Timeline

1957
Born in Chattanooga, TN
1979
B.F.A. Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
1987
Best Art Direction, Music Video, “Big Time”, Billboard Magazine
1989
Three Emmys for production design, “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse”
1996
Best Art Direction, Music Video, “Tonight, Tonight”, MTV Music Video Awards

Exhibitions

2014
New Works at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2013
Dunno at David Sheldon Gallery, Houston, TX (solo)
2013
Wayne White: Masterworks 2000-2009 at Western Project, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2013
Summer Mixer at Joshua Liner Gallery
2013
The 10th Circle: Scott Anderson, Erin Cosgrove, Jimi Gleason, Kyla Hansen, Brian Porray, Jaime Scholnick, Nicolas Shake, Wayne White, curated by David Pagel at Vast Space Projects, Henderson, Nevada
2012
Commodores at Coastline College Art Gallery, Coastline College, Newport Beach, CA
2012
Text- Message at Bleicher Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012
Space/Form at Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, OR
2012
Grey Full: A Group Exhibition curated by Geoffrey Young at Bailey Gallery, New York, NY
2012
Bad For You at Shizaru Gallery, London, England
2012
Spark in the Void at Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
2012
BIG LICK BOOM at Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA (solo)
2012
I Say A Lot Of Things at Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX (solo)
2011
Sand Mountain Tractor at Western Project, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2011
New Paintings at Zeitgeist, Nashville, TN (solo)
2011
Wild Kingdom at Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
2010
I Fell 37 Miles to Earth 100 Years Ago
2009
Mireille Mosler Ltd., New York, NY (solo)
2008
Drop the Country Boy Act, Western Project, Culver City, CA (solo)
2006
I’m Lost in a Spaceship Mamma, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2005
Organic Remains of a Former World, Western Project, Culver City, CA (solo)
2004
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Baby, Western Project, Culver City, CA
2004
Changing Role Gallery, Naples, Italy
2004
The Wrong Question Asker: New Work by Wayne White, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN (solo)
2004
Art Barn Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN (solo)
2004
Southern Daddy Shame Ray, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2003
Inman Gallery, Houston, TX (solo)
2003
Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
2003
Word Works, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY
2003
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Clementine @ Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY
2003
The Fifth Annual Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, Travelling Exhibition, USA
2002
Trade Show, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA
2002
Clementine @ Bellwether, Bellwether Gallery, New York, NY
2002
Mixer02, Monique Meloche, Chicago, IL
2002
Inman Gallery, Houston, TX (solo)
2002
I’m Not Goin Around Advertising Surrealism, Clementine Gallery, NewYork, NY (solo)
2001
Nashville Funnies, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN
2001
Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX
2001
Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
2001
Single Head Occupancy, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
2001
Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1998
Painting Show, Fred 62, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1995
Painting Show, Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1993
Comic Power, Exit Art Gallery, New York, NY
1991
Art Barn Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN (solo)

Public Collections

Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, Michigan
Frederick R. Weissman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

Literature

2013
Pagel, David, “Art Review: Wayne White’s Sand Mountain Tractor at Western Project,” Los Angeles Times, May 31, 2013
2012
Lewis, David, “Beauty Is Embarrassing: An artist remains playful/ 3 stars”, Kansas City, September
2012
Bartolone, Tony, ‘Wayne White Brings Humor into Fine Art in Beauty is Embarrassing”, The Huffington Post, Arts & Culture, August 2012
2012
Thompson, Julie, “Wayne White”,….might be good, July 2012
2012
Williamson, Caroline, “Wayne White”, Design-Milk, June 2012
2012
Tidwell, Daniel, “A Converstation with Artist Wayne White”, Nashville Public Television, April 2012
2012
“Beauty Is Embarrassing Reveals Wayne White’s Wackiness”, The Huffington Post March 2012
2012
“Home made success: Beauty Is Embarrassing is the quirky, uplifting story of artist Wayne White, true American hero”, Culture Map Austin, March 2012
2010
“Showing Wayne White”, Arrested Motion, March 8, 2010
2010
Simek, Lucia, “Beyond White Space: Wayne White”, D Magazine Front Row, February 25, 2010
2009
Meyers, Holly, Americana with an Urban Twist, Los Angeles Times, August 21, 2009, p. D23
2003
Huntington, Richard. Art From Non-Art, Gusto, Buffalo, NY, February 21, 2003
2003
“Clementine @ Hallwalls”, catalogue for exhibition at Hallwalls Contemporary Art
2002
Walsh, Daniella. (2002.) “Scenery as Metaphor”. OCRegister.com
2002
Levin, Kim. “Wayne White”, Village Voice, New York, NY, June 25, 2002
2002
Newhall, Edith. “Wayne’s World”, New York Magazine, New York, NY. June 10, 2002
2002
Schoenkpf, Rebecca. (2002, October 4). “Apocalypse Now”. OC Weekly. Vol.8, no. 05
2002
Valdez, Sarah. Paper magazine, “Gallery Reviews” p. 134 with image. 2002
2002
Daily, Meghan. “Wayne White, Clementine Gallery.” ARTFORUM, September 2002
2002
E.N., New York Magazine, “Waynes World”, June 10, 2002, p. 134 with image
2001
Klaasmeyer, Kelly. Houston Press, “The Not-so-Great Outdoors; Inman
2001
Exhibit Explores The Darker side of Mother Nature,” 2001

Performances

"Flower”, “Magic Glasses” and on-screen actor in Pee-wee’s Playhouse, CBS
Voice of “Vance the Pig” in Paramount Feature Big Top Pee-Wee
Voice of “Randy”, “Dirty Dog”, “Roger the Monster” and “Mr. Kite”