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Gregory Warren Wilson in Conversation with Joanna Bird

The Joanna Bird Foundation produced a short film with Gregory Warren Wilson in which he discussed his artistic process and his new mosaics for Collect 2021.

Gregory Warren Wilson is a prize-winning poet, published author, renowned violinist, and visual artist. His most recent work in glass is the culmination of twenty-five years of design. By working on multiple layers of glass set within deep frames, he enables light to interact spatially with the glass, making his work sculptural in its concerns. He balances colour in such a way that each design appears definitively resolved, while at the same time maintaining its asymmetry.

His career began by training at the Royal Ballet School, he danced at Covent Garden, then studied violin and composition at the Royal College of Music. As a violinist, he was a member of the Razumovsky Quartet and the London Mozart Players. He has worked with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and the Opera House in Florence. His solo exhibition of abstract designs, Paper Mosaics, has been shown in London, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. Warren Wilson’s collection of poetry, The Mercury Fountain (Enitharmon, 2008) was awarded an Arts Council Grant. He has tutored for the Arvon Foundation and founded the Raphael Press. He has also taught courses on art and poetry at The National Gallery, Tate Britain and The Courtauld Gallery.