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Wilmer Wilson IV, 'TIL BRONZE FLOWS THROUGH THE STREETS, 2020, UV print on vinyl, 125 x 272 in. each (two pieces)

Wilmer Wilson IV, 'TIL BRONZE FLOWS THROUGH THE STREETS, 2020, UV print on vinyl, 125 x 272 in. each (two pieces)

Wilmer Wilson IV, Untitled (522–524 N 3rd St, Richmond, VA), 2020, UV print on vinyl, 125 x 272 in.

Wilmer Wilson IV, Untitled (522–524 N 3rd St, Richmond, VA), 2020, UV print on vinyl, 125 x 272 in.

Wilmer Wilson IV, 05:33, 2009-10, Silver gelatin print, 10in x 8in, Edition of 2 plus 1 artist's proof

Wilmer Wilson IV, 05:33, 2009-10, Silver gelatin print, 10in x 8in, Edition of 2 plus 1 artist's proof

Wilmer Wilson IV, TRICK, 2019, Vinyl banner, Plexiglas, wood, spray paint, tacks, and pigment print, 96 x 300 x 18 in., "This Skin of Ours," curated by Liz Park at Miller ICA, CMU, Photo: Tom Little, Pittsburgh.

Wilmer Wilson IV, TRICK, 2019, Vinyl banner, Plexiglas, wood, spray paint, tacks, and pigment print, 96 x 300 x 18 in., "This Skin of Ours," curated by Liz Park at Miller ICA, CMU, Photo: Tom Little, Pittsburgh.

Wilmer Wilson IV, END, 2018, Staples and pigment print on wood, 48 x 96 x 2 1/4 in.

Wilmer Wilson IV, END, 2018, Staples and pigment print on wood, 48 x 96 x 2 1/4 in.

Wilmer Wilson IV, RID UM, 2018, Staples and pigment print on wood, 48 x 96 x 2 1/4 in.

Wilmer Wilson IV, RID UM, 2018, Staples and pigment print on wood, 48 x 96 x 2 1/4 in.

Wilmer Wilson IV, SEASONS, 2018, Staples and pigment print on wood, 48 x 96 x 2 1/4 in.

Wilmer Wilson IV, SEASONS, 2018, Staples and pigment print on wood, 48 x 96 x 2 1/4 in.

Wilmer Wilson IV, 2018, Staples and pigment print on wood, 48 x 48 x 2 1/4 in.

Wilmer Wilson IV, 2018, Staples and pigment print on wood, 48 x 48 x 2 1/4 in.

Wilmer Wilson IV, Colloquialism I, 2018, Ink on paper, mounted on wood, 96 x 48 x 2 1/4 in.

Wilmer Wilson IV, Colloquialism I, 2018, Ink on paper, mounted on wood, 96 x 48 x 2 1/4 in.

Wilmer Wilson IV, Colloquialism II, 2018, Ink on paper, mounted on wood, 96 x 48 x 2 1/4 in.

Wilmer Wilson IV, Colloquialism II, 2018, Ink on paper, mounted on wood, 96 x 48 x 2 1/4 in.

Wilmer Wilson IV, Colloquialism III, 2018, Ink on paper, mounted on wood, 96 x 48 x 2 1/4 in.

Wilmer Wilson IV, Colloquialism III, 2018, Ink on paper, mounted on wood, 96 x 48 x 2 1/4 in.

Wilmer Wilson IV, Colloquialism IV, 2018, Ink on paper, mounted on wood, 96 x 48 x 2 1/4 in.

Wilmer Wilson IV, Colloquialism IV, 2018, Ink on paper, mounted on wood, 96 x 48 x 2 1/4 in.

Wilmer Wilson IV, Across the blue concrete, red embers fly to me (diptych), 2018, Scalable wall vinyl, 156 x 210 in. Dimensions variable, listed dimensions as installed

Wilmer Wilson IV, Across the blue concrete, red embers fly to me (diptych), 2018, Scalable wall vinyl, 156 x 210 in. Dimensions variable, listed dimensions as installed

Wilmer Wilson IV, Across the blue concrete, red embers fly to me (diptych), 2018, Scalable wall vinyl, 156 x 168 in. Dimensions variable, listed dimensions as installed

Wilmer Wilson IV, Across the blue concrete, red embers fly to me (diptych), 2018, Scalable wall vinyl, 156 x 168 in. Dimensions variable, listed dimensions as installed

Channel, 2017, Performance

Channel, 2017, Performance

Wilmer Wilson IV, Henry Box Brown: FOREVER Day 3: Congress, 2012, Archival pigment print, 16 x 20 in., Edition of 7

Wilmer Wilson IV, Henry Box Brown: FOREVER Day 3: Congress, 2012, Archival pigment print, 16 x 20 in., Edition of 7

Wilmer Wilson IV, Portrait with Hydrogen Peroxide Strips (National Portrait Gallery), 2016, Photograph of performance

Wilmer Wilson IV, Portrait with Hydrogen Peroxide Strips (National Portrait Gallery), 2016, Photograph of performance

Wilmer Wilson IV, Untitled (Back, Front, Shoulder) - Triptych, 2012-2014, Archival pigment print, 45 x 29 in. each, 45 x 87 in. overall, Edition of 7

Wilmer Wilson IV, Untitled (Back, Front, Shoulder) - Triptych, 2012-2014, Archival pigment print, 45 x 29 in. each, 45 x 87 in. overall, Edition of 7

Wilmer Wilson IV, West Philadelphia Fabric, 2016, Lottery tickets and safety pins, 96 x 48 in.

Wilmer Wilson IV, West Philadelphia Fabric, 2016, Lottery tickets and safety pins, 96 x 48 in.

Wilmer Wilson IV, Measures Not Men, 2017, Salt blocks, aluminum and wood, 96 1/2 x 236 x 75 in.

Wilmer Wilson IV, Measures Not Men, 2017, Salt blocks, aluminum and wood, 96 1/2 x 236 x 75 in.

Wilmer Wilson IV

Born in Richmond, VA, 1989
University of Pennsylvania, MFA, 2015
Howard University, BFA, 2012
Lives and Works in Philadelphia, PA

WILMER WILSON IV (b. 1989) investigates the marginalization and care of Black bodies in contemporary life. Based in Philadelphia, Wilson is concerned with “the way that blackness is shaped in and by city space” and interested in “producing possibilities for representation that exist apart from global advertising strategies.” Wilson IV has been part of exhibitions and performances at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2021); New Orleans Museum of Art (2019); New Museum Triennial, NYC (2018); Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2015); and the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. (2015). His work can be found in the permanent collections of Baltimore Museum of Art; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among others.

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