Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Will Wilson

William (Will) Wilson is a Diné photographer who currently manages The National Vision Project, a Ford Foundation-funded initiative at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe, NM.  Born in San Francisco in 1969, he spent his formative years living in the Navajo Nation.  Wilson’s complex and nuanced oeuvre fully developed while studying photography at The University of New Mexico (MFA, writing a dissertation on the photography of Milton S. Snow), as well as during his undergraduate studies at Oberlin College.  In 2007, Wilson won the Native American Fine Art Fellowship from the Eiteljorg Museum, and in 2010 he was awarded a prestigious grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.  Wilson is also an educator and has held visiting professorships at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Oberlin College and the University of Arizona.