About the speaker

Abigail Wilson is an avid creator and symmathecist, driven to illuminate and nurture evolving connections. She received a BFA in Printmaking and Spanish from UNC Chapel Hill, catalyzing a quest to discover how society and creation interact. While studying in Chile, she witnessed how the declaration of individual and collective identity through art made it possible to overthrow and heal from a violent regime. This experience—still a cornerstone for Abigail’s creative work—inspired several years of community connection as a muralist and a puppeteer with Paperhand Puppet Intervention. After wandering through small business ownership, outdoor education, and the manufacturing industry, she moved to Charlottesville and the technology sector. These seemingly disparate experiences reinforced the sense that underneath their symbols, our systems of existence speak the same tongue. Abigail’s visual art explores this expression of the collective in the individual, engaging with the creative process as community healing, expansion of consciousness, and a bridge to a better world. As a current resident in the Incubator Studio at McGuffey Art Center, she hosts community printmaking events and welcomes all to come and share their connections.

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