Harry Wilson


  • 1970 Master of Fine Arts, San Francisco Art Institute
  • 1966 Bachelor of Fine Arts, San Francisco Art Institute

Selected Exhibitions Solo

  • 2019  Photographs From The 1960s, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
  • 2013  The Museum Set, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA
  • 2008  Southern Light Gallery, Amarillo College, Amarillo, TX
  • 2007  Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV
  • 2005  Merced College Art Gallery, Merced, CA
  • 2002  Threshold of Darkness, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA
  • 2000  Baldwin Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
  • 1999  Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
  • 1997  San Luis Obispo Art Center, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • 1996  Jill Thayer Galleries, Bakersfield, CA
  • 1994  Southern Illinois University, Photography Gallery, Carbondale, IL
  • 1992  University of Nevada, Exit Gallery, Reno, NV
  • 1986  Eastern Washington Univ. Photography & Works on Paper Gallery, Cheney, WA
  • 1986  Spectrum Gallery, Fresno, CA
  • 1983  Utah State University, Fine Arts Gallery, Logan, UT
  • 1981  Rutger Gallery, Utica, NY
  • 1979  Cerro Coso Community College Gallery, Ridgecrest, CA
  • 1978  University of California Extension, San Francisco, CA
  • 1975  Focus II Photography Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1969  Bakersfield College Art Gallery, Bakersfield, CA
  • 1969  de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
  • 1967  San Francisco Photography Center, San Francisco, CA


  • 2009  Harry Wilson / Benjie Heu, Barbara H. Strong Gallery, College of the Sequoias, Visalia, CA
  • 2008  Harry Wilson / Laine Wyatt, Wiseman Gallery, Rogue Community College,
    Grants Pass, OR
  • 2006  Harry Wilson / Pamela Lanza, Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery, Monterey, CA
  • 2005  Harry Wilson / Chalita Robinson, Wylie Jones Gallery, Bakersfield College, Bakersfield, CA
  • 1988  Harry Wilson / Anthony Santolla, Chabot College Art Gallery, Hayward, CA
  • 1985  Harry Wilson / Rob Gisher, Creative Arts Center of Northern California, Chico, CA
  • 1978 Harry Wilson / Stu Rosner, Cambridge Photo Co-op, Cambridge, MA


  • 2023  Harry Wilson/Kurt Kuznicki/Richard Bednarski, Sierra Arts Foundation Gallery, Reno, NV
  • 2002  Divergent Expressions, Harry Wilson / Joel Grossman / Chris Beards, Kaneko Gallery, American River College, Sacramento, CA
  • 1986  Harry Wilson / Scott Areman / Jim Klukkert, St. Edward’s University, Rose Gallery,
    Austin, TX
  • 1984  The Urban Landscape, Harry Wilson / Skeet McAuley / Perry Small, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA
  • 1976  The Snapshot: Then and Now, Harry Wilson / Thomas Tenney / Nancy Rexroth, Focus Gallery, San Francisco, CA


  • 2020 Bay Area Current(ly), PhotoAlliance, San Francisco, CA online
  • 2018 The Golden State, Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2017 Geometry, Passport Gallery, online
  • 2016 Grayscale Wonderland II, BG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2013 Interplay: Bakersfield College Centennial Exhibit, Bakersfield, CA
  • 2012  Soapbox!: The Audience Speaks, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
  • 2011  Eye Gallery, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA
  • 2004  Wallworks: 21st Annual Juried Competition, L.A. Artcore, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1998  A Century of Art: Bakersfield 1898-1998, C.L. Clark Galleries, Bakersfield, CA
  • 1996  San Francisco Art Institute: 50 Years of Photography, Transamerica Pyramid Gallery,
    San Francisco, CA
  • 1993  Warm Truths and Cool Deceits: Photographs from the Permanent Collection, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
  • 1991  The Documentary: Social Commentary in Black and White, Bayfront Gallery,
    San Francisco, CA
  • 1987  Photographing Children: A National Juried Exhibition, Santa Fe Center for Photography, Santa Fe, NM
  • 1985  Highlights: Aspects of the Collection, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
  • 1985  Photo/Flow III, University Gallery, University of Texas, Arlington, TX
  • 1981  The Car Show, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 1981  Newcomers, Fresno Art Center, Fresno, CA
  • 1978  International Self-Portrait Invitational, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University,
    Tempe, AZ
  • 1978  The New Old West, Sanguine Suite, North Hollywood, CA
  • 1976  Photography & Language, Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1975  The Human Image: Sociology & Photography, State University of New York,
    Fredonia, NY
  • 1971  San Francisco Art Institute Centennial Exhibit, San Francisco, CA
  • 1968  Young Photographers, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
  • 1967  Photography for the Art in the Embassies Program, Focus Gallery, San Francisco, CA


  • Baldwin Photographic Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
  • California Museum of Photography, University of California, Riverside, CA
  • Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
  • Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
  • Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA


A 2016 Election Anthology, Agave Magazine, Alligator Juniper, Amelia, Apeiron Review, Artweek, Biostories Magazine, Barzakh, Black Mountain II Review, Cactus Heart, Cerise Press, Compose, Cutbank, Don't Take Pictures, Duende, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Folio, Fourteen Hills, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Meadow, Mendocino Review, Mud Season Review, New Mexico Photographer, No Elegies Poems by Lindsay Wilson, Owen Wister Review, PDN, Palooka, Paradise Review, Photo Communique, Photographer, Photography and Language, Photo Metro, Picturing Texts (W.W. Norton), Rattle, Riding Light, Rolling Stone, San Francisco Camera, Scree, Self-Portrayal, Shots, Slag Glass City, South 85 Journal, Stoneboat, Storm Cellar, Sukoon, Sundog Lit, The Sun, Thougthful Dog, Thrice Fiction, Zyzzyva


  • 1966-1971 Photography Instructor, San Francisco Photography Center, CA
  • 1971-2005 Professor of Art, Bakersfield College, Bakersfield, CA


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