A Finding Aid to the Anne Wilson Papers, 1977-2012, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.wilsanne
Creators:
Wilson, Anne, 1949-
Dates:
1977-2012
Languages:
English
The collection is in English.
Physical Description:
1.4 Linear feet
0.065 Gigabytes
Repository:
The papers of the visual artist and educator Anne Wilson measure 1.4 linear feet and 0.065 GB and date from 1977-2012. The papers primarily document her career through biographical material and printed material. The bulk of this collection is made up of exhibition materials and magazines that feature Wilson but also included are examples of her work as a guest curator. Some documents are in digital format.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of the visual artist and educator Anne Wilson measure 1.4 linear feet and 0.065 GB and date from 1977-2012. The papers primarily document her career through biographical material and printed material. The bulk of this collection is made up of exhibition materials and magazines that feature Wilson but also included are examples of her work as a guest curator. Some documents are in digital format.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 2 series.
  • Series 1: Biographical Material, 1977-2012 (7 folders; Box 1, 0.002 GB; ER01)
  • Series 2: Printed Material, 1978-2012 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, 0.063 GB; ER02)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Anne Wilson (1949- ) is a visual artist who lives and works in Evanston, Illinois. She is a professor of Fiber and Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and continues to exhibit her own work around the country.
After graduating with a BFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Wilson moved to the Bay Area in California. While living there between 1972 and 1979, she completed her MFA at the California College of the Arts. During her time in California, she also served as a guest curator for two exhibits, both at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco's Downtown Center.
In 1979 she started teaching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as a Professor of Fiber and Material Studies. Beginning in California and continuing to today, her work has been consistently exhibited all over the United States as well as in England. Wilson considers herself more of a visual artist than a fiber artist because her work often includes components of sculpture, drawings, performances and video in addition to the elements more often associated with a fiber artist. She is also known for using human hair in her pieces.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Lindsay Alderman in 2013. The collection has been minimally rearranged and retains the existing/original folder titles when possible. All materials have been rehoused in archival folders and boxes for long-term stability, but often staples and other fasteners have not been removed. Materials within folders have not been rearranged. Born-digital materials were processed by Kirsi Ritosalmi-Kisner in 2019 with funding provided by Smithsonian Collection Care and Preservation Fund.
Author
Lindsay Alderman
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated in 2013 by Anne Wilson.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Anne Wilson papers, 1977-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
The Anne Wilson papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Instituion. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment.

Related Materials
Also in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview of Anne Wilson conducted July 6 and 7, 2012, by Mija Riedel.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Curators -- Illinois Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists -- Illinois Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fiber artists -- Illinois Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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