About Cherie Wilson
Selected shows and Exhibitions
Hoosier Salon 2019 juried show at the Indiana State Museum August 2 - October 13. Awarded 2nd place in Abstract for “Boulder”.
John Waldron Art Gallery, Ivy Tech juried solo show. Opening reception Friday, September 6th 5-8pm and runs through September 23rd, 2019.
SALI Juried National Abstract Art Exhibition XV. Opening Reception October 4th 6-8:00pm at The Garfield Park Arts Center October 4th -26th, 2019
Brown County art Guild Annual Patron Show 2019. Awarded 3rd place for abstract piece, “Florence”.
Prairie Arts Council 2018 Juried Show selection for State of the Art: Art of the State. “Little Koi Fish”
Southern Appalachian Arts Guild 2018 National Juried Show selection. Awarded 2nd place in 2-D for abstract piece, “Laurel”
Current public works include: Indiana University Hospice House of Bloomington. 4 ft X 4 ft Blue Waterfall, textured acrylic on Canvas.
Brick and mortar teaching studio for beginners in abstract and misc. from 2014-2016.
Assistant to artist, Audrey Phillips at her workshop at Atlantic Center for the Arts in April of 2018 and 2019.
Instructor in 2 online abstract art classes on Jeanne Oliver’s creative network in 2018. Instructor for a live class at Jeanne’s studio in July of 2019
Abstract painting allows me the literal time and emotional space to respond to my daily observations and life circumstances. Here, an internal dialogue emerges, my soul shifts and something inside of me feels untangled on the canvas. These deep and humbling revelations full of twists and turns require vulnerability, honesty, integrity and above all perseverance to trust in the process.
Encouraging others to explore Art and navigate the canvas, i invite students to come home to their own soul with expressive dialogue. I believe the connections made in a learning environment are valuable experiences that feel like stepping stones along life's journey. I envision a loving Creator placing them there as we journey toward healing and wholeness in our mental, physical and spiritual selves.
I'm so grateful for this labor of love and daily discipline that brings clarity and honors stillness in my life.
I am wife to Mike and a mother to four lovely and capable young women and their fine fellas. I'm now a Grandma to the cutest little boy AND the cutest little girl on the planet of course:) I am also Mom to our fuzzy and loyal sidekick, Elly Mae, who likes to hang out in my studio with me.