WESLEY WOFFORD figurative sculptor
Emmy and Academy Award winning sculptor Wesley Wofford
represented by GALLERY FRANCE
works from his private studio in the National Forest of North Carolina. Wofford Sculpture Studio LLC, a 2,300 sq. ft. facility, is nestled with his home on a mountaintop in Cashiers. The studio is always filled with sculptures at various stages of completion, the large commissions occupying the same space as the portraits, commissions, gallery pieces, and maquette studies for submissions.
While he is in the studio, he is submerged in the work and it all speaks and informs both him and one another.
He continuously participates in both indoor and outdoor exhibitions throughout the country and also helped form a sculpture park in which he is the curator of a permanent collection and three biennial invitational exhibitions.
In 2011 he became an elected member of The National Sculpture Society, the oldest sculpture organization in the United States. Wesley’s fine art sculpture has begun to be recognized on a national and international level with various awards and publications celebrating and featuring his work.
Wesley is originally from a small rural southern town in Georgia and displayed an artistic talent at an early age. Upon graduating high school he entered the Valdosta State University BFA Program on a competitive art scholarship. After several years of study at VSU, Wesley began to feel frustrated with his college direction and decided to leave with his Associate Degree and head for Hollywood, California. Infatuated with hyperrealism, Wesley pursued work in the motion picture industry creating realistic people, characters, and animals.
His obsession with advanced translucent silicones led him to develop his own formulas and techniques, which in turn catapulted him to the forefront of the makeup effects industry. Wesley has worked on over 75 motion pictures and television shows. His credits include A Beautiful Mind, Hannibal, Batman and Robin, The Rock, and Collateral.
He has personally worked with such actors as Robert Deniro, Tom Cruise, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Will Smith, Chow Yun-Fat, and Russell Crowe. He has been featured in numerous magazine articles and television coverage and has received many awards, including an Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as well as an Academy Award.
In 2002, Wesley became dissatisfied with the medium of film and moved to the mountains of North Carolina with his wife and two children to pursue Fine Art Sculpture full time.
He still works on the occasional film to “keep a fresh perspective on both his sculpture and his psyche”, but spends most of his time completing both public and private commissions as well as pursuing his own compositions.
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