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Works
  • Stephen Wilson, 4, Foreigner
    Stephen Wilson
    4, Foreigner
    Embroidered Record Sleeve
    12 x 12 x 2 in
    30 x 30 x 5 cm
  • Stephen Wilson, Aladdin Sane, David Bowie
    Stephen Wilson
    Aladdin Sane, David Bowie
    Embroidered Record Sleeve
    12 x 12 x 2 in
    30 x 30 x 5 cm
  • Stephen Wilson, Caritas
    Stephen Wilson
    Caritas
    Embroidery Sculpture
    15 x 6 x 8 in
    38 x 15 x 20 cm
  • Stephen Wilson, Castitas
    Stephen Wilson
    Castitas
    Embroidery Sculpture
    15 x 6 x 8 in
    38 x 15 x 20 cm
  • Stephen Wilson, Chanel Flower Flower (Gold)
    Stephen Wilson
    Chanel Flower Flower (Gold)
    Embroidery Assemblage
    12 x 12 in
    30 x 30 cm
  • Stephen Wilson, Chanel Flower Flower (Teal)
    Stephen Wilson
    Chanel Flower Flower (Teal)
    Embroidery Assemblage
    12 x 12 in
    30 x 30 cm
  • Stephen Wilson, Royal LV
    Stephen Wilson
    Royal LV
    Embroidery Assemblage
    12 x 12 x 2 in
    30 x 30 x 5 cm
  • Stephen Wilson, SL Yarn Heart Study II
    Stephen Wilson
    SL Yarn Heart Study II
    Embroidery Assemblage
    12 x 12 x 2 in
    30 x 30 x 5 cm
  • Stephen Wilson, Tom Ford Dancer
    Stephen Wilson
    Tom Ford Dancer
    Embroidery Assemblage
    12 x 12 x 2 in
    30 x 30 x 5 cm
  • Stephen Wilson, Tropical Teal
    Stephen Wilson
    Tropical Teal
    Embroidery Assemblage
    12 x 12 in
    30 x 30 cm
  • Stephen Wilson, Valentino Hope
    Stephen Wilson
    Valentino Hope
    Embroidery Assemblage
    12 x 12 in
    30 x 30 cm
  • Stephen Wilson, Vibrant Tree of Life
    Stephen Wilson
    Vibrant Tree of Life
    Embroidery Assemblage
    12 x 12 x 2 in
    30 x 30 x 5 cm
  • Stephen Wilson, Warm Fuzzies (Pink)
    Stephen Wilson
    Warm Fuzzies (Pink)
    Embroidery Assemblage
    12 x 12 in
    30 x 30 cm
  • Stephen Wilson, Yello
    Stephen Wilson
    Yello
    Embroidery Assemblage
    12 x 12 in
    30 x 30 cm
Biography
"I see technology as a tool that allows for more possibility. What could never be technically possible by hand, is now accessible. I get really excited about innovation and new developments in the field- for example, I just got the latest industrial embroidery machine by Tajima - it's the largest in the world, so with some engineering and experimentation, I can make work now at a scale that was previously unattainable." – Stephen Wilson

Conceptual artist Stephen Wilson's street-education of textile-based techniques began with a freelance career in New York's garment industry of the 90s. His métier quickly grew into a multifaceted studio art practice, with Wilson's skill in digitized-embroidery at the core of his technique. Employing embroidery, painting, 3D printing, photography, sculpture and more, Wilson's mixed-media assemblages are unique explorations of contemporary themes. His pieces often contain millions of embroidery stitches and take hundreds of hours to create.

 

From his studio located in Charlotte, North Carolina, a former mill town and textiles hub, Wilson aims to evoke questions about appropriation, conspicuous consumption and brand worship. His work has been exhibited in diverse locales from the Lincoln Center to the atelier of fashion-house Brunello Cucinelli, and is found in galleries, museums and private collections worldwide. Wilson has been featured in numerous fine art and popular media such as Town & Country Magazine, Huffington Post and ArtHive Magazine. Scala Arts and Heritage Publishers' recent book on the Artist, Stephen Wilson: Luscious Threads, was released in Fall 2018. 

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