Tammy Jo Wilson

Tammy Jo Wilson is a black artist, curator, and arts organizer residing in Portland, Oregon. Wilson received her BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art and her MFA from San Jose State University. In 2017 Wilson co-founded the arts organization Art in Oregon with artist Owen Premore; a statewide visual arts non-profit working to foster culturally rich regional communities through partnerships, advocacy, and investment in artists, businesses, educational spaces, and community spaces. In recent years Wilson co-curated the exhibit An Artistic Heritage in 2019, Art Makes History and You are Not a Robot in 2020. Wilson curated six iterations of the traveling exhibition Black Matter from 2021-2022, featuring all Oregon-based black artists. Currently, she is co-curator of the traveling exhibition The Stone Path alongside Owen Premore and Selena Jones; showcasing eight Oregon-based indigenous artists. Additionally, Wilson serves as Director of Exhibits and Programming for the Bush House Museum. She also continues to work in the art department at Lewis & Clark College as the Visual Arts & Technology Program Manager. In her own art practice, Wilson has exhibited her work nationally and was awarded the Leland Ironworks Golden Spot Artist Residency, performed in the SALT: Above a Whisper at Shaking the Tree Theatre, and was featured in the two women exhibit Biological Dissonance at the Parrish Gallery in Newberg, Oregon in 2019. In 2022 she had solo exhibitions of her artwork in Salem at the Gretchen Schuette Gallery and Roger Hall Gallery at Willamette University. In 2023 she had a retrospective of her work at Truckenbrod Gallery in Corvallis, Oregon. Her next solo exhibition will be at Souvenir Gallery here in Portland in May of 2024.