Francis Wilson ’12

  • Studio Art Media Manager

Education

  • BM in technology in music and related arts (TIMARA), Oberlin College, 2012
  • MA in contemporary performance making, Brunel University London, 2014
  • PhD in theatre studies, University of Glasgow, 2021

Biography

Francis Marion Moseley Wilson is a multidisciplinary artist who works primarily with digital media, live/body art, and taxidermy. She has performed at festivals and institutions internationally, including Chicago’sRapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival (2015); Montreal, arts-interculturels (MAI)’s Prendre Place/Taking Place (2017); and Guerilla Zoo presentsModern Panic X (2019) in LondonShe works closely with themes of risk, intimacy, vulnerability, and grief, particularly as it pertains to interspecies, material bodies in the current geopolitical era. Her PhD dissertation Bodies and Boundaries in Performing Taxidermy takes a practice-research approach to exploring taxidermic processes and taxidermic bodies in a live art, body-based performance practice.

She has assisted with TIMARA’s Sonic Arts Workshop for 9 summer sessions and lived in Oberlin for many years between her years of postgraduate academic studies. Prior to her most recent arrival at Oberlin as Media Manager of the Studio Art Department, she worked in the University of Glasgow’s Theatre Studies department, overseeing group performance projects by Year 2 undergraduates and supervising MA students during their individual practice-research projects.

Fall 2021

Art-Making as Research and Experiment — FYSP 138