B. 1952, United States
For over four decades Wilde has created works of art that tell stories of our shared humanity, individual dignity, and the imperiled environment. In creating series on such themes, Wilde is a seeker of rarefied moments in which the visual arts transfigure facts, figures, and political rhetoric, making of them universal statements that appeal to the senses, emotion, and logic.
Her approach to each project is painstakingly methodical, starting with research supported by scientific, historical and literary sources, while relying on symbolism and historical context to inform a complex narrative. Wilde’s technique, incorporates ink, acrylic and gold leaf in a combination of both painting and drawing.
Among other awards, Wilde received an Artist in Residency Fellowship, Monte Azul, Costa Rica, 2021, and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, New York, New York for painting in 2015. In 2002 she was awarded the Governor’s Award for Artistic Excellence in the Arts and in 1999 a Mayor’s Award for Artistic Excellence from the State of Idaho. Her work has been the subject of one-person shows at the Boise Art Museum (2019), the Salt Lake Art Center (2009) the Fresno Art Museum (2008), and has been included in numerous exhibitions around the United States. Her work is included in the permament collection of several institutions, including the Boise Art Museum, the Fresno Art Museum, the Crocker Art Museum (Sacramento), and the Library of Congress.