2013 Visual Arts FellowCarl Wilson
Carl Wilson’s parents raised their son to love all things creative. This lifelong Detroiter graduated from Cass Technical High School and has had a diverse working life. He retired from an auto plant to become a full-time artist specializing in printmaking. Wilson cites surrealist painters and German expressionist printmakers as changing the way he looked at his subjects. He sees himself as a storyteller carving tales of family, friends and the neighborhoods of Detroit into blocks, thus creating small, stark, black and white novels. His work has been shown in local, national and international exhibitions.