James Wilson

ARTIST PROFILE

James Wilson has been an artist working in the medium of photography for more than 30 years. James works from his heritage home and natural light studio in the beautiful Kennebecasis River Valley near Hampton New Brunswick, Canada. He uses large format cameras mostly, making images of the land or to document people in great detail. James’s work involves digital photography, merging image layers, textures and light to create images that challenge the emotions.

He has had 15 solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibits, both internationally and through out Canada. His panoramic landscapes, classical nudes, and large-scale still-lifes have been most popular with collectors. His photographs have been purchased for both public and corporate collections, and also are in private collections around the world.

In 2008 James Wilson was short listed for the prestigious Strathbutler Award. In 2009 he completed a project photographing New Brunswick painters and their work. This project in collaboration with the New Brunswick Museum and Peter Buckland resulted in a travelling exhibition and book ”PORTRAITS – New Brunswick Painters” published by Goose Lane Publications. In late 2009 James opened a new exhibit of work titled ” dance FIGURA “. These images explored the kinetic energy of the human body in motion through still photography. His "Social Studies" series continues to grow and is a compelling documentation of the lives and people of the early 21st century.

James' photographs have been purchased for permanent collections by the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Canadian Consulate in New York, the New Brunswick Art Bank, the New Brunswick Museum, the Canadian Embassy in Tehran, Algiers and Amsterdam, Kodak Canada, McCain Foods Limited, Grant Thornton, Irving Oil Ltd., Bell Aliant Corp., the City of Saint John, Moosehead Breweries Ltd., Rogers Cable Ltd., the Royal Bank, and many private collectors in Canada, the United States and Europe.