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BIOGRAPHY
 
Stanley Wilson

EDUCATION

1967 - 71 B.F.A., M.F.A., Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles
1966 - 67 California State University, Los Angeles
1965 - 66 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
1964 - 65 Chouinard Art School, Special Classes, Life, People, their words and actions


EMPLOYMENT (Partial List)

1973 - present Professor of Art California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
1988 - 1994 Director University Art Gallery (appointed March 1988)
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue Pomona, California 91768
1981 Instructor Otis Parsons at the Watts Towers Art Center Special classes 1972 - 1973
Assistant Professor Southwestern College 900 Otay Lakes Road Chula Vista, California

EXHIBITIONS (Partial List)

1998 September Dynamite, Faculty Show, Cal Poly University, Pomona, California
1998 March Altar Installations and Drawings, One Man Show, Dillard University Art Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 7 - March 31, 1998
1997 March Altar Installation, Library Gallery, Spokane College, Spokane, Washington
May African Influences, Group show, Los Angeles Printmaking Society Gallery. North Hollywood996 African Influences/Contemporary Artist. National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, Tennessee. March 9 - May 30, 1996
Spirit Landscape. Wiegard Gallery, College of Notre Dame, Belmont, CA. March 17 - April 27, 1996
1995 California Connections, Group show, 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA (juried and exhibited)
Altars, Group show, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA (co-juried and exhibited)
1993 April Installations and Drawings, One man show, 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA
March L.A. Currents In Clay, Group show, Cal State Los Angeles, University Art Gallery 1992 September
After 1492/Another View, Group show, Rancho Santiago College, Santa Ana, CA
Breaking down Barriers, Group show/auction, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica
May Altars, Icons and Sacred Places, One man show, San Antonio Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas
1991 September Death & Dying - Chapman College, Orange, CA
1990 November Multiple Solutions, Faculty show, Cal Poly Univ./Art Gallery
October Altar Installation, Two man show, Sparc Gallery, Venice, CA
September Los Angeles Festival, Altars and Shrines, Group show, Angels Gate, Los Angeles, CA
1990 January GROUP EXHIBITION, Occidental College
Themes, Social to Political/Mt. St. Mary’s College
1989 October Altar Drawings and Installation - 1 Man Exhibition, University of Redlands, Peppers Gallery, Redlands, CA
January SIX AFRO-AMERICAN ARTISTS Cal State University, Dominquez Hills, CA
1988 November NEW WORK - 3 Man Show, Cal Poly University, Pomona, CA
October CLAY WORKS ON THE WALL, OFF THE WALL, Euphrat Gallery/ De Anza College, Cupertino, CA
September 5 LOS ANGELES ARTISTS , Brockman Gallery, L. A., CA
March GROUP EXHIBITION/L. A. ARTISTS, Dallas Art Center, Dallas, Texas
February ANCESTORS AND AFRICAN AMERICAN ART, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA
1987 October LOS ANGELES COLLECTS, Museum of African American Art, L. A., CA
1986 September - CONTINUITY AND CHANGE: EMERGING AFRO-AMERICAN ARTISTS, California Afro-American Museum, L. A., California
June Only L.A., Contemporary Variations; Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California
January FORMAL MYSTERIES. Occidental College, Los Angeles, California 2 artist exhibition
1985 November MONOLOGUE/DIALOGUE, group show of Hispanic and Black Sculptors, Sparc Gallery, Venice, CA
October SPACES LOOKING IN, LOOKING OUT, group show. Museum of African American Art, Los Angeles, California
September FUSION '85, group show. Jewish Federation Building, Los Angeles, California
February ALTERED ILLUSIONS, faculty show. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California
January ATLANTA LIFE 5th NATIONAL, Atlanta, Georgia
1984 July L.A. WEAVE, a group exhibition. Oranges/Sardines Gallerry, Los Angeles, California
May ALTARS AND DRAWINGS, one man show. L.A. Southwest College, Los Angeles, California
January ATLANTA LIFE 4th NATIONAL, Atlanta Life Insurance Company, Atlanta, Georgia
1983 April FREEWAY FRINGE ELEMENTS, faculty show. University Union Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California
March ALTARS 7 SHRINE, one man show. Daniel Maher Gallery, Los Angeles, California
January Group Show, Laguna Beach School of Art, Laguna Beach, California
1982 December ATLANTA LIFE NATIONAL EXHIBITION, Atlanta, Georgia
October Your Place or Mine, Los Angeles City College, Da Vinci Gallery, L. A., California
July One Man Show, Altars, Wall Reliefs and Drawings, Tanner Gallery, Los Angeles, California
April 7 Artists' Show, University Union Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
March MAGIC OF CLAY, a national group show, California Museum of Afro-American History and Culture, L.A.
February Group Show, University of California at Riverside Art Gallery, Riverside, California
1981 November Group Show, Bishop College, Dallas, Texas
April 7 Artists' Show, University Union Gallery, Cal Poly University, Pomona, California
January Invitational Show, Gallery Tanner, Los Angeles, CA
1980 October University Union Gallery, One Man Sabbatical Show, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
May Sol Del Rio Gallery, One Man Show, San Antonio, TX
April Triangle Gallery, Group Show, Washington, D.C.
1979 October Roberts Gallery, Group Show, Santa Monica, CA
April Four Artists' Exhibition, University Union Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
January Work selected for Ink & Clay Exhibition, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
1978 October One Man Show, Tanega-Maher Gallery, Redondo Beach
March Group Show, Pacific Design Center
February One Man Show, The Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1977 Group Show, Sol del Rio Gallery, Los Angeles, California
West Coast Black Artists, Harlem Museum, New York, New York
Art Works on exhibition at Festac, Lagos, Nigeria
Faculty Show, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
1976 West Coast Black Artists Exhibition, Brand Art Center
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art Group Show
4 Artists Exhibition, U.S.C. Fisher Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Faculty Show, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
1975 Otis Art Institute, Group Show, L. A., CA
Two-Man Show, Brand Art Center, Glendale, CA
Egg and Eye Gallery, group show, Los Angeles, CA
California's Black Artists' - Governor's Office, Sacramento, CA
1974 One man show, Compton College
One man show, Occidental College
Faculty show, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
1973 Group show, Los Angeles City College, CA
One man show, Brockman Gallery, CA
Faculty show, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA
1972 Two man show, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA
Groups show, Galleria Del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA
Panorama of Black Artists, Los Angeles County Museum of Art,

AWARDS AND HONORS

1999 Co-Chair, Sculpture Panel, College Art Association Conference, Los Angeles, California
1998 Brody Visual Art Fellowship, California Community Foundation, Los Angeles, California
1998 Gold Crown Award - Visual Arts, Pasadena Arts Council
1997 Selected as Chair, Pasadena Arts Commission, Pasadena, California
Selected for Who’s Who in the West publication
Selected for the National Educational and Curricular Committee, Advanced Placement, Princeton, New Jersey
Selected for Artist-In-Residence, Spokane College, River Falls College, Spokane, Washington. March 1997
Selected Sculptures, published a catalog and installed a major exhibition on contemporary sculpture from Zimbabwe in the Kellogg University Art Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona
1996 Selected to serve on the Educational Advisory Committee for the Herbert Ryman, Living Masters Program of Walt Disney Imagineering
Selected to jury an exhibition at the City of Brea, Municipal Art Gallery, June
1995 Appointed as Arts Commissioner for the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Department
Selected bios to appear in the following text: Who’s Who in California, Who’s Who in Black America, Who’s Who in the West and Who’s Who in the World
Selected as Commissioner to Pasadena Arts Division
1994 Selected to serve as a panelist on a visual arts award panel for National Endowment for the Arts, Washington D.C.
Selected as a member of the Board of Directors, Armory Center of the Arts, Pasadena
Selected to appear in Who’s Who in California, Who’s Who in Black America
Selected for faculty consultant AP Program
Selected to serve on National Endowment Panel, Washington D.C.
Selected as a member of the Board of Directors, Armory Center, Pasadena
1993 Selected for guest curator, Bakersfield College, Bakersfield, California
Selected to serve on a fellowship award panel, California Arts Council, Sacramento, California
Selected to serve on an awards panel for LACTC-Metro Rail, Los Angeles, California
Awarded Visual Arts Fellowship, Pasadena Arts Commission, City of Pasadena, June
Awarded Outstanding Professor Award, College of Arts, Cal Poly University, Pomona, California
Panel member Organizational Support, California Arts Council, Sacramento, California, May
Fellowship Award Panel member, Colorado Council of Arts and Humanities, Denver, Colorado, March
1992 Awarded Commission for Avalon Station Greenline/LACTC-Metro Rail, L.A.
1991 Awarded LACTC-Metro Rail Commission - 116th & Avalon Station, June
Awarded Visual Art Fellowship, Pasadena Arts Council, City of Pasadena, June
Awarded Outstanding Professor, Cal Poly University, Pomona, CA, College of Arts, June
Panel Member, Organizational Support, California Arts Council, Sacramento, California, May
Fellowship Panel, Colorado Council of Arts & Humanities, Denver, Colorado, March
1990 Served on the California Arts Council, Sculpture Award Panel, Sacramento, California
Visiting Artist, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
1989 Selected by the California Arts Council to serve on organizational support program, Sacramento, CA
Served on the January Window Visual Arts Grant, City of L.A.
1988 Selected by the California Arts Council - artist in residence program to lead a workshop on artist residency, L. A., CA
Selected by The California Arts Council - to serve on the New Genre Fellowship Award Panel, Sacramento, CA
1987 Selected for artist in residence, Studio Museum, Harlem, New York, N.Y.
1986 Awarded Visual Artist Fellowship in Sculpture, National Endowment for the Arts
Awarded Meritorious and Professional Promise Award by California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California
1985 Published in Who's Who Among Black Americans
1984 Nominated for a Fulbright Fellowship, Nigeria, West Africa
2nd Place Purchase Award (Sculpture) - Atlanta Life Insurance, Atlanta, Georgia
1983 Included in the Dictionary of International Biography, Cambridge, England
1981 Nominated for International Register of Profiles, Cambridge, England
Two sculptures purchased by California State Polytechnic University Permanent Collection, University Union
1980 Appointed to Brockman Gallery Production, Board of Artists
Nominated for Who's Who in Black America
1979 Awarded Outstanding Young Men of American Award
1977 Appointed to advisory commission, Watts Towers Art Center. Two sculptures purchased for the permanent collection, Prairie View College, Texas A & M
1975 Visiting Artists in Residence, Northern State College, Aberdeen, South Dakota

PUBLICATIONS

Catalogs: 6 Afro-American Artists - Cal State University Dominquez Hills, CA
Los Angeles Collects - Works by 30 artists from 15 private collections.
The Museum of African American Art, L.A., CA
Art Quest - Parson Gallery New York, Brand Library Art Gallery, L.A.
Continuity and Change: Emerging Afro-American Artist, California
Afro-American Museum, Los Angeles 1986
Only L.A., Contemporary Variations, Municipal Art Gallery, L. A., 1986
Spaces, Looking In/Looking Out, Museum of Afro-American Art, 1985
The 5th Annual Atlanta Life National, Atlanta, Georgia, 1985
The 4th Annual Atlanta Life National, Atlanta, Georgia, 1984
Sculpture Garden, WSSU National, Winston Salem State University, North Carolina, 1982
The Magic of Clay - National Exhibition, California Museum of Afro-American History and Culture, 1982
California Black Artists - Harlem Museum, New York City, New York, 1977
Four Los Angeles Artists - U.S.C. Fisher Gallery, L.A., CA, 1976
Varing Directions of Contemporary Black Artists - Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA, 1975
California's Black Artist - Governor's Office, Sacramento, CA, 1975
Art Week Magazine, "Seeking Ancestral Memories", April 16, 1983, Vol. 14, No. 15
Who's Who in Afro-American/Caribbean Art, 1983
The American Artist Today in Black, by Hobie L. Williams, Ed.D., 1980
Published article in Studio Potter - Fall Edition, New Hampshire, "Five Los Angeles Area Artists", 1981
Who's Who in Black America, Call, 1980
Printed articles in the San Antonio Calendar, San Antonio, Texas, 1980
Article on my works in Black Art Quarterly, Spring Edition, 1978
Filmed segment for Handel Films on my studio and my art, 1977
Articles in Art Week Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Calendar Section,
Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper, 1976
Video-tape dialogue for Public Broadcasting System in Aberdeen, South Dakota, 1975
Afro-American Artist, Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts, 1972
Creating Art with Fibers and Fabrics, Donna Z. Meliach, New York
Recorded dialogue on Black American Artist for Knoxville College, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1972
Black Artist on Art, Lewis and Waddy, Vol. 11, 1971

WORKS REPRESENTED IN THE FOLLOWING COLLECTIONS:

Broadway Federal Savings and Loan Association, Los Angeles, CA - One drawing, 1986
Golden State Life Insurance Company, Los Angeles, CA - One wall sculpture, 1985
Atlanta Life Insurance Company, Atlanta, Georgia, 1984
Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA - One wall sculpture, 1971
Prairie View College, Texas A & M, Prairie View, Texas - Two sculptures, 1977
University Union Permanent Collection, California State Polytechnic University,
Pomona, California - Two wall reliefs, 1981
Kedren Community Mental Health Center, Los Angeles, California

References Available Upon request
 
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