Bob Wilson

Originally from Detroit, I majored in sculpture at the University of Michigan.
My career was as an advertising art director, cars, of course.

While I worked, I kept my hand in carving shorebirds, ducks and small Carl Andre influenced abstract sculptures.

17 years ago, when I retired and moved from Detroit to the East End, the cultural shock I experienced led me to photograph “The Hamptons”. 

The work I did culminated in a Best of Show at the East End Arts council, work displayed at Peter Marcelle’s Hampton Road Gallery, and a show at Canio’s Gallery in Sag Harbor.

In 2014 I saw Carl Andre’s retrospective at DIA Beacon which renewed my interest in his and my sculpture, resulting in the work you see here.


Following Andre’s practice of working with unmodified existing materials like small sheets of metal, bricks and blocks of wood, I began constructing wall sculptures with readily available wood blocks. To add another level of interest, I painted the constructions.

Last year I received an Honorable Mention for one of my wall pieces at the Guild Hall Members Show.

My work has recently evolved into free standing sculptures. Where will they go next?  I can’t wait to find out.  

Bob Wilson
102 Laurel lane
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
631-725-8510, Cell 631-806-4557