Eric Wesley

Born 1973, Los Angeles, California



Education


B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Co- founder of MSA^ (Mountain School of Art), Los Angeles, CA


Solo Exhibitions


2009

New Realistic Figures, Maureen Paley, London


2008

Ship Shape Shit Shelf and the Empfang Box, Feurig59, Berlin


2007

Spaference Room, Bortolami Gallery, New York

Spafice, Foundation Morra Greco, Naples, Italy


2006

Audi, Meyer-Riegger Gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany

You say Tomato, I say Tomato, Galleria Fonti, Naples, Italy

Eric Wesley, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles

MOCA FOCUS: Eric Wesley, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles


2005

Bowie-Van Valen Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands


2004

Pico Youth Center, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles

I love WW2, Locust Projects, Miami, FL


2003

Jeans Theory, Statements, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland


2002

Metro Pictures, New York

Enchilada “The Endless Burrito”, Meyer-Reigger Galerie, Karlsruhe, Germany

Ouchi, Galeria Franco Noero, Torino, Italy


2001

Two Story Clocktower, CalTech, Pasadena, CA


2000

Kicking Ass, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles


1999

Camper, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles


Group Exhibitions


2009

1999, China Art Objects, Los Angeles


2008

The Light of the Virgo, China Art Objects, Los Angeles

Los Angeles Confidential, Centre d'Art du Parc Saint Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux

Amateurs, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco

ITALIA ITALIE ITALIEN ITALY WLOCHY, ARCOS Museo d’Arte ,Benevento,Italy

Globetrotters, 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles, Curated by Katie Brennan

Sand- Meaning and Metaphor, Parrish Museum, New York, NY


2007

Prague Biennial, Prague, Czech Republic

Milieu, Lizabeth Oliveria, Los Angeles

Angles Gallery, Los Angeles

One Foot and Rising, Balmoral Gallery, Venice, CA

Darling, Take Fountain, Kalfayan Gallery, Greece

Substance & Surface, Bortolami, New York City, NY


2006

Axis of Praxis, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN

Design-O-mite, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles

Alien Nation, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England

The Gold Standard, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY

Survivor, Bortolami Dayan, New York, NY


2005

Closing Down: Thanks, Bortolami Dayan, New York

A Walk to Remember, Organized by Jens Hoffmann, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

100 Artists See God, Curated by John Baldessari and Meg Cranston, Organized by ICA, London, England

Installations, I-20 Gallery, New York, NY

Having Differences. I-20 Gallery, New York, NY


2004

Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

3 fireplaces and 2 bathtubs, Museum für angewandte Kunst (MAK), Vienna


2003

Fade (1990-2003), Curated by Malik Gaines, Craft and Folk Art Museum at the Luckman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Works for Giovanni, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, CA

More Boots = Many Routes, Eric Wesley, Lee O’Connor, Ryan Doolan, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

New Space! New Show!, Galeria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy

Adios Pendejos, OPA: Oficina Para Proyectos de Arte, Guadelajara, Mexico

Eduardo Sarabia and Eric Wesley, Sutton Lane, London


2002

Drive By: Nine Artists from Los Angeles, Reynolds Gallery, Virginia


2001

Freestyle, Studio Museum, Harlem, New York, Santa Monica Museum of Art

Snapshot: New Art From Los Angeles, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida

Purloined, Artists Space, New York, September 6 - October 13

Circles 3: Silver Lake Crossings, Zentrum Fur Kunst und Mediatechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany. Curated by Christoph Keller.

Drive: Power, Progress, Desire, Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand. Curated by Gregory Burke.


2000

Young and Dumb, ACME, Los Angeles. Curated by Pentti Monkkonen.


1999

L.A. Edge Festival, Los Angeles, organized by Simon Watson.


1998

I-Candy, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica

Brent Petersen Gallery, Los Angeles.


Selected Bibliography


2009

Vitamin 3-D, Phaidon


2008

Burton, Johanna. “Eric Wesley: Spafice”, ArtForum, No.7, March


2007

Bovino, Emily Verla. “Eric Wesley”, Frieze online, Oct. 27

Campagnola, Sonia. “Eric Wesley: Let’s do a trade”, Flash Art, No. 253, March

Knight, Christopher..“Living friskily is best revenge”, Los Angeles Times, Aug. 3

Robinson, Walter. “HAMMER Museum gets Dean Valentine Art.” Artnet,com

Haithman, Diane. “$1-million new year's gift to the Hammer.” Los Angeles Times. Jan.5


2006

Rochette, Anne and Wade Saunders. “Place Matters: Los Angeles.” Art in America, November 2006

Knight, Christopher, “After a bold takeover a weak message is sent”, Los Angeles Times, April 21

Butler, Cornelia, “Thesis Show,” MOCA Focus: Eric Wesley Catalogue, March.


2005

Gair Boase, Ben Davis, Melissa Dunn, Morgan Falconer, Melissa Gronlund, Ana Finel Honigman, Jane Neal, Bill Roberts, Lauren Stakis, “Future Greats 2005”, ArtReview, December.


2003

Kim, Christine Y. “Color Blind” V Magazine #22 April


2002

Myers, Julian, “Just for Kicks”, Frieze Issue 72, December 2002

Gaines, Malik, “Eric Wesley to the Bone,” Artext No. 75, November 2001 Von Schlegell, Mark, “Review: Snapshot: New Art from Los Angeles,” Artext No. 75, November 2001 – January 2002


2001

Knight, Christopher, “Cultural Evolution in Freestyle”, Los Angeles Times, October 2.

Schjeldahl, Peter, “Breaking Away; A Flowering of Young African American Artists,” The New Yorker, June 11.

Knight, Christopher, “A Snapshot of L.A. Artists,” Los Angeles Times, June 6.

Saltz, Jerry, “Post-Black; Radical Intelligence at the Studio Museum in Harlem”, Village Voice, May 22.


2000

Intra, Giovanni, “Too Autopoeitic to Drive” in Drive catalog, Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand.