Biography

The work of Gina Wilson evokes a mature yet primitive beauty. Her paintings embody a narrative strength that is intuitively realized during the painting process; each painting possesses a fresh spirit. Working abstractly Wilson interprets the formal qualities of painting into familiar line and shape. The rich surfaces of black contain chalky lines of oil stick forming shapes that suggest a figurative element. Using large wood panels and found wood of various sizes, Wilson paints a new texture over the existing ground. The paintings have a raw but elegant presence. Originally from Chicago, Wilson, has had work exhibited in the Portland Art Museum; Clackamas Community College, Oregon; University of Oregon, Eugene; and Seattle Art Museum, Washington. Her work is in the collections of Stoel Rives Boley Jones & Grey, Portland; Harsch Investments, Portland; and Anderson Property Management, Portland.