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HILARY WILDER





AWARDS / HONORS
2009-2010
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship
2007-2008
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
2006-2007  
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
2006-present  
Artist Pension Trust, Los Angeles chapter
2003  
Eliza Randall Prize, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
2002                         
Eliza Randall Prize, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
2001                         
Gold Plaque, Best Experimental Short Video, Chicago International Film Festival
2001                         
Temkin Exhibition Award, University of Wisconsin
 
FELLOWSHIP
2002-2004            
Core Program, Visual Artist Fellowship and Critical Studies Fellowship (concurrent), Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS / PROJECTS 
2015                         
A Lake Turned Inside Out, Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, Texas
Nocturnes, Galveston Artist Residency, Galveston, Texas
2013                   
Baxter and the Picture Builders, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia    
2012                          
Greatest American Hero (Thoreau's Desk Eight Times), The Poor Farm, Manawa, Wisconsin
A Northern Tale, Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, Texas
2011                          
Kunsthalle Etzweiler, web and video project, commissioned by Lovey Town, Madison, Wisconsin
2010                         
Ornament and Crime, The Suburban, Oak Park, Illinois
Lands Not Lived In, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
2009                         
The High Lonesome, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia
2008                         
Nearer to Thee, Open Satellite, Bellevue, Washington
2007                         
Salt From Sand, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
2006                         
Courting Disaster, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Sail to Bequia, Evening at Turtle Grove, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas  
2004                          
Laguna, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
2003                         
Basin, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
Overhead and Under Foot: Contemporary Topographies on Paper, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
2016
Knock Knock, Atelier Hipler, Berlin
2015                     
Island Time, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Mixed Doubles, Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, Texas
Lovey Town is Your Town, Unity Gallery, Maharishi University, Fairfield, Iowa
Go Big, Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, Texas
2014                         
Walden, revisited, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts
Anywhere But Now, Wilton House Museum, Richmond, Virginia
Orphans in the Storm, Lovey Town, Madison, Wisconsin
Art in Embassies / US Department of State, Villa Richardson, group installation at the official residence of the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, Vatican City
ReMap: Art that Explores New Terrain, 1708 Satellite Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
2013                         
Futurecast, Artspace, New Haven, Connecticut
Anarchistic Abstraction, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia
The joy of the task was its own reward, Lovey Town, Madison, Wisconsin
Winter Garden, Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, Texas                    
2012
The Line Between, MonsterTruck Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
The MFAH CORE Factor, curated exhibition at Houston Fine Art Fair, Houston, Texas
Mapping Galveston, Galveston Artist Residency, Galveston, Texas
Cow House Exhibition, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford, Ireland
Michelle Grabner: The INOVA Survey, INOVA, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2011                          
Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road:  Original Jokes About The Suburban and The Poor Farm By Artists Who Have Exhibited There, Yale University School of Art
Works on Paper, Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, Texas
The Ambiguous Object, Pump Project, Austin, Texas
2010                         
Here and Now and Then, University of Wisconsin, Madison
The Big Show, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York
2008                          
Core Program Alumni Exhibition, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
Horizon Line, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
2007                         
Artists in Residence Exhibition, SÍM Hafnarstraeti, Reykjavik, Iceland
The Sirens’ Song, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, Texas, curated by Kelly Baum, Blanton Museum
The Sirens’ Song, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, Texas
The Sirens’ Song, Rubin Center, University of Texas, El Paso
Inaugural Exhibition, Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2006                          
There Goes the Neighborhood, sixspace, Los Angeles, California
New Texas Painting. Witchita Falls Museum of Art, Wichita Falls, Texas
New Texas Painting. Texas A&M University Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, Texas
2005                          
New Texas Painting, Diverseworks, Houston, Texas
Enter Coordinates Here, Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Summer Paper, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
New American Talent 20, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, Texas
Nova Art Fair, Chicago, Illinois (with Bucket Rider Gallery)
New Currents in Painting, Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama
Texas Assistance League, Williams Tower, Houston, Texas
2004                         
Houston Area Exhibition, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, Texas (curated by Bill Arning)
2004 Core Artists in Residence, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Glassell School of Art Faculty Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
2003                          
Digitally Influenced, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, Texas
Tech Talk, Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, Texas
2003 Core Artists in Residence, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
 
SELECTED VIDEO SCREENINGS
2010
Buffet DVD release, Domy, Houston, Texas
2009                         
Flickerlounge, Diverseworks, Houston, Texas
2002                         
Denver International Film Festival, Denver, Colorado 
Microcinema at Firestation 3, Houston, Texas
East Lansing Film Festival, East Lansing, Michigan
2001                         
Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago, Illinois
Silver Lake Film Festival, Los Angeles, California
Conceptual Comedy Series, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California
Athens International Film and Video Festival, Athens, Ohio ; Honorable Mention – Experimental Video     
Art in Motion II, University of Southern California / Santa Monica Museum of Art

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2016
Anderson Gallery: 45 Years on Art on the Edge, Richmond: Virginia Commonwealth University
2015       
Jennifer Smart, "The A+C Top Ten: December", Arts + Culture Texas           
Ray Dennison, “Hilary Wilder”, Houston Magazine, November
Island Time (catalogue), Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum
2014                         
Walden, revisited (catalogue), Lincoln: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Dina Deitsch, “Rebuilding the Legacy”, Lincoln: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Sebastian Smee, “The Ticket: Art”, Boston Globe, December 20 (photo)
Cate McQuaid, “Into the Woods: Artists Show Poetic, Playful Takes on Thoreau at deCordova”, Boston Globe, December 4
Andrea Shea, “Thoreau's Experiment In Simplicity And Solitude Inspires deCordova Artists”, The Artery, WBUR Boston, November 17
Orphans in the Storm (catalogue), Madison: Lovey Town
Zero Hour, WHAN, Richmond: radio interview with Tim Bowring
2013                         
Anarchistic Abstraction (catalogue), Fredericksburg: UMW Galleries, University of Mary Washington
the joy of the task was its own reward (catalogue), Madison: Lovey Town
Christopher Arnott, “Futurecast: Art Whips Up a Storm”, Artscope, vol. 8, no. 5
Diana Li, “Fear Climate Change or Embrace Its Beauty”, New Haven Independent, November 12
Elizabeth Weinberg, “Heat Included”, Daily Nutmeg, December 20
2012                         
“Capsule Reviews”, Houston Press, August 1
Meredith DeLiso, “Get Some Northern Exposure at Devin Borden Gallery Courtesy of Hilary Wilder”, Houston Press, July 10
Devon Britt-Darby, “Hilary Wilder: A Northern Tale”, Arts + Culture Texas, June 29
Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? Original Jokes About The Suburban and The Poor Farm by the Artists Who Have Exhibited There, Poor Farm Press
2011                         
The Ambiguous Object”, Cantanker Magazine, Issue 11, Austin
Jen Graves, “The Story of a High-Rise Gallery in Bellevue”, Slog (The Stranger online), Seattle, March 17
2010                         
Regan Golden-McNerney, “Hilary Wilder: Ornament and Crime”, Artlies , no. 67
Here and Now and Then (catalogue), Madison: University of Wisconsin
2009                         
Laura Parsons, “Gilded Pleasures”, The Hook, Charlottesville, Nov. 16
2008                         
Marisa Sanchez, “Wish You Were Here”, Nearer to Thee (exhibition publication), Open Satellite, Seattle/Bellevue
Core: Artists and Writers, Houston: Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Jen Graves, “Transcendent”, The Stranger, March 5
Zero Hour, WRIR, Richmond: radio interview with Tim Bowring  
2007                         
John Devine, “Hilary Wilder”, Artlies, No. 56
DailyServing.com, “Hilary Wilder”, October 13
“Fall Preview”, Glasstire, September 4
The Sirens' Song (DVD catalogue), Austin: Arthouse at the Jones Center, Kelly Baum, ed.
Amanda Doublerley, “The Sirens’ Song”, Glasstire, February
Kelly Baum, “The Sirens’ Song” (exhibition publication), Austin: Arthouse at the Jones Center
2006                         
Michelle White, “Sublime Anachronisms:  Hilary Wilder’s Contemporary Landscapes”, Artpapers, November/December
Susan Richmond, “Courting Disaster”, Artpapers, July/August
Jerry Cullum, “Beauty Emerges From Chaos After the Storm”, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 7
Felicia Feaster, “Chaos Theory”, Creative Loafing Atlanta, April 26
2005                         
Christopher French, “Painting Roundup”, Glasstire, December 16
Kelly Klaasmeyer, “Grab Bag”, Houston Press, December 15
Aaron Parazette, “Searchers”, Artlies, no. 47, Summer 2005
Rachel Koper, “Oh, Give Me a Home”, Austin Chronicle, July 1
Jeanne Claire Van Ryzin, “New American Talent”, Austin American-Statesman, June 30
New American Talent (catalogue), Austin: Arthouse at the Jones Center
Rachel Cook, “Best of 2004,” Glasstire, March 25
2004                             
John Devine, “Hilary Wilder: Laguna,” Glasstire, November 10
Houston Area Exhibition (catalogue). Houston:  The University of Houston.
2004 Core (catalogue). Houston: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Glassell School of Art Faculty Exhibition (exhibition catalogue). Houston: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
John Devine, Kelly Klaasmeyer, and Keith Plocek, “Capsule Review: Area Show,” Houston Press, August 26
John Devine, “Double Trouble,” Houston Press, August 1
“The Class of 2004”, 002 magazine, August
Sean Carroll, “Core Resident Art Show,” Free Press Houston, no. 15.
2002                           
Robin Swartz, “Best of the Fest,” Lansing State Journal, March 21
2001                             
Bill Stamets, “Screening Today: Capsule Reviews,” Chicago Sun-Times, October 9
 
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
2016
“I’ll Be Seeing You”, Binder volume 2, Super Hit Press, Galveston, Texas
2010                             
“Hilary Wilder interviews Hope Ginsburg”, Studio, Virginia Commonwealth University
2007                             
The Other F Word: Third Generation Feminism and Its Antecedents (roundtable discussion, Rachel Cook, ed.), Houston: Artlies, July
2004                             
“Shunning Statement”, Jasper Johns and Richard Serra: Drawings from a New York Collection (exhibition catalogue).  Houston:  The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
“Cultivation: Olafur Eliasson”, 2004 Core (exhibition catalogue). Houston: The Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
2003                             
“Dislocated”, Ester Partegàs (exhibition catalogue).  Houston: Rice University.
“Media that need media are the luckiest media in the world: associations and dependencies in the recent work of Jeremy Blake”, 2003 Core (exhibition catalogue). Houston: The Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
“Binary System”, Come Forward (exhibition catalogue). Dallas: The Dallas Museum of Art.
2002                             
“Painting at the Edge of Painting”, Perla, vol. 1 no. 1, San Antonio, Texas.
Samesation: Ester Partegàs at the Rice University Art Gallery”, Glasstire, Houston, Texas, October 10
 
SELECTED LECTURES / PANELS / VISITS
2016                            
University of Houston, Houston, Texas
“Research as Form /Site/ Source”, Expanded Fieldwork: Art and Research-Based Practice (panel), College Art Association conference, Washington, DC
“Research as Form /Site/ Source”, gallery talk with Corin Hewitt, report to the club of rome, FAB Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
2015                            
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
University of Houston, Houston, Texas
2014                            
College of the Mainland, Texas City, Texas
University of Houston, Houston, Texas
Minnesota State University, Moorhead, Minnesota
2012                            
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
University of Hawaii at Manoa (lecture via Skype)   
2011                            
Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford, Ireland
Cow House Studios, Rathnure, Ireland
Maiahaus Project Space, Madison, Wisconsin
2010                            
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Studio Practice and Post-Studio Production (panel), co-chair with Michelle White, Curator, The Menil Collection, College Art Association conference, Chicago
2009                            
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
2008                            
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington
“The Treachery of Images”, Painting and Critique in the Age of the Market (panel co-chaired by Christopher K. Ho and Peter Rostovsky), College Art Association conference, Dallas, Texas
2007                            
Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts
Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
School of the Art Institute of Chicago TICA Program
West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
Rubin Center, University of Texas at El Paso
2006                            
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Looking at Art, Houston, Texas
Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
2005                            
University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Rice University, Houston, Texas
University of Houston, Houston, Texas
2004                            
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York
University of Houston, Houston, Texas
Rice University, Houston, Texas
 
EXHIBITIONS CURATED
2003                            
Chemi Rosado Seijo: El Cerro, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Santiago Cucullu, Institute of Visual Arts (INOVA), Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 
EXHIBITIONS JURIED
 2014                            
Annual Student Exhibition, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, Minnesota
2004                            
Under the Radar: The 25th Annual Student Exhibition, Rice University, Houston, Texas
 
SELECTION COMMITTEES / PANELS
2012                            
ART342 Residency, Fort Collins, Colorado
2006                            
Exhibition Selection Committee, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
2004                            
Core Program Visual Artist Residency, Museum of Fine Arts Houston

RESIDENCIES
2014-2015            
Galveston Artist Residency, Galveston, Texas
2011                         
Cow House Studios, Rathnure, Ireland
NES Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland                   
2010
Samband íslenskra myndlistarmanna (SÍM) Artist Residency, Reykjavik, Iceland
Ucross Foundation, Ucross, Wyoming
2009                         
Jentel Foundation, Banner, Wyoming
2007                         
Samband íslenskra myndlistarmanna (SÍM) Artist Residency, Reykjavik, Iceland
 
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
2007 – present        
Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Painting + Printmaking
Associate Professor 2013 – present
Assistant Professor 2007 – 2013
Graduate Program Director 2008 – 2014
2006                            
Princeton University, Program in Visual Arts
Lecturer
2005                            
University of Texas - San Antonio, Department of Art
Visiting Assistant Professor
2005                            
University of Houston, School of Art
Lecturer
2002 – 2006 
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Glassell School of Art
Lecturer
2002 – 2005
Houston Community College System
Instructor
 
EDUCATION
2001                            
M.F.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison