Artist, Author, Social Justice Advocate
"Since the beginning of the pandemic (and being a survivor of COVID-19) I have felt a new appreciation of life and a sense of urgency to create more art."
Describe yourself as a maker/artist/creative
I split my time between Baltimore, Maryland and New York City and work as a visual artist and a social justice advocate. Through my work, I investigate societal injustices, human relationships, and public policies.
What are you currently working on?
I am currently working on three series of works: system failures in American society, observations living in Baltimore City and color theory.
Has your work shifted in response to the pandemic? How?
My work has not shifted, unless you count the level of creation. Since the beginning of the pandemic (and being a survivor of COVID-19) I have felt a new appreciation of life and a sense of urgency to create more art.
In your opinion, what is the role that the creative process can play in helping us confront our “new” reality?
The creative process can do many things to help us confront this new reality. I use it to investigate the world around me, educate and create beautiful images of hope and radical joy.
To see more of Chris Wilson's work, visit his website.