and boxes for long-term stability, but often staples and other fasteners have not been removed. Materials within folders have not been rearranged.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Anne Wilson papers, 1977-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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