BIOGRAPHY

  • Over the past thirty years Lee Wildgen has been involved in sculptural design-build in a wide variety of industries and venues including museums, hotels, restaurants, advertising, film and television as well as private commissions. Included below is a selection of productions to which he has contributed a variety of special effects props and services.
  • Education.

    Film program - Concordia University, Montreal 1977, 19978

    Sculpture - Three Schools, Toronto, 1979

    Art Students League - New York City 1987

    Sculpture Centre -New York City 1988, 1989

    Computer graphics - George Brown College, Toronto, 1992, 1993

  • Film and Television Special FX / Props.

    “My Babysitter’s a Vampire” (2010 – 2011) Prop designer / builder.

    “IIFA” Awards (2011) Set props designer / builder.

    "Flashpoint" (2007 – 2011) Prop designer / builder.

    “Resident Evil: Afterlife” (2010) Special FX prop designer /builder.

    “Deadliest Sea” Working Scale model ship builder.

    “Regenesis” (2004 – 2008) Prop designer / builder.

    “Relic Hunter” 2001 – 2002. Special prop (Relics) designer & builder.

    “The Fly” (1986) Special FX technician.

    “Salvador” – 1986. Special FX sculptor

    “Threshold” 1981. Prosthetics sculptor / Special effects key.

 

  • Sculpture Exhibits.

    1980 1983 Circle Arts Gallery - Toronto : various group shows

    1984 1988 A. Gasiunasen Fine Art - Toronto : various group shows

    1988 Sculpture Centre, New York City

    1989 Odon Wagner Gallery - Toronto

    1990 Odon Wagner Gallery - Scottsdale, Arizona

    1991-1999 A. Gasiunasen Fine Art W. Palm Beach, Florida : various group shows

  • Sculpture Commissions.

    Design and construction of framed and monumental sculpture for "Pangaea” restaurant, Toronto

    Design, execution and mechanicals of interior figurative and monumental sculpture for "Acrobat Bar & Grill”, Toronto

    Design and execution of interior sculpture elements for "Still Life" night club, Toronto.

    Design and execution of bronze sculpture for "Vogue Bra", New York, Toronto.

    Design and execution of centre piece sculpture for "Pangaea" Restaurant, Toronto.

    Design and construction of "The Rivoli" restaurant, Toronto.

    Design and execution of monumental wall reliefs and entryway for the “Watermark” restaurant atop  the “Niagara Falls Hilton” hotel.

  • Collections.

    The McGill Club, Toronto

    Goodman & Goodman Law Firm, Toronto

    Hallmark Co. Toronto

    Thibadeau Design, Toronto

    Saffer Advertising, Toronto

    Cogan Corp. Toronto

    Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto

    Victoria Secret, New York City