Ayse Wilson is a Turkish-American artist who lives and lives and works in Connecticut. Her work draws from memory and emotion to remind viewers of youth, innocence and the timeless space we occupy when we are young. She creates lively and childlike characters, finding inspiration in the works of early Italian Renaissance masters.
Her works incorporating text are motivated by the increasing use so much typed language to communicate, words themselves take on a new life form, visual cues and a voice of their own.
Wilson graduated from Wellesley College in 1991, and pursued her education in Florence. She received her MFA at New York Academy of Art, and later worked as a painting assistant to Jeff Koons for two years.
She has exhibited widely in the U.S. and Turkey. Her works are in numerous collections worldwide.