Joseph Wilson uses photography to explore interactions between perception, memory, and the material world through the sustained observation of the places and things which bear our trace. It is through this process that he asks of memory, of the world around us, and of photographs themselves: what is it that persists?


BA (Hons) Photography 2016. Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh

Technician, Stills Centre for Photography, Edinburgh
Tutor, Stills Centre for Photography, Edinburgh
Studio Manager, Studio Reto Schmid, Paris
Photography Graduate Studio Assistant, Edinburgh College of Art

Solo Exhibitions
Fell em Doon, FOTOSPACE, Fife, 2018
Fell em Doon, Woodhorn Museum, Ashington, 2017-2018

Group Exhibitions
We Live By Industry, CANactions, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kiev, 2017
A History of Edinburgh's Faith Communities, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, 2017
Heels Overhead, Izolyatsia, Kiev, 2017
Technically Speaking, TENT Gallery, Edinburgh, 2017
Notes from Summer, McNaughton's, Edinburgh, 2017
Custom Made, Cutsom House, Leith, 2016
Fell em Doon, ECA Degree Show, Edinburgh College of Art, 2016
Drawing on Drawing, Edinburgh College of Art, 2016
ESAF, City Art Centre, Edinburgh, 2016
Low Risk Occupiers, St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh, 2016
The Open Studio (Net WT). Kentish Town, London, 2015
Out of Step, Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh, 2015
No Mans Land, Chaplaincy, Edinburgh, 2014

Correspondences with the World, NorthumbriaUniversity, 2021
Correspondences with the World, University of Nottingham, 2021
Guest Critic, Northumbria University, 2018
Ruins, Woodhorn Museum, 2018
Liminal Landscape, Northumbria University, 2016
Project Development, Edinburgh Photographic Society, 2015

Deciduous Ambivalent (with George Douglas), Mutual, edition of 50, 2019
Private Property (with George Douglas), Out of the Blue Press, edition of 50, 2017
A Kind of Symmetry, Out of the Blue Press, edition of 60, 2016
Fell em Doon, Handmade edition of 9, 2016

Awards & Honours
Visual Artist and Craft Maker Award, Creative Scotland, 2022
Richard and Siobhan Coward Foundation Grant, 2022
Andrew Grant Bequest Scholarship, University of Edinburgh, 2016
Ideastap Innovators Fund Award, 2016

Using Format