Darrell WilsonArt Form(s):
"Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known."
Darrell Wilson is an artist and filmmaker living in New York City. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree, majoring in film and sculpture, from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. He is currently teaching experimental film production at Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Film and Television, New York University, and a video production workshop for NYU’s Special Programs at the Conservatoire Européen d’Ecriture Audiovisuelle in Paris, France. He has also taught filmmaking workshops at the Collective for the Living Cinema, conducted the New Media Seminar at The New School in NYC, and he has worked with numerous youth art programs in the New York area for the past 25 years.
Darrell’s work has been exhibited at various galleries, museums, and film festivals in the United States, Canada, England, Germany, and France. He has received numerous grants and awards throughout his career, including the Jerome Foundation Grant for Experimental Film Production and an exhibition grant from the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in New York.
His latest feature film, Gilgamesh, explores the timeless theme of the heroic journey and the nature of friendship as told in the 5,000-year-old tale The Epic of Gilgamesh. The film juxtaposes the first recorded story of Western Civilization with our present-day, global understanding of heroism and brotherhood.
He is currently in production with his new film, The Apotheosis of Antinous, based on the true story of Emperor Hadrian and his companion, Antinous, who sacrificed himself to save the Roman Empire. Upon discovering his body floating in the River Nile, Hadrian decreed the godship of his young friend. Antinous became the last god of the Olympian World.