Teresa Wilson works with ideas of the uncanny and abject. The work includes sculpture installation with human figures using a method of binding strips of rag over a wire skeleton. The process is inspired by mummification techniques and observing and drawing preserved bodies. Sculpture is installed to create claustrophobic environments where private dramas take place, exploring the space between sculpture, installation and theatre. The work refers to the past, the history of art and to the Jungian interpretation of fairy tales; hinting at stories of strange happenings, memories, and past traumas.
Shortlisted for the NeoART Prize 2019
Responding to space, the work has been installed in various unusual venues including a medieval
tower, a 17th Century chapel, changing room cubicles in an empty shop, volcanic caves in Turkey, Kurt Schwitters Merzbarn and a converted mortuary.
Training: University of Salford B.A Visual Arts, Manchester University. B.A History of Art
Group Shows: All over the North West, London and Turkey.
Selected Solo Shows: Chapman Gallery, Salford; Arena Gallery, Liverpool; Stockport Memorial Art Gallery
Awards: Artwork of the Week, Liverpool Biennial
Selected Arts Council Projects: Asia Triennial; Barnaby Festival; New Mills Festival
Residencies: Babayan Culturehouse, Urgup, Turkey: Merzbarn, Elterwater.