To view all works available by Artist Wesley Wofford visit artsy. Infatuated with creating hyper-realistic works as a young man, Georgia native Wesley Wofford’s artistic talents led him into the motion picture industry. Working on over 50 films of note, he is impressively the recipient of both Emmy and Academy awards, creating life-like animals and people in sculptural forms and developing new make up and special effect techniques. In 2002 Wofford refocused his career on his personal sculpture, work that allows him to have creative control of his art. Moving from the heights of perceived Hollywood glamour to the secluded mountains of North Carolina, Wesley is steadily producing a body of sculptural work that is evolving in physical size and aesthetic resonance.

Wesley Wofford, contemporary representational sculpture

I am looking for something, form and the human form intermixed-lines, balance, man as the larger abstraction. I want the viewer to feel the sculptor’s presence as they experience the piece.

Professional Affiliations

  • Elected Professional Member-National Sculpture Society
  • Elected Member-Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  • Professional Member-International Sculpture Center
  • Portrait Sculptors Society of the Americas-Professional Member Tri-State
  • Sculptors Association
  • American Medallic Sculpture Association
  • Brookgreen Gardens

Selected Awards

  • Caldwell Arts Council-2010
  • 25th Annual Sculpture Celebration
  • Judge’s Merit Award- Judge-Dr. Lawrence J. Wheeler-Director “The Realization”
  • North Carolina Museum of Art
  • The National Sculpture Society-2009
  • 76th Annual Exhibition Awards
  • The Beverly Hoyt Robertson Memorial Award for a work by a young sculptor.
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences-2005
  • Technical Achievement Award For the development of a special modified silicone material for makeup appliances used in motion pictures.
  • Academy of Television Arts and Sciences-2004-2005 Primetime Emmy Awards
  • Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Mini-Series, Movie or a Special
  • “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers”- HBO
  • Geoffrey Rush Prosthetics Designed and Applied By

Public Installations

  • Alvin Saunders Johnson Portrait-Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Sculpture for New Orleans-New Orleans, LA
  • The University of Georgia-School of Veterinary Medicine-Athens, GA
  • Emmy Hall of Fame-Burbank, CA
  • Frontier Motel, Lone Pine, CA
  • Holiday Inn-Nationwide
  • Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Kissimmee, FL
  • Intercontinental Hotels Group Corporate Headquarters-Atlanta, GA
  • Dawghouse Grill-Savannah, GA-Multiple installations
  • Kemmons Wilson, Inc.-Memphis, TN
  • Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce-Lone Pine, CA
  • North East Sales & Distribution, Inc-Winder, GA-Multiple installations
  • Summit Charter School-Cashiers, NC
  • Wake Forest-Rolesville High School-Wake Forest, NC

Selected Publications

  • "See Balestiere sculpture in the making on Labor Day at the Village Green," Story by: Kelly Donaldson, Cashiers Chronicle – August 28, 2013
  • "N.C. sculptor will make bust for the Hall of Fame," Story by David Hendee, World Herald Bureau, Lincoln, Nebraska – August 2013
  • "Finding the Form – Collecting Sculpture," American Art Collector – July 2012
  • "Last Page," Story by Anna Rice, WNC Magazine – March/April 2011
  • "To the Movies and Back: A Sculptor’s Education," Story by Jodie A. Shull, Sculpture Review – Fall 2009
  • Cover Contest – Runner Up, Artsync Magazine – March 2009

Selected Exhibitions

  • The Bascom, Solo Exhibition, “Beneath the Surface”, May 24-August 17, 2014
  • “Modern Figurative”, Spazio 522-Solo Exhibition, Chelsea, NYC, May 3-July 14, 2012
  • The National Sculpture Society-76th Annual ExhibitionNew York City, NY, February 16- May 29, 2009
  • Brookgreen Gardens, Pawley’s Island, SC, June 27th-August 23rd, 2009
  • Stamford Downtown Sculpture Exhibition “Roam Around”Stamford, CT, June 2009-September 2009
  • Asheboro Downtown Sculpture Show Asheboro, NC, January 2009-January 2010
  • Sculpture in the Riverwalk Bradenton, FL, January 2008-January 2009
  • Exposed-Nudes in Art 2007 Litmus Gallery, Raleigh, NC, November 2007
  • Portraits-Public and Private The National Sculpture Society New York City, NY, March 2003-June 2003