Adam Daley Wilson
Artist, art lawyer, mediator for creatives, and mental health advocate.
Job Artist, Art Lawyer, Mediator
Lives In Arts District / Art Museum Area
Adam Wilson is an emerging artist, art lawyer, mediator for creatives / startups, and mental illness speaker / advocate. J.D., Stanford Law. As an artist, he makes large-scale text oil paintings and installations, video, and performance works. He was most recently invited to show two large-scale installs in New York (Nov 2018). His works are in private and corporate collections internationally. As an art lawyer, he advises all kinds of creatives, at all career stages, on contracts, intellectual property (IP), licensing, copyright / fair use / infringement, First Amendment / censorship, creative rights, moral rights, and more. 20 years in the law, including top law firms in SF, LA, and DC and a federal appellate clerkship. He has mediated about 200 small business disputes and lawsuits, and now focuses on mediation and dispute prevention for artists, creatives, and startups. Finally, as a mental illness advocate / public speaker, he addresses stigma, inclusion, recovery, and hope. For more, visit his art site, his art law site, his mediation site, and his speaking site. He also provides rapid-response art-business-law help to creatives here.
Why did you choose Portland? Long story short, Portland sort of chose me -- and I'm glad it did.
Who are Portlanders you admire and why? I particularly admire the many Portlanders who volunteer to make Congress Square Park one of the cultural hearts of the city.
What do you like to do with out-of-towners? I love seeing Maine's coast through the eyes of friends who visit.
Where's your "happy place" on the peninsula? Anywhere outside with my kids.
Do you have a serendipity spot? Where do you always bump into good people? You can't go wrong at any of Portland's coffee spots -- or Congress Square Park, see above.
I write fiction, short stories, and poetry. Lately, it's mostly haiku inspired by what I dream about at night.