Vicki Lynn Wilson was born in District Heights, MD and currently works in Portland, Oregon. She holds a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art and an MFA from Portland State University, both are in Sculpture. Vicki grew up in Virginia and at 16, began a three year apprenticeship to bronze and stone sculptor, Retha Walden-Gambaro. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University for a year of Foundation Art before moving to Oregon to finish school.
After receiving her BFA, Vicki worked for Michael Curry Design-a theatrical prop and costume workshop, and became a member of the Blackfish Gallery cooperative. Vicki’s work has also been included in shows at local galleries such as, Gallery Homeland, Disjecta and Froelick Gallery as well as shows in New York and California. Other projects have included participation in the Deitch Art Parade in New York City in 2007, a public installation at Tryon Creek State Park in 2008, and a summer Sculpture Residency at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan in 2008. Vicki often works collaboratively with her husband, John Larsen, and the two completed a commissioned public installation in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2010.
Since receiving her MFA in 2005, Vicki has been teaching Drawing and Sculpture. She is currently and Adjunct Professor at Portland State University and Portland Community College.