Yves François Wilson


Yves Wilson is a lens-based artist and writer loosely based in New York City. Starting his career as a camera assistant for fashion photographers he transitioned to television working on shows such as Saturday Night Live, The Get Down, John Wick, and Project Runway. During this time he led open poetry nights in empty storefronts throughout the town and in local schools and with the help of a heritage award opened up a community space and gallery called BPT Creates, offering young people a safe space place to read, write, and host guided community discourse. As a fine artist, he has exhibited internationally at galleries and universities in the United States, Australia, France, Congo, and during his time in residence at the Vermont Studio Center.

His work revolves around the collection and creative interpretations of oral histories of marginalized people. He does this through short stories, poetry, printmaking, and sculpture in an attempt to create a rich new and truly inclusive visual history.

Parsons School of Design BFA / New School University BA
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology / Design Management Fellow
Made In NY IFP Fellow
Vermont Studio Center Resident Artist
Mayors Neighborhood Arts & Heritage Award Recipient
Sundance Director’s Lab: Camera Technician
City Canvas Grant Recipient
Artspace USA Resident Artist


Yves has made his residence in Can Serrat during the month of March 2020.