About the Photographer
Wilson, Helena Chapellín
US resident, b. 1941, Venezuela
For more than twenty years, Helena Chapellín Wilson has created a body of images with figure, object, and spatial relationships that arrest moments from the rhythm of reality. Utilizing the nineteenth-century process of gum bichromate printing, Wilson shapes compositions based on nature, dreams, and the passage of time.
Chapellín Wilson was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and received her university training in architecture both there and in Italy, holding a BA in photography from Columbia College Chicago (1976). Her work is included in numerous collections, including The Art Institute of Chicago; the Illinois State Museum, Springfield; and the International Center of Photography, New York, among others. Her photographs have also been exhibited at such venues as The Art Institute of Chicago and The National Gallery of Art, Caracas.