When you enter the world of Stephen Wilson’s studio, it is like stepping into a contemporary art factory. The tools he uses to create his intricate works are perfect merger of technology and his creativity. he says that “The medium is the message.” He uses fabric, thread, sculptural 3D printing, laser engraving, and painting to create his unique pieces. Each line and element is created with thread on top of luxurious fabrics. Some of his pieces contain millions of embroidery stitches and take hundreds of hours to create. Fashion influence is prevalent in his pieces. The fabrics used include Hermès silk, Chanel wool, fabrics by Marc Jacobs, Oscar De La Renta, Vera Wang, Ralph Lauren, Versace, Dolce & Gabanna, and Brunello Cucinelli. He is influenced by contemporary art, pop art, street art, graffiti, and iconography, as well as traditional quilting and handicrafts. 

Stephen Wilson is a conceptual artist known for work that blends a high fashion influence, traditional quilting, and Americana. He has been an industry leader in both the fashion embroidery and home embroidery world, as well as an industry speaker, writer, and educator. His pieces have been included in solo gallery exhibitions, group exhibitions, and museum shows, and are collected by art enthusiasts worldwide

Born and raised in Hoboken, New Jersey, Stephen Wilson is a conceptual artist whose unique medium carries his message. Blending luxury fabric, 3D-printed sculptures, laser-engraved acrylics, and highly detailed embroidery pieces, Wilson’s manipulation of multiple materials produces wholly original works of art. His early career in the commercial fashion industry, along with a wildly successful embroidery software company, has equipped Wilson with a range of technical skills. His work channels Americana, high fashion, and traditional crafts and is influenced by pop art, street art, graffiti, and iconography, as well as traditional quilting and handicrafts.

The New Gallery of Modern Art offers a range of artwork that educates, supports local endeavors, builds collections and importantly, introduces the Southeast to new aesthetics. The New Gallery of Modern Art offers a selection of graphic works by Picasso, Chagall, Dali, Miro, Matisse, Basquiat, Lichtenstein, and Warhol. To complement its portfolio of 20th-century Modern Masters, the New Gallery also showcases internationally known contemporary artists such as Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor, Hunt Slonem, Erik Jones, James Verbicky, and Robert Mars, as well as renowned local and regional artists including Maja Godlewska, Stephen Wilson, Shaun Cassidy, Charles Williams, Barbara Schreiber, and Isaac Payne.

NGMA aims to develop Charlotte’s taste for art and the collector’s spirit by offering artworks of the highest museum quality. The gallery offers advice on purchasing art objects, along with private displays and exhibits. Among our well established services are in-home consultations, private exhibition previews, and a corporate art loan program.

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