Campbell Center Studio
Wesley Wofford is from a small rural town in Georgia and displayed an artistic talent at an early age. He enrolled in Valdosta State University’s BFA Program on a competitive art scholarship, but after several years of study decided to leave and head for Hollywood, California. Infatuated with hyperrealism, he pursued work in the motion picture industry creating realistic people, characters, and animals. His obsession with advanced translucent silicones led him to develop his own formulas and techniques, which in turn catapulted him to the forefront of the makeup effects industry. Wofford has worked on over 75 motion pictures and television shows including A Beautiful Mind, Hannibal, Batman and Robin, The Rock, and Collateral. He has personally worked with such actors as Robert De Niro, Tom Cruise, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Will Smith, and Russell Crowe. He has been featured in magazine articles and television coverage and has received many awards, including an Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as well as an Academy Award. In 2002, he became dissatisfied with the medium of film and moved to the mountains of North Carolina with his family to pursue fine art sculpture full time. He still works on the occasional film, but spends most of his time completing both public and private commissions as well as pursuing his own compositions. He organized a sculpture park within The Village Green near his home, where he is also the curator of a permanent collection and three Biennial Invitational Exhibitions. Wofford was invited to join The Bascom Board of Directors in Highlands, NC, and curated an Inaugural Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition there that opened May 2015. In August 2016, he was elected a Fellow in the National Sculpture Society and, in March 2015, he was awarded Signature Status with The Portrait Society of America and is an elected member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Portrait Sculptors Society of the Americas.