Rose Wiley was born in 1934 in the UK. In 1956, she received a degree in design at Dover School of Art. Later, she attended Goldsmiths College (London, UK) and then lectured at Denbighshire Polytechnic College. In 1979, at the age of 45, the artist continued her education at the Royal College of Art (Master's program in Cultural History). Since the 1980s, Wiley has regularly participated in College exhibitions. In the 90s, she began to cooperate with British commercial galleries (Reed's Wharf Gallery, Union Gallery, Transition Gallery). During the 2010s,, the artist became widely known on the international scene: in 2010, her first personal project in the United States took place at the Thomas Erben Gallery; in 2013, an exhibition was held at the Tate Museum; in 2017, Wiley exhibited at the Serpentine Gallery, and in 2018 — at David Zwirner.
Rose Wiley became famous for her expressive oil paintings. Covering all spheres of life — from everyday objects to art history and politics — Wiley redefines the "naïve gaze" in painting. The hierarchy is undermined both in the composition and in the plot of the canvas. Christian saints, tennis players, a stove burner — the artist minimizes differences between all phenomena with the help of illogical perspective and incorporation of text into the image. She places all the elements onto a single surface, which is compiled according to the principle of a collage. In Russia, Rose Wiley's first show was held in 2012 at OVCHARENKO gallery (until 2018 — Regina).
Rose WylieRosemount 3 Feb - 14 Mar 2012Born in Kent, UK, in 1934, Rose Wylie has described how her art school training in rural England laid the foundations for a life-long investigation into painting, memory and the translation of everyday experiences through art. The artist recently stated “Painting feels exciting... You don’t have to worry about your...
Rose Wylie: Which One. David Zwirner. New York, USA.
Rose Wylie. Museum Langmatt. Baden, Switzerland.
Rose Wylie: where i am and was. Aspen Art Museum. Aspen, USA.
Hullo Hullo Following-on. Hangaram Art Museum. Seoul, South Korea.
Let it Settle. The Gallery at Windsor. Vero Beach, USA.
Rose Wylie. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga. Málaga, Spain.
Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London, the UK, 30 Nov 2017 to 11 Feb 2018 “Rose Wylie: Quack Quack”
Willas Contemporary, Oslo, Rose Wylie - The Curator is Present
Brand New Gallery, Milan, ROSE WYLIE "Yellow Sax"
CHOI&LAGER, Köln, CUPID & FUR COAT
What Means Something. CHOI&LAGER Gallery. Cologne, Germany
Henry, Thomas, Keith & Jack. UNION Gallery. London, UK
BP: Spotlight: Rose Wylie. Tate Britain. London. UK
Works on paper. Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin, Germany
Rosemount. Сatalogue texts by Jonathan Meese & Tom Morton, Regina Gallery, Moscow
Picture on the wall... catalogue intro by Katie Kitamura, Michael Janssen Gallery, Berlin
What with What. catalogue intro by Luke Gottelier, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York
Film Notes. catalogue intro by Martin Herbert, Union Gallery, London
Rose Wylie. & video with Savannah Miller in association with NMWA Washington DC & Union Gallery, London, at Twenty8Twelve, London
Wear What You Like. text by Emma Dexter, Transition Gallery, London
Rose Wylie Paintings. accompanying catalogue: Some Drawings 1985 - 2005. Union Gallery, London
Room Project, Twink & Ivy. catalogue essay by Roy Exley, Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK
Lined Paper Paintings. Stephen Lacey Gallery, London, UK.
Red Legs & Other Paintings. opened by Isobel Johnstone, Abbotsbury Studios, Abbotsbury, UK
Likeness in the Unlikeness. catalogue essay by Mel Gooding, Reed's Wharf Gallery (Stephen Lacey), London
Rose Wylie Paintings & Drawings. Trinity Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells, UK.
Comics Trip! Collection Lambert. Avignon, France.
The Future is Female — Love Letters. CODA Museum. Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.
Unbreakable: Women in Glass. Fondazione Berengo. Murano, Italy.
John Lennon’s Not Dead. The Stash Gallery. London, UK.
Summer Exhibition 2020. Royal Academy of Arts. London, UK.
20/20. David Zwirner. New York, USA.
GIRL MEETS GIRL — KATHERINE BERNHARDT, KATHERINE BRADFORD, CAROLINE WELLS CHANDLER, ROSE WYLIE. Choi & Lager Gallery. Cologne, Germany.
Football Is Art. National Football Museum. Manchester, England.
GLASSTRESS 2019. Fondazione Berengo Art Space. Venice, Italy.
DAS KOLLEGIUM. Grafikstiftung Neo Rauch. Aschersleben, Germany.
Summer Exhibition 2019. Royal Academy of Arts. London, UK.
Michael Jackson: On the Wall. EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art. Espoo, Finland.
Winter Group Show 2019/20. Linden Hall Studio. Kent, England.
Rose Wylie: Cupid & Fur Coat, Choi & Lager, Cologne, Germany.
Rose Wylie: Drawings, Christian Larsen. Stockholm.
Rose Wylie: Use What You’ve Got, Neue Galerie Gladbeck, Germany
Rose Wylie: Yellow Sax, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
COLLISIONS: Fraser Taylor & Rose Wylie, Studio Pavilion, House for An Art Lover, Glasgow.
Rose Wylie: The Curator is Present. Willas Contemporary. Oslo, Norway.
Rose Wylie: Quack Quack, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London
Rose Wylie. Turner Contemporary. Margate, England.
Rose Wylie: Tilt the Horizontal into a Slant, Chapter Gallery, Cardiff, Wales.
Rose Wylie: Queens & Chocs. Space K. Seoul, South Korea.
Rose Wylie: Horse, Bird, Cat. David Zwirner. London, UK.
Rose Wylie, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
Rose Wylie: Girl and Spiders. Thomas Erben. New York, USA.
Rose Wylie: Yellow Desert Paintings, Union Gallery, London, UK.
Rose Wylie: Yellow Bird and Leaves, NUNU Fine Art, Zhongzhen, Taipei Rose Wylie: Dressed to Kill, VW (VeneKlasen/Werner), Berlin, Germany.
Galleri Star: Rose Wylie, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, Norway
Rose Wylie: What means something, Choi & Lager, Cologne
Rose Wylie: What means something, Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam
Rose Wylie: Pink Girls, Yellow Curls. Nansensgade 62. Copenhagen, Denmark.
Rose Wylie: Pink Girls, Yellow Curls, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Germany
Rose Wylie, Woof-Woof, Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Tønsberg, Norway.
Rose Wylie - Works on Paper. Michael Janssen Gallery. Berlin, Germany.
Rose Wylie: Henry, Thomas, Keith & Jack. Union Gallery. London, UK.
BP Spotlight: Rose Wylie. Tate Britain. London, UK.
Solo - Basle Art Fair. Union Gallery, London
15 Years Thomas Erben Gallery. Thomas Erben Gallery, New York
Drawing 2011. The Drawing Room, London
Evan Holloway Rose Wylie. 2 person exhibition, The Approach, London
NADA Art Fair, Miami. Thomas Erben Gallery, New York
In Dreams. (work on paper) Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
Animated Matter. (work on paper) Thomas Erben Gallery, New York
Women to Watch. (selected UK representative), National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC
Bart Wells Boutique. (curated by Luke Gottelier & Frances Uprichard) 235 Brompton Road, London
Women to Watch. Final UK shortlist of 5 (selectors: Sarah Elson & Sheena Wagstaff) for NMWA Museum, Washington DC, at Christies, London
Turner Contemporary Open. (selectors: Martin Clark; Laura Ford; Sarah Martin & Hilde Teerlinck) Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK
Rubbernecking. 3 person exhibition with Philip Allen, curated by Jake Clark, Transition Gallery, London
Drawing 2009. (Nominated by Cornelia Parker) The Drawing Room, London
Swans Reflecting Elephants. 3 person exhibition, Kate MacGarry Gallery, London
EAST International. (selectors: Matthew Higgs and Marc Camille Chaimowicz), text by Lynda Morris, Norwich Gallery, Norwich, UK
Multiple Disciplines. monograph Rose Wylie: Some More Drawing. text by Lynda Morris, Union Gallery, London
Painted Ladies. The Surgery, London
Central Line: An exhibition of selected drawings. Pittshanger Manor Museum, London.
One love, The Football Art Prize. (selectors inc. Sacha Craddock, Mark Wallinger, James Lingwood), The Lowry, Salford, UK
Roy Oxlade and Rose Wylie: Paintings. Rutherford College, University of Kent. UK.
EAST International. (selectors, Neo Rauch & Gerd Harry Lybke). Norwich Gallery, Norwich, UK.
Jerwood Drawing Prize. Jerwood Gallery, London & touring
Mostyn 13. (selectors: Martin Barlow, Laura Ford and David Thorp), Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales
PizzaExpress Prospects. essor gallery project space, London, UK.
Reverse Engineering. Pearl, London
As it Seems. Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, Cheltenham, UK
...not enough British Art. (curated by Victor de Circasia), VELAN, Turin
Give and Take. Jerwood Gallery, London
The Jerwood Painting Prize. (selectors, Iwona Blaswick, Charles Esche, Dr. Patricia Morrison, Brian Robertson & Dr Raymond Stecker), catalogue text by Judith Bumpus, Lethaby Galleries, Central St.Martin's College of Art & Design, London
EAST International. Norwich Gallery. Norwich, UK.
John Moores 17. Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Women & Water. Odette Gilbert Gallery. London, UK.
Hayward Annual: British Drawing. Hayward Gallery. London, UK.
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC
Deal, Dallas, USA
Royal College of Art, London, Print Coll.
Arts Council of England
University College, Oxford, JCR
Contemporary Art Society
York City Art Gallery