Mitchell-Innes & Nash

William Pope.L

(American, b. 1955)

alcohol shelf (archive version) by william pope.l

William Pope.L

Alcohol Shelf (Archive Version), 2001–2009

black to the future by william pope.l

William Pope.L

Black to the Future

failure drawing #266 between cliffs some penis must fall by william pope.l

William Pope.L

Failure Drawing #266 Between Cliffs Some Penis Must Fall, 2004–2006

failure drawing #386 worm in class by william pope.l

William Pope.L

Failure Drawing #386 Worm in Class, ca. 2003–2008

negro idea #267 by william pope.l

William Pope.L

Negro Idea #267



Born in Newark, New Jersey
1973 - 1975
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
1975 - 1978
Montclair State College, New Jersey, B.A.
1977 - 1978
Whitney Museum Independent Studio Program, New York City
1979 - 1981
Mason Gross School, Rutgers University, M.F.A.
1983 - 1985
Mabou Mines Re. Cher.Chez. Theater Intensive, New York City
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine
Yaddo Artist Colony, New York City (also in 1999, 1997, 1995)


Retail Value, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, New York
Holiday, Prague Quadrennial, Prague, Czech Republic
Informal Architectures, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Art After White People: Time, Trees, & Celluloid..., Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica (solo)
MC, Los Angeles (solo)
The Black Factory and Other Good Works, Yerba Buena, San Francisco (solo)
Conceptual Paper, Arndt & Partner Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
The San Francisco World’s Fair of 2007, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
Plug, Sister, Los Angeles
Drawing, Dreaming, Drowning, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (solo)