George Wilson

Born 1946, Castro Valley, California
Has practiced at Creative Growth since 1985

George Wilson is an artist whose eyes and hands are always in motion as he works and his drawings gracefully communicate this vibrant, frenetic energy. For over thirty years George has concentrated on making colorful, large-scale drawings of dogs, horses, and people captured alone or gathered in rows or spirited crowds. Favoring a bright palette of hues, George’s vigorous lines are further activated by his choice of color. His black and white drawings have a similar dynamism to the colored works yet are more abstract in subject matter. In both styles, his lines are so exhaustive they often indent the paper.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019
Outsider Art Fair, New York

2018
Art is For Everyone, Telegraph Hill Gallery, San Francisco

2017
D’Dessin Paris Contemporary Drawing Fair, Paris

2016
American Dream, Direct Art Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany
D’Dessin Paris Contemporary Drawing Fair, Paris
Outsider Art Fair, New York
The Fabio Cei Collection, Monferrato Castle, Italy

2015
Outsider Art Fair, New York
D’Dessin Paris Contemporary Drawing Fair, Paris

2013
Outsider Artists, Oakland Museum of California at the Oakland International Airport, curated by Philip Linhares
Creative Growth, Galerie Art Cru, Berlin
Almost Home, Diego Rivera Gallery (SFAI), San Francisco
Margins to Mainstream: Contemporary Artists with Disabilities, Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa

2011
Exhibition #4, Museum of Everything, London.