Kehinde Wiley

Born: 1977 in Los Angeles, USA
Lives and works in New York and Beijing


Education

2001
MFA, Yale University, School of Art, New Haven, USA

1999
BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA


Solo Exhibitions (selected)

2021
Sunley Room, National Gallery, London, UK (catalogue)

2020–2021
Kehinde Wiley: Ship of Fools, The Levinsky Gallery, The Box, Plymouth, UK

2020 
Kehinde Wiley: Painter of the Epic, Centre d’art La Malmaison, Cannes, France
The Yellow Wallpaper, William Morris Gallery, London, UK

2019–2020
Jacques-Louis David Meets Kehinde Wiley, Musée national du château de Malmaison, Rueil-Malmaison, France, travelling to Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA

2019
Tahiti, Galerie Templon, Paris, France
Equestrian Portrait of Prince Tommaso of Savoy-Carignan, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California, USA

2018-2019
Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri

2018
Kehinde Wiley: Lit, Bozar Centre For Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium

2017-2018
In Search of the Miraculous, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England

2017
Trickster, Sean Kelly, New York, USA
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, The Toledo Art Museum, Ohio, USA
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma, USA

2016
Lamentation, Petit Palais, Paris, France

2015-2017
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, USA; travels to Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas; Seattle Art Museum, Washington; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio.

2014
Kehinde Wiley: Memling, Taft Museum, Ohio, USA
Arts For All: Kehinde Wiley, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Florida, USA
The World Stage: Haiti, Roberts and Tilton, California, USA

2013
Kehinde Wiley: The World Stage: Jamaica, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England (catalogue)
The World Stage Israel, Boise Art Museum, Boise, USA
Kehinde Wiley: Memling, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, USA
The World Stage: Israel, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, USA

2012
The World Stage: Israel, The Jewish Museum, New York, USA
An Economy of Grace, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
The World Stage: France, 1880-1960, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

2011
The World Stage: Israel, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, USA
Kehinde Wiley: Selected Works, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, USA

2010
The World Stage: India-Sri Lanka, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA
Legends of Unity World Cup 2010 PUMA, Apparel Design Gallery, Berlin, Germany; Topographie de l'Arte, Paris, France; Deitch Projects, New York, USA; Elms Lesters, London, England; UCCA, Beijing, China

2009
The World Stage: Brazil, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, USA
The World Stage: Africa, Lagos-Dakar, Artpace, San Antonio, Texas, USA

2008
The World Stage: Africa, Lagos-Dakar, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, USA Down, Deitch Projects, New York, USA
Focus: Kehinde Wiley, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, USA

2007
Kehinde Wiley, Portland Art Museum, Portland, USA
The World Stage: China, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Milwaukee, USA

2006
Scenic, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA
Columbus, Roberts & Tilton, California, USA; touring to Museum of Art, Ohio, USA;
Kehinde Wiley, Sorry, We're Closed, Brussels, Belgium

2005
Rumors of War, Deitch Projects, New York, USA
White, Conner Contemporary, Washington, USA
Bound - Kehinde Wiley Paintings, Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, USA

2004
Passing/Posing The Paintings of Kehinde Wiley, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Easter Realness, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA

2003
Faux/Real, Deitch Projects, New York, USA
Pictures at an Exhibition, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, USA

2002
Passing/Posing, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA


Group Exhibitions (selected)

2020–2021
Memling Now, Sint-Janshospitaal, Musea Brugge, Brussels, Belgium
30 Americans, Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico, USA (touring)

2020
25 Years, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England (catalogue)
Black Refractions: Selections from The Studio Museum in Harlem, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah; Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington; Smith College, Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Impart Collectors’ Show, School of the Arts, Singapore, Singapore
TEXTURES: The History and Art of Black Hair, Kent State University Museum, Kent, Ohio, USA
The Shape of Abstraction: Selections from the Ollie Collection, Saint Louis Museum of Art, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Queen: From the Collection of CCH Pounder, The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, Michigan, USA

2019–2020
Afrocosmologies: American Reflections, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

2019
Icons: Worship and Adoration, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Street Dreams: how hip hop took over fashion, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, Pays-Bas
Comeback, Art historical renaissance in contemporary art, Kunsthalle T bingen, T bingen, Germany
Less Is a Bore: Maximalist Art & Design, ICA Boston, Massachusetts, USA 
Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers, Somerset House, London, UK
Dreamweavers, United Talent Agency Artist Space, Los Angeles, USA
30 Americans, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
On Their Own Terms, Windgate Center of Art + Design, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Beyond Truth: Photography after the Shutter, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco; Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston; Kalamazoo Institute of Arts; Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton; Frye Art Museum, Seattle; Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, USA (touring)
Michael Jackson: On The Wall, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany and Espoo Museum of Modern Art (EMMA), Espoo, Finland (toured from National Portrait Gallery, London, UK and Grand Palais, Paris, France)

2018-2019
Michael Jackson: On The Wall, Grand Palais, Paris, France (toured from National Portrait Gallery, London)

2018
Beyond Borders, University Of Michigan Museum Of Art, Michigan, USA
Michael Jackson: On The Wall, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
Talisman in the Age of Difference, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
America's Presidents, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C., USA (permanent exhibition)
Beyond Borders: Global Africa, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Breaking the Mold: Investigating Gender, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Expanding Narratives: The Figure and the Ground, Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Go Figure, The Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Reclamation! Pan African Works from the Beth Rudin Dewoody Collection, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia, USA
RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom, Oakland Museum of California (OMCA), Oakland, California, USA
Spotlight-Selections from Kehinde Wiley's The World Stage: Israel, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
World's Game: Fútbol and Contemporary Art, Pérez Art Museum, Miami, Florida, USA

2017
MOCAA Zeitz Museum, Cape Town, South Africa
30 Americans, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington, USA
Africa Pop Studio, Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA
Harlem: Found Ways, The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts, USA
The Human Form, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA

2016
Making and Unmaking curated by Duro Olowu, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
30 Americans, Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio, USA
Remix, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
You go to my head, Galerie Templon, Paris, France
The Human Form, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
A Material Legacy: The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemseigger Collection of Contemporary Art, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Framing Beauty, The Grundwald Gallery, Bloomington, Indiana
Turn the Page, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Versus Rodin: Bodies across space and time, The Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

2015-2016
Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; travels Ohio State University Arts Space, Columbus, Ohio; Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York; Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon, USA
30 Americans, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, USA

2015
Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, USA
Hip-Hop, Du Bronx Aux Rues Arabes, L'Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England (catalogue)
Black SoCal: Art in Practice in an Evolving Landscape, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2014-2015
Africa Now - Political Patterns, Seoul Museum, Seoul, Korea
San Diego Collects, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, USA
The Inverted Worlds, BPS22, Charleroi, Belgium

2014
Aspects of the Self: Portraits of Our Times, Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, Virginia, USA
Study from the Human Body, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Somos Libres II, Pinacoteca Gianni e Largella Agnello, Turino, Italy
Masculine / Masculine. The Nude Man in Art from 1800 to the Present Day, Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City, Mexico
Fútbol: The Beautiful Game, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, USA
Face to Face, Wall to Wall, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana, USA
Black Eye, Black Eye Art, New York, USA

2013
Masculino/Masculino. The Nude Man in Art from 1800 to the Present Day, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France
Eye to I... 3,000 years of Portraits, Katonah Museum of Art, New York, USA
Adventures of Truth, Painting and Philosophy: A Narrative, Maeght Foundation, Saint-aul de Vence, France
Through the Eyes of Texas: Masterworks from Alumni Collections, The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas, USA
30 Americans, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, USA

2012
Looped, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, USA
The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection, Red Line Gallery, Denver, USA
The Soul of a City: Memphis Collects African American Art, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, USA
30 Americans, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
All I Want is a Picture of You, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA
BAILA con Duende, Watts Towers Arts Center and Charles Mingus Youth Arts Center Campus, Los Angeles, California, USA
The Bearden Project, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, USA
The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Collection, The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, USA
Fresh Paint, Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway

2011
Parallel Perceptions, NYC Opera, New York, New York, USA
Who, What, Wear: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Studio Museum Harlem, New York, USA
Capital Portraits: Treasures from Washington Private Collections, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, USA
Becoming: Photographs from the Wedge Collection, The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, USA
Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection, Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM) at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, (LACMA) Los Angeles, USA
Beyond Bling: Voices of Hip-Hop in Art, Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, USA
For a Long Time, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, USA
RE-Envisioning the Baroque, I.D.E.A. at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, USA


2010
Size Does Matter, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, USA
Passion Fruits, Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany
The Global Africa Project Exhibition, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
Personal Identities: Contemporary Portraits, Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Sonoma, USA
Pattern ID, Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio, USA
Wild Thing, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, USA
Summer Surprises, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, USA
Individual to Icon: Portraits of the Famous and Almost Famous from Folk Art to Facebook, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, USA
The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place, 176 Zabludowicz Collection, London, England
Searching for the Heart of Black Identity: Art and the Contemporary African American Experience, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, USA
The Gleaners: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Sarah and Jim Taylor, Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, Denver, USA
From Then to Now: Masterworks Contemporary African American Art, Curated by Margo Ann Crutchfield, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, USA

2009
Reconfiguring the Body in American Art, 1820-2009, National Academy Museum, New York, USA
Creating Identity: Portraits Today, 21C Museum, Louisville, USA
Enchantment, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford, USA
Other People: Portraits from Grunwald and Hammer Collections, Curated by Cindy Burlingham and Gary Garrels, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA

2008
Macrocosm, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, USA
21: Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, USA
RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture, Smithsonian Institution, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, USA
Selected Drawings, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, USA

2008- 2014
30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida, USA; toured to Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, USA; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, USA and Ingram Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

2007
New York States of Mind, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York, USA
Crossing the Line: African American Artists in the Jacqueline Bradley and Clarence Otis Jr. Collection, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Orlando, Florida, USA
Commemorating 30 Years (1976 - 2007): Part Three (1991 - 2007), Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA
The Blake Byrne Collection, The Nasher Museum of Contemporary Art, Duke University, Durham, USA
Down, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, USA

2006
Do Not Stack, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, California, USA
Black Alphabet: ConTEXTS of Contemporary African-American Art, Zacheta, National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
Down By Law, Wrong Gallery at the Sondra Gilman Gallery, Whitney Museum, New York, USA
Hangar-7 Edition 4, Salzburg Airport, Salzburg, Austria
Redefined: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, USA
Relics and Remnants, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Jamaica, New York, USA

2005
Maximum Flavor, ACA Gallery, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, USA
Neo-Baroque, Tema Celeste, Verona, Italy
Neovernacular, Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Kehinde Wiley/Sabeen Raja: New Paintings, Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, USA

2004
Eye of the Needle, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, USA
Glory, Glamour & Gold, The Proposition, New York, USA
She's Come Undone, Greenberg Van Doren, New York, USA
The New York Mets and Our National Pastime, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York, USA
Beauty, Kravets + Wehby, New York, USA
African American Artists in Los Angeles, A Survey Exhibition: Fade, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Los Angeles, USA

2003
Peripheries Become the Center, Prague Biennale 1, Galleria Nazionale Veletrzni Palac Dukelskych Hrdinu 47, Prague, Czech Republic
Superreal, Marella, Milan, Italy
New Wave, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, USA
Re: Figure, College of DuPage, The Guhlberg Gallery, Glen Ellyn, USA

2002
Painting as Paradox, Artists Space, New York, USA
Mass Appeal, Gallery 101, Ottawa, Canada
Ironic/ Iconic, The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, USA
Black Romantic, The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, USA

2001
It's Bigger Than Hip Hop, Rush Arts, New York, USA


Special Projects

2021–2022
The Obama Portraits Tour, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (touring presentation)

2020
Go, Moynihan Train Hall, Pennsylvania Station, New York (public work, commissioned by Public Art Fund)

2019
Rumors of War, temporary installation, Times Square Arts, New York; permanent installation, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), Virginia (public work, commissioned by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia)

2018
Barack Obama Presidential Portrait Commission, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

2014
Iconic, Presented by Sean Kelly at the 26th Annual ADAA Show
Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace film premier at the Reel Artists Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
FIFA World Cup Brazil Official Art Print Edition

2011
Art Production Fund, New York City Taxicab Project, USA
Parallel Perceptions, New York City Opera Project, USA

2010
Puma World Cup Project Character Approved, USA Network
Character Approved, USA Network

2006
Nike Billboard Project, Los Angeles, USA

2005
VH1 Hip Hop Honors Awards, (VH1 commissioned Kehinde Wiley to paint portraits of all the 2005 Art of Hip-Hop Honorees. Wiley met with the featured rappers and director John Singleton before painting his subjects).
Infiniti in Black, automobile national ad campaign (commercials and print
BET Awards, (Kehinde Wiley's ‘Entry of Paris of the Dauphin', used for the BET awards show program).


Awards/Bursaries

2019
The Gordon Parks Foundation Award, New York

2018
W.E.B. Du Bois Medal, Harvard University, Massachusetts

2015
US State Department Medal of Arts

2014
The Brooklyn Museum Asher B. Durand Award for Artistic Achievement

2013
Cultural Leadership Award, American Federation of Arts

2012
Pratt Legend Award

2011
New York City Art Teachers Association/United Federation of Teachers, Artist of the Year Award
Canteen Magazine, Artist of the Year Award

2010
USA Network, Character Approved Award

2008
Americans for the Arts, Young Artist Award for Artistic Excellence

2002
Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant Recipient
Studio Museum Harlem, Artist in Residence


Public Collections

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Arkansas, USA
The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Chrysler Museum, Virginia, USA
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, USA
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, USA
Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, USA
The Flag Art Foundation, New York, USA
The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida, USA
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
The Jewish Museum, New York, USA
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, USA
Kansas City Art Museum, Kansas City, USA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida, USA
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, USA
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, USA
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, USA
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Nasher Museum of Art, Chapel Hill, USA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, USA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
Nasher Museum of Art, Chapel Hill, USA
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, USA
Oak Park Library, Chicago, USA
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, USA
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, USA
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, USA
The Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida, USA
Saint Louis Art Museum, St Louis, Missouri, USA
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle, USA
The Sender Collection, New York, USA
The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, USA
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, USA
21C Museum, Louisville, USA
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, USA
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
The Zabludowicz Collection, London, England
Museum of Fine Arts, Saint Petersburg, Russia

 

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