Liliana Wilson, an immigrant from Chile who has been living and working in Austin, makes her statements with her art. As a first generation Latina immigrant, she addresses her concerns for the plight of humanity by looking at global issues: migration, climate change, and social justice. She reminds us, for example, that immigration is not just an American issue, it is a worldwide phenomena and the media provides daily evidence of tragic events affecting migrants. Every continent and most countries of the world are affected.
Liliana Wilson is unique in the world of Latino art. As a native of Chile, she represents a small minority among a rising and dynamic Latino population. Liliana developed artistically while living in Chile during a time of growing political repression and social turmoil.