Wilson is a graduate of the fine arts program at Illinois Central College, East Peoria, Illinois, and received his B. A. from the University of Illinois. He is a juried Illinois Artisan for Photography through the Illinois State Museum. During his 35 year professional career as a communication director and specialist, he was a generalist and executive ghost writer, photographer, designer, and media-relations manager. A regionalist photographer, his images have recently been juried into exhibitions in Rhinelander, Wisconsin; Portland, Oregon; Fulton, Missouri; Springfield and Freeport, Illinois, among others. His work can be viewed at stephencurtiswilson.com.