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 Brooklyn, New York, USA


EDUCATION

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

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


SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2020
David meets Kehinde Wiley, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2019
Kehinde Wiley rencontre David, Château de Malmaison, Rueil-Malmaison, France                                                                              Tahiti – Kehinde Wiley, Galerie Templon, Paris, France
Equestrian Portrait of 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, Missouri, USA
Spotlight — Selections from Kehinde Wiley’s The World Stage: Israel, 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, OH, USA
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, OK, USA

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

2015
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, USA
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX, USA
Sean Kelly, New York, NY, USA

2014
A New Republic, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
Kehinde Wiley: Memling, Taft Museum, Cincinnati, OH, USA
The World Stage: Haiti, Roberts and Tilton, Culver City, CA, USA
SHAQ LOVES PEOPLE, The FLAG Art Foundation, Chicago, USA

2013
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, USA
The World Stage: Israel, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, USA
The World Stage: Israel, The Boise Art Museum, Boise, USA
The World Stage: Jamaica, Stephen Freidman Gallery, London, UK

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

2011
The World Stage: Israel, Robert & Tilton, Culver City, USA
Kehinde Wiley: Selected Works, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA, 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; Deitch Projects, New York, NY, USA
Elms Lesters, London, UK
UCCA, Beijing, China

2009
The World Stage: Brazil, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, 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, Milwaukee, USA

2006     
Scenic, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA
Columbus, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, USA
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, 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, IL, USA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2019
Street Dreams: how hip hop took over fashion, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Comeback, Art historical renaissance in contemporary art, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany
On Their Own Terms, Windgate Centre Of Art And Design, University Of Arkansas, Little Rock, USA
30 Americans, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Dreamweavers, United Talent Agency Artist Space, Los Angeles, USA
Beyond Truth: Photography after the Shutter, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem, Touring Exhibition to Six Venues across the USA


2018
30 Americans, The Clay Center, West Virginia, USA
30 Americans: Rubell Family Collection, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, USA
America’s Presidents, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 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, Ohio, USA
Money with a Capital “M”, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel
On the Wall, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
Reclamation! Pan African Works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, Taubman, Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginie, USA
RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom, Oakland Museum of California (OMCA), Oakland, USA
Spotlight–Selections from Kehinde Wiley's The World Stage: Israel, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, USA
Talisman in the Age of Difference, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Michael Jackson: On the Wall, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
The World's Game: Fútbol and Contemporary Art, Pérez Art Museum, Miami, USA

2017
Art vs. Fetishism or The Utility of Idolatry, Pan American Art Projects, Miami, USA
30 Americans, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington Africa Pop Studio, Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, New York, 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, Massachusetts, USA
Selected, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
The Human Form, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, Californie, USA

2016       
Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, NY, USA
Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne” Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR, USA
Group Exhibition: 40 Years Part 2: Gender. Race. Identity., Rhona Hoffman 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, NY, 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, Ohio, USA
Contemporary Art, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Framing Beauty, The Grundwald Gallery, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
In Context: Africans in America, Goodman Gallery and Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Remix, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Uncommon Likeness: Identity in Flux, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Versus Rodin: Bodies across space and time, The Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
You go to my head, Galerie Templon, Paris, France

2015
Reality of My Surroundings: The Contemporary Collection, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne, Ohio State University Arts Space, Columbus, OH, USA
In Profile: Portraits from the Permanent Collection, The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY, USA
The Rise of Sneaker Culture, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Portraiture Through the Ages, Agnews, London, UK
I Like It Like This, curated by Aubrey Drake Graham, Sotheby’s, New York, NY, USA
Twentieth Avniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Rush20: 1995-2015, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, NY, USA
Fifteen x Fifteen, Bill Hodges Gallery, NY, USA
30 Americans, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan, USA

2014       
Black Eye, Concept NV, New York, NY, USA
History, Bill Hodges Gallery, New York, NY, USA
The Global Africa Project - Political Patterns, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
Study from the Human Body Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
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
Futbol: The Beautiful Game, Los Angeles Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Face to Face, Wall to Wall, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT, USA
History, Bill Hodges Gallery, New York, USA
The Global Africa Project - Political Patterns, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

2013
Adventures of Truth, Painting and Philosophy: A Narrative, Curator : Bernard-Henri Lévy, Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul de Vence, France
Masculine / Masculine. The Nude Man in Art from 1800 to the Present Day, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France
Through the Eyes of Texas: Masterworks from Alumni Collections, The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX, 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, 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, VA, USA
All I Want is a Picture of You, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
BAILA con Duende, Watts Towers Arts Center and Charles Mingus Youth Arts Center Campus, Los Angeles, CA, USA
The Bearden Project, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY, USA
The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Collection, The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ, 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 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
30 Americans: Rubell Family Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 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 NY, USA
Passion Fruits, Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany
The Global Africa Project Exhibition, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, USA
Personal Identities: Contemporary Portraits, Sonoma State University, 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, Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, Denver, USA
Wild Thing, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, CA, USA
Summer Surprises, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 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, KY, USA
From Then to Now: Masterworks Contemporary African American Art, Curated by Margo Ann Crutchfield, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Cleveland, OH, USA

2009
Reconfiguring 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, Commissaire : Cindy Burlingham and Gary Garrels, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
Enchantment, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford, CT, USA

2008      
30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA
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, Cleveland, USA
Down, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, Detroit, 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, 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

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 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, New York, USA

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



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, CA, 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, CA, USA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
Nasher Museum of Art, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS, USA
Oak Park Library, Chicago, USA
Oklahoma City Museum Of Art, Oklahoma, USA
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, PA, USA
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, USA
Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, USA
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX, USA
Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle, WA, 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, NY, USA
The Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA
The Sender Collection, New York, USA
The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, USA
The Zabludowicz Collection, Londres, UK
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, USA
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, USA Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA


SPECIAL PROJECTS

2019
Black Rock Senegal, Dakar, Senegal

2018
Barack Obama’s presidential portrait, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, USA

2014
Kings of Culture portrait series in collaboration with Grey Goose
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
Parallel Perceptions, New York City Opera Project

2010
Puma World Cup project
Character Approved, USA Network

2006
Nike Billboard Project, Los Angeles, USA

2005
VH1 Hip Hop Honors Awards (VH1 commission for winners)
Infiniti in Black automobile national ad campaign
BET Awards, “Entry of Paris of the Dauphin” used for the BET awards show program

HONORS & AWARDS

2019
The Gordon Parks Foundation


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

2011        
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


LECTURES/ SYMPOSIA

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

2015       
New York Public Library, New York, NY, USA
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, USA
University of Akron, OH, USA
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, USA
Modern Museum of Art, Fort Worth, TX, USA

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

2013       
Tate Collective, Tate Britain, London, UK
Boise Museum of Art, Boise, ID, USA
Edna Manley College, Kingston, Jamaica
Ten Years of Painting, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
The World Stage: Israel, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ, USA

2012       
The World Stage: Israel, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY, USA

2011        
Kehinde Wiley and Andre Leon Talle In Conversation, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA, USA
National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. , USA
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, 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

2005
Kehinde Wiley Artist Talk, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, USA

2004
Lecture for Passing/ Posing The Paintings of Kehinde Wiley, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, USA
Artist Lecture Series, Triple Candie, Harlem, New York, USA
Kehinde Wiley, Harvard School of Arts, Boston, USA

2003
Kehinde Wiley Artist Talk, Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston, USA

2002
The Artist Voice, The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, USA

2001
A Conversation with John Wilson, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, USA
Notes on Modernism, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, USA

2000
Painting and Popular Culture, Southern Connecticut University, School of Art, USA




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