“backroads is an improvisational body of work guided by emotional intimacy as a source of power and a route from one unknown landscape to another. secondary pathways are explored within the works as places that are appointed and can be felt but not seen. through communion with a legacy of accumulated embodied knowledge, backroads is a collection inspired by the act of clearing and the relationship between empathy and dissonance. “ - Almaz Wilson
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Almaz Wilson is an artist who explores intimacy, loss and resilience, and identity in flux through the possibilities of endlessness in place-making and shape-making. Rooted in drawing, her work is inspired by the generative processes of translation as a tool to investigate somatic, emotional and psychic expressions of the unseen through materiality. Born in Columbia, Maryland, Almaz holds a BA in Biological Anthropology from the University of Maryland an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Florida where she was a recipient of the Board of Education Fellowship and Graduate Student Fellowship. She has lived and worked in New York City as well as Albuquerque, New Mexico and is currently based in Miami, Florida.