May Wilson (American, 1905-1986) was a visual artist and a prominent figure in the 1960s and 70s feminist and correspondence art movements. Wilson used humour frequently in her art, and is well recognized for her collages and junk bricolages, in particular her Ridiculous Portrait photocollages. Wilson worked primarily as a homemaker and on rearing her two children in her early adult life, while maintaining a painting-based arts practice. It was not until she was 42, when her son Williams S. Wilson introduced her via mail to Ray Johnson, that she became involved with a group of avant-grade artists and started participating in correspondence art in earnest. At the age of 61, she decided to leave her suburban life behind and move to New York City to be a full-time artist. Some would even refer to her as the “Grandma Moses of the Underground.” Wilson’s innovative use of deconstruction, reconfiguration and adaptability of a wide range of materials offered new perspectives on abstraction. Her work has been shown widely and is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum of Art, among others. Recent exhibitions include Ridiculous Portraits at the Morristown Museum and Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958-1968 at the Brooklyn Museum.