Hello


I am Gemma Wilson a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator from Rotterdam. 


Represented by
UPPERORANGE ILLUSTRATION.  




Contact me!




EDUCATION


since 2020 Meisterschülerin (post graduate studies) at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig  with Prof. Oliver Kossack

2019/2020  Research student Printmaking at Geidai Tokyo university of the Arts   

2018  Diplom Graphic design/Bookart Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig (HGB)


EXHIBITIONS/EVENTS

11/2022 Alumni exhibition of the illustrationclass at Haus des Buches/Literaturhaus Leipzig
2021/2022 »Artists as Independent Publishers«
BREMEN   14.04~25.04.21
Zentrum für Künstlerpublikationen Weserburg 
ANTWERPEN   15.12~10.01.22
Sint Lucas Showroom
HALLE   14.06.22~19.06.22
Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle
10/2021 »Zwischen Tränen und Tüll: Konfrontation Familienfeier« Groupexhibition at Lindenow festival 2021, Links neben der Tanke, Leipzig
06/2021 »48 stunden Neukölln«
Groupexhibition with the studio Tampopo crew. Wolf Kino Berlin.  

09/2020 »LUSTR - illustration festival 2020« groupexhibition with Babagoi. Prague, Czech Republic
09/2020 »Walls have ears paper sliding doors have eyes«  solo exhibition at artist residency Roku House in Choshi, Chiba, Japan 
2020 »2nd TKO International Miniprint« 

TOKYO 03~09.08 Tokyo Metropolitan Theater KYOTO 22~30.08 Art Zone Kaguraoka 
OSAKA 04~16.09 Gallery Irohani 

12/2019 »Daigaku-hanga exhibition« 
The 44th Annual Exhibition of the Japan Soceity of Printmaking , Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo, Japan

04/2019 »Water Event«, water sculpture in collaboration with Yoko Ono, MdbK Leipzig, Germany 

10/2018 Exhibition and live-drawing with Babagoi at the Krudebude  
11/2017 » Impacto 08 « groupexhibition at the Community center Hyakkado, Kuayoshi, Tottori, Japan
09/2017 Local activity project & exhibition» Freehand revolution« Tanaka house, Tottori, Japan
03/2017 Exhibition »Ereichnis Druckgraphik 09«, Tapetenwerk Leipzig, Germany 
11/2016 »Xilografia senza confini 2«,Galleria Porta Latina Rome
10/2015 »Illust_ratio #4«, groupexhibition at Kunstverein Rüsselsheim, Germany 

PRIZES/SCHOLARSHIPS

03/2020 Prizewinner of Michael w.Schneider Prize at the 2nd TKO International Miniprint 2020
10/2019 Graduiertenstipendium des DAAD
03/2019 Prizewinner of die Förderkojen des Grafiknetzwerk at the Leipzig Book Fair
10/2018 Merit at the GOSEE-awards
07/2016 DAAD-prize for the outstanding achievement of a foreign student at a german institution

PUBLICATIONS


»Brandeins« Issue 9 and 10, 2021

»BARBARA« Issue 61, 2021

»Das Geräusch des Gurgeln/Fadenland«
Verlag Marian Arnd

»Spring, solange du noch kannst« 
Hochroth Verlag 

»Tippgemeinschaft 2017« 
Connewitzer verlagsbuchhandlung.
»Perigaum« in the collection of the german literaturarchive in Marbach and the museum of applied arts in Frankfurt am Main
»Syrinx Magazin« issue 1-6

»SchnÖsel mÖsel #7« Black and white 


GRAPHIC RECORDING


09/2022 Graphic recording at »Zukunftskonferenz 2022 - Gemeinsam Innovationen schaffen« for Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
06/2022 Graphic recording at »Ideenlabor 2022« for Bauhaus-University Weimar

09/2021 Graphic recording at »14. Bundeskongress für Lehrer:innenbildung« for Leipzig University
09/2021 Graphic recording event »Geschichten zum Kiez« at Nacht der Kunst, Leipzig

11/2018 Graphic Recording at the event »What can Europe learn from Chemnitz« for ASA-FF


TEACHING

Summersemester/2022  Instructor Illustration at the Abendakademie of the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig
Wintersemestersemester 21/22  Instructor Illustration at the Abendakademie of the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig
Summersemester/2021  Instructor Illustration at the Abendakademie of the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig
09/2020 Workshop instructor japanese woodcut at artist residency Roku house in Choshi, Japan
07/2020 Workshop instructor risoprint and bookdesign at HandSawPress Tokyo
05/2019 Instructor silkprint at Evangelisches Gymnasium, Lernwelten 
2018-2019 Instructor linocut and bookdesign at Freundeskreis Buchkinder Leipzig e.V.
10/2018 Workshop instructor japanese woodcut at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig