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Eric Wesley, North American Buff Tit, 2022

Eric Wesley (b. 1973 in Los Angeles, CA) lives and works in Los Angeles. He received his BA at University of California and is the Co-founder of MSA (Mountain School of Art) in Los Angeles. Wesley participated in the Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet as It’s Kept, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Galleria Fonti in Naples, Bortolami Gallery in New York, and Foundation Morra Greco in Naples.

Wesley’s work has been exhibited in group exhibitions at important galleries and institutions including Musée d'Art Contemporain in Bordeaux, France, MOCA Geffen Contemporary in Los Angeles, and displayed at the 2007 Biennial in Prague as well as 2004 Whitney Biennial in New York. Wesley’s work can be found in the public collection at the Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, Italy; Nomas Foundation, Rome, Italy; and MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California.

Exhibitions

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet As It’s Kept

Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet As It’s Kept

6 Apr – 5 Sep 2022

Whitney Museum of American Art
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Springweather and people

Springweather and people

12 Mar – 24 Apr 2021

39 Walker
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Eric Wesley: Timbuctoo

Eric Wesley: Timbuctoo

4 May – 5 Jul 2019

Pio Pico
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Martha Rosler/Eric Wesley

Martha Rosler/Eric Wesley

16 Mar – 5 May 2019

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Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Reputation

Reputation

27 Oct – 28 Dec 2018

Galleria Fonti
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: University of Disasters

University of Disasters

30 Mar – 22 Apr 2017

Bortolami
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: ISOSCELES TRAPEZOID ARCH

ISOSCELES TRAPEZOID ARCH

10 Sep – 22 Oct 2016

Midway Contemporary Art
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: I Beam U Channel

I Beam U Channel

30 Jun – 12 Aug 2016

Bortolami
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Some Work

Some Work

28 Jan – 15 Mar 2015

356 Mission
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Daily Progress Status Reports

Daily Progress Status Reports

4 Sep – 4 Oct 2014

Bortolami
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: The Natural Order of Things

The Natural Order of Things

25 Mar – 31 Jul 2012

Galleria Fonti
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: 2 new works

2 new works

3 Mar – 20 Jan 2012

Bortolami
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: D’Carts Blanche and New Paintings

D’Carts Blanche and New Paintings

7 May – 19 Jun 2010

Bortolami
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: New Realistic Figures

New Realistic Figures

4 Sep – 4 Oct 2009

Maureen Paley
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Spaference Room

Spaference Room

30 Nov 2007 – 5 Jan 2008

Bortolami
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Spafice

Spafice

20 Sep – 23 Nov 2007

Fondazione Morra Greco
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Substance & Surface

Substance & Surface

26 Jun – 28 Aug 2007

Bortolami
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: MOCA Focus: Thirty Three Point Three Three Three

MOCA Focus: Thirty Three Point Three Three Three

23 Mar – 2 Jul 2006

MoCa Los Angeles
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Survivor

Survivor

11 Mar – 8 Apr 2006

Bortolami
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Eric Wesley

Eric Wesley

14 Dec 2002 – 1 Feb 2003

Metro Pictures
Installation view of Eric Wesley / St. Louis

Eric Wesley / St. Louis

21 May 2016 – 1 May 2017

Press

Jan Tumlir On Eric Wesley The Berlin Journal Apr 2022Max Lakin Addicted to the Shinding Artforum Apr 2022 Springweather and people The Art Guide Mar 2021Sohrab Mohebbi Best of 2019 Artforum Dec 2019Eric Wesley and Jordan Wolfson Build It Up So It Collapses and Falls Back on Itself Mousse Magazine Oct 2019Andrew Russeth Art Los Angeles Contemporary Fair Lifts Off Artnews Feb 2019Maria Giovanna Mancini Eric Wesley Artforum Nov 2018Meagan Fridette Eric Wesley Brings NYC Its Newest Combination Taco Bell/Pizza Hut Paper Mar 2018Jan Tumlir Infinite Jest: Jan Tumlir on Eric Wesley’s The Bell Artforum Feb 2017Alan Feuer Art Dealers Move Out of the Gallery and Into a Taco Bell The New York Times Oct 2016Pei-Ru Keh City Limits: Bortolami Gallery’s ‘Artist/City’ Wallpaper* Aug 2016Taylor Dafoe Bortolami Pushes Art Beyond NY and LA Blouin Art Info Jul 2016Cindy Dampier Eric Wesley’s quest for high-art fame leads to a Taco Bell Chicago Tribune Jul 2016Nancy Israel Cohen To Do List: Bortolami Gallery Brings Conceptual Artist Patron Apr 2015Lucy Li Eric Wesley Daily Progress Status Reports Brooklyn Rail Oct 2014 Eric Wesley, ’2 new works’ at Bortolami Gallery, New York Mousse Publishing Feb 2012Peter Plagens Shock, Light Therapy With Life Thrown In The Wall Street Journal Feb 2012Ken Johnson Eric Wesley D'Carts Blanche and New Paintings The New York Times May 2010Johanna Burton Eric Wesley Bortolami Artforum Mar 2008

Publications

Book cover on plain gray background with title of SOME WORK

SOME WORK

Ooga Booga
2015

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Eric Wesley (MOCA Focus Series)

Eric Wesley (MOCA Focus Series)

MOCA
2006