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Najee Wilson, is an Interdisciplinary Artist based in Brooklyn New York whose work is interwoven with Intuitive Movement,Soundscapes, Film, Photography and Textile. Najee’s work  explores ephemerality,gesture,and gaze as a means of self discovery.



Education

Savannah College Of Art and Design, BFA Interior Design and Architecture 2009



Musings/ Collaborations

Lynceus , Sculpture Plaster and Wood ,Miguel Del Rey, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Muse 2018

Cross Hairs, Acrylic on Canvas, Gordon Shadrach, Muse 2019

Memento , Acrylic on Canvas, Gordon Shadrach, Muse 2019

Rumors of War, Patinated Bronze and Limestone, Kehinde Wiley, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts , Sitter/Muse 2019

Black Skin/Shibori Mask-BS/SM (Series)- Photographer Justin French, Model Tariq, 2017

THIS PLACE NYC , Muse, 2017-Present

Grand Central Atelier , Fine Art Muse, 2017-2019

New York  Academy of Art , Fine Art Muse 2019-2020

Muses (film) , Film by Najee Wilson, Featuring Yumemi, Lila and Pearl,Music by Carela, Meditating for Black Lives, End of Season Finale Celebration, Runtime 4 mins, November 2020

Solitude: In A Landscape, Self Portrait Film, Runtime 54 mins. 2020

Alice Coltrane,  Kirtan: Turiya Sings, Visualizer by Justin French, Hand dyed Backdrops, Backdrop Artist , Runtime 1:02:16, Verve Records, 2021

Re-Edition Magazine, Topaz Jones Editorial, Backdrop Artist, May 2021

A Series of Beautiful Repairs,MU Painting Meditation,Yolande Milan Batteau, Wind Song Soundscape-Najee Wilson, Guest Flautist, Inoa. 2022.


Movement

200 hr Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor, Ashtanga,  Iygengar and Rocket Yoga, 2020

Guest Teacher Series, The Practice Linda Lopes,Root To Rise- 60 min Virtual Yoga Class, November, 2020

Guest Teacher Series, Ganesh Space,Chakra Flow-60 min Virtual Yoga Class, May 2021

Oak & Palm Movement With Najee, Yoga Practice,Small Group and Private Clients, 2021

Heal Haus, Yoga Practitioner, Ashtanga,Iygengar and Rocket Yoga, 2021

Weeksville Heritage Center- Rest & Restore-Yin Yoga Series, Yoga and Drumming/Live Soundscapes


Design

Calico Wallpaper, Creative Director/ Product Designer,Wabi,Night,Willow,Aurora,Brasscloth, Lunaris,Inverted Spaces,, Brooklyn NY, 2013-2016


Exhibitions/Installations

Converse Rubbertracks, Recording Artist in Resident, Taupe Y Beige, 2016-2017

Black Skin/Shibori Mask-BS/SM, Mix Medium Installation ,BLK Design X NYC Design Week June 2018

Highly Viscous Various Materials- Buy Some Damn Art (Online Exhibition) September 2018

Black Skin/Shibori Mask(BS/SM) The New Black Vanguard - Photography Between Art and Fashion Aperture Foundation- October 2019

Blaze of Glory-BS/SM, Mix Medium Installation, In Support of Boutique, 2019

An Evening With Muses- Sessions and Gallery Show, Yumemi Arai (collaborator) ,Artist Residency, Ace Hotel NYC Fall 2019

Solitude:In A Landscape,Art Installation/Film Screening,Live Sound Bath Performed by Ben Brown, Naval Cemetery Landscape, Brooklyn NY, 2021


Talks/Lectures/Labs

Listen & Heal Stories of Healing in the BIPOC Community, Hosted by Ganesh SPACE, Febuary 2021

The Gaze as Inspiration- Pattern Brands Artist Talks, Emmett Shine, October 2020

 Podcast Race Capitol - Meet The Muse behind the Monument, Chelsea Higgs Wise, Moderator Jasmine Marley, December 2019

Computer Technology Week Virginia- Children’s Science Museum , Code VA ,Richmond VA December 2019

Central Park II School, Guest Speaker , Representation in Art- Rumors of War Q&A Harlem, NY 2019

Binford Middle School- Guest Speaker-Representation In Art- Richmond VA December 2019

The Black Iris- Najee, Artist Inspirations . Richmond VA, December 2019

Candela Gallery- In Conversation With Najee Wilson Richmond VA. December 2019


Costuming/Styling

Kalup Linzy As Da Art World Might Turn , Backdrop Artist, 2013

Kalup Linzy Live: Art Jobs and Lullabies , Costume Designer, Joe’s Pub, 2014

Capsule Collection- Print All Over Me X Calico Wallpaper X Sword Smith Brooklyn 2015

Fusilier- Dueling EP Cover, Hand Dyed Mask, 2018

Black Skin Shibori Mask , Photographic Portrait Series (w/Justin French) 2017

The Hip Hop Nutcracker, Tapped Performance at New Jersey Center of Performing Arts , Snowflake Costumes, Costume Designer 2019

The Curfew, Stage Dance Performance,The Joyce Theatre NYC, Costume Designer, 2019

A Better Half, Short Film ,Dark Comedy ,Costumer Designer 2019


Music- Singer Songwriter

Move Your Body, Music by Taupe Y Beige, Singer/ Songwriter, Violet & Violet Productions 2018

Look and See, Music By Taupe Y Beige , Singer/Songwriter , Vibe Inn Productions 2017

Lament Marathon- LP , Singer /Songwriter , Violet & Violet Productions
Unpublished Album 2020


Awards/Acknowledgements 

First Artist to Create a Site Specific Art Installation at The Naval Cemetery Landscape, Solitude: In A Landscape, 2021

New York City Artist Corps Grantee, Solitude: In A Landscape, 2021

Honored by Richmond City Council, Councilwoman,Kimberly B. Gray-Arts Education Welcoming Rumors of War, December 2019

Architizer Award 2015 Popular Choice - Wall-coverings -Best In Show Calico Wallpaper 

Architectural Digest- Innovative Booth Design Spring 2015 (Calico Wallpaper)


Past Exhibitions

Architectural Digest  Home Show February 2013-2014

International Contempoary Furniture Fair, 2013-15

Salone De Mobile, Spazio Rossana Orlandi Milan, Calico Wallpaper X BCXSY, Inverted Spaces April 2015

London Design Week Mallett 150th Anniversary September 2015  

Sight Unseen Offsite May 2013 & 2014

Kips Bay Showhouse April 2015


Media

Untapped New York,
Solitude:In A Landscape,16 New Public Art Installations In NYC September 2021,Irene Madrigal

They Seem Cool: Najee Wilson, The Cut, Editor Devine Blacksher, Photography Director Liane Radel, Fashion Direction Rebecca Ramsey, August 2020

An Evening With Muses, Art This Week: Sci-fi Meets Reality and Holiday Shows, Cassidy Graves, Bedford and Bowery, December 2019

Making New Histories: Rumors Of War Sculpture Unveiled In Richmond | VPM NPR News

Richmond Replaces Confederate Statue With One Of Black Man | Black America
Web


Richmond middle school students meet man who helped inspire ‘Rumors of War’ sculpture NBC 12

Race Capitol- Meet The Muse Behind the Monument- Chelsea Higgs Wise, Moderator Jasmine Marley, Richmond Va. 2019

Muse who inspired ‘Rumors of War’ speaks to Richmond students | WTVR.com


London Design Festival: The Art of making Innovative Wallpaper By Brooke Bobb, Vogue Online, 2015