Working primarily in spray paint and acrylic, Wise’s paintings fit somewhere between abstraction and representation. He avoids proper paint brushes, paints only on canvases laid flat on a table, and mixes mediums. He is motivated by an empty canvas, broad archetypal subjects and unconventional application techniques. His paintings can also be seen in recent issues of Mud Season Review, The Sonder Review, Prick of the Spindle, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, and Columbia Journal (forthcoming). Wise teaches film studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia and English at Missouri University of Science and Technology.