Kehinde Wiley

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Born in 1977 in Los Angeles, Kehinde Wiley lives and works in New York. Examining issues of racial and sexual identity, his works create collisions where art history and street culture come face to face. The artist makes eroticised heroes of the invisible, those traditionally banished from representations of power. His work reinterprets the vocabulary of power and prestige, part politically-charged critique, part an avowed fascination with the luxury and bombast of Western symbols of male domination.






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


EDUCATION

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

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


SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2020
Kehinde Wiley: The Yellow Wallpaper, William Morris gallery, Walthamstow, UK
Jacques-Louis David meets Kehinde Wiley, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, USA

2019
Kehinde Wiley rencontre Jacques-Louis David, Ch‚teau de Malmaison, Rueil-Malmaison, France

Kehinde Wiley: Tahiti, Galerie Templon, Paris, France

Portrait …questre du Prince Tommaso
of Savoy-Carignan, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, USA

2018
Kehinde Wiley: Lit, Bozar Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, USA

Spotlight — Selections from Kehinde Wiley’s, The World Stage : IsraŽl, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, USA

2017
In Search Of The Miraculous, Stephen Friedman, London, UK
Trickster, Sean Kelly, New York, USA

Kehinde Wiley : A New Republic, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, USA

2016
Lamentation, Petit Palais, Paris, France Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, USA

2015
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, USA

2014
A New Republic, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
Kehinde Wiley : Memling, Taft Museum, Cincinnati, USA

The World Stage : Haiti, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, USA
Shaq loves people, the flag art foundation, Chicago, USA

2013
Kehinde Wiley : Memling, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, USA
The World Stage : IsraŽl, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; The Boise Art Museum, Boise, USA

The World Stage : Jamaica, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK

2012
The World Stage : France, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
The World Stage : IsraŽl, the Jewish Museum, New York, USA

An Economy of Grace, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA

2011
The World Stage : IsraŽl, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, USA
Kehinde Wiley : Selected Works, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, USA

2010
The World Stage : India - Sri Lanka, Rhona Ho man Gallery, Chicago, USA
Kehinde Wiley : Legends of Unity World Cup 2010 PUMA, Apparel Design Gallery, Berlin, Germany ; Topographie de l’Art, Paris, France
Deitch Projects, New York, USA ; Elms Lesters, London, UK ; UCCA, Beijing, China

2009
The World Stage : Brazil, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, USA
The World Stage : Africa, Lagos-Dakar, Artpace, San Antonio, 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, Fort Worth, USA

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

2006
Scenic, Rhona Ho man Gallery, Chicago, USA
Columbus, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus ; Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, 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, USA

Easter Realness, Rhona Ho man Gallery, Chicago, USA

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

2002
Passing/Posing, Rhona Ho man Gallery, Chicago, USA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2019
Kehinde Wiley in 30 Americans, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, USA
Kehinde Wiley, Marina Abramović, Joseph Kosuth, and Kris Martin in Icons: Worship and Adoration, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Dawoud Bey and Kehinde Wiley in Afrocosmologies: American Reflections, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, USA
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

On Their Own Terms, Windgate Centre of Art and Design, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, USA
30 Americans, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, USA
Dreamweavers, United Talent Agency Artist Space, Los Angeles, USA
Beyond Truth: Photography after the Shutter, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, 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

2018
30 Americans: Rubell Family Collection, The Clay Center, Charleston; Mcnay Art Museum, San Antonio, USA

America’s Presidents, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, USA
Beyond Borders: Global Africa, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, USA
Breaking the Mold: Investigating Gender, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, USA

Expanding Narratives: The Figure and the Ground, Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Go Figure, The Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, USA

Money with a Capital “M”, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel

Reclamation! Pan African Works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, USA
RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom, Oakland Museum of California (OMCA), Oakland, USA
Talisman in the Age of Di erence, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Michael Jackson: On the Wall, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

The World’s Game: F tbol and Contemporary Art, Pťrez Art Museum, Miami, USA

Rayski und die Jagd, Albertinum Museum, Dresden, Germany

Par amour du jeu 1998-2018, Magasins Gťnťraux, Pantin, France

2017
Art vs. Fetishism or The Utility of Idolatry, Pan American Art Projects, Miami, USA

30 Americans: Rubell Family Collection, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, USA
Africa Pop Studio, Tang, Saratoga Springs, USA
All Things Being Equal..., Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Cape Town, South Africa
Harlem: Found Ways, The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Selected, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
The Human Form, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, USA

2016
Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York; Ronna and Eric Ho man Gallery of Contemporary Art,
Lewis & Clark College, Portland, USA

Group Exhibition: 40 Years Part 2: Gender. Race. Identity., Rhona Ho man Gallery, Chicago, USA
A Material Legacy: The Nancy A. Nasher
and David J. Haemisegger Collection of Contemporary Art, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, USA

“BIG”, Bill Hodges Gallery, Brooklyn, USA

Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, USA

30 Americans, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, USA

Contemporary Art, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, USA

Framing Beauty, The Grundwald Gallery, Bloomington, USA

In Context: Africans in America, Goodman Gallery and Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

Remix, Columbia Museum of Art,
Columbia, USA

Uncommon Likeness: Identity in Flux,
Lincoln, USA

Versus Rodin: Bodies across space and time, The Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

You go to my head, Galerie Templon,
Brussels, Belgium

2015
Reality of My Surroundings: The Contemporary Collection, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, USA
Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham; Ohio State University Arts Space, Columbus, USA

In Pro le: Portraits from the Permanent Collection, The Studio Museum of Harlem,
New York, USA

The Rise of Sneaker Culture, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, USA

Portraiture Through the Ages, Agnews,
London, UK

I Like It Like This, Sotheby’s, New York, USA
Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Rush20: 1995-2015, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, Philadelphia, USA

Fifteen x Fifteen, Bill Hodges Gallery,
Brooklyn, USA

30 Americans, Detroit Institute of Arts,
Detroit, USA

2014
Black Eye, Concept NV, New York, USA
History, Bill Hodges Gallery, Brooklyn, USA
Africa Now: Political Patterns, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
Study from the Human Body, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Somos Libres II, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin, Italy
Masculine / Masculine. The Nude Man in Art from 1800 to the Present Day, Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City, Mexico
F tbol: The Beautiful Game, Los Angeles Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA

Face to Face, Wall to Wall, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, USA
History, Bill Hodges Gallery, Brooklyn, USA
Forms of Attraction: Kjaerholm, Tenreiro and Selected Works, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
Other Ways; Other Times: In uences of African- American Tradition from St. Louis Collections, Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, USA
The Figure in Process: de Kooning to Kapoor, 1955-2015, Pivot Art + Culture, Seattle, USA

2013
Les Aventures de la Vťritť, Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul de Vence, France
Masculin / Masculin. L’homme nu dans l’art : de 1800 ŗ nos jours, Musťe d’Orsay, Paris, France
Through the Eyes of Texas: Masterworks from Alumni Collections, The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, 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, RedLine Gallery, Denver; The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, 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, USA
All I Want is a Picture of You, Angles Gallery,
Los Angeles, USA

BAILA con Duende, Watts Towers Arts Center and Charles Mingus Youth Arts Center Campus, Los Angeles, USA
The Bearden Project, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, USA

2011
Parallel Perceptions, New York City Opera, 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, Duke University, Durham, USA

Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection, Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, USA
Beyond Bling: Voices of Hip-Hop in Art, Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, USA

30 Americans: Rubell Family Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, USA
For a Long Time, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, 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, Rohnert Park, USA

Pattern ID, Akron Art Museum, Akron, USA
Individual to Icon: Portraits of the Famous and Almost Famous from Folk Art to Facebook, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, USA

30 Americans: Rubell Family Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

The Gleaners: Contemporary Art from
the Collection of Sarah and Jim Taylor,
Vicki Myhren Gallery, University of Denver School of Art, Denver, USA

Wild Thing, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, USA
Summer Surprises, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, USA

The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place,
176 Zabludowicz Collection, London,
UK

Searching for the Heart of Black Identity:
Art and the Contemporary African American Experience, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, USA

From Then to Now: Masterworks Contemporary African American Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, USA

2009
Recon guring the Body in American Art, 1820-2009, National Academy Museum, New York, USA

Creating Identity: Portraits, Today 21C Museum, Louisville, USA

Other People: Portraits from Grunwald and Hammer Collections, Hammer Museum,
Los Angeles, USA

Enchantment, Joselo Gallery, Hartford, USA

2008
30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA

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

Down, Museum of Contemporary Art,
Detroit, USA

2007
New York States of Mind, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, USA

Crossing the Line: African American Artists in the Jacqueline Bradley and Clarence Otis Jr. Collection, Cornell Fine Arts Museum,
Orlando, USA

Commemorating 30 Years (1976 – 2007): Part Three (1991 – 2007), Rhona Ho man Gallery, Chicago, USA

The Blake Byrne Collection, The Nasher Museum of Contemporary Art, Duke University, Durham, USA

2006
Do Not Stack, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, USA
Black Alphabet: ConTEXTS of Contemporary African-American Art, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland

Down By Law, Wrong Gallery, Sondra Gilman Gallery, Whitney Museum, New York, USA
Hangar-7 Edition 4, Salzburg Airport,
Salzburg, Austria

Rede ned: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Relics and Remnants, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, New York, USA

2005
Maximum Flavor, ACA Gallery, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, USA
Neo-Baroque, Tema Celeste, Verona, Italia 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, USA

Beauty, Kravets + Wehby, New York, USA
African American Artists in Los Angeles,
A Survey Exhibition: Fade, City of Los Angeles Cultural A airs Department, Los Angeles, USA

2003
Praha Biennale 1: Peripheries Become the Center, National Gallery, Veletrzni Palac, Prague, Czech Republic

Superreal, Marella, Milan, Italy

New Wave, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, USA

Re: Figure, The Guhlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, 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


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

21C Museum, Louisville, USA

Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, USA
Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, USA

Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, USA
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 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, 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, USA

Museum of Contemporary Art,
Los Angeles, USA

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA

Nasher Museum of Art, Chapel Hill, USA
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, USA

Oak Park Library, Chicago, USA

Oklahoma City Museum Of Art,
Oklahoma, USA

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, USA

Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, USA

Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, USA
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, USA
Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle, USA

The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, USA
The Flag Art Foundation, New York, USA
The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA

The Jewish Museum, New York, USA

The Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA

The Sender Collection, New York, USA

The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, USA
The Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK

Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, USA

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, USA
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, USA


PROJECTS

2019
Monumental bronze equestrian statue, Times Square, New York, USA Black Rock Senegal, Dakar, Senegal

2018
O cial portrait of President Barack Obama, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, USA

2014
Modern Kings of Culture, a collaboration with Grey Goose
Iconic, 26th Annual ADAA Show
Kehinde Wiley : An Economy of Grace, documentary film
FIFA World Cup Brazil Official Art Print Edition

2011
Chuck Close & Kehinde Wiley: Art Adds 2, Taxicab project, Art Production Fund, New York, USA

Parallel Perceptions, New York City Opera Project

2009
PUMA World Cup project - PUMA
Africa collection

2006
Nike Billboard Project, Los Angeles, USA

2005
VH1 Hip Hop Honors Awards
Infiniti in Black, ad campaign

BET Awards, Entry of Paris of the Dauphin


AWARDS

2019
Gordon Parks Foundation Award


2018
W.E.B Du Bois Medal


2015
The US State Department Medal of Arts

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


2013
American Federation for Arts Cultural Leadership Award


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


CONFERENCES

2016
Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Minneapolis, USA
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, USA
Phoenix Art Museum Phoenix, USA
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, USA

2015
New York Public Library, New York, USA
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, USA
University of Akron, Akron, USA

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA
Modern Museum of Art, Fort Worth, USA

2014
New York Academy of Art, New York, USA
Taft Museum, Cincinnati, USA
Virginia Tech Center for the Arts, Blacksburg, USA

2013
Tate Collective, Tate Britain, London, UK
Boise Museum of Art, Boise, USA

Edna Manley College, Kingston, JamaÔque
Ten Years of Painting, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA

The World Stage: IsraŽl, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, USA
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, USA

2012
The World Stage: IsraŽl, The Jewish Museum, New York, USA

2011
Kehinde Wiley and Andre Leon Talle In Conversation, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, USA

National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, USA

Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, USA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art,
Los Angeles, USA

2010
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA

2009
The Getty Center, Los Angeles, USA
Artpace, San Antonio, USA
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, USA

2008
The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, USA

2007
Here and Now: African and African American Art and Film Conference, New York University, New York, USA
Pennsylvania State University,
State College, USA
Portland Art Museum, Portland, USA
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Chapel Hill, USA
Yale University, New Haven, USA
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, USA
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, USA

2006
Symposium on Contemporary Portraiture, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, USA
Columbus, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, USA




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