Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art

Ronaldo V. Wilson

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art
Region: Santa Cruz, CA
MacDowell fellowships: 2017

Ronaldo V. Wilson, Ph.D., is the author of four hybrid volumes: Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man, winner of the Cave Canem Prize, Poems of the Black Object, winner of the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry and the Asian American Literary Award in Poetry, Farther Traveler: Poetry, Prose, Other, finalist for the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry, and Lucy 72. Wilson is an associate professor of creative writing and literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz. A mixed media artist, Wilson is working on a series of new paintings, choreography, and video installations that explore gesture, race, migration, and memory.

While in residence in 2017, Wilson completed new drawings, mixed media collages, short videos (with choreography), and writings for the multi-modal project Lucy Live, to be featured with the NYC based journal and website Triple Canopy in 2018. He also worked on The Conservation of Mass, a collection of interrelated stories.



Ronaldo V. Wilson worked in the Cheney studio.

Cheney Studio was given to MacDowell by Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney and Mrs. Karl Kauffman. Like Barnard Studio, Cheney is a low, broadly massed bungalow. Sited on a steep westward slope, its porches are supported on wooden posts and fieldstone with lattices. Although it still retains its appealing character, the original design of the shingled building…

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