SAY WHAT: William Wylie
September 16, 2010 | 6:00 PM
Merrill Gilfillan: A native of Ohio, MG has lived in the American West since 1980. He is the author of a dozen collections of poetry and seven books of prose, both short stories and essays, many of which engage the western landscape, its cultures, implications, and psychologies. Recent titles include UNDANCEABLE and THE BARK OF THE DOG (poems) and RIVERS AND BIRDS (essays regarding various American places.) He currently resides in Denver.
William Wylie received an MFA from The University if Michigan in 1989. He has published four books of his photographs, Riverwalk (University Press of Colorado, 2000), Stillwater (Nazraeli Press, 2002), Carrara (Center for American Places, 2009), and Route 36 (Flood Editions, 2010) all concerned with landscape and place. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in photography in 2005 and a Colorado Individual Artist Fellowship in 1998. His photographs and films have been shown both nationally and internationally, including A Complex Eden at The Museum of Fine Art, St. Petersburg, FL, 100 Great American Photographs at The Amon Carter Museum. Fort Worth, TX, and Forged Power at Arizona State University Art Museum. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Yale University Art Museum, among others. He lives in Charlottesville where he teaches photography at the University of Virginia.