Overview

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).

Works
Exhibitions
Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

 

2021
Rose Wylie: Which One. David Zwirner. New York, USA.
Rose Wylie. Museum Langmatt. Baden, Switzerland.

 

2020
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.

 

2018
Rose Wylie. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga. Málaga, Spain.

 

2017

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

 

2014

What Means Something. CHOI&LAGER Gallery. Cologne, Germany

 

2013                        

Henry, Thomas, Keith & Jack. UNION Gallery. London, UK 

BP: Spotlight: Rose Wylie. Tate Britain. London. UK

Works on paper. Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin, Germany

 

2012

Rosemount. –°atalogue texts by Jonathan Meese & Tom Morton, Regina Gallery, Moscow 

 

2011 

Picture on the wall... catalogue intro by Katie Kitamura, Michael Janssen Gallery, Berlin

 

2010

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

 

2008

Wear What You Like. text by Emma Dexter, Transition Gallery, London

 

2006

Rose Wylie Paintings. accompanying catalogue: Some Drawings 1985 - 2005. Union Gallery, London

 

2004

Room Project, Twink & Ivy. catalogue essay by Roy Exley, Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK

 

1999

Lined Paper Paintings. Stephen Lacey Gallery, London, UK.

 

1998

Red Legs & Other Paintings. opened by Isobel Johnstone, Abbotsbury Studios, Abbotsbury, UK

 

1995

Likeness in the Unlikeness. catalogue essay by Mel Gooding, Reed's Wharf Gallery (Stephen Lacey), London

 

1985

Rose Wylie Paintings & Drawings.  Trinity Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells, UK.

 

Group Exhibitions

2021
Comics Trip! Collection Lambert. Avignon, France.

 

2020
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.

 

2019
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.

 

2017
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

 

2016
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.

 

2015
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

 

2014
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

 

2013
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.

 

2011                

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

 

2010

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

 

2009                 

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

 

2008                 

Swans Reflecting Elephants. 3 person exhibition, Kate MacGarry Gallery, London

 

2007                 

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.

 

2006                 

One love, The Football Art Prize. (selectors inc. Sacha Craddock, Mark Wallinger, James Lingwood), The Lowry, Salford, UK

 

2004                 

Roy Oxlade and Rose Wylie: Paintings.  Rutherford College, University of Kent. UK.

EAST International. (selectors, Neo Rauch & Gerd Harry Lybke). Norwich Gallery, Norwich, UK.

 

2002

Jerwood Drawing Prize. Jerwood Gallery, London & touring

Mostyn 13. (selectors: Martin Barlow, Laura Ford and David Thorp), Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales

 

2002                 

PizzaExpress Prospects. essor gallery project space, London, UK.

Reverse Engineering. Pearl, London

As it Seems. Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, Cheltenham, UK

 

2000                 

...not enough British Art. (curated by Victor de Circasia), VELAN, Turin

Give and Take. Jerwood Gallery, London

 

1997                  

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

 

1994                 

EAST International. Norwich Gallery. Norwich, UK.

 

 1991                 

John Moores 17. Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

 

1988                  

Women & Water. Odette Gilbert Gallery. London, UK.

 

1982                  

Hayward Annual: British Drawing. Hayward Gallery. London, UK.

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC

Railtrack, London

Deal, Dallas, USA

Royal College of Art, London, Print Coll.

Norwich Gallery

Arario, Seoul

Arts Council of England

University College, Oxford, JCR

Contemporary Art Society

York City Art Gallery