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Professor of Art
Miami UniversityHumanities & Creative Arts
Work 1601 University Boulevard Miami University Regionals – Hamilton Campus County: butler
hamilton OH 45011 United Stateswork
Work Phone: 513 785-3164work
Website: artist website
Roscoe Wilson was born and raised the United States, in northern Indiana and southern Michigan. His environmental values were shaped in this mostly rural Mid-western setting. Growing up in this region enabled Roscoe to experience nature and discover an awareness that only a forest, lake, and field can offer. He went on to receive a B.A. from Wabash College in Indiana, a M.A. in Painting/Printmaking from Purdue University in West Lafayette Indiana, and a M.F.A from the University of Wisconsin – Madison where he furthered his interdisciplinary education by studying Printmaking, Sculptural Installation, and Painting. While at UW he was able to study the history of environmentalism and drew inspiration for his artwork from former Wisconsin residents and environmental pioneers like John Muir and Aldo Leopold. Since 2003 he has taught at Miami University Regionals in Ohio and is currently a Professor of Art in the Department of Humanities and Creative Arts and Department of Art.
My work involves the dilemma of consumerism and waste in contemporary society. Consumerism is a natural attribute of the human condition. We consume to live but we do not need to live to consume. We can be more conscientious about what, why, and how much we consume and waste. We buy and sell, save, collect, and ultimately discard practically everything that is in our temporary possession. The problem originates when we buy habitually and compounds when we waste apathetically. We live in a throw away society that values the quick and easy over the re-useable. We desire the next great invention propagating planned obsolescence instead of sustainable products. These are serious issues that are only becoming more important as the world becomes more connected and our population soars.