Turning flat images into sculptural objects, Letha Wilson's photographs in relief and site-specific installations draw attention to the relationship between architecture and nature. Shots of American landscapes – reddish canyons, the ocean, lush vegetation – are cut and folded like an accordion into wall-hung pieces whose cavities and slashes possess the physicality of Gordon Matta-Clark's or Lucio Fontana's interventions. With layers of concrete or bases of cement, Wilson's works are a manmade contrast to the natural subjects of her prints, while their final textures also refer back to natural terrains.
Letha's artwork has been shown at many venues including Mass MoCA, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Socrates Sculpture Park, International Center of Photography, Hauser and Wirth, Marianne Boesky Gallery, and the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2018 Letha was a resident at the MacDowell Colony, and her residencies include Headlands Center for the Arts, Yaddo, Bemis Center of Contemporary Art, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Letha has been awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts grant, and a Jerome Foundation Travel Grant.