Wayne Gonzales

Born: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 1957 
Lives and works in New York, USA


Education 

BA, 1985, University of New Orleans, Louisiana


Solo Exhibitions (selected)

2019
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England

2017
Woman in the Garden, May 68, New York

2016
Wayne Gonzales, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

2015-2016
Wayne Gonzales, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England

2015
The Monro Room, House of St. Barnabas, London, England

2013
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

2012
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Wayne Gonzales, Pei Ling Chan Gallery, SCAD, Savannah

2011
Wayne Gonzales: Light to Dark/Dark to Light, New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana (pamphlet)
Wayne Gonzales, CAC Malága, Spain (catalogue)

2010
Recent Paintings, Patrick de Brock Gallery, Knokke-Heist, Belgium
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England

2009   
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

2008   
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Wayne Gonzales: Crowd Paintings, Seomi Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Wayne Gonazles: Crowd Paintings, Patrick de Brock, Knokke, Belgium
“Wayne Gonzales: Free and Clear” Online Project Room, Dinter Fine Art , New York

2007   
Judge – Vincent Katz and Wayne Gonzales, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

2006   
Project.3 – Wayne Gonzales, Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
QED, Los Angeles

2005   
Conner Contemporary Art, Washington
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

2004    
Patrick de Brock, Knokke, Belgium 
Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France

2003   
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Mario Diacono, Boston

2002    
Le Consortium, Dijon, France  

2001    
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

2000    
Reali Arte Contemporanea, Brescia, Italy 

1998    
Mary Boone Gallery (Small Gallery), New York
Derek Eller Gallery, New York

1997    
Lauren Wittels Gallery, New York

1995    
Galerie Art & Public (Guest Room), Geneva, Switzerland 

 
Group Exhibitions (selected)

2020
Art in the Time of Empathy, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

2020
25 Years, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England (catalogue)

2019
Notebook, curated by Joanne Greenbaum, 56 Henry, New York

2018-2019
Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy, The Met Breuer, New York

2018
Notable American Women, MX Gallery, New York
Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century, First Art Museum, Nashville, Tennessee;
toured to The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia

2017-2018
Prospect. 4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, Prospect Triennial, New Orleans, Louisiana

2017
Group Exhibition, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

2016
A Material Legacy: The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection of Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham

2015
Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
The Painter of Modern Life, curated by Bob Nickas, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
America is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of Art, New York

2014
The Optical Unconscious, curated by Bob Nickas, Gebert Stiftung für Kultur, Rapperswil, Switzerland
Another, Once Again, Many Times More, Martos Gallery, East Marion, New York

2013- 2014
Flash Back—November 22, 1963, Addison Gallery, Andover, Massachusetts

2013
LAT. 41° 7' N., LONG. 72° 19' W, Martos Gallery, East Marion, New York
Flash Back - November 22, 1963, Addison Gallery, Andover, Massachusetts

2012-2013
Painting as a Radical Form, Maramotti Collection, Reggio Emilia, Italy

2012
Dark Matters, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC (catalogue) 

2011
Three Artists: Julie Mehretu, Wayne Gonzales, and Julian Lethbridge, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco,
All that Glisters, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Common Ground, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
2011 Bridgehampton Biennial, curated by Bob Nickas, Bridgehampton, New York
We Regret to Inform You There is Currently No Space or Place for Abstract Painting, Martos Gallery, New York
Ball Game, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas

2010
Love in Vein: Editions Fawbush projects & artists 2005-2010, Gering & Lopez Gallery, New York
Big New Field: Artists in the Cowboyʼs Stadium Art Program, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
Wait for me at the bottom of the pool, Martos Gallery, New York
ITEM, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, West Street, New York
Reprise, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

2009   
Cave Painting, organized by Bob Nickas, Gresham’s Ghost, New York
Infinitesimal Eternity, Yale University School of Art, New York
Transitions: Painting at the (other) end of art, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy, sponsored by Max Mara       
Blue, James Graham & Sons, New York
Every Revolution is a Roll of the Dice, curated by Bob Nickas, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Commentary, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

2008               
Reflections, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Say Goodbye to... curated by Donna Harkavy and Marion Wilson, The Clifford Gallery at 
Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
White Room; Recent Acquisitions, gifts and works from various exhibitions 1985-2008 / from the collection of Bob Nickas, White Columns, New York
Empires and Environments, curated by Dominique Nahas and Margaret Evangeline, The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
Ithaca Collects, Herbert Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, New York
Gray, Dinter Fine Art, New York
YOU SAID HE SAID SHE SAID, Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland

2007   
The Object is the Mirror, curated by Max Henry, Layr Wuestenhagen Contemporary, Vienna, Austria; touring to Wilkinson, London, England
Maramotti Collection, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Currents: Recent Acquisitions, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington
A Roll of the Dice Will Never Abolish Chance, Marfa Ballroom, Texas
People Take Pictures of Each Other, Lamontagne Gallery, Boston
Remix – The Collection, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Resistance Is, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Neonoir, Howard House of Contemporary Art, Seattle, Washington State
Painting as Fact – Fact as Fiction, de Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich, Switzerland
Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England
I drank the kool-aid: (The Experiment Requires That You Continue), Anna Kustera, New York
Judge: Wayne Gonzales and Vincent Katz, 465 W 23rd Street, New York

2006   
The Gold Standard, organized Bob Nickas and Walead Beshty, P.S. 1 Contemporary Arts, Queens, New York, USA
Adrian Piper, Eric Baudelaire, Josephine Meckseper, Wayne Gonzales, Elizabeth Dee, New York
An Ongoing Low-Grade Mystery, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

2005   
The Last Generation, curated by Max Henry, Apex Art, New York, NY, USA; traveling to Jousse Entreprise, Paris, France 
Superstars: From Warhol to Madonna, Kunstforum/Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria 
The Painted World, P.S.1 Center for Contemporary Art, Long Island City, New York
The Disasters of War: From Goya to Golub, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan
University, Connecticut, USA
Post No Bills, curated by Matthew Higgs, White Columns, New York
Helga’s Art Collection, Museo Extremeno e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporaneo, Badajoz, Spain 
The Art of Aggression: Iraqi Stories and Other Tales, curated by Jean Cruthchfield and Robert Hobbs, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Vancouver, Canada

2004    
Editions Fawbush: A Selection, Sandra Gehring Gallery, New York
Last one on is a soft Jimmy, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Bill Adams, Wayne Gonzales, Cameron Martin: Paintings, KS Art, New York, NY Word of
Mouth, A Selection: Part 1, Dinter Fine Art, New York
La Lettre Volée, F.R.A.C. Franche-Comté Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dole, France 
The Freedom Salon, Deitch Projects, New York
Bush League, Roebling Hall, Brooklyn, New York
Painting (Wayne Gonzales, Roger Metto, Jason Middlebrook, Cristian Rieloff), Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm, Sweden

2003   
Parallax Views: Art and The JFK Assassination (Ant Farm & T.R. Uthco, Wayne Gonzales, Eric M. Jensen), Hallwals Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, New York
150 artists make 150 T-Shirts, Daniel Silverstein Gallery, New York
Cartoon, Riva Gallery, New York
Melvins, Anton Kern Gallery, New York

2002   
The Presidential Suite, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York
Gravity Over Time, curated by John Pilson, 1000 Eventi, Milan, Italy 
From the Observatory,” Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Subject Matters, curated by Norman Dubrow, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York
Conner Contemporary Art, Washington D.C.

2001   
How is everything? Everything is going to be alright, Elizabeth Cherry Gallery, curated by Bob Nickas, Tucson, Arizona
Fresh: Recent Acquisitions, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Works on Paper From Acconci to Zittel,” Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England
Next Wave Prints v. 2.0, Elias Fine Art, Allston, Massachusetts
New Paintings, Wayne Gonzales, Jacqueline Humphries, Jonathan Lasker, Blake Rayne, Dan Walsh, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, Florida

2000   
Drawings & Photographs, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
What’s So Funny About Color, Elias Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts
Glee: Painting Now, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Organized by Amy Cappellazzo and Jessica Hough), Florida
PICT: Digital Image Painting, Banff Centre for the Arts, curated by Yvonne Force and Carmen Zita) Alberta, Canada
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, with R. Grosvenor, R. Lichtenstein, R. McBride and D. Walsh, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Hex Enduction Hour, Team Gallery, New York, USA (Curated by Bob Nickas)  
(212), Gary Tatintsian Gallery, New York (Organized by Irena Popiashvili, catalogue with essay by Christine Kim) 
Bit By Bit: Painting & Digital Culture, Numark Gallery, Washington

1999    
Sweet & Sour, Galerie Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland 
Digital Sites, Numark Gallery, Washington

1998    
Brite Magic, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, New York (Curated by Carolanna Parlatto) 

1997    
Diamond Dogs, Team Gallery, New York
Super Body, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1996    
Face and Figure in Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
AbFab, Feature, New York
Mutate/Loving the New Flesh, Lauren Wittels Gallery, New York (curated by Michael Cohen) 
Supastore de Luxe, UP & Co., New York (Curated by Sarah Staton) 

1995   
Lauren Wittels Gallery (Two-person with Lauren Lesko), New York, New York Momenta Art, Brooklyn, New York
Three Paintings, Lauren Wittels Gallery, New York
Collections! Galerie Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland 

1994   
Dysfunction, U.S.A., Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, USA (Curated by Peter Halley and Bob Nickas) 
Introductions ‘94, TERRAIN, San Francisco, California  
Pain, Here, New York, USA (Curated by Steven Overman and Shauna Sampson)

1993   
Wayne Gonzales, Robert Levine, Eric Magnuson, TRI Gallery, Los Angeles
NICAF, Yokohama, Japan (Curated by Christian Leigh) 

1992        
Twisted Vision/Version, Four Walls, Brooklyn, New York (Organized by Trudie Reiss)

1988    
Louisiana Abstraction, Windows, New Orleans, Louisiana (Curated by Peter Frank) 

1987   
Louisiana Arts and Sciences Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Juried by Lowery Sims)
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana (Curated by William Fagaly) Galerie 
Simone Stern, New Orleans, Louisiana


Visiting Artist and Lectures

2007   
‘Core Critic’, Graduate Painting Program, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

2006   
Visiting Artist, Cooper Union, New York
Visiting Assistant Professor, Graduate Program, Hunter College, New York
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Graduate Program City College, New York
Graduate Program Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Graduate Painting Program Rutgers University, New Brunswick, Canada, Lecture in conjunction with exhibition

2005   
Visiting Artist, Cooper Union, New York
Visiting Assistant Professor, Graduate Program, Hunter College, New York

2004   
Visiting Artist, Cooper Union, New York Visiting Assistant Professor Graduate Program, Hunter College, New York

2003   
Visiting Assistant Professor, Graduate Program, Hunter College, New York

2002   
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Graduate Program, Columbia University, New York
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Graduate Program

2001  
School of Visual Arts, New York, Graduate Program Columbia University, New York

1999   
University of New Orleans, Graduate Program, New Orleans, Louisiana
 

Public Collections

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, New York
Guggenheim Museum, New York
Maramotti Collection, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Microsoft Art Collection, Redmond, Washington
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York
Palm Springs Art Museum, California
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

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