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BIO & RESUME

Angilee Wilkerson holds an M.F.A. in photography and a minor in intermedia. She is an artist, educator, professional photographer and serves as creative director at the University of North Texas.

Her work frequently examines memory, identity, and the nature of alteration through landscape. In particular she is interested in the native grasslands, thickets, flood plains and waterways found in and near the Blackland Prairie and Cross Timbers of northern Texas and southern Oklahoma.

Wilkerson’s work has been honored by jurors from The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY; The Guggenheim Museum, NY; The George Eastman Museum of Photography and Film, NY; and others. In addition, her photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally and featured in many publications, including The Photo Review; Photo District News, Photographer’s Forum; and The Wall Street Journal.

Angilee earned her certification as a Texas Master Naturalist and is passionate about Texas prairie restoration; she donates her time to education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within the North Texas area.

EDUCATION:

Masters of Fine Arts, Major: Photography, Minor: Intermedia – Paper & Book Arts, Texas Woman’s University

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major: Photography, Texas Christian University

TITLES:

Director of Creative Services, University Relations Communications & Marketing at the University of North Texas, 2016 to Present

Faculty, College of Fine Arts, Texas Christian University, 2003-2015

Faculty, Department of Visual Arts, Texas Woman’s University, 2014-2015

Instructor, Dallas Creative Arts Center, 2012 -2015

Co-President, Texas Women’s Caucus for Art 2011-2013

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

“Perform La Femme”, Dallas Cultural Center, Dallas, TX, 2017

“Plant Life”, (Portfolio Showcase) David Orton Gallery, Hudson NY, 2016

“Inherited Memory”, the Murchison Performing Arts Center, Denton, TX, 2012

“Red Dirt Roots”, Visions Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK, 2011

“The Pencil of Nature” Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, TX, 2011

“After the fire she wandered”, BNIM Gallery, Houston, TX, 2010

“Re: Collect”, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX, 2009

“No Mountains, No Waterfalls”, Bering and James, Houston, TX, 2009

“The History Series”, Smith & White Gallery, Temple, TX, 2008

“No Mountains, No Waterfalls”, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX, 2008

“In Search of Eden”, Handley Hicks Gallery, Fort Worth, TX, 2004

“The Pathos of Nobility”, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY, 2002

“The Pathos of Nobility”, TCU Moudy Gallery, Fort Worth, TX, 2002

SELECTED INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS:

"Perform La Femme", Shircliff Gallery, Vincennes University, IN, 2018

“The Image of the Savage”. Millepiani Exhibition Space, Rome, Italy, 2017

“Environmental Project”, Petofi Museum, Budapest, Hungary, 2016

“Ko(r)nneyezetvedelem”, Gallery 12, Budapest, Hungary, 2016

“Focus”, Gadsden Museum of Art, AL, 2016

“Texas Photographic Society 29th Annual Show”, Big Bend Museum, Alpine, TX, 2016

“Society for Photographic Education Exhibition”, Mainsite Gallery, Norman, OK 2016

“Photo Book”, Griffen Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA 2015

“Invented Worlds”, Flow Art Gallery, St. Paul, MN, 2014

“East Texas Regional Artists”, Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, TX, 2013

“Natural Worlds”, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, 2011

“Her Mark”, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago IL, 2010

“Landscapes”, City Hall Exhibit, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, 2010

“Pictures of Things”, Visual Arts Center, Portsmouth, VA, 2009

“Re-Collect”, Luzanky Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic, 2007

“Earth, FOTOFEST,” Houston, TX, 2006

“Instant Gratification”, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX, 2006

“Natural Elements”, Kirchman Gallery, Johnson City, TX, 2006

“Snap to Grid”, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA, 2006

“Ending Time”, Big 101 Gallery, Houston, TX, 2006

“New Texas Talent”, Craighead” Green Gallery, Dallas, TX, 2005

“Stories: Real, Dreamed and Invented”, Dallas Cultural Center, Dallas, TX, 2005

“Artists and Their Mentors”, Gallery 414, Fort Worth, TX, 2003

“Art in the Metroplex 21st Juried Exhibition”, Moudy Gallery, Fort Worth, TX 2003

“SOHO Photo 2002 National Juried Exhibition”, SOHO Gallery, New York, NY, 2002

“The Photo Review”, Gallery 140,1 Temple University of the Arts, PA, 2002

“74th Annual Juried Exhibition”, Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA, 2003

“Photographic Processes IV”, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE, 2003

“Annual Juried Exhibition”, Rocky Mountain Arts Center, NC, 2003

“Connie Connally & Angilee Wilkerson”, Forum Gallery, Carrolton, TX, 2003

COLLABORATIONS:

“Perform La Femme” — photography series with co-artist Jana C. Perez, 2013-Present

“Trails”— photography, video and sound installation with co-artist Mary Katherine Dunn, 2007

“Out of Site: An Altered Environment”— Denton based collaboration between artist and the community and space in which they exist, 2005

“Waterways”— A biennial confluence of art, philosophy and science in celebration of water—an interdisciplinary project at The University of North Texas, 2005

“Still Motion” – Symposium and Performance, an interdisciplinary dance and photography collaboration featuring nationally recognized New York choreographers Rosanne Chameki and Andrea Lerner, 2004

ART COLLECTIONS:

The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview TX

PUBLICATIONS & REVIEWS:

“The Image of the Savage”, Loosenart: Contemporary Art Magazine, May 2017

“Perform La Femme”, Ticka Arts, April 2016

“Happenings: The Wondrous Prairie,” Volume II, Blurb Books 2013

“East Texas Regional Artists”, Longview Museum review 2013

“Texas Art 2015”, catalog-Assistance League of Houston 2015

“Experiencing Perspectives”, catalog -Mercedes Benz 2014-2015

“Feature: Angilee Wilkerson”, Muybridge’s Horse, photo blog & archive, 2013

“Storytellers”, Photo District News / EDU, Spring 2008

“Earth & Artists Response to Violence” FOTOFEST - catalog, 2007

“Out of Site”, Artlies Noah Simblist, 2006

“Life and Arts”, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Gaile Robinson, June 7, 2006

“FOTOFEST”, Photo and Culture, China, April 2006

“Gallery Watch”, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Gaile Robinson, October 9, 2004

“Art Smart”, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe, Sept. 9, 2004

“Feature: Angilee Wilkerson”, Art Prostitute, Issue 05, 2005

“Short Stories”, Sojourn Arts Journal, UTD, Richardson, TX, 2002

“Arts Day”, The Dallas Morning News, Tom Sime, Jan. 30, 2002

“Angilee Wilkerson: Photographs”, dfw.LifeontheNet.com, P Ribeiro, 2002

Featured Photography, Photographer’s Forum, winter, 2002

Featured Photography, The Photo Review, summer, 2002

“Poetry and Photography”, Alligator Juniper Arts Journal, Tucson, AZ, 2001

ARTIST RESIDENCIES:

Vanha Paukku Artist Residency, Lapua, Finland, 2018

La Macina di San Cresci Artist Residency and Retreat, Chianit Italy, 2017

TEACHING / WORKSHOPS & LECTURES (2004-2014):

“Photographic Image Lifts”, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

“Sketching in the Galleries” Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

“The Layered Image”, Arlington Museum of Arts, Arlington, TX

“Alternative Processes”, TX Photographic Society, The University of Texas, Austin, TX

“Fundamentals of Portraiture”, Council for the Advancement of Education, Padre, TX

“The Environmental Portrait”, TX Photographic Society, Amarillo College, TX

“Composition” & “Advanced DSLR”, Panasonic Digital Photo Academy, Dallas, TX

“Creative Portrait Lighting”, the Paintbrush Journal Magazine, Dallas, TX

“Cyanotypes”, “Image lifts and Transfers”, Dallas Arboretum, TX

“Creative Lighting”, ISAS Fine Arts festival, Dallas, TX

“Landscape Photography and the Pinhole Camera”, Girl Scouts of America, Denton, TX

CURATORIAL WORK:

Juror, Sylwan School Art Scholarship, 2008

Curator, Works on Water, a multimedia exhibition in conjunction with Waterways: A biennial confluence of art, philosophy and science, 2005

Juror, The Annual Black and White Fort Worth Country Day Exhibition, 2004

Juror, The ISAS Fine Arts Festival, 2003

AWARDS:

Gadsden Museum, 1st place, “Focus”, Juried by Jennifer Alsabrook-Turner, 2016

Center for Fine Art Photography, Director’s Live Book Award,“Natural Worlds”, 2011

Rowena Caldwell Elkins Memorial Endowed Scholarship, 2006

Joyce Elaine Grant Award, 2nd Place, Denton TX, 2005

Photographers Forum, 1st Place – Issue: Winter 2002

The Photo Review, 3rd Place – Issue: Summer 2002

Best of Photography Award, Serbin Communications – Issue: 2002

Daniel Smith Award, 34th Fine Arts Award North Texas Area Art League, 2002

Photographers Forum - Award of Excellence, 1997

Texas Photographic Society – 2nd Place, “The Governors Exhibition”, Austin, TX, 1993

ART AUCTIONS:

Art for Advocacy Auction, Dallas, 2014

Emergency Artist Support League Auction, 2012

Texas Christian University Scholarship Auction, 2010

Houston Center for Photography, Annual Auction Fundraiser, 2009

Rice Design Alliance Art Auction, Houston TX, 2008

Texas Photographic Society, Annual Art Auction, Austin TX, 2008

FOTOFEST, Annual Art Auction, 2008

Arlington Museum of Art Annual Art Auction – Fire and Ice, 2007

2006 Emergency Artists’ Support League Art Auction—Art Heist, 2006

The Art Gallery at the University of Arizona, Hurricane Katrina Support, 2005

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