She held her first major solo exhibition in 1985 at the Serpentine Gallery, London. In 1991, a major retrospective of Wilding’s work, Alison Wilding: Immersion – Sculpture from Ten Years, was held at Tate Liverpool. She was nominated for the Turner prize in 1988 and 1992. Other notable awards include the Henry Moore Fellowship at the British School at Rome (1988); Joanna Drew Travel Award (2007); and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award (2008). Wilding’s work is in permanent collections at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; British Museum, London, UK; Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK; Musée de Beaux Arts, Calais, France; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK; Tate Collection, London, UK; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, among many others.
Wilding attended Nottingham College of Art, Ravensbourne College of Art and Design, and the Royal College of Art in London.
Alison Wilding was born in Blackburn, Lancashire and currently lives in London. Wilding is a sculptor who works with a variety of materials including, wood, stone, bronze, steel, wax, and silk.