Wilmer Wilson IV was born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1989. Wilson is an interdisciplinary artist working in Philadelphia, PA. In 2012 he was commissioned to create a suite of three public performances collectively titled Henry "Box" Brown: FOREVER for the 5x5 project in Washington, DC. He most recently performed his work From My Paper Bag Colored Heart at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in 2014. Wilson is represented in public and private collections internationally. He received his BFA in photography from Howard University in 2012.