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"I'm interested in the artfulness of those things that make up the region where I've lived all my life. I'm a design junkie and seek out the time-worn, curious, and funky. I explore rural communities and urban neighborhoods for reminders of humanness, culture, and community. My photographs are little portraits, an investigation of this place. I continue to find my voice and moments when everything comes together are worthy of the worry." 


Wilson was a medical, surgical, and generalist photographer, writer, and communication specialist in the health care and library science fields for 36 years - cut steel in a foundry and drove a truck for a time. He is a graduate of the fine arts program at Illinois Central College, received a BA from the University of Illinois, and is a juried Illinois Artisan for Photography, Illinois State Museum.

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to John, my partner of

35 years (2009), and the furry little ones that were family.

I miss

you guys.

Sprinkmann Building, Peoria

"Wilson's Sprinkmann Building

has, somehow, the calm, authoritarian clownishness

our great politicians aim for

but don't achieve." 

Foundry Gallery, Washington DC 

August 2020

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Western Avenue, Peoria

Catalog Cover

Shadows and Light Exhibition

Black Box Gallery, Portland OR

"Don't confront me

with my failures,

I had not forgotten them." 

These Days, Jackson Browne

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Technicraft of Peoria


Designers, creators, builders, makers, installers and,

all really nice folks.

Peoria Art Guild

Peoria Art Guild

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