Arthur Wilinski is a filmmaker and visual artist based in San Francisco. His films have been hailed as pioneers of “Exquisite Corpse” filmmaking by Variety and The New York Times and his sculptures are on exhibit in museums and venues worldwide.
In 1996, Wilinski founded Shotwell Film, a San Francisco art and design production house. Shotwell quickly became the destination for independent film and production art in San Francisco. His first feature film, “The Orange Thief,” was shot on location in Sicily. It received widespread critical acclaim and won audience awards at both the 2006 Mill Valley and Woodstock Film Festivals (among many others). Wilinski has recently exhibited his three-dimensional work at NY MOMO (PS1), the St. Louis Museum of Contemporary Art and the 2012 Whitney Biennial.
"The way I look at it, all art making is about the same. That is, creating it...or the force behind creating it is the same. Making a meal (perhaps the finest art) can be as artistic as a feature film. It just doesn't take as long. "