Education

MFA Sculpture 2001, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas
MA Ceramics 1994, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas
Teaching Certification K-12 Art 1993, Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma
BFA Ceramics 1992, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

Solo Exhibitions

2017

A Foot in Two Worlds a Path of My Own, (Feb) Bonner David Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona
Solo Exhibition, (Oct) M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma

2015

Secrets and the Untold Stories, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma
A Foot in Two Worlds, Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Temporal, New Photography, JRB Art at the Elms, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2014

Intertwined, PrintWork Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Can You Hear Me Now, Main-Site Art Gallery, Norman, Oklahoma
Story Tellers, (2 person) Bonner David Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona

2013

Pathways, JRB at the Elms, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2012

It’s A Thin Line, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, Texas

2011

Such Things, Leslie Powell Foundation & Gallery, Lawton, Oklahoma
Whispers, Secrets and Other Untold Stories, Governor’s Gallery, Oklahoma State Capital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Whispers, Secrets and Other Untold Stories, Governor’s Gallery, Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, Texas
Weight of Water, JRB at the Elms, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2010

Unguarded, @ 1614, Midwestmedia & Marketing, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
What Lies Beneath, Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, Texas

2009

New Work: Holly Wilson, Main-Site Art Gallery, Norman, Oklahoma

1997

Carried on the Winds, Artables Gallery, Houston, Texas

1995

Whispers in My Dreams, Artables Gallery, Houston, Texas
Allegories, Fort Sill Arts and Crafts Center, Fort Sill, Oklahoma
Alternate Roots, Leslie Powell Foundation & Gallery, Lawton, Oklahoma

1992

Sensuality of the Flesh, Leedy Voulkus Art Center, Kansas City, Missouri

Selected Curated and Juried Exhibitions

2018
Hear My Voice, (Feb-May) Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, Virginia
Hear My Voice, (Oct-Jan 2019) Taubman Museum, Roanoke, Virginia

2017
Hear My Voice, (Aug-Nov) Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, Virginia
Return from Exile, Traveling Exhibition, (May) Cherokee Heritage Center, Tahlequah, Oklahoma

2016
Four by Four 2016: Midwest Invitational Exhibition, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri
SFA Alumni Exhibition, The Cole Art Center, Nacogdoches, Texas
Lions and Tigers and Bears, The Vendue Charleston’s Art Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina
Return from Exile, Traveling Exhibition, Hardesty Arts Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Cherokee Heritage Center, Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Return from Exile, Traveling Exhibition, John Brown University Galleries, Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Art Aspen, with Bonner David Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona, in Aspen, Colorado
Return from Exile, Traveling Exhibition, Pryor Art Gallery, Columbia State Community College,Columbia, Tennessee
Encaustic Art in the 21st Century, Encaustic Art Institute Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
National Contemporary Realism, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Outliers, Three-Person Exhibition, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, South Carolina
Return from Exile,Traveling Exhibition, Dr. J.W. Wiggins Gallery, Sequoyah National Research Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

2015

Eiteljorg Group Fellow Exhibition, Nov 14- Feb 14, 2016 Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
Return from Exile, Traveling Exhibition,, Lyndon House Art Center, Athens, Georgia
Return from Exile, Traveling Exhibition, Collier County Museum, Naples, Florida
Silver vs Gold, The Vendue Charleston’s Art Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina
35th Anniversary Show, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, Texas
Contemporary Spirit, Encaustic Art Institute Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Summer Show, PrintWorks Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Fluent, The Vendue Charleston’s Art Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina
Art Santa Fe, With Bonner David Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ, in Santa Fe, New Mexico
National Contemporary Realism 2014, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Hope Project: “What Does Hope Look Like to You”, Dreamer Concepts, Norman, Oklahoma
Women Artists: Anonymous No More, Bonner David Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona
Sculpture Invitational Exhibition, Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, California
Valentine’s Group Show, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma

2014

Here and Now: Contemporary Native American Art in Oklahoma, 108 Contemporary, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Art Santa Fe, With Bonner David Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona, in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Gifts Worth Giving, Bonner David Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona
Here Now, The Vendue Charleston’s Art Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina
Concept Me, Main-Site Art Gallery, Norman, Oklahoma
National Contemporary Realism 2014, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Valentine’s Group Show, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Art Now: Shine, Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
White, JRB at the Elms, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2013

North vs South, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, South Carolina
Annual Celebration of Contemporary Native American Art, Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
SWAIA 92nd Annual Santa Fe Indian Market 2013, Santa Fe, New Mexico
42nd Annual Trail of Tears Exhibition, Cherokee Heritage Center, Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Blue Rain’s Invitational Show, Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
55th Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market 2013, Heard Museum Phoenix, Arizona
Annual Celebration of Contemporary Native American Art, Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2012

Crafting Ritual and Identity, The Brady Craft Alliance, Living Arts Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Autumn Group Show, Joseph Gierek Fine Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma
100 Degrees, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, Texas
Oklahoma Centerfold, Juror Kristy Deetz, Leslie Powell Foundation & Gallery, Lawton, Oklahoma
Art Now 2012, Curator Romy Owens, Eleanor Kirkpatrick Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Second National Juried Exhibition, Curators Mark Di Prima & Ellen Koment, Encaustic Art Institute, Cerrillos, New Mexico

2011

After Dark, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, Texas
Texas National 2011, Juror James Drake, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, Nacogdoches, Texas
Summer Show, PrintWorks, Chicago, Illinois
OAG National Juried Show 2011, Juror Nancy Anderson Director Leslie Powell Foundation & Gallery, IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
18th Annual Café City Arts – Café Go, Curator Clint Stone, Eleanor Kirkpatrick Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2010

Small Works, JRB Art at the Elms Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Urban Indian 5, Red Earth Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Biting the Apple, Cirque Fantastique”, IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
OAG National Juried Show 2010, Juror Mitch Lyons, IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Group Show, Line Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Urban Indian 5, Southern Plains Indian Museum, Anadarko, Oklahoma
2010 TX/OK Art Prize, Juror Janis Goodman, Wichita Falls, Museum of Art, Wichita Falls, Texas

2009

The Mission, Norick Art Center, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Urban Indian 5, Chi Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Urban Indian 5, Simply Oklahoma Gallery, Guthrie, Oklahoma
IAO Birthday Bash Circa 1979, IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
60 Artist: 60 Minutes, Invited Artist Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Small Works OAG Member Show, Gallery One, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Photo Fest On Paseo, Curator Romy Owens, Paseo Art Space, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
54th Annual OAG Juried Fall Show, Juror Rick Fry, 50 Penn Place, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
OAG National Juried Show 2009, Juror Jim Keffer, City Art Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2007

International Visions, Mainsite Gallery, Norman, Oklahoma

2002

Sugar and Spice, Reed Art Gallery, University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle, Maine

1999

Heart And Soul Of The Great Plains, Museum of the Great Plains and Leslie Powell Foundation & Gallery, Lawton, Oklahoma

1998

The Not-Quite Doll Show, O’Kane Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, Texas

1996

Texas National 96, Juror Faith Ringgold, Professor of Art University of California, SFA Gallery, SFA State University, Nacogdoches, Texas
Women’s Work: On and Off Paper, Leslie Powell Foundation & Gallery, Lawton, Oklahoma
Oklahoma Centerfold, Juror Kristy Deetz, Leslie Powell Foundation & Gallery, Lawton, Oklahoma

1995

Art Alliance Show, Juror Kerry Inman, SFA Art Gallery, SFASU, Nacogdoches, Texas
Women’s Work: On and Off Paper, Leslie Powell Foundation & Gallery, Lawton, Oklahoma

1994

Expressions of Spirit, Juror Lynette Miller & Joe Feddersen, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Oklahoma: Native American Art Passing on the Tradition, Leslie Powell Foundation & Gallery, Lawton, Oklahoma
Found Collemblage, Thunder Hill Studios, Nacogdoches, Texas
Women’s Work: On and Off Paper, Leslie Powell Foundation & Gallery, Lawton, Oklahoma
Art Alliance, Juror Eleanor McMurtrey, SFA Art Gallery, SFASU, Nacogdoches, Texas

1992

Ceramic Group Exhibit, Community Christian Church, Kansas City, Missouri
Ceramic Group Exhibit, Stephens College, Kansas City, Missouri

1990

Oklahoma Landscape, Juror DJ Lafon, Leslie Powell Foundation & Gallery Lawton, Oklahoma
American Indian Heritage Month, Department of the Treasury, Kansas City, Missouri

Awards | Fellowships | Grants

2015

2015 Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellow, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, 500 West Washington, Indianapolis, Indiana
Creative Project Grant, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2014

Paseo FEAST, #9 Grant Project, Paseo Arts Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2013

Artist INC Fellow – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Awarded: Second Place, Sculpture, Mixed Media, “Belonging,” SWAIA 92nd Annual Santa Fe Indian Market 2013, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Creative Project Grant, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Awarded: Judge’s Choice Award and Honorable Mention, Sculpture, Bronze, “Paper Wings,” 55th Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market 2013, Heard Museum Phoenix, Arizona
Awarded: Honorable Mention, Sculpture, Painting, “It’s All Relative,” 42nd Annual Trail of Tears Art Show and Sale, Cherokee Heritage Center, Tahlequah, Oklahoma

2012

Awarded: Award of Excellence, “If I Were,” Second National Juried Exhibition, Jurors Mark Di Prima Sales Director for Zane Bennett Gallery & Ellen Koment Encaustic Painter, Encaustic Art Institute, Cerrillos, New Mexico
Creative Project Grant, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Creative Capital Core Weekend Workshop Scholarship, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2011

Awarded: Pioneer Spirit, “If I Were” OAG National Juried Show, Juror, Nancy Anderson, IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2010

Awarded: Honorable Mention, “Tippy Toe” OAG National Juried Show 2010, Juror, Mitch Lyons, IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Creative Project Grant, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2009

Awarded: Best In Show, “Ghost of the Dead” Photo Fest On Paseo, Juror, Romy Owens, Paseo Art Space, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Awarded: 2nd Place Figurative, “Ghost of the Dead” 54th OAG Juried Fall Show, Juror, Rick Fry, 50 Penn Place, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1995

Awarded: Honorable Mention, Art Alliance Spring Show Exhibition, Juror, Kerry Inman, Inman Gallery, SFA Art Gallery, SFA State University, Nacogdoches, Texas

1994

Awarded: Honorable Mention, Art Alliance, Juror, Eleanor McMurtrey, McMurtrey Gallery, SFA Art Gallery, SFA State University, Nacogdoches, Texas

Publications | Blogs | Press

2015

“Of Drums, Dreams & Art”, by Taté Walker, Native Peoples (May/Jun 2015); p 42
“JRB exhibit mixes abstract realistic, photographic works” by John Brandenburg,Art Reviewer, The Oklahoman,(May 6, 2015); p 7D
“Temporal Impressions: Holly Wilson and Sallyann Paschall,” by Lindsey Allgood, OVAC Art Focus Oklahoma (Vol 30, No. 3 May/June 2015); p 14. issuu.com

2014

“Eiteljorg Announces 2015 Contemporary Art Fellows”, Red Lake Nation News, Nov 17, 2014, redlakenationnews.com

“Holly Wilson: Intertwined,” by Jeffrey Carlson Reporting Contributing Editor, Fine Art Today, (October 23, 2014), Fine Art Connoisseur, fineartconnoisseur.com
“Shared Emotions” Preview, by Michelle Towne, American Art Collector (July 2014); p 118-119.
for PDF: Holly Wilson-July 2014 American Art Collector Review
“Galleries: Bonner David Galleries”, by Russ Tall Chief, Native Peoples (Jan/Feb 2014); p 29.
“Holly Wilson: Behind the Mask,” by Jeffrey Carlson Reporting Contributing Editor, Fine Art Today, (January 16, 2014), Fine Art Connoisseur, fineartconnoisseur.com

2013

“Four-person exhibit at JRB Art at the Elms in Oklahoma City has autumn feel” by John Brandenburg, Art Reviewer, The Oklahoman,(October 8, 2013) NewsOK, newsok.com
“Black Book: The Creative Class” by Rachel Curtis, Oklahoma Today (July/August 2013); p 73,77,81.
“First Invitational” by Joshua Rose, American Art Collector (April 2013); p 142.
“The 55th Annual Heard Guild Indian Fair and Market” by Clay South, The Indian Trader Volume 44, Number 5, pg 14 (May 2013).
Creating With Intent, An interview with the Urban Indian 5”, by Chelsea Wesner, (February 27, 2013) American Indian Institute Blog: Wellness in Native America

2012

“Holly Wilson brings unique bronze sculpture to Austin,” by Esther Robards-Forbes, Reporter for the Westlake Picayune, Austin American-Statesman, (April 6, 2012); D2
“Crafting Ritual and Identity: Oklahoma Invitational Exhibition” by Brady Craft Alliance, Livings Arts of Tulsa, (August 3, 2012)
“BCA intern Grace Bercier interviews “Crafting Ritual & Identity” artist Holly Wilson,” Brady Craft Alliance Blog, (June 21, 2012)

2011

5 Things to See at the Oklahoma State Capitol,” by Ann Waller Curtis, Art Works, The National Endowment for the Arts official Blog, (Aug 29, 2011)
“Thoughtful Efforts by Two Artist on Display at JRB Gallery,” by John Brandenburg, Art Reviewer, The Oklahoman, (April 17, 2011); 6D
“Thomas Batista and Holly Wilson,” OKGazette (April 01/2011)
“Oklahoma Friendly’ Show Gives Look at Sooner State,” by John Brandenburg, Art Reviewer, The Oklahoman, (March 27, 2011); 6D
“6th Annual Red Feather Gala 2010: Attracts Large and Diverse Crowd” by Steve Barse, Oklahoma City Indian Clinic Horizons (Winter 2011)
“Goldesberry Gallery” Art Galleries & Artists of the South, (October 2011); Vol 8, Iss 2.

2010


“Oklahoma City Artist Tells Stories Through Art,” by Melissa Howell, Mood Online Editor, The Oklahoman, Mood (August 26); 4D
“Visual Arts Reviews, Holly Wilson,” by Charles Martin, OKGazette, (August 11/2010); p71.
“IHCRC Employees Recognized by the Indian Health Service” by Edward E. Rogers, Healthy Spirit; Publication of Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa (Fall 2010).
“Urban Indian 5: The Beat Goes On,” by Steve Barse, Healthy Spirit; Publication of Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa (Fall 2010).
“The Beat Goes On: Urban Indian 5,” by Steve Barse, American Indian Horizons, (Fall 2010), pg 48.
“Little Worlds,” by James T. Lambertus, Dreamcatcher: Oklahoma Indian Nations Culture & Events (October 2010).
“Inspiring Wellness,” by Rita Wright Burkhalter, American Indian Horizons, (Fall 2010), pg 10.
“Holly Wilson: What Lies Beneath,” by Romy Owens, OVAC Art Focus Oklahoma (Vol 25, No. 2 March/April 2010); p 4.

2009

“Oklahoma City Indian Clinic Gets Booster Shot From Group of Artists Known as Urban Indian 5,” by Charles Martin, OKGazette, (November 12/2009); p71.
“Southern Plains Museum will host Urban Indian 5 art show,” by Oklahoma Indian Arts and Crafts Cooperative, The Anadarko Daily News, (September 18, 2010) Vol. 110, Number 29, pg 1.
“Urban Indian 5,” by Oklahoma Indian Arts and Crafts Cooperative, The Anadarko Daily News, (September 22, 2010) Vol. 110, Number 32, pg 1.

1995

“Expressions Of Spirit: Contemporary American Indian Art,” The Messenger (Spring); p 1.
“Lawton native displays her work at the Arts and Craft Center,” by Amanda Wyatt, The Cannoneer (May 11).
“Reception to open sculpture & photography show Sat.,” by Rob Weaver, The Lawton Constitution (Jan 13):1B.

1994

“Elders,” Pondscapes, The Magazine of the National Pond Society (October / November): p55.
“Black Moon among noted Indian artist to show at Powell Gallery,” by Rob Weaver, The Lawton Constitution (Nov 6): 2C

1992

“It takes more then education to be an artist,” by Pearson Deanne, Pitch (May 6); p22.

Teaching | Artist Talks | Workshops

2017

Small Scale Bronze Casting Summer Workshop, Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild CA
3-D Encaustic and Mold Making Summer Workshop, Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild CA

2016

Small Scale Bronze Casting Summer Workshop, Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild CA
3-D Encaustic and Mold Making Summer Workshop, Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild CA

2015

Small Scale Bronze Casting Summer Workshop, Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild CA

2014

Artist Lecture and Bronze Casting Workshop, Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild CA

2013

Panelist: Business of Art class, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
Panelist: Artist Survival Kit – Spaces: An Exploration of Art Venues, By OVAC, Mainsite Gallery, Norman, Oklahoma

2012

Visiting Artist and Lecture, UCO Art Department, Edmond, Oklahoma

2011

Lecture and Artist Demo, Oklahoma Sculpture Society, City Arts Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Lecture and Artist Demo, JRB Art at the Elms Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Lecture, OCAM Class, Oklahoma City Art Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2009-2010

Completing the Circle, “Spirit of the Self”, Teaching American Indian Foster Children, A mask making workshop.
Board Member Oklahoma Art Guild

2009 – Present

Member of the Urban Indian 5

2002

Photography Instructor, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois

1999 – 2000

Digital Imaging & 3D Animation Instructor, James E. Taylor High
School, Katy, Texas

1998 – 1999

Fine Art Instructor, Louie Welch Middle School, Houston, Texas

1997

Jewelry Design Instructor, Marwen Foundation, Chicago, Illinois

1995

Instructor, Art Academy Grades K-12, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas

1994 – 1995

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas