Gilberto Wilson and his family emigrated from Aruba in theNetherlands Antilles to the USA in 1968. His love for art was kindled in the 8th grade of his new home, Philadelphia, PA. He later gained a BFA from the CooperUnion School of Art in New York and went on to receive his MFA at the TylerSchool of Art, Temple University. After graduation he spent five years working as an apprentice at the Brandywine Workshop. While there he worked with artists like Romare Bearden, Benny Andrews and Richard Hunt, amongst others. A noted collagist and mixed media artist, Gilberto’s work speaks extensively about migration, longing, family, assimilation and rebirth. His paintings, photography and mixed media creations have been exhibited widely in many individual and groups shows. Gilberto’s work is a part of several private and public collections including the Schomberg Center for Research in BlackCulture, NYC and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA.