Image courtesy of Ben Rollins Photography.

Augusta Hyland Wilson

I am interested in art that is both accessible and thought provoking. I want to bridge the gap between paintings that belong in MOMA and paintings that match your sofa. I believe you can have the best of both worlds.

I was raised in a creative environment in Mobile, Alabama. For as long as I can remember,  proper etiquette and design have been my guides. I am fortunate to have a BFA in painting from the University of Georgia and a MFA in painting from Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta. My education has led to a summer in the hills of Cortona, Italy, a love affair with events and marketing, and a visual language that never tires.

I currently reside in Decatur, Georgia with my husband and our two young sons. When I'm not painting, I enjoy teaching abstract painting classes for adults at Binders Art Store and in my home studio (details here) as well as helping other creatives with their fine art business (details here). You can find my paintings throughout the United States, most notably at Huff Harrington Fine Art, Parish, Atchison Home, and Trouve.

I regularly post new paintings to Instagram. You can follow me at @augustawilson.

Want to know more? Check out interviews herehere and here.


About My Work

My paintings explore the interplay between fun and sophistication. Adventurous color palettes, heavy texture, and imaginative mark-making are constantly in rotation as I paint. Going from canvas to canvas, I work and rework to create paintings that are both complex and aesthetically pleasing. You could say that my process is quite visceral. More often than not the shear physicality of painting is my driving force. That physicality, that energy, allows me to celebrate what it is to be a painter. I relish in the process, the medium, and therefore create a look that is the perfect way to complete a room, while allowing you to find a new pocket of excitement every time you admire it. 

BIO/CV

Augusta Hyland Wilson

Artist, Creative Director, Educator

b. 1985, Mobile, Alabama

Currently works in Decatur, Georgia

2017

Bastille Day Exhibition, Huff Harrington Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia

Wesleyan Artist Market's Curated Gallery, Norcross, Georgia

2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens, presented by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Atlanta, Georgia             

Works on Paper, Huff Harrington Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

Spotlight On Art, Trinity School, Atlanta GA

Southern Chill, The Stave Room, Atlanta, GA

Grand Affair, Huff Harrington Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2016                

Little Jewels, Huff Harrington Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

Mobile Bay Bash, Fort Whitney, Mobile, AL

Polo at the Point, Polo Club, Point Clear, AL

A Vintage Affair, Terminal West, Mobile, AL

Summer Sizzle, Summerour Studio, Atlanta, GA

Abstract Invitational, Shain Gallery, Charlotte, NC

Bastille Day Celebration, Huff Harrington Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

A Grand Affair, Huff Harrington Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

10th Anniversary Show, Huff Harrington Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

Spotlight on Art, Trinity School, Atlanta, GA

St. Anne School Soiree, St. Anne School, Atlanta, GA

2015                

Christmas Show, Cherrylion Studios, Atlanta, GA

Solo Exhibition for Steve McKenzie’s, Atlanta, GA

Emerging Artists Show, Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

200 Mill June Pop Up Shop, Marietta,GA

Solo Exhibition, Lyons Share Gallery, Fairhope, AL

Cinco de Mayo Spring Bazaar, Atlanta, GA

Design ADAC, Holland & Company, Atlanta, GA

Local Goods Market, Urban Cottage, Atlanta, GA

Art + Jewelry Show with Avril Walker, Atlanta, GA

Ambitious Beast, Kai Lin Art, Atlanta, GA

2014                

Holiday Show 2014, Residential Space, Atlanta, GA

Christmas Trunk Show, Residential Space, Mobile, AL

Pop-Up Shop, Urban Cottage, Atlanta, GA

December Art Walk, Lyons Share Gallery, Fairhope, AL

Pop Up Shop, Whimsical Wares, Marietta, GA

Birmingham Fall Trunk Show, Residential Space, Birmingham, AL

2013

SCAD Open Studio Night, SCAD-Atlanta, Atlanta, GA               

Duluth Artist in Residency, Duluth Historic District, Duluth, GA

2012

SCAD Open Studio Night, SCAD-Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Moxie Interactive Design Group, Atlanta, GA

Fresh Blood, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

Polishing Prevents Tarnish, MFA Thesis, CherryLion Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Advanced Edition: Round 2, Dewberry Gallery of SCAD, Atlanta, GA

Advanced Edition: Round 1, Sycamore Place Gallery, Decatur, GA

deFine Art 2012, SCAD-Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Work in White, CherryLion Gallery, Atlanta, GA (Co-curated with Laura Cleary Williams, and exhibited work)

2011                

Drawing in the 2nd Dimension, Studioplex, Atlanta, Ga

Spring Mix Tape, Studioplex, Atlanta, GA

deFine Art 2011, SCAD-Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

2nd Annual Drawer Show, SCAD, Atlanta, GA

SCAD Open Studio Night, SCAD, Atlanta, GA

Off The Wall Pin Up Show, MOCA GA, Atlanta, GA

2010                

SCAD Open Studio Night, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

With A Side of Ginger, CherryLion Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Super Friends 2, CherryLion Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2008                

Wine and Turpentine, BFA Thesis Exhibition, Lamar Dodd Gallery, Athens, GA

2007                

Convergence, Lamar Dodd Gallery, Athens, GA