Born into a family of photographers and writers, Wilkins learned her craft from watching her father, a photographer and professional film editor, document their family life in the 60s and 70s, as her grandmother Winifred kept detailed diaries of their daily life that was in direct conflict of the reality of the family secrets. The incongruity of Wilkins’ family life steered her towards a practice in research methodology based in social work theory and Henry David Thoreau’s transcendentalist philosophy. She often attempts to convey genuine emotion through her photography by playing with scale, inviting the viewer to draw close to see the constructed reality. Wilkins draws from a varied history of music, film and literature.
Wilkins is an artist, curator, and writer living in Cleveland, Ohio with work held in collection locally, nationally and internationally. In 2012, she created a unique, dynamic non-profit arts organization, The Cleveland Print Room, conceiving it