BIOGRAPHY

        Ed Wilson was born in Louisiana in 1953, and lives and works in Houston, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture from Louisiana State University in 1979, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Houston in 1984. His work has been shown in numerous solo exhibitions, both nationally and internationally, including at the Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, Texas; Mönckskirche, Salzwedal, Germany; Portikussi, Franfurt- Offenbach, Germany; Art League Houston, Texas; McAllen International Museum, McAllen, Texas; Flight Gallery, San Antonio, Texas; Redbud Gallery, Houston, Texas; and Artscan Gallery, Houston, Texas. Public sculpture projects include commissions at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas awarded by Houston Arts Alliance, the Houston Downtown District, Texas, Schweizerhof Grundschule, Germany, and Buffalo Bayou Art Park & Sculpture Garden, Houston, Texas. Other public sculpture projects include Nethership, part of Sculpture for New Orleans Poydras Street Corridor by The Ogden Museum of Southern Art in Louisiana and Folded Plane, part of True North, Sculpture on the Boulevard by Redbud Projects in Houston, Texas. Recent Sculpture, Moody Gallery 2006, Soaring in the Clouds, Moody Gallery 2016.

Bibliography:


Tommaney, Susie, “View a “Mini Me” of Ed Wilson’s $830,000 Mega-Sculpture at Moody Gallery”, Houston Press, October 26, 2016 (reproductions).

Ed Wilson's bird and cloud sculpture will fly - Houston Chronicle

Artist Ed Wilson's monumental mobile unveiled at ... - Houston Chronicle

Paula Newton, Glass Tire, Feb. 24, 2016, The Never-Ending Saga of Houston Public Art

Joel Luks, Culture Map, Jan. 22, 2015, Artists protest alleged mishandling of Super Bowl art commission

Ed Wilson Wins Houston Commission—Again | Public Art Review

Susan Edwards, Houston Business Journal, March 2015, Houston artist caught in the middle over cityc contract tangle 

AMY BISHOP,  DECEMBER 1, 2015, At Long Last, A Houston Artist Gets His Commission

Molly Glentzer, November 23, 2014, Major city art commission causes uproar - Houston Chronicle

Bill Davenport, Glass Tire, Nov. 22 2014, ARTIST ED WILSON’S CONTRACT WITHDRAWN as GRB COMMISSION PROCESS COLLAPSES IN TURMOIL

“Top Five”, Glasstire.com, October 20, 2016 (reproductions).


Alvarez, Olivia Flores, “Sculpture Month Houston Joins the City’s Art Festival Line-up”, Houston Press, October 10, 2016.


Tennant, Donna, “Critic’s Picks: Houston”, art ltd, September / October 2016, p. 79 (reproduction).


Vogel, Wendy, “Charif Benhelima, Santiago Forero, Suha Shoman, Ed Wilson, Martin Zet”, …might be good, March 2010.


Briggs, Peter S., “Faith and War: The Art of Sharon Kopriva and Ed Wilson”, Artlies, Spring 2007, p. 119.


Johnson, Patricia, “Wilson & Wood”, Houston Chronicle, Sec. E, September 30, 2006, p. 3.


Petersen, Amy, “Metal Head”, Houston Press, September 21-27, 2006, pp. 25 & 31.


Anspon, Catherine, “Art Notes”, Paper City, September, 2006, p. 6.


Whitney, Kathleen, “Ed Wilson Redbud Gallery”, Sculpture, Volume 22, Number 7, September 2003, p. 75.


Daniel, Mike, “Ed Wilson At the Paradigm Gallery”, The Dallas Morning News, The Guide, May 9, 2003, p.55.


Johnson, Patricia, “Iron Will", The Houston Chronicle, Sec. D, January 11, 2003, p. 9.


Anspon, Catherine, “Ed Wilson: The Last Ten Years”, Artlies, Summer 2000, p. 75.


Johnson, Patricia, “Emotion, hidden issues come forward in shows”, The Houston Chronicle, Sec. D, June 6, 2000, p. 6.


Anspon, Catherine, “dadayou-dadahou”, Artnews, December 1999, p. 180.


 “Man of Steel- Artist Ed Wilson Passes Judgment”, The Monitor, McAllen, TX, August 27, 1999.


Chadwick, Susan, “Hotel’s Sculpture on the Green offers delightful, insightful works”  Houston Post, Sec. D, September 9, 1994, p. 4.


Chadwick, Susan, “Sun-Splashed Gallery Exhibit’s a Playful Spirit”, The Houston Post, Section D, September 1993, p. 3.


Chadwick, Susan, “From Awesome To Awful”, The Houston Post, Section D, April 28, 1992, p. 2.


Merkel, Janet, “Beyond Postmodernism”, American Craft, Vol. 48, Number 4, August-September, 1988, p. 26.


Johnson, Patricia, “New Exhibits Mixed Lot: Good Nudes, Trite Carvings”, The Houston Chronicle, Sec, 4, October 1, 1987, p. 1.


Dobay, Louis, ”Sculpture That Works”, Public News, June 3, 1987, p. 10.


Johnson, Patricia, “Show Makes Wilson Name To Remember”, The Houston Chronicle, Sec. 4, June 1986, p. 1.


Articles:


Becker, Chris, “The Most Wanted”, Houston City Book, November/December 2016, pp. 124-125 (reproductions).


Glentzer, Molly, “’Clouds’ take shape in Convention Center art installation”, chron.com, November 11, 2016 (reproductions).


Glentzer, Molly, “’Clouds’ drift in at GRB”, Houston Chronicle, pp. A1&A13, November 11, 2016 (reproductions).


Elliot, Rebecca, “Council Funding up in air over sculpture’s bird theme”, Houston Chronicle, p. B4, Thursday, February 11, 2016.


Jansen, Steve, “Wacky Math”, Houston Press, December 24-30, 2015, pp. Cover, 5, 11-15 (reproductions).


Newton, Paula, “Ed Wilson Re-Wins the GRB Commission!”, Glasstire, March 11, 2015.


Nguyen, Trinh, “Ed Wilson: Stories In Steel”, Glasstire, June 29, 2015.


Knudson, Rainey, “The Ed Wilson Interviews”, Glasstire, January 24, 2015.


Davenport, Bill, Artists Remove Work From Houston City Hall In Solidarity With Ed Wilson”, Glasstire, January 20, 2015.


Lozano, Juan, “Iron Sculptor”, Associated Press, Photography by Pat Sullivan, May 17, 2000.


Gay, McFarland, “For Art’s Sake”, Houston Metropolitan, Spring 1991.


Boughton, Barbara, “Man of Steel”, The Houston Post, Sec. D, February 12, 1987, p. 1.


Catalogues:
Kopriva, Gus, Houston Works Leipzig Germany, Redbud Gallery, Houston, TX, 2002.
Harithas, James, Secret Wars, Art Car Museum, Houston, TX, 2002.
Kalil, Susie, Goliad: A Cultural Convergence, Presidio La Bahia, Goliad, TX, 1999.
Kienholz, Ed, Hope in Houston-Houston in Hope, Hope, ID, 1993.
Bourdon, Robert, Contemporary Issues, Diverse Works, Houston, TX, 1991.
Surls, James, Sculpture: The Spectrum, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX, 1987.