Wilson Wildlife Fine Arts Studio, Specializing in Bird Sculpture.
Wood, Marble, & Bronze Wildlife Sculptures. Atlanta, GA.

 
 

Chris Wilson installing monumental size "Midnight Watch" on campus of Kennesaw State University.

BIOGRAPHY

   When I was a teenager, my family moved to Atlanta and allowed me to build a large aviary in the backyard. Twelve beautiful waterfowl species were available for close inspection and observation. I then began taking lessons with several nationally known sculptors and soon started competing with my work.

   Years later, I have accumulated top awards at the highest level of competition at shows across the country including The Ward World Championships in Ocean City, MD. I have also studied sculpture abroad and enjoy working with a variety of media. Additionally, teaching art at Kennesaw State University and the John C. Campbell Folk School improves my work. I have been blessed with a talent that I love sharing with others, and I aspire to create one-of-a kind sculptures that can be enjoyed for generations.

Chris Wilson


AWARDS

95 Best of Show Awards

25 People's Choice Awards

62 Purchase Awards

over 500 First Place Awards


 

HONORS
  • 2016 People's Choice Award, Natureworks Wildlife Art Show, Tulsa, OK
  • 2015 Best of Show -Professional, "Small Subject -Big Problem", 26th Annual Juried Fine Arts Competition, (Pam Longobardi, juror), Georgia National Fairgrounds, Perry, GA.

  • 2015 Georgia Agricultural Authority Purchase Award, "Calling Bobwhite", Georgia National Fairgrounds, Perry, GA.

  • 2015 Award of Excellance, "Free-flight", Natureworks Wildlife Arts Show, Tulsa, OK

  • 2014 Best of Show 3-D, "Big Red," Natureworks Wildlife Art Show, Tulsa, OK 

  • 2014 People's Choice Award, "Big Red," Natureworks Wildlife Art Show, Tulsa, OK 

  • 2014 Award of Merit, "Marsh Alert", South Cobb Arts Alliance 27th National Juried Exhibition, Mable House Arts Center Gallery, Mableton, GA

  • 2013 Artists for Art Merit Award, "Forces of Nature", 24th Annual Juried Competition of Fine Art, Georgia National Fairgrounds, Perry, GA.

  • 2013 Phil & Susan Hargrove Fine Art Merit Award, "Big Red", 24th Annual Juried Competition of Fine Art, Georgia National Fairgrounds, Perry, GA.

  • 2012 Award of Excellence, "Peace Altar", mourning dove sculpture, South Cobb Arts Alliance, 25th National Juried Art Exhibition, Mableton, GA.

  • 2012 Award of Merit, "Provide and Protect", Southern Appalachian Artist Guild, National Juried Show, Blue Ridge, GA.

  • 2011 Best of Show, Miniature Purchase Award, "Dark-eyed Junco and Dogwood", Natureworks Wildlife Art Show and Sale, Tulsa, OK.

  • 2010 Best of Show, Open/Professional, Fine Arts, "Enchanted Owl", bronze sculpture, 21st Annual Juried Competition of Fine Art, Georgia National Fairgrounds, Perry, GA.

  • 2009 Award of Excellence, "Spring Begins", Natureworks Wildlife Art Show and Sale, Tulsa, OK.

  • 2008 "Emerging Crow" sculpture, in the collection of Mr. Andy Andrews, is selected for the Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History, Jackson, MI

  • 2007 People's Choice and Artist's Choice Awards at the 27th Annual Mid-South Woodcarving Competition, Roundhouse Museum, Huntsville, AL

  • 2007 Best of Show and Artistry in Wood Award at the 7th Annual South Carolina Woodcarving Show, Orangeburg, SC

  • 2006 Student Artwork has won regional and national awards, and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in Sculpture at the 23rd Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

  • 2005 "Southern Governor's Association Conference," Reynolds Plantation, Lake Oconee, Ga.

  • 2004 Awarded Commission for monumental great-horned owl bronze sculpture, Kennesaw State University

  • 2002 Artist in Residence and Featured Sculptor, Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival, Thomasville, Ga.

  • 2001 Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars.

  • 2000 Board of Regents Study Abroad Scholar, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Aberdeen-shire, Scotland.

  • 1997-1998 Corporate Commission for Hellman International Forwarders; made sculptures of Canada Geese in flight for offices in Miami, Florida, Germany, and South Africa.

Selected Juried Exhibitions:

  • 2016 National Wildlife Art Show, Independence, MO.

  • 2015 "SEWE at Sea Island", Cloister Ballroom, Sea Island, GA

  • 2014 "Metro Montage, XIV", Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, juror Rachel White, Marietta, GA

  • 2014 "South Cobb Arts Alliance 27th National Juried Exhibition", juror Harry DeLorme, Jr., Mable House Arts Center Gallery, Mableton, GA

  • 2003 -2016 "Southeastern Wildlife Exposition", Charleston Place, Charleston, SC .

  • 2008- 2016 "Natureworks Wildlife Art Show and Sale", The Renaissance, Tulsa, OK.

  • 1999 -2016 "Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival", Thomasville Cultural Center, Thomasville, GA.

  • 2013 "Art in the Armory", Perry Arts Center, Perry, GA

  • 2005 -2011 "Waterfowl Festival", The Academy Art Museum and Christ Church, Easton MD.

  • 2002 - 2006 "Faculty Exhibition", Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Ga.

  • 2004 "On the Grounds II, An Exhibition & Installation of Sculpture on the KSU Campus," Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Ga.

  • 2004 "A Capital Art Show," Georgia State Capital, Atlanta, Ga.

  • 2003 "In-Flight Entertainment," The Spruill Art Gallery, Atlanta, Ga.

  • 2002 "Twenty-second National Biennial Exhibition", Lamar Dodd Art Museum, LaGrange, Ga.

  • 2001 "Stirring the Soul: Meditations on the Travels of William Bartram," solo show, Georgia State University Gallery, Atlanta, Ga.

  • 2001 "Third Biennial Exhibition, Outdoor Sculpture, Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston, Ga.

  • 2001 "Metro Montage," Cobb/Marietta Museum of Art, Marietta, Ga.

  • 2000 "Mississippi River Day," Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, New Orleans, La.1999 "National Juried Art Exhibition," Mable House, Mableton, Ga.

  • 1999 "Sculptures by Chris Wilson," solo show, The Art Place Gallery, Marietta, Ga.

  • 1998 "Southern Wildlife Festival," John C. Calhoun College, Decatur, Al.


EDUCATION
  • Master of Fine Arts - Sculpture, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Ga. 1999 - 2001

  • Bachelor of Arts - Studio, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw Ga. 1989 - 1994


 

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