Sherre Wilson Liljegren is a painter, photographer, and mixed media artist. She received her BFA at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in Painting and Printmaking, before earning an MS in Art Education at Massachusetts College of Art. Wilson-Liljergen has shown her work internationally, exhibiting her ethereal landscapes and interiors of Nantucket, England, Spain, Mexico, Wyoming and the Arctic.
“I work from the idea of environments that are real, imagined and inherently unstable; inspired by natural phenomena, fragments of memory, unexpected encounters. The paintings evolve from interwoven collected imagery and describe a journey through landscape, interior space and memory. The weight of time is offset by the drama and urgency of the quickly vanishing moment. Walking in the landscape is central to my process. I draw inspiration from my photographs and drawings with pastel and oil. Occasionally I create an environment in the studio, using a small aquarium as a contained space. I combine inkjet prints, water, ice, glass and projected light, then photograph the experiment and use this photograph as a reference for my painting.”
In the late 90’s she revamped the adult painting classes at the Gardner-Perry facility, later serving on the AAN board from 2009 to 2018. Residencies include two Visual Artist Residency Fellowships at Vermont Studios Center, and most recently completed The Arctic Circle Residency’s Art and Science expedition to the High Arctic in 2019.