Ross Wilson is one of Ireland’s leading artists and sculptors.
In the 2019 New Years Honours List he was honoured by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, receiving a BEM, British Empire Medal for services to charity and outreach work amongst under-privileged communities in Northern Ireland.
He graduated with a First-Class Honours degree in Fine Art from the University of Ulster and went on to receive his Masters degree from the prestigious Chelsea School of Art, London.
He has been a visiting speaker at Harvard, Wheaton, Oxford and Cambridge Universities and the National Portrait Gallery London.
His commissions include Nobel Laureates Seamus Heaney and Derek Walcott for the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Sculpture commissions include the CS Lewis Centenary Sculpture East Belfast, Titanic Yardmen Sculpture and most recently Amy Carmichael – A Life And Legacy of Grace Sculpture.
His work is included in private and public collections worldwide including:
The Fogg Museum Harvard, The Keats-Shelley Museum Rome, Tate Britain, The Ashmolean Museum Oxford, Magdalen College Oxford, Jesus College Cambridge, St. Lucien National Trust, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Ulster Museum, The Burns Library Boston College, The British Museum London, Museo Federico Garcia Lorca Spain, U2, The Houghton Library Harvard, HRH The Prince of Wales.
He has had many Solo and group Exhibitions over his career and in 2020 his work will be included in ‘The Irish Horse’ a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square Dublin.
His work has been sold at both Christies and Sotheby’s London.
Ross Wilson believes strongly in community outreach, through creativity and educational interaction within marginalised communities both in Ireland and more recently in Rwanda.
His aim is to encourage others to see with the soul of the eye.