Chris Wilson

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A resident of Baltimore and New York City, Chris Wilson works as a visual artist and a social justice advocate. His artwork, collected and displayed internationally, investigates societal injustices, human relationships, and public policies. Chris is also the founder of the Chris Wilson Foundation, which supports social entrepreneurs and prison education, including re-entry and financial literacy for returning citizens, as well as art-related programs.

While imprisoned for sixteen years, from the age of 17, Chris earned his high school diploma, graduated from all of the vocational shops, and earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Sociology from Anne Arundel Community College. He also taught himself to speak and write in several foreign languages, became a mentor, and started a career center and book club. He is a NYT Bestselling author of “The Master Plan” about the journey from his life in prison to a life of purpose.