Sharon Wilson is trained as a painter but has since developed her career as multimedia artist, curator and researcher who uses video, found objects, digital imagery, drawings and sound. Interested in the media as a divisive tool for shaping public motivations, as well as looking at the edifices of architecture of which social control is inherent yet not explicit, her work is often about democracy, often manifesting itself as site specific commissions which seek to subtly reveal and at times subvert the social mechanics and contentions of any given context.
Site related contemporary art commissions and community engaged projects and events management include partnerships with with galleries such as V&A, Tate, Waygood, Gallery North, the Broadway Gallery NYC and as studio manager at Baltic 39 Much of her work is driven by social engagement and inclusion. Using public places as a forum for her work there is at times no division between artist practitioner and the volunteering public who become part of the enquiry, thus blurring the distinction between creative facilitator and the public as having an equal role the artwork.
Sharon is studying a PHD in Neo Nomadism and VW Campervan subcultures, tourism mobilities and experiences at Sunderland University Business and Law school and has just completed an ISIS arts project living on a Nomadic village with 35 International artists in Wolsingham. Her latest suitcase installation work will be touring in France, Germany and Austria curated by nomadic photographer Klaus Mahring.