My work is built on an interest in social commentary and the undercurrents of visual culture. I attempt to investigate its' greater coercive potential through the self conscious, meditative act of drawing and painting. My use of mediation and the reproducible source reinforces my own understanding of post modernity and the ubiquity of the photographic image in culture today, while manifesting itself in an abstracted photorealist painting style. I am interested in uncovering a manipulated collective consciousness by recreating a pre-consumed, transmogrified image. It is through reinterpretation, mediation, manipulation and context that I change their meanings.
"Hotel" india ink on paper 50" x 41" 2013
Wilkinson received her Bachelors of Fine Art (Painting and Drawing) in 2002 from Western Illinois University, and her Masters in Fine Art (Painting) in 2006 from Southern Illinois University. She currently is an assistant professor of Art (Painting) at Arkansas State University. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US and can be found in many public and private collections.
"Boat" india ink on paper 43" x 59" 2009