E. LEE WILSON JR.
Originally from western Kentucky, and having spent most of his adult life in the Nashville, Tennessee area, E. Lee Wilson, Jr. moved to the sunshine state of Florida in 2016 to pursue a full-time art career. With a background in fine art, graphic design and advertising from Murray State University and a BA in Computer Graphics from Southern Illinois University, he has always enjoyed blending art and science. Since 2014, Lee has been creating and developing a series of science-based artwork, called “Cosmos”, that he has been using to introduce science concepts in astronomy, planetary science, and even astrophysics. He is developing ways to integrate his artwork with STEAM programs, and exploring how his artwork can help further those the goals of those programs. Lee is a member of the National Space Society, the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA), and the Brevard Cultural Alliance (space coast of Florida), as well as a past member of The Planetary Society. He has shown his Cosmos artwork at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, the Eastern Florida State College Planetarium and Observatory, Spacefest IX and X, in Tucson, Arizona, and for the Space for Art Foundation and Constellation Foundation, as well as in several fine art galleries in the southeastern United States. He is had recently created a new science-based art exhibition, in conjunction with the Space for Art Foundation, for the summer and fall of 2020 for the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Tampa, Florida.