Wilding was born in Colonia Primavera, Paraguay, in 1943 (British citizen, US permanent resident). She emigrated to the US in 1961. Wilding is an intermedia artist, writer, and educator, deeply engaged with radical teaching and learning and the intersections of feminist pedagogy, social justice, cyberfeminism, and ecology.

Teaching: Cooper Union (1985–1995); Carnegie Mellon (1995–2002); Chair, Performance Art, SAIC (2002–2011); Visiting Scholar, Pembroke Center, Brown University (current); Graduate Faculty, MFA in Visual Art, VCFA (1992–present)

Awards & Grants: Art Matters (2016); WCA Lifetime Achievement Award (2014); Guggenheim Fellow (2009); Creative Capital grant (subRosa) (2003–2005); NEA artist fellowships (1987, 1989, 1998)


MFA - Performance/Installation/Feminist Art | CalArts

BA - Comparative Literature | University of Iowa

[pronunciation: Wilding as in "wild"]

Selected work

Parastoo Anoushahpour

Visiting Faculty, MFA in Visual Art

Eshrat Erfanian

Faculty Co-Chair, MFA in Visual Art

Michael Minelli

Faculty, MFA in Visual Art

Humberto Ramirez

Faculty, MFA in Visual Art