Kehinde Wiley  (American, 1977) 

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Kehinde Wiley Biography
1977   Born in Los Angeles, CA
1999   BFA San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2000   Painting and Popular Culture, Southern Connecticut University, School of Art, New Haven, CT
2001   MFA, Yale University, School of Art, New Haven, CT
2001   A Conversation with John Wilson, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
2001   Notes on Modernism, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
2002   Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant Recipient
2002   The Artist Voice, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
2003   Kehinde Wiley, Boston Museum School of Fine Art, Boston, MA
2008   Americans for the Arts, Young Artist Award for Artistic Excellence
2010   USA Network, Character Approved Award
2011   Canteen Magazine, Artist of the Year Award
2011   New York City Art Teachers Association/United Federation of Teachers, Artist of the Year Award
2012   Pratt Legend Award
Selected Exhibitions
2015   The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY (solo)
2015   Sean Kelly, New York, NY (solo)
2014   Kehinde Wiley: Memling, Taft Museum, Cincinnati, OH (solo)
2014   Roberts and Tilton, Culver City, CA (solo)
2014   The Beautiful Game, Los Angeles Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2014   Face to Face, Wall to Wall” Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT
2013   The World Stage: Jamaica, Stephen Freidman Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2013   The World Stage: Israel, Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID (solo)
2013   30 Americans - Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
contemporary magic - Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Virginia Beach, VA
On Painting - Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Kehinde Wiley - Memling - Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Kehinde Wiley | The World Stage: Israel - The Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2012   An Economy of Grace, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
The World Stage: Israel, Jewish Museum, New York, NY (solo)
The World Stage: France 1880-1960, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France (solo)
Looped, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT
The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection, RedLine Gallery, Denver, CO
The Soul of a City: Memphis Collects African American Art, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
30 Americans, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
All I Want is a Picture of You, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
BAILA con Duende, Watts Towers Arts Center and Charles Mingus Youth Arts Center Campus, Los Angeles, CA
The Bearden Project, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Collection, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
2011   The World Stage: Israel, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, CA (solo)
Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
30 Americans: Rubell Family Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
RE-Envisioning the Baroque, I.D.E.A. at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CA
Who, What, Wear: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
For a Long Time…, Roberts & Tilton, Santa Monica, CA
Capital Portraits: Treasures from Washington Private Collections 1730-2010, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Becoming: Photographs from the Wedge Collection, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC
Being American, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Parallel Perceptions, NYC Opera, New York, NY
Beyond Bling: Voices of Hip-Hop in Art, Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
2010   The World Stage: India-Sri Lanka, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
From Then to Now: Masterworks Contemporary African American Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
The Gleaners: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Sarah and Jim Taylor , Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, Denver, CO
Searching for the Heart of Black Identity: Art and the Contemporary African American Experience Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY
The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place, 176 Zabludowicz Collection, London, England
Individual to Icon: Portraits of the Famous and Almost Famous from Folk Art to Facebook, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
Summer Surprises Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Wild Thing, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, CA
Pattern ID, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
Personal Identities: Contemporary Portraits, Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Sonoma, CA
The Global Africa Project Exhibition, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
2009   The World Stage: Africa, Lagos, ArtSpace, San Antonio, TX (solo)
The World Stage: Brazil , Roberts and Tilton, Los Angeles, CA, catalogue (solo)
Black Light, Deitch Projects, New York, NY (solo)
Reconfiguring the Body in American Art, 1820-2009, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
Creating Identity: Portraits Today 21C Museum, Louisville, KY
Other People: Portraits from Grunwald and Hammer Collections, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2008   Recognize! Hip Hop and Contemporary, National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC
FOCUS: Kehinde Wiley, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX
The World Stage: Africa, Dakar-Lagos, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Down, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
Macrocosm, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, CA
21: Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Selected Drawings, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
2007   Commemorating 30 Years (1976-2007): Part Three (1991 – 2007), Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
The World Stage: China, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Crossing the Line: African American Artists in the Jacqueline Bradley and Clarence Otis Jr. Collection, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Orlando, FL
New York States of Mind, Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Blake Byrne Collection , Nasher Museum of Contemporary Art, Duke University, NC
Clarence Otis, Jr. Collection, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Orlando, FL
2006   Columbus, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Infinite Mobility, Columbus Museum of Art (solo)
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
Kehinde Wiley: Sorry We're Closed , Belgium (solo)
Down By Law, Wrong Gallery at the Sondra Gilman Gallery, Whitney Museum, New York, NY
Do Not Stack, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA
Black Alphabet: ConTEXTS of Contemporary African-American Art, Zacheta, National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
Hangar—7 Edition 4, Salzburg Airport, Salzburg, Austria
Redefined: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Relics and Remnants, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Jamaica, NY
2005   Rumors of War, Deitch Projects, New York, NY (solo)
WHITE, Conner Contemporary, Washington, DC (solo)
BOUND, Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, MN (solo)
Relics and Remnants, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, New York
Neovernacular, Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Maximum Flavor, ACA Gallery, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA
Neo-Baroque / Tema Celeste , Verona, Italy
Wiley/Sabeen Raja: New Paintings, Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, DC
2004   Eye of the Needle, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA
Passing/Posing, The Paintings of Kehinde Wiley, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, October 8 - Brooklyn, NY (solo)
Glory, Glamour & Gold, The Proposition, New York, NY
She’s Come Undone, Greenberg Van Doren, New York, NY
The New York Mets and Our National Pastime, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
Beauty, Kravets + Wehby, New York, NY
African American Artists in Los Angeles: A Survey Exhibition, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, CA
Easter Realness, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
2003   Re: Figure, Guhlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
Peripheries Become the Center, Prague Biennale 1, Galleria Nazionale Veletrzni Palac Dukelskych Hrdinu 47, Prague, Czech Republic
New Wave, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
Faux/Real, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Pictures at an Exhibition, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA
Superreal, Marella, Milan, Italy
2002   Passing/Posing, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Painting as Paradox, Artist Space, New York, NY
Mass Appeal, Gallery 101, Ottawa, Canada
Ironic/ Iconic, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Black Romantic, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
2001   It's Bigger Than Hip Hop, Rush Arts, New York, NY
Selected Public Collections
  Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Kansas City Art Museum, Kansas City, MO
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Literature
2006   Berwick, Carly, The New York Sun, March 9, 2006
2006   Mason, Christopher, Whitewall Magazine, Premier Issue March 2006
2006   Colman, David, Elle Décor Magazine, March 2006
2005   Golden, Thelma, Interview Magazine, October 2005
2005   Lewis, Sarah, De(i)fying the Masters, Art in America, April 2005
2005   Kehinde Wiley, Top Ten, ArtForum, April 2005
2005   Detrick, Ben, Paint it Black, Complex Magazine, April/ May 2005
2005   Golfar, Fiona, A Season for All Women: Ilona Rich, British Vogue, April 2005
2005   Wood, Eve, Kehinde Wiley Brooklyn Museum review, Flash Art, Jan-Feb 2005
2004   Fineman, Mia, The History of Art, in Baggy Jean and Bomber Jackets, New York Times, Arts & Leisure, December 19, 2004
2004   Brew-Hammond, Nana Ekua, It’s Bigger than hip-hop, METRO, NY Edition, December 21, 2004
2004   Kehinde Wiley, Museums Magazine Special Edition, 2004
2004   McGee, Celia, Artist going for Baroque on Harlem, New York, Daily News, October 7, 2004
2004   Gonzales, Michael A., Kehinde Wiley: Urban Baroque, Essence Magazine, November 2004
2004   Mwangaguhunga, Ron, Two new shows on the color line, New York Magazine, Sept. 13, 2004
2004   Walker, Dionne, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Black Man: Kehinde Wiley, BET.com, September 2004
2004   Korot, Joyce B., The Neo-Baroque Era, Tema Celeste, Italy, New York, Issue No. 104
2004   Fashion Issue, Black Book Magazine, New York, Fall 2004
2004   Interview with Kehinde Wiley, Loyal Magazine, Stockholm, New York, Issue No. 8
2004   Fitch, Elizabeth, A Portrait of artist Kehinde Wiley, Amsterdam News, Vol.95, No.29/ July
2004   Kehinde Wiley: Prince of Hip Hop Portraiture, SEULE Magazine, Summer 2004
2004   Hawkins, Margaret. "Gallery Glance: Kehinde Wiley." Chicago Sun Times, May 21
2004   Warsh, Larry. "Kehinde Wiley/ Museums Collect." Museums New York, Spring 2004 Issue
2003   Murray, Derek. "Ironic/Iconic." Art in America, March Issue 2003
2003   Kerr, Merrily. "New Wave." Flash Art, March/ April 2003
2003   Cohen, Mark Daniel. "Real Art Ways." Hartford Current 2003
2003   Kim, Christine Y. “Kehinde Wiley Faux Real.” Issue Magazine, December
2003   Myers, Holly. “Scenes far, far out of Tiepolo.” Los Angeles Times, November 7
2003   Wood, Eve. “Acerbic Beauty.” Artnet.com, October
2003   Thompson, Bonsu. “Benefit II Society.” King Magazine, September-October
2003   Stillman, Nick. “Art Seen.” The Brooklyn Rail, August-September
2003   Sirmans, Franklin. “A Bling Bling Baroque.” One World Magazine, August-September.
2003   Weisen, Barbara. “Re: Figure.” College of DuPage, The Guhlberg Gallery, April 3-May 22.
2003   Jackson, Brian Keith. “B-Boy Stance.” Vibe, August
2003   Cortez, Jaime. “Corpus No.1, An HIV Prevention Publication.” APLA, Los Angeles
2003   Stein, Lisa. “Re: Figure Plays With Figurative Painting.” Chicago Tribune, May 5
2002   Plagens, Peter. "Kitsch as Kitsch Can." News Week, May 6, 2002
2002   Gessell, Paul. "At the Hip Hop." Ottawa Citizen, August 30, 2002
2002   Euteneier, Anita. "Hip Hop Appeal." Express, August 29, 2002
2002   Foster, Tonya. "(Re)Direct(ing) Light: Black is and Black Ain’t." Representations, ArtsWire Current, Summer 2002
2002   Samuel Menin & Michele Robecchi. "Focus Painting." Flash Art, October, 2002
2002   Cotter, Holland. "Ironic/Iconic." The New York Times, August 7, 2002
2002   Yablonsky, Linda. "Failing in Love." Time Out Magazine, May 9, 2002
2002   Kimmelman, Michael. " A Black World of Ins and Outs."
2002   The New York Times,April 26, 2002
2002   Saltz, Jerry. "A World Apart." Artnet.com. May 8, 2002
2002   Ross, Andrew. "Andrew Ross on Black Romantic." Art Forum, April 2002
2001   McKanic, Arlene."Death, Pain, Anger, Redemption: It’s Bigger than Hip Hop." Greenwich Village Gazette