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 J.B. Wilson

4060 Massie Ave, Louisville, KY, 40207         465 Hicks St. #2, Brooklyn NY, 11231
T:917-435-2724   me@jbwilson2u.com    jbwilson2u.com

Born 1975 Frankfort, KY, works in Louisville, KY, New York, NY

Selected by Art in America senior editor Richard Vine for a public conversation about being an “independent artist” during the Pool Art Fair, NY 2012.

Current Exhibitions

2015    “Collateral Culture” Rare Gallery, NY, NY, Works in tile from the collaborative series “Unswept Floors” and “Tabula Rasa” with Leslie Lyons.
2014    21c Hotel / Museum, Durham, NC. “BANK” installation from the “Unswept Floors” Series collaboration with Leslie Lyons. Permanent Installation.
2012    21c Corporate office, “Divided We Fall” installation from the “Interior Disesteem” series, Louisville KY. Permanent Installation.

Solo Exhibitions

2015    “Collateral Culture” Rare Gallery, NY, NY, Works in tile from the collaborative series “Unswept Floors” and “Tabula Rasa” with Leslie Lyons.
2011     J.B. Wilson – Rotations, Za Zoo’s, Louisville, KY
2009    J.B. Wilson – I’m An American, Art Ecology Gallery, Louisville, KY

Group Exhibitions

2015    RESPOND, Smack Mellon, “SCOTUS” from the “Whiteness” series. Brooklyn NY. Included artwork by Dread Scott, Mel Chin, Anthea Behm and others
2015    Scope NY, Rare Gallery, “FEAST” from the “Unswept Floors” collaboration with Leslie Lyons 2014 Scope Miami, Rare Gallery, “BANK” from the “Unswept Floor” tile series collaboration with Leslie Lyons
2014    Press, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, “BANK” from the “Unswept Floor” tile series collaboration with Leslie Lyons. Included works by William Blake, William Morris, David Shapiro and others
2013    Art Southampton, The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, 25–29 July 2013, Southampton,     NY
2013    Christian Hohmann Gallery, “Unswept Floor” tile series collaboration with Leslie Lyons
2013    Imagine St Francis Group exhibition and auction, Louisville KY.
2013    “Flush” by Cream Hotel “Bathroom Floor” by J.B. Wilson and Leslie Lyons, Fountain Art Fair, New York, 2013
2012     Young Country, “Alamo” Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (Wilmington, DE) September 28, 2012 – January 27, 2013
2012    “Flush” by Cream Hotel “Bathroom Floor” by J.B. Wilson and Leslie Lyons, Fountain Art Fair, Miami Basal 2012
2012    21c Corporate office, “Divided we Fall” installation from the “Interior Disesteem” series,
2012    Pool New York 2012, “The Seeds” sculpture, “Sandhill Crane” lightbox,  “Interior Disesteem” series, premier of “The Whiteness”
2011    Fountain Miami 2011,  “Interior Disesteem” series
2011    Pool Miami 2011, “Interior Disesteem” series
2011    Young Country, DCCA Traveling Exhibition
“Self Determination”, July, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
“Self Determination”, May, Quonset Hut, Louisville, KY
2011    “Interior Disesteem” LoCAL, Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, KY
2011    “French Maid”, Summer Heat, Land of Tomorrow Gallery, Louisville, KY
2011    “$999 Lasik” Hundred Hubcaps, Kentucky Museum of Arts & Crafts, Louisville,     KY
2011    Imagine, St. Francis Group exhibition and auction, Louisville, KY
2010    Sacred Soil: Foundation of Life, 15th Annual Festival of Faiths, Louisville, KY
2009    Post No Bills: Art is not Illegal, Art Ecology Gallery, Louisville, KY
2009    Pulse Miami 2009, Postmasters Gallery, Miami, FL
2009    Louisville Counts, The Green Building Gallery, Louisville, KY
2008    Art Ecology Artists, Art Ecology Gallery, Louisville, KY
1993    Edenside Gallery, Louisville, KY
1992    Summer Program Exhibition, J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY

Collaborative Projects
2012    “The Unswept Floors” with Leslie Lyons,
2011    Curation Urban Art Installation Group show, Za Zoos, Louisville KY
2009     Louisville Counts, 22 Louisville artists contribute to children’s counting & art book benefiting Art Sparks, The Green Building Gallery, in conjunction with     Holland Brown Books, Louisville, KY
2009    Hip Hop Mix, Serkan Ozkaya, Louisville, KY
2008    Louisville, Sweet City of my Dreams, by Ron Whitehead, contributing artist,502 Louisville, September 2008, Louisville, KY
1996     Voices Without Restraint, Insomniacathon 1996, 48-Hour Non-Stop Music & Poetry, Ron Whitehead, Douglas Brinkley, E. Ethelbert Miller, David Amram, Amiri Baraka, George McGovern, and others, The New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, The Mermaid Lounge, & The Howlin Wolf Club, New Orleans, LA

Publications / Media
2015 OBSERVER / Culture, March, “When in Rome” Rare Gallery Presents a Tile Work at Scope Inspired By Imperial Dinners, Alanna Martinez; preview featuring “FEAST” installation
2014 ONE WAY STREET, May, Scholar Richard Prouty’s blog on Aesthetics and Politics A $100,000 Bill on the Floor: An Interview with Leslie Lyons, JB Wilson, and Joey Yates
2014 Hyperallergic, June, How One Regional Craft Museum Is Expanding Its Horizons, Yasmeen Siddiqui; review featuring BANK installation