The animal looks at us and we are naked before its gaze and thinking perhaps begin there.
"The quote in the headline is by Jacques Derrida it speaks to the compassion and empathy one experiences while looking at an animal eye-to-eye, and to the emotion one feels when seeing Yemisi Wilson’s art. She draws her subjects up close; capturing their essence; her depictions of animals in captivity are bold and intimate… The surfaces are often left rough… seemingly unfinished, this gives the drawings and sculpture an immediate dramatic power. Yemisi's art is a stirring reminder of our interconnectedness". Dimitri Radoyce, Art is Life.
Yemisi Wilson is a member of: Skulptörförbundet, SKF-Svenska konstnärers förbund and KC-Syd.
2017 MuSA, Museum of Sculpture and Architecture, Pietrasanta, Italy.
2017 Gallery Bachleichner, ”Summer Exhibition”, Bergdietikon, Zurich, Switzerland.
2017 ”Art in the green box” Gnesta Konsthall, Sweden.
2016 ”Art and Ecology” Lokstallet, Strömstad, Sweden.
2015/2016 Commssion for the Real Estate company Klövern Julia AB. Yemisi creates a artistic embellishment in concrete, marble and bronze to be installed in the building of the communication company Tele2 huset in Kista, built by Klövern.
2016 ”Up on the walls” Udden Skulptur, Hunnebostrand, Sweden.
2016 ”Some big five” Separate exhibition at Gallery Artspace, Varberg, Sweden.
2015 ”Beröra” ”To be touched” 40 years Jubilee Exhibition of the Swedish Sculptors Society. Konstnärshuset, Norrmalmstorg, Stockholm, Sweden.
2015 ”40 years Jubilee Exhibition” of the Swedish Sculptors Society at Kulturcentrum of Ronneby, Sweden.
2014 Stones and Friends, The Barn of Laurin. Burgsvik, Gotland, Sweden.
2014 Artists and Artisans, exhibition in the main square and church of Pietrasanta, Italy.
2013 Skulptur Ølgod, Elementernas Poesi, 6'th sculpture exhibition in Ølgod, Denmark 25 May - 29 September www.skulputurolgod.dk
2013 Il Primo Volo, "the first group show by nine local and international artist in a villa near an abandoned quarry above Pietrasanta"
2012 "In your eyes" Drawings and Sculpture by Yemisi at Ristorante Filippo, Pietrasanta.
June 2012 Artists and Artisans of Pietrasanta.
2012 Separat exhibition at Camponeschi Wine Bar Electronic Art Cafe, Rome, Italy. Aperitivo d'arte curated by Umberto Scrocca and Achille Bonito Oliva. Yemisi show charcoal drawings of animals in the Zoo of Rome, Bioparco.
2011-2012Separate exhibition, ”Animalia” Sculpture and drawings of animals. Cantine Basile, Pietrasanta, Italy.
2011 The Swedish Institute, Villa Borghese, Rome, Italy. Exhibition of sculptures and photographs from the Symposium; 7 Artists at the Querciola quarry Colonnata.
2011 Sculpture Symposium in an active marble quarry in Colonnata, Carrara, Italy. 7 Artists at the Querciola quarry Colonnata.
2011 The sculptures of 7 artists are shown all over the village of Colonnata.
2011 Yemisi shows sculptures at the Swedish embassy in Rome together with other members of the group Seven Artists.
2011 Yemisi draws the animals in Bioparco, the zoo of Rome.
2011 Global Stone Workshop, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. Yemisi works with the local black granite in Mammalapuram for a month together with: www.globalstoneworkshop.com
2010 december/january "Julsalongen" Norrtälje Konsthall Sweden. A jury selected art exhibition in the City Art Hall of Norrtälje during the Christmas holydays.
2010 Gallery Kompass, Stockholm, Yemisi och Inger Sannes show sculpture
2010 Pilot of Sculpture Symposium, Cava Cervaiole Yemisi och Inger Sannes carves in marble in the active quarry Cervaiole durning the month of June.
2010 Commission; Hippopotamus in Egyptian marble, 80x120x80 cm. For Stephen Heyman, Oklahoma USA.
2010 Torre Upezzinghi, Calcinaia, Pisa, Italien. Separate exhibition.
2009 The Town House of Oslo, Norway. “Artigianart” A group of chosen artists and artisans creations are exhibited.
2009 “Michelangelo and his heirs” International sculpture from Pietrasanta. Centro Culturale “Luigi Rosso, Italy.
2009 Marsvinsholms Skulpturpark, www.marsvinsholmskulpturpark.se
2009 Rosa Parks Museum, Montgomery, Alabama, USA. “Civil Rights - International Sculpture from Pietrasanta.”
2009 Palazzo Sachshall, Florence, Italy.
2008 Sculpture symposium, Calcinaia, Pisa, Italy.
2008 Yemisi is being interviewed about her work and her sculptures are shown in the television channel; Tele Granducato, Tuscany, in the program, "Miscela Pregiata"
2007 Galleri Näset Rådmansö, Exhibition in the archipelag outside Stockholm.
2006 Galleri Näset Rådmansö, Exhibition in the archipelag outside Stockholm.
2005 Liljevalchs “Formbart“ Stockholm. Yemisi is selected to join the Spring Exhibition, “Vårsalongen” of Liljevalchs in Stockholm. She shows sculptural plates and bowls with human profiles.
2004 Concavo e Convesso – Pietrasanta Sala Grasce, Centro culturale Luigi Rosso, Pietrasanta.
2004 Yemisi creates a drinking fountain for the central square of Fabiano, a mountain village in Versilia Tuscany. She works on site with marble stones in grey Bardiglio that is recuperated from the abandoned quarry Capella, Seravezza. On a commission from Communita Montana Alta Versilia, a regional state office for mountain parks and villages.
2004 Stockholm Artfair, represented by Galleri Svarta Soffan, Sweden.
2003 Torre di Malaspina, Fosdinovo, Province of Massa, Italy. Personal exhibition.
2003 Yemisi makes an inscription by hand in a great mass of stone by the riverside on a commission by the constructer firm, Orler Simonini, Imer, Trento srl. Versilia, Tuscany, Italy.
2003 H-art 100 One hundred artists active in Pietrasanta exhibit their creations in the abandoned hospital of Pietrasanta.
2008 Yemisi hires a space to carve at Studio Sem, Pietrasanta, Italy, www.studiosem.net
1999 Yemisi moves to Pietrasanta to work with marble.
1994 - 2000 Study at the Accademia di Belli Arti, i Florence, Italy.
1997 - 1998 Facultad de los artes libres i Granada, Spanien, Exchange student through the Erasmus programme.
1992-1993 Scuola Libera del Nudo, vid Accademia di Belli Arti, Florens.
1990- 1991 Il Bisonte Scuola Grafica, Florence, Italy.