School of Art and Art History Director
MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Office: FAH 229
WALLACE WILSON, Director of the School of Art and Art History and Professor of Studio Art, has exhibited his photographic artworks in more than 40 individual and over 70 group exhibitions in the US, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Wilson’s photography is in the collections of 20 public institutions and corporations, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Paris Bibliothëque Nationale, and the International Polaroid Collection. His works and exhibition reviews have been featured in over 50 periodicals. In 1993, the Southeast Museum of Photography published his photographs in Victims of Paradox: Photographs by Wallace Wilson. He also wrote “Visual Arts Students Excel with Personal Cultural Images,” which was published in The Hispanic Outlook in Education and discussed the experiences of Hispanic art students at USF.
He has spoken at conferences on art, culture, and photography, including the International Conference on the Americas, the Southern Graphics Council, the Oxford University Round Table, and FotoFest International and lectured at Society for Photographic Education conferences.
Wilson has taught numerous photography, filmmaking, and foundation studio courses and oversaw USF accreditation with the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, scholarship and grant administration, facilities renovation, and academic program development.
Wilson is a past committee member of The USF Patel Center for Global Solutions, which offers students, faculty and community members opportunities to address cutting edge globalization issues.
Wilson received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin.