Brandon Wilkinson is a Pacific Northwest based painter and academic reference librarian. His work often
utilizes photographic source materials to create landscape based work which tends toward
environmentalism and existential allegory.http://brandonwilkinson.com/
I broke up with a long-term girlfriend who I was cohabitating with at the beginning of the winter and found
myself, abruptly, homeless. I’ve been sleeping in my car and at friend’s houses since. This series of
photographs attempts to express the texture of that experience through snapshots of my everyday life.
The stigma of homelessness is alive and well, even as the displaced population in Portland continues to
grow in response to rising housing costs. I present these photos as evidence that living without a home
doesn’t need to mean living without dignity or joy. My art is an attempt to deepen and extend empathy…
mine and yours.
b. 1979 Redmond, OR
2001 BFA, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
2013 The Shore: Paintings and Drawings, K&F Coffee House, Portland, OR.
2010 Paintings, Emerge Interactive, Emerge Interactive, Portland, OR.
2009 Paintings, The Know, Portland, OR.
2008 Friends, Vices, and Fantasies, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR.
2007 Blackfish Group Show, Gallery 110, Seattle, WA.
2006 Blackfish Group Show, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY.
2005 New Paintings, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR.
2005 Affair at the Jupiter Hotel, Portland, OR.
2005 New members, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR.
2001 Erotic, Eager Wally Gallery, Portland, OR.
2001 PNCA Thesis Exhibit, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR.