Chicago-based artist Titus Wonsey (b. 1989) mines and merges familiar objects to highlight human relationships to material. Employing repetition, misuse, and documentation, his interdisciplinary practice explores universal conceptual foundations. These shared ideologies, identities, and value systems deepen connections across communities, giving viewers access to unique perspectives and lived experiences through everyday forms and materials.
After over a decade of making music and participating in organized athletics, Wonsey’s formative artistic training began in 2010 during his apprenticeship at Theaster Gates Jr. ‘s studio. It was here he began thinking about the intersection of labor, commodification, and the mechanics of the body. He received his BFA from the University of Illinois-Chicago and continued on to receive his MFA in Art, Theory, and Practice from Northwestern University.