About

Laura Sharp Wilson was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1965 and grew up in New York and New Jersey. She received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Wilson also studied surface textile design at North Carolina State University and served as an apprentice at the Fabric Workshop in Philadelphia. The artist has exhibited sculpture, installation, painting and drawing nationally and internationally since 1996. Wilson’s design “Thread, Strand, Rope and Yarn”, a 5,000 square foot terrazzo floor is part of the public art of the Eccles Theater in downtown Salt Lake City. A collection of her drawings were on exhibit at McKenzie Fine Art in New York this past January. This fall Laura will be a resident at the Golden Foundation in New Berlin, New York. Currently Wilson’s work considers her great-grandparents Euro-American immigrant  generation through the language of textiles, sewing and garments. Laura Sharp Wilson lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and son.