Opening: I Speak As One In Doubt: Margaret Hazel Wilson, MFA Thesis Exhibition
April 7, 2019
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
UMass Amherst Campus
April 7 - April 30, 2019 | Opening Reception: April 7, 2 PM - 4 PM
Margaret's video, installation, and performance works engage critically with Catholic theology in order to investigate contemporary self-fashioning and image culture.
Margaret Wilson's practice is currently video installation and performance based. She is interested in the study of medieval art history and visual culture, particularly the practices of monastic women. In her work Wilson compares new media and the medieval, questioning the boundaries of the self in a time of disembodiment. Wilson is curious about the interface, and how mediation both frees and isolates the individual. Her most recent performance critically engaged with Eucharistic theology in order to close the gap between the body and mediating text.
Margaret Wilson is a 2019 MFA candidate at UMass Amherst. She is originally from Upstate New York and received her BFA from Alfred University in 2014 with a concentration in printmaking. She has exhibited in Buffalo, NY, New York, NY, and Jilin, China, among others. Wilson was a 2017 Hampshire College Institute for Curatorial Practice Graduate Fellow, as well as the 2017-2018 UMCA Graduate Curatorial Exhibition Intern. In addition to her art and curatorial practice, Wilson has a deep interest in medieval art history, which she aspires to study with further graduate work in the future.