Bryan Wilson

Bryan McGovern Wilson (GL ‘09) is a multidisciplinary artist currently living and working in New York City.  He is interested in themes of the body, time, and alchemy.  As a visiting artist to RISD Glass, he presented past and current work, emphasizing the role material culture plays in artistic and social practice. His lecture centered ona performance at The Trinity Nuclear Test Site.  For the performance, Wilson dressed as Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer in search of Trinitite, a rare form of glass formed in the sand as a byproduct of nuclear weapons testing.  After his lecture, Wilson worked with a team of students in the Hot Shop, creating new glass elements to be included in future works.