Demetrius Wilson

Selected Works


Born in Boston, MA in 1996, Demetrius Wilson currently lives and works in New York City. Wilson’s work stems from a place of personal biography and collectively shared experience. Finding both moments of stillness and activity, his work constantly adapts while it moves through pockets of the whole. Flirting with the idea of location, there is a feeling of impermanence and abstraction in Wilson’s paintings, while the colors tell stories of figures and landscapes that have yet to be concretized or revealed. Wilson describes his paintings as working through a process of displacement, and is interested in how time can be handled. His paintings do not take on the task of blending time, specifically past and present, but rather distort it so to challenge one's visual field and comprehensive capacity to identify breaks in time. Adaptation is therefore a major theme in the artist’s current body of work. Specifically, Wilson adapts through the linguistic and interpretative relationships set up by color. Color alludes to persons, but also other things, other contexts like the environment itself. Having shifted from a primarily figurative style of painting to abstraction in late 2021, Wilson often alludes to figures in the titles of his works, but more rarely in the actual composition. Risk-taking, embracing contradiction and change rather than abiding by a script is a central objective in Wilson’s practice. The artist disassembles the separation between portraiture and landscape, as the two move in and out of one another, sometimes displacing and other times creating a new place. Wilson is currently completing his MFA at CUNY Hunter College, ’24.

Gallery Exhibitions

From the studio: Demetrius Wilson

Studio Visit

Demetrius Wilson in his studio
Click below to read our an interview with Demetrius Wilson, on the occasion of his first solo exhibition with T293 in Rome, "It's Not Love, But It's Glam"




MFA CUNY Hunter College, New York, NY


BA College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Selected solo exhibitions


It’s Not Love, But It’s Glam, T293, Rome (current)


Dirty Brushes, Wine, and the Untold, Galatea Fine Art Gallery, Boston

Selected group exhibitions


No Dead Artists, 26th Annual, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, Louisiana

Uncommon Senses, Hunter MFA, New York