“My Work represents a medley of different textures that stimulate the senses, making the art not just a thing of beauty to be admired from a distance, but something we can feel connected to through the expression of touch.  It’s a way of revealing an image without actually being able to control it, letting it come about itself.

The work varies in shapes with 1 to 4 inches of wax built up on the surface.  Their elegant abstract details invoke minimalist historical references that are surprisingly compelling.  The results are unrecognizable surfaces that encourage kind of curiosity as to their function as paintings.

Minimalism can be defined as the perfection that an artifact achieves when it is no longer possible to improve it by subtraction.  This is the quality I want to achieve with the texture of the encaustic. Every component, every detail and every function has been reduced or condensed to the essential.  The simplicity of my work explores the possibility of working creatively without disrupting the purity of the material.”

LeRone Wilson


Birthplace:  Crown Heights, New York 1968


Selected Exhibitions

Museum of Biblical Art, NYC
African American Museum, Dallas, TX
The Breakwater, Art Basel, Miami, FL
Spring/Break Art Show, NYC
Phillips Auction House, Artist in Residence, NYC
Opera Gallery, London, England
Opera Gallery, Paris, France
Gallery Nine5, NYC
Rush Arts Gallery, NYC
Sascha Finelli Gallery, NYC
Samuel Akainyah Gallery, Chicago, IL
Gallery 312, Chicago, IL
Spices Gallery, Chicago, IL
Spencer Gallery, Chicago, IL
Kent Law School, Chicago, IL
Maddox Gallery, London, England
Harlem Biennale, NYC
G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Chicago, IL


Selected Collections 

Museum of Biblical Art, NYC
African American Museum, Dallas, TX
Oxford Properties, 450 Park Avenue, NYC
Jerry Speyer
Mary Boone
Reginald Van Lee
Peggy Cooper Kafritz
Richelieu Dennis
John Hannan
Michael Gross
Kate and Alexander Brodsky