E. Piatt Wilson is an artist currently practicing in New York City. After earning a Masters of Architecture from Yale University as well as her Masters of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art, E. Piatt Wilson creates sculptures to capture the way in which we perceive and interact with our environment in relationship to new media and digital technology. In addition to working at SFAI, E. Piatt Wilson was selected to create works at the following artist residencies : Anderson Ranch Arts Center, the Vermont Studio Center, the Jentel Foundation and Haystack School of Arts and Crafts. In addition to being an artist, an architect and LEED accredited, E Piatt Wilson (AIA LEED) teaches Architecture at The Dalton School in New York City.
My work investigates how we relate to the landscape, how we understand space and define notions of place today. I am interested in how new technologies mediate our relationship with the land. Creating and installing cameras for viewing our environment, I explore the tensions between man-made and natural forms in making and planning, logical and illogical systems superimposed upon our environment. My work challenges this relationship between the internal and external experience of form and of our ever-increasing experience of the world in two dimensions. I explore ways in which the moving vehicle, moving image and the internet mediate our experience of the environment.
Continuing my body of work, I created orthographic drawings and laser cut basswood structures during my time at SFAI. My work here at SFAI captures 1) limitations of vision and knowledge within predefined and/ or rational systems presented by various mediating systems, 2) the juxtaposition and superimposition of artificial and natural growth systems in and on our environment, and 3) how we come to understand these viewing systems altogether. In a time when our relationship to the land is quickly changing, I further address contemporary issues of tourism, surveillance, land ownership, water rights and our changing relationship to the land.