Gallery Wild first opened its doors in 2018 in a small gallery space in downtown Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Carrie Wild and Jason Williams, gallery owners and artists themselves, put together a carefully curated collection of contemporary fine art inspired by wildlife, wild spaces and conservation. Gallery Wild was well received by the Jackson Hole community and quickly outgrew its modest space within months of its grand opening. Taking advantage of a prime location opening up, renovations quickly began in a new space that could house the growing collection of fine art from featured painters, sculptors, and photographers. You can now find Gallery Wild on the corner of Glenwood and Broadway in downtown Jackson Hole, Wyoming, directly across from the historic Wort Hotel, just one block from the town square. The gallery showcases an inspiring collection of contemporary art, displayed in a bright and inviting space. Each piece is inspired by nature, a love for wildlife, wild spaces and conservation. Our mission is to inspire our collectors and impassion others to help protect wildlife and wild places for future generations. Browse the collection online or walk through the gallery in person.
Carrie was raised on a small horse farm in Southern Michigan where she learned to respect, appreciate and love animals from a young age. Her childhood was spent riding horses, exploring the forests in search of wildlife and competing in horse shows. Along with her love of nature she developed a passion for art early in life. She studied and experimented drawing with different dry mediums including graphite, charcoal, colored pencil and soft pastel. Through her knowledge of horses and wildlife she developed a strong drawing technique focusing on the the anatomy and characteristics of each subject.
As a teen Carrie bought her first camera and began making photographs of her subjects as a foundation for her artistic vision. She uses her photography for inspiration as well as an excuse to spend more time in the field with the animals she loves. As witness to the wonders of nature and the countless heart pounding moments, she translates her experiences through the application of dramatic colors and presence in her paintings while maintaining realistic confirmation of the animal. With a contemporary style she hopes to create a relationship between the painting and its viewer as well as encourage a love for wildlife and wildlife art in modern design.Carrie is based in Jackson, Wyoming. After visiting for a summer, she immediately fell in love with the power of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and decided that there was no better place to be to realize her vision. Surrounded by the inspiration of wildlife, horses and wide open spaces she paints in her home studio at the edge of Grand Teton National Park.
Jason moved to Jackson Hole in 1999 to be a river guide on the Snake River. He immediately fell in love with the place and began working the winters as a snowmobile guide in Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding forest. It was through all his time in the field that Jason realized it was time to jump into photography full time. He founded Jason Williams Photography in 2005 has been a professional wildlife photographer and freelance writer since then. Jason is also the founder and CEO of Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris and has been guiding wildlife and photography safaris, snowmobile trips, scenic floats and whitewater river trips throughout the greater Yellowstone ecosystem for over 18 years. His field of experience includes scuba diving, caving, rock climbing, backpacking, backcountry skiing, canoeing, sailing, snowmobiling, and whitewater rafting.
Jason's work has been published in dozens of international, national and regional publications including the Washington Post, Powder Magazine, Western Art and Architecture, BC Business, Frommer’s, Plain and Valley, Teton Journal and Jackson Hole Explorer magazine.
Jenny grew up in Ithaca, NY, a region of beautiful lakes and lush woods that fulfill any little kid’s setting of fantasy adventures. She attended Cornell University where she studied Natural Resources and Animal Science. Following college, Jenny came to Jackson Hole and worked for the National Park Service as a bear management ranger in Grand Teton National Park. Having never been west, she was immediately hooked on the stunning Teton mountain range and the abundance of wildlife in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Wanting to dive more into research, she was given the opportunity to do field work with Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project, studying mountain lions. Little did she know this would start her down a path of working with big cats for years to come. Jackson Hole has been her home on and off since 2011, when she wasn’t in Mexico working with cougars and Mexican gray wolves or working for the National Park Service near Los Angeles studying urban mountain lions.
Jenny's passion for wildlife is only heightened by the opportunity to share it with people, which is how she came to be Gallery Wild's Assistant Manager also known as the Doer of All Things a.k.a. "Gallery Ninja." Working in wildlife art and tourism through guiding with our sister company, Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris, has become a pairing that Jenny loves. Educating and inspiring people to protect and conserve wildlife and open spaces is what we do best. Jackson is her home year-round now and when she's not at the gallery, you can find her living the “Jackson Hole life” doing yoga, hiking, biking, swimming, climbing, boating, skiing, snowshoeing and tracking wildlife!
Tessa has lived all over the United States, but her almost yearly trips to Jackson Hole, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park have remained a consistent part of her childhood and adult life. Tessa graduated from Virginia Tech with a BFA in visual communication design and a minor in art history. She skipped her graduation ceremonies to fulfill her dream of moving out to Wyoming and working on a dude ranch in Grand Teton National Park. Tessa worked as a Wrangler leading rides through the park and fell even more in love with the area. Although she was living the dream riding horses for 5+ hours a day through herds of elk and bison, Tessa wanted a job that would allow her to stay in Jackson Hole year round. This idea led her to search for something that combined art, design and wildlife. She found that match at Gallery Wild where she is surrounded by imagery of the same wildlife she saw out on the trails everyday.
Working as a Sales Associate for Gallery Wild, Tessa uses her familiarity of the area and design background to help collectors find pieces that resonate with them. So that just like her, they can take piece of the mountains with them.
In her free time you can find Tessa riding her horse Rooster through Grand Teton, shed hunting in the spring, hiking or illustrating children's books.