Competition: US & Canada
Hilary Wilder (b. North Conway, New Hampshire) is an artist who works in painting, installation, and video. She is the recipient of numerous awards in addition to the Guggenheim Fellowship, including a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship. She has exhibited work in solo exhibitions at venues that include The Suburban (Oak Park, Illinois), Open Satellite (Seattle), the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and Devin Borden Gallery (Houston), and in group exhibitions throughout the U.S. Her videos have been screened at festivals at the University of Southern California, The Pacific Film Archive, and the Chicago International Film Festival, among others. She has recently participated in artist residencies at the Ucross Foundation, the Jentel Foundation, and at the Association of Icelandic Visual Artists (SIM) in Reykjavik. In 2004, she completed a two-year fellowship as both a Visual Artist resident and a Critical Studies resident in the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. In addition, she has written catalogue essays for exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Rice University Art Gallery. Wilder received her M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2001. She is currently an assistant professor of painting at Virginia Commonwealth University.