Hugh Wilson is a painter, writer and photographer. He has painted in the coal mines in West Virginia, cut lettuce with migrant workers at the US-Mexico border, lived with Tuareg in the Sahara and documented Haitian migrant workers in the Dominican Republic..
His painting travels began when the US Ambassador to Algeria invited him to travel and paint for an exhibition at the US Embassy in Algiers. It was in the remote south of the country that Hugh developed his love for portraiture and crossing cultural barriers. .
Hugh's paintings have been exhibited in Algeria, France, the Dominican Republic and the USA. His paintings, photography and writings have been published in Good Morning America, Fodors, Big Sky Journal, Narratively, Labletter and through a collection of his poetry: Batey Cacata. .
Hugh received a BA in Economics from Duke University and an MFA in Painting from the New York Academy of Art.
Write-up by Sara Herman: Humanity As A Map: Portraits That Smell of Years and Sweat