Yemisi Wilson, born in London grew up in Stockholm and did her artstudies in Florence.
She lives in Stockholm and goes to Pietrasanta to carve her sculptures.
The animal looks at us and we are naked before its gaze and thinking perhaps begin there
"The quote in the headline is by Jacques Derrida it speaks to the compassion and empathy one experiences while looking at an animal eye-to-eye, and to the emotion one feels when seeing Yemisi Wilson’s art. She draws her subjects up close; capturing their essence; her depictions of animals in captivity are bold and intimate… The surfaces are often left rough… seemingly unfinished, this gives the drawings and sculpture
an immediate dramatic power. Yemisi's art is a stirring reminder of our interconnectedness". Dimitri Radoyce, Art is Life.

Yemisi Wilson is a member of: Skulptörförbundet, BUS and Svenska Konstnärer

2015 Skulptörförbundets jubileumsutställning.
Konstnärshuset, Norrmalmstorg, Stockholm

Skulptörförbundet 40 år,
Kulturcentrum, Ronneby, Sweden

July-August 2014 Stone and Firends Sanny's Lada, Burgsvik, Gotland, Sweden.

June 2014 Artigianart, Sculptors and artisans of Pietrasanta. Video interview

2013-2014 Kunstgalerie Bachlechner, Zurich.

May-September 2013 Skulptur Ølgod, Elementernas Poesi, 6'th sculpture exhibition in Ølgod, Denmark 25 May - 29 September

March 2013 Il Primo Volo, "the first group show by nine local and international artist in a villa near an abandoned quarry above Pietrasanta" Art is Life

November-December 2012 "In your eyes" Drawings and Sculpture by Yemisi.
Ristorante Filippo, Pietrasanta.

Sculptures exposed at Francesco Ponzettas Bottega, Dipinti-Sculture Oggetti di Arte,
Via Garibaldi 8, Pietrasanta. Ongoing.

November 2012 Global Stone Workshop Exhibition, Gallery Hagman, Stockholm.

June 2012 Artisti e Artigiani di Pietrasanta.

2012 Aperitivo d'arte Curated by Umberto Scrocca and Achille Bonito Oliva, Camponeschi Wine Bar Electronic Art Cafè, Rome. Charcoal Drawings of animals in the Zoo of Rome, Bioparco.

2011-2012 Drawings and sculptures of animals. Cantine Basile, Pietrasanta.

Swedish Institute, Villa Borghese, Rome, october. 7 Artist exhibition of sculptures and photos from the Symposium, 7 Artists at the Querciola quarry Colonnata.

2011 October, Yemisi draws the animals in Bioparco, the zoo of Rome.

2011 Colonnata, Carrara Italy, august/september. 7 Scultors in Cava Querciola.
Skulptörgruppen 7 Artists Exhibithion all around Colonnata, Carrara, of the sculptures made during the Symposium.

2011 Yemisi shows sculpture at the Swedish Embassy together with other members of Seven Artists june-october i gruppen 7 Artists.

2011 Global Stone Workshop, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. Yemisi works with the local black granite in Mammalapuram for a month with .

2010 Pilot of Sculpture Symposium, Cava Cervaiole. Yemisi and Inger Sannes makes a "test symposium" during the month of june, as a preparation for the symposium of 7 Artists, the following year. Web journal:

2010 Commission; Hippopotamus in Egyptian marble 80x120x80. For Stephen Heyman, Oklahoma USA.

2010 december/january "Julsalongen" Norrtälje Konsthall Sweden. A jury selected art exhibition in the City Art Hall of Norrtälje during the Christmas holydays.

2010 Galleri Kompass, Stockholm. Inger Sannes and Yemisi shows sculpture.

2010 Järnboden i Harg, Sweden group exhibition.

2010 Konst i Roslagen, Open studio, Yemisi shows her sculpture in the garden of her studio Fågelsången in the Archipelago of Stockholm.

2010 Torre Upezzinghi, Calcinaia, Pisa, Italy, personal exhibition.

2009 “Galleri Rita” Exhibition in Gothenburg Sweden.

2009 “Michelangelo and his heirs” International sculpture from Pietrasanta.
The same exhibition that was shown in Montgomery, Alabama in May 2009 is being shown in Pietrasanta at the Centro Culturale "Luigi Rosso".

2009 Marsvinsholms Skulpturpark, The Sculptural garden of the castle Marsvinsholm in the south of Sweden, see;

2009 Becomes a member of a society of Swedish Artists, see;

2009 “Open Studios” Participates in the open studios exhibition through Noa ateljeförening in Norrtälje, Sweden.

2009 Rosa Parks Museum, Montgomery, Alabama, USA.
“Civil Rights” - International Sculpture from Pietrasanta.

2009 Palazzo Sachshall, Florens.

2008 Yemisi is being interviewed about her work and her sculptures are shown in the television channel; Tele Granducato, Tuscany, in the program, "Miscela Pregiata"

2008 Symposium of sculpture, Calcinaia, Pisa.

2008 Yemisi starts working in Studio Sem, in Pietrasanta, Italy

2007 Galleri Näset Rådmansö, Exhibition in the archipelag outside Stockholm.

2006 Galleri Näset Rådmansö, Exhibition in the archipelag outside Stockholm.

2005 Liljevalchs
“Formbart “ Stockholm. Yemisi is selected to join the Spring Exhibition, “Vårsalongen” of Liljevalchs in Stockholm. She shows skulptural plates and bowls with human profiles.

2004 Concavo e Convesso – Pietrasanta Sala Grasce, Centro culturale Luigi Rosso, Pietrasanta.

2004 Yemisi creates a drinking fountain for the central square of Fabiano, a mountain village in Versilia Tuscany. She works on site with marble stones in grey Bardiglio that is recuperated from the abandoned quarry Capella, Seravezza. On a commission from Communita Montana Alta Versilia, a regional state office for mountain parks and villages.

2004 Stockholm Artfair, represented by Galleri Svarta Soffan.

2003 Torre di Malaspina, Fosdinovo, Provinsen Massa, Italien, personal exhibition.

2003 Yemisi makes an inskription by hand in a great mass of stone by the riverside on a commission by the constructer firm, Orler Simonini, Imer, Trento srl. Versilia, Tuscany, Italy.

2003 H-art 100 One hundred artists exhibits in the closing hospital of Pietrasanta

2003 ”Våra Gårdar” group exhibition in Älvsjö, Stockholm.

2002 Torano – Notte e Giorno, Carrara, Italien

2002 Kungsholmens Polishus, Stockholm, dual - exhibition in the
Swedish Police Office of Kungsholmen, Stockholm.

2001 Volvo Showroom, Kungsträdgarden, Stockholm, separate exhibition.

2001 Arte e Arte, Studio Artistico Bertoni, Pietrasanta, separate exhibition.

2000 Galleri Svarta Soffan, Stockholm Dual exhibition,
Yemisi shows sculpture with a painter.

2000 Castello Pasquini, Castiglioncello, Livorno

1999 SAP- Sindacato Autonomo della Polizia, Exhibition where Yemisi
wins the II - price in sculpture. Piazza del Carmine, Florens, Italien

1998 Konst & Design galleriet, Stockholm, separate.

1998 Manolo Chinchilla, Caffeteria Expociziones de Arte, Granada, Spanien

1998 Galerie Sarghini, Maison Culturelle, Tetoan, Marocco

1997 La Cripta, Chiesa di San Lorenzo, Florens, Italy


1999 Yemisi moves to Pietrasanta where she starts to work in marble studio
1999-2001 Yemisi works at Georg Victors studio in Vaiana, Pietrasanta. He introduces her to tecnichal and artistic methods in marble carving.
1994 - 2000 Studies at the Accademia di Belle Arti, in Florence, graduating at the top of her class.
1997 - 1998 Studies at Facultad de los artes libres in Granada, Spain, through the exchange program Erasmus.
1992-1993 Scuola Libera del Nudo, at the Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence
1990- 1991 Il Bisonte Scuola grafica, Graphics School in Firenze



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