C.K. Wilde received a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1995, and lives and works in Los Angeles. He is well known for his accomplished work in collage. However, his handmade books are in various public collections such as the Bibliotecha Alexandria, Egypt; the Boston Athenaeum; the Boston Public Library, Rare Books; The Brooklyn Museum of Art Library; The California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; The Museum of Modern Art Library, NY; Scripps College, Claremont, CA; Smithsonian Library; UCLA Clark Library; Victoria and Albert Museum Library, London; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Stanford University Libraries; as well as numerous private collections.

Wilde has lectured at NYU, and has taught at Cooper Union, NY; the Center for the Book Arts, NY; Pratt Institute, Brooklyn; Murakviovka Park Ecological Camp, Amur Region, Russia; and V.A.S.T. Art School, Thimphu, Kingdom of Bhutan. He has curated numerous exhibitions including at University of Wisconsin, Parsons School of Design, NY; University of Massachusetts, Amherst; and at Bryn Mawr College. Wilde has exhibited at the Rosamund Felsen Gallery since 2010.