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                        Photo credit: Mark Frey

About the artist

Carletta Carrington Wilson's mixed-media collages have been described as "decorative with a message."  Textiles, found objects, beads and paper revolve around a central iconic image.  These elements serve the purpose of enhancing, highlighting, inferring and interrogating the image and the ideas it presents and portrays.

In addition to an iconic image, Wilson's collage series are accompanied by a title poem, which illuminates the sensibilities that are being visually expressed..

My work continues to be an exploration of the "text of textiles." I am an explorer of the ways of cloth, traveler on its byways, never tourist, neither voyeur, but curious, a questioner, a seeker of the unseen.  

Her work can be found in the Book Art Collections of the Allen Library (University of Washington), Collins Memorial Library (University of Puget Sound) and in the Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas.  She has exhibited at ArtXchange Gallery, Gallery 110, the Northwest African American Museum,  Coalition Art Gallery, Gallery Rene, Columbia City Art Gallery, Onyx Fine Arts Exhibition, University of Puget Sound, Seward Park Audubon Center, Festival Sundiata,

Harem, Aljoya and University House Wallingford.  In 2011, she was artist in residence at the James W. Washington Foundation. The exhibit book of the bound debuted at the Northwest African American Museum 2012-2013. letter to a laundress was featured at the Onyx Fine Arts Annual Exhibit of 2017.

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