About

Carla Wilson

Biography

Carla Wilson grew up in Southern California, and lived a short time in the midwest before returning to the west coast where she resides today with her family.

“In California we have the Pacific ocean with its vast coastline, miles of beaches, towering cliffs, rocky outcrops, green iceplant, beige sand, magenta bougainvillea, violet jacarandas and fuchsia-flowering succulents. I keep my palette as close to these colors as possible.”

“I like painting for its physicality and color, and writing because I love words. Together I create my expression.”

“Around 2012, I began creating digital artworks using my iPad. I took photos on my walks which provided the inspiration to look closely.”

“In 2020 during the pandemic, I began to learn to paint with acrylic inks and fluid acrylics. I love to paint on paper, wood panel, and canvas, and I adore making collages as it reminds me that we deconstruct before becoming whole again. My paintings are an expression in response to the chaos and uncertainty in the world.”

education

Wilson studied at San Diego State University (2009-2013), earning an MFA in Fiction, and at the University of California, San Diego (1992-1995) where she received a BA in Communication Studies. For more information, please see her complete BIO.

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Projects

Ashton Gallery – Some Like it Hot Exhibition, 12 x 12″ mixed media painting -August, 2022

The New Post-literate: A Gallery of Asemic Writing – 7 x 10 Mixed Media Collage – April 23, 2021

The New Post-literate: A Gallery of Asemic Writing – 7 x 10 Mixed Media Collage – March 31, 2021

Le Scat Noir Encyclopédie et Dictionnaire de la Pataphysique, des arts et du savoir humain: Volume Deux  (various entries) Paperback – December 7, 2020

Call and Response: Collaboration at a Distance, Round 6 – Digital Artwork Collaboration with Tami Tsark – September 5, 2020

Moon Over #14 (Le Scat Noir Book of Bedside Nonsense, Absurdist Texts and Documents #39, 2020) – June 2020

Gwendolyn’s Journey (Le Scat Noir Book of Bedside Nonsense, Absurdist Texts and Documents #39 – Editorial Assistant to Penelope Goddard) – June 2020

The Lightbulb – Podcast Series by Carla M Wilson – April, 2020

American Book Review, volume 40, number 3 – Review of Eckhard Gerdes’ Marco & Iarlaith – March/April, 2019

Finding Mememo, JEF Books, James Hugunin – Features artwork by Carla M. Wilson – February 2019

The Best of Le Scat Noir – Anthology – February 2019

Between the Pages: Chapter 1 – Welcome to Carla’s Library, November 2018

New Books in Film series podcast interview by Joel Tscherne, February 2018.  You can listen to his interview with me about my books here.

Le Scat Noir Encyclopaedia  Various entries –  December, 2017

Curious Impossibilities: Ten Cinematic Riffs – September 2017

American Book Review, volume 38, number 1 – Review of Impossible Conversations by Eckhard Gerdes – Nov/Dec 2016

Le Scat Noir #222 – Digital Painting, Untitled – April 2017

Le Scat Noir #222 – Adrienne Auvray and Felix Feneon  – April 2017

Journal of Experimental Fiction & Offbeat/Quirky Books   March 2017

Le Scat Noir #221 – Adrienne Auvray and Felix Feneon  – March 2017

Le Scat Noir #219 – The Eleventh Victim – January 2017

Chroma – Chroma explores themes of color and vibrancy through a variety of media.  Petite Rose and Petite Fleur, 6 x 6 digital paintings mounted on wood panels – November 2016

Black Scat Review #16 – Flash fiction titled: Out of Time – October, 2016

Black Scat Review #15 – Humorous essay, Geyser – May, 2016

Pissiors, Bidets, Crappers & Thrones – Parody, Photography.  Black Scat Books, publisher.  Released May 2016 under the pseudonym Adrienne Auvray.

Journal of Experimental Fiction – Sore Eel Cheese by The Flakxus Group –    January 2016

Sleipnir Literary JournalTurning the Page: A Dialogue with Jeffrey DiLeo   – December 28, 2015

Black Scat Review #13 – (Interview with Madge Gill) – November 2015

The Eighth Madness: An Anthology Compiled by Dominic Ward –             Published by Dirt Heart Pharmacy Press – October 2015

Impossible Conversations: Imaginary Interviews with World Famous Artists –  Fiction collection published by Black Scat Books – August 2015

Gaslamp Illustration – (Collaboration with Norman Conquest) Black Scat Books –  Broadsides Series #4 – July/August 2015

Women in the Arts, San Diego – Carla M. Wilson – Video interview by sculptor/artist Dia Bassett – June, 2015

Black Scat Review #11 (Interview with Louise Bourgeois) – April, 2015

&Now 2015 conference reading at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California with “Friends of JEF” (Journal of Experimental Fiction). Other writers included Eckhard Gerdes, Tantra Bensko, and Xeňa Stanislavovna Semjonová. – March 27th, 2015

Brooklyn Art Library: The Sketchbook Project – 5 x 5 Series Poetry – 2014

Talking Writing – Holiday issue 2014, December/January, 2014

Black Scat Review, #9-10 (Special Double issue) – November, 2014

Black Scat Review, #7 (Special Lit Noir issue) – May, 2014

Sleipnir Literary Journal, Volume #1 – April, 2014

Icebox – January 30, 2014 (haiku)

Fiction International, Issue #46: Real Time/Virtual – Fall/Winter 2013

Talking Writing  – Featured Comment, June 2013

Black Scat Review, Volume #3 – Artist Dialogues, May 2013

Reading with Harold Jaffe and Shane Roschlein – SDSU Love Library April-May 2013

Poetry International Online – Review of Harold Jaffe’s Revolutionary Brain, April 2013

Reading with Harold Jaffe and Shane Roschlein, – Cal State San Marcos, March 2013

The Epistolarium, Volume #2 – forthcoming, Summer 2013

Pure Haiku – multiple,  May – June 2013

MFA Graduate Reading on behalf of Fiction International with Andy O’Clancy, Shane Roschlein, Ryan Forsythe, and Harold Jaffe, SDSU Scripps Cottage, May 9th, 2013

A Blackbird Sings, A Book of Short Poems, July 2012

A Handful of Stones –  micro poems, multiple issues

Personhood – The Book, Summer 2012

The Letter Project – ongoing, 2011 – 2013

Talking Writing – featured comment, January 2011

IUOMA – Member, International Union of Mail Artists

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PRESS

Meet Carla Wilson – SD Voyager – October 24, 2022

Art on 30th-Ashton Gallery – “Some Like it Hot” – A juried regional show – August 20, 2022.

SHOUTOUT SOCAL – INTERVIEW WITH CARLA WILSON – MAY 3, 2022

New Books in Film series podcast interview by Joel Tscherne, February 2018.  You can listen to his interview with me about my books here.

Women in the Arts, San Diego – Carla M. Wilson – Video interview by sculptor/artist Dia Bassett – June, 2015

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