The Steve Wilson Lectures: Gail Wight: In the Belly of Time

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Image of spider-web art piece by Gail Wight
The second annual lecture, named in memory of Art Professor Steve Wilson, features Gail Wight. She will discuss "In the Belly of Time." Free.
Fine Arts Building, Room 193
The Steve Wilson Lectures, School of Art
The Steve Wilson Lectures
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Gail Wight

Gail Wight works primarily in sculpture, video, interactive media and print. She attempts to construct biological allegories that tease out the impacts of life sciences on the living: human, animal and other. The interplay between art and biology, theories of evolution, cognition and the animal state-of-being are themes that have, over the last two decades, become central to her art. She has taught in the Art Practice program at Stanford University since 2003, focusing on experimental media. Wight’s exhibition record includes nearly two dozen solo exhibitions throughout North America and Great Britain, and her work has been collected by numerous institutions including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Yale University and Centro Andaluz de Art Contemporaneo, Spain. Among her many artist residencies are Australia’s Symbiotica, Art and Archaeology at Stonehenge, the Rockefeller Foundation in Bellagio and San Francisco’s Exploratorium. Her work is represented by Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco.

Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson was a prolific artist, educator, author and researcher and among the first to chronicle those who successfully bridged art, science and technology. A governing board member of Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology for decades, he was widely respected for his innovative drive and intellectual curiosity. His books include Art and Science Now (Thames and Hudson, 2010) and Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science and Technology (The MIT Press, 2003). He died in 2011 after 29 years as the head of Conceptual and Information Arts at SF State.

The Steve Wilson Lectures

The lecture series features guest artists who work at the same intersection as Professor Wilson: art, science, technology and culture. Each fall, one artist visits SF State for a public talk and studio conversations with undergraduate and graduate students.


Funded by The Steve Wilson Fund. Additional in-kind support from The School of Art. Coordinated by Digital Media and Emerging Technologies and Conceptual Information Arts.

Image: Solar Burn: Mescaline by Gail Wight. 2011. Burned vellum. 18 inches by 15 inches.