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  • December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM
    December 31, 1969
    7:00 PM

Kehinde Wiley

Born in Los Angeles, CA, 1977
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Day 2: Kehinde Wiley

In the 10 years since receiving his Master of Fine Arts from Yale University, Kehinde Wiley has catapulted to the upper echelon of the contemporary art world. His super-realistic paintings of men of color in heroic, majestic, or bucolic settings deliberately reference works by the Old Masters.

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2001 M.F.A., Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
1999 B.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2010 Legends of Unity World Cup 2010 PUMA, Appel Design Gallery, Berlin; Topographie de l’Arte, Paris; Deitch Projects, New York; Elms Lesters, London; UCCA, Beijing.
2009 The World Stage: Brazil, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, CA
2008 Down, Deitch Projects, New York, NY [cat.]
FOCUS: Kehinde Wiley, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
The World Stage: Africa, Lagos~Dakar, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY [cat.]
2007 Kehinde Wiley, Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art at Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Kenhinde Wiley: The World Stage – China, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI [cat.]
2006 Columbus, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA; traveled to Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH [cat.]
Scenic, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005 Rumors of War, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
2004 Passing/Posing: Kehinde Wiley Paintings, Wiley, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY [cat.]

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010 Pattern ID, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH.
From Then to Now: Masterworks of Contemporary African American Art, Cleveland Art Museum, Cleveland, OH.
2009 Reconfiguring the Body in American Art, 1820-2009, National Academy Museum, New York, NY.
Creating Identity: Portraits Today, 21C Museum, Louisville, KY.
2008 21: Selections of Contemporary Art from the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Macrocosm, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, CA
RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution,
Washington, DC [cat.]
2007 Collected Identities: Gifts from the Blake Byrne Collection, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University,
Durham, NC
New York – States of Mind, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany; traveled to Queens Museum of
Art, Queens, NY [cat.]
2006 Black alphabet – conTEXTS of contemporary african-american art, Zacheta National Gallery of Art,
Warsaw, Poland [cat.]
Down By Law, Whitney Biennial 2006, Wrong Gallery, Whitney Museum of American Art,
New York, NY [cat.]
HangART–7 Edition 4, Hangar-7 at Salzburg Airport, Salzburg, Austria [cat.]
redefined: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC
2005 Neo-Baroque!, Byblos Art Gallery, Verona, Italy [cat.]
Neovernacular: Pop, Portraiture, Pulp and Porn, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA [cat.]
2004 She’s Come Undone, Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Prague Biennale 1, Prague, Czech Republic [cat.]

Selected Collections

Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Hammer Museum, CA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Modern Museum of Art, Fort Worth, TX
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

30 Americans is organized by the Rubell Family Collection, Miami. The presenting sponsor at the Corcoran Gallery of Art is Altria Group.

Additional support has been provided by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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