Fo Wilson - Columbia College Chicago

Fo Wilson

Associate Professor


Fo Wilson graduated with a MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design’s Furniture Design program in 2005 with a concentration in Art History, Theory and Criticism. She was the 2013-14 Inaugural Faculty Fellow for the Center for Black Music Research (CBMR) at the college. Prior to her graduate studies, she founded Studio W, Inc., a design consultancy with offices in New York and the San Francisco Bay area that won numerous awards for editorial and other communication design and art direction. Her furniture-based work is exhibited nationally, and her design work is included in the collection of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. She is an independent curator, lectures internationally about art, design and contemporary craft, and her writing has appeared in Nka: Journal for Contemporary African Art, the International Review of African American Art, Communication Arts, the AIGA Journal, Diasporic Women's Writing of the Black Atlantic (Routledge), and the self-published monograph The Baartman Diaries (2014) as well as other exhibition catalogues and publications. She is a founding board member of the Sylvia Harris Citizen Desgn Award, an annual distinction administered in conjunction with the AIGA and World Studio in New York.


M.B.A., Business Administration New York University 1997
M.F.A., Furniture Design Rhode Island School of Design 2005