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Gordon WilsonGordon Wilson

Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4471
Fax: 509.777.3781
Office Location: Lied Center for the Arts 206
Email: gwilson@whitworth.edu

Education

M.F.A. Fort Wright College
B.S. Portland State University

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty

1976

Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Painting; drawing; watercolor; the use of color in cancer recovery

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Wilson is represented by the Tinman Gallery in Spokane and the Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Participated  in Reluctant Muse or How Do You Paint an Olive Tree, Solo Exhibit, Tinman Gallery, Spokane, November (2010); Telling the American Story: History, Place, Story, Picture, Space; Chase Gallery, Spokane Ciity Hall, Collaborative Works by Poets and Artists selected by the Spokane Arts Commission, March (2011); MAC Exhibit and Auction, Invitational, Northwest Museum of Art and Culture, February (2011); Best of 2010, Tinman Gallery, December (2010); Occidental Gallery Invitational exhibit and auction to benefit victims of human trafficking, Seattle (2009); National juried exhibit Der Zeitgenosse; painting featured on the exhibit poster (2008). Invitational, New Work by Eleven Artists, Art Spirit Gallery (2008). Drawing, "Survivors," Alphabet Soup exhibit, Mark Wooley Gallery, Pearl District, Portland Ore. Best of 2007, invitational exhibit, Tinman Gallery.

A drawing, "Survivors," from Wilson's "Communities in Crisis" mixed-media series was accepted for inclusion in the Northwest Art Center's 36th annual Americas 2000: Paper Works exhibit at Minot State University (2007). Space and Spirit: Artistic Interpretations of Sacred Place, national juried exhibit, Calvin College (2005).

Works accepted to Bread Upon the Waters, a traveling juried exhibit sponsored by Christians in the Visual Arts (2006, '05, '03). Seventeen of Wilson's artworks - drawings and mixed media - were featured in an exhibit, Drawing in Series, at the Helen Figge Moss Memorial Exhibition at the Stony Brook School, New York, where Wilson served as a visiting artist (March/April 2005).

Recipient of $22,500 grant for a visiting-artist series that focuses on new media in contemporary art (2005). Served, with art professor Scott Kolbo, as visiting artists at North Idaho College, where a collection of their work was exhibited (2004).

Received the Juror's Commendation Award at the 2003 Arte Sagrado exhibit, in Texas. Received the People's Choice Award at the 2003 20th annual National Juried Exhibition, in Wenatchee. Completed a collaborative drawing project with Associate Professor of Art Scott Kolbo that was funded by Whitworth's Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith and Learning (2003).

Served on the Fulbright Senior Scholar-in-Residence Committee, which awarded nearly $1 million to colleges and universities in the U.S. (2003). Wilson's graphite drawing, "Sisters" was selected for an international juried exhibit, Realism 2002, and received the Curator's Choice Award, the top honor in the show, hosted by The Stage Gallery in Merrick, New York. 

Interviewed for KSPS Television's Northwest Profiles, "Drawn to Draw" (2010) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS-Sns9PcFE.