Featured Artist: Stephanie Wilde
Congratulations to one of our former contemporary artists, Stephanie Wilde. We highly recommend you visit her solo exhibition at Boise Art Museum before it closes:
Idaho-based artist Stephanie Wilde is known for her lavish, intricate works addressing global contemporary issues and societal concerns. Her images portray a quiet and gentle aesthetic, developed from an interior narrative and drawn from a range of literary, historical, and scientific sources. The hidden power of Wilde’s work lies in the way these elaborate motifs intensify her perspective on the persistent human issues that overwhelm us – prejudice, greed, fear, grief, and death. Each narrative tells a story of our human struggle, while sharing our continuing desire for beauty and compassion.
This selective retrospective highlights Wilde’s artistic practice, spanning over four decades. Selections from her series of work explore subjects such as the AIDS epidemic in the US and Africa, climate change and its effect on the western honey bee, corporate greed, and social polarization.
Wilde received an Artist in Residency at Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, California, in 2017, and a 2015 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, New York, New York, for painting. In 2002, she was awarded the Idaho Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and, in 1999, a Boise Mayor’s Award for Artistic Excellence.
Please visit the Boise Art Museum website for more information.