Ann Wilson, an artist who first gained notice in the late 1950’s when she was part of the Coenties Slip group, has been showing successive series of new works in New York City galleries for over five decades. She might be best known for giving contemporary meaning to classic American quilt, but her contribution to developing the forms of installation and performance art as we now know them is also legendary.
In the 1970s Wilson co-created installations with Paul Thek and played a major role in the early performance works of Robert Wilson. Her own performance projects include “Butler’s Lives of the Saints, performed by luminaries of the New York avant-garde scene (1977, produced by Creative Time), and “Projekt Faust” (1981, Marymount Manhattan College Theater).
Her works are in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, and the Kunstmuseum Luzerne.