Marion Wilson

Undergraduate Discipline

Visual and Studio Arts

BA, Wesleyan University. MA, Columbia University. MFA, University of Cincinnati. Recipient of national grants, including NEA Artworks Grant with WPU Galleries, Paterson, NJ; ARTPLACE with McColl Center, Charlotte NC; and Mural Arts Project/ Restored Spaces. Completed residencies at ISCP (NYC), Millay Colony, McColl Center (NC), Golden Paints (NYC) and Lightwork (NY). Wilson Instituted a New Direction on social sulpture curriculum as a professor at Syracuse University (until 2017) and spearheaded several public art and architecture projects, including: MLAB; MossLab, 601 Tully; and now 100 Lagoon Pond, a floating studio and public platform on Martha’s Vineyard. Wilson drove a renovated RV from Upstate New York to Miami with PULSE art fair. She has shown with Frederieke Taylor (NYC) and Cheryl Pelavin (NYC); New Museum of Contemporary Art (NYC); and Herbert Johnson Museum; her work has been published by Hyperallergic, BOMB Magazine, Art in America, Time Out, and The New York Times. SLC, 2021–

Undergraduate Courses 2021-2022

Visual and Studio Arts

Color and Light: Painting With Watercolor, Dyes, and Fluid Media

Open, Seminar—Fall and Spring

This course uses water-based media in both traditional and nontraditional ways to create evocative paintings on paper, with pigments (both art and non-art) suspended in water. Watercolor and gouache are two of the oldest pigment-based media and continues to be used widely by artists, illustrators, designers, and architects. This class will specifically focus on color and the effects of layering, transparency, translucency, and absorbency. Students will be introduced to a range of brushes, sponges, paper types, paint media, and techniques. We will use landscape, portraiture, and other subject matter to represent water, light, flesh, atmosphere, and solid earth.  In a final section of this course, we will introduce sustainable painting practices by introducing organically created pigments. Artists surveyed include Charles Burchfield, Anselm Kiefer, Marcel Dumas, Winslow Homer, Egon Schiele, Vik Muniz, Dana Sherwood, Tattfoo Tan, Taylor Davis, Laylah Ali, and Marcel Dzama.

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Painting with Watercolor, Dyes, and Fluids

Open, Seminar—Spring

This course uses water-based media in both traditional and nontraditional ways to create evocative paintings on paper, with pigments (both art and non-art) suspended in water. Watercolor and gouache are two of the oldest pigment-based media and continues to be used widely by artists, illustrators, designers, and architects. This class will specifically focus on color and the effects of layering, transparency, translucency, and absorbency. Students will be introduced to a range of brushes, sponges, paper types, paint media, and techniques. We will use landscape, portraiture, and other subject matter to represent water, light, flesh, atmosphere, and solid earth.  In a final section of this course, we will introduce sustainable painting practices by introducing organically created pigments. Artists surveyed include Charles Burchfield, Anselm Kiefer, Marcel Dumas, Winslow Homer, Egon Schiele, Vik Muniz, Dana Sherwood, Tattfoo Tan, Taylor Davis, Laylah Ali, and Marcel Dzama.

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