b. 1972, Chatham, New Jersey

Lives and works in Los Angeles, California, USA

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

2017
London’s new Newport Street Gallery, founded by Damien Hirst, will host a new large-scale solo exhibition by Lang.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
The Believer, Eighteen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014
Wes Lang – The Studio, ARoS, Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark

2013
Blessings, Half Gallery, New York, USA
Blue Dream, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012
IKON Ltd, Santa Monica, California, USA
Here Comes Sunshine, Half Gallery, New York, USA

2011
Sittin’ On A Rainbow, Chateau Marmont, Hollywood, California, USA
Life and How To Live It, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010
Smile, It´s A Grey Day, Ziehersmith New York, USA

2009
Going All The Way For The U.S.A., V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Carry On, (two person show with Ryan Schneider), Eighth Veil, Los Angeles, USA
Just Landed (two person show with Eddie Martinez), aliceday, Brussels, Belgium

2008
Are You Ready For the Country? ZieherSmith, New York, USA

2006
Skulls and Shit, collaboration with Donald Baechler, Galleri Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden

2005
The Promised Land, ZieherSmith, New York, USA
I Shall Be Released, Bucket Rider, Chicago, USA
American Beauty, Galleri Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden

2004
Night of 100 Covers, Loyal Release, Passerby/Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York; Gallery Milliken, Stockholm, Sweden
Home At Last, ZieherSmith, New York, USA

2003
Self-portraits as a Handsome Young Man, RARE Gallery, New York, USA

2002
Wes Lang: New Works on Paper, GV/AS Gallery, Brooklyn, USA

2001
Bras, Mark Pasek Gallery, New York, catalogue with essay by Edward Albee.

2000
Blacks & Whites, Mark Pasek Gallery, New York, USA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
VOLTA12, Basel, Switzerland

2015
Art Herning 2015, Herning, Denmark
Market Art Fair 2015, Stockholm, Sweden
13, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen V

2014
CHART Art Fair, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tattoo – contemporary art and Tattoo culture, Brandts Museum of Art, Odense, Denmark

2013
Wes Lang & André Saraiva, Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, USA

2012
VIX – Tonight We Won’t Be Bored – Ten Years of V1 Gallery, December, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen
Market, Stockholm, Sweden
UNDERVÆRKER – Mesterværker fra danske privatsamlinger (Group), Kunsten, Aalborg, Denmark

2011
What’s He Building in There? Fuse Gallery, curated by Jesper Elg and Mikkel Grønnebæk
Status – Somewhere Between Position and Condition, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010
Stars Above / Valley Below, Horton Gallery, New York, USA
Lush Life 3. First Bird (A Few Butterflies), curated by Franklin Evans & Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Invisible Exports, New York, USA
Big Picture, curated by Ryan Schneider, Priska Juschka Fine Art, New York, USA
Draw, curated by Erik Foss and Curse Mackey, Museo de la Cuidad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
Public Image, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, Scotland

2009
Grand Reopening, ZieherSmith, New York, USA
Carry On, two person show with Ryan Schneider, Eighth Veil, Los Angeles, USA
Just Landed, two person show with Eddie Martinez, aliceday, Brussels, Belgium
What So Proudly We Hail, Holster Projects, London, UK

2008
Destruction of Atlantis, curated by Jesper Elg, Union Gallery, London, UK
Everything Else, curated by Chris Churchill, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, USA
Timeless, Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey, USA
The Boys Are Back In Town, V1 Gallery, Copenhagan, USA
The Boys Are Back In Town, Romo Gallery, Atlanta, USA
Brevity’s Rainbow, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, USA

2007
Mail Order Monsters, curated by Kathy Grayson, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
Collector’s Choice, Dealim Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
True Faith, Greenberg Van Doren, New York, USA
Dark Victory, curated by Dimitrios Antonitsis, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens, Greece
Five Painters, Galleri Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden

2006
10 Curatorial Perspectives, curated by Wayne Northcross, Haven Arts, Bronx, New York, USA
You have to be almost gifted to do what I do, Alexander and Bonin, New York, USA
Panic Room – Works from The Dakis Joannou Collection, curated by Kathy Grayson and Jeffrey Deitch, Deste
Foundation, Athens, Greece
Natural History Museum, The Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, New York, USA
Don’t Abandon The Ship, Allston Skirt, Boston, USA

2005
Words: The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, Andrea Rosen, New York, USA
Loyal and his Band, Gallerie Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden
Working Artists in Brooklyn, Romo Gallery, Atlanta, USA
Petits formats ou miniatures, Galerie Quang, Paris, France

2004
The Hunt For Your Family, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark. Exhibition also traveled to Odd Number, Stockholm, Sweden

2003
New York Dirt, Claska Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Stream, Rare Gallery, New York, USA
Benefit, White Columns Gallery, New York, USA

2002
Waar, Andrew Andrew Curatorial Services, New York, USA
What’s New Pussycat? Briggs Robinson Gallery, New York, USA
She’s Crafty… and So Is He Sometimes, White Columns Gallery, New York, USA
T & A, GV/AS Gallery, Brooklyn, USA

2001
Paper, Mark Pasek Gallery, New York, USA
OIL, Mark Pasek Gallery, New York, USA

2000
Hello My Name Is, Mark Pasek Gallery, New York, USA
Meat Market, Mark Pasek Gallery, New York, USA

1999
Under Scrutiny, Limner Gallery, New York, USA


BOOKS
The Studio, Wes Lang, ARoS press 2014
Wes Lang, PictureBox 2013
Skulls And Shit, Donald Baechler and Wes Lang, AJAX, Press, 2010

BIBLIOGRAPHY (selected)
Euroman, 2014
Cover Magazine 2014
Playboy Magazine, 2013
Kai Acevedo, “Visual Artist Wes Lang New Exibit Opens in Denmark”, Life+Times, April 3, 2014
Scott Indrisek, “Drawng to the Chateau Marmont”, Blackbook, August 2013
“New Artists We Love: Wes Lang”, GQ, October 2013
Ren McKnight, “Wes Lang ‘All I Know, All I See’ Print – Stuff We Like”, GQ.com, November 2, 2012
Benjy Eisen, “Premiere: Artist Wes Lang on His Lifelong Love for the Grateful Dead.”, Rolling Stone Magazine, August 8, 2012
Purple Magazine, spring/summer 2011
Scott Indrisek, “Big Picture,” Modern Painters, August 5, 2010
Skulls And Shit: Donald Baechler, Wes Lang, New York, Ajax Press, 2010
Alex Hawgood, “The Moment Blog,” nytimes.com May 12, 2009
Dazed & Confused, Wes Lang, December 2009
David Coggins, “Wes Lang,” Interview Magazine (December 2008)
Revisionaries; A Decade of Artists in Tokion, New York: Abrams, 2007
Resurrection, compiled by John Santos, New York: Common Space, 2007
Martin Gelin, “Wes, Jules & Eddie,” Bon International 9 (Fall 2006)
Tokion (Summer 2006)
Lee Henderson, “Memento Vitae!” Art Review (April 2006)
Emily Weiner, “Rare Specimen,” Time Out New York, April 6-12, 2006
“Rare Specimen,” The New Yorker, April 3, 2005
Nylon Japan (March 2006)
Loyal and His Band, Stockholm: Loyal, 2005
Christopher Bollen, “Finely Drawn,” V Man 5 (Fall/Winter 2005)
“Land Masses: Wes Lang,” The Drama 6 (2005)
“A creative face-off between Nigel Cooke, Wes Lang, assume vivid astro focus, Cory Arcangel, Marcel Drama, Jockum Nordstrom, Simone Shubuck, Dana Schutz, Andrew Kuo and Hisham Bharoocha.,” Tokion Magazine 47 (May/June 2005)
Jason Schmidt, “Work in Progress: Brave New World,” Visionaire 33 (Spring 2005)
“Wes Lang,” interview and images, Loyal Magazine 9 (Spring 2005)
Alex Wagner, “Wes Lang Is Trying to Change His Ways,” The Fader 26 (December 2004)
Cover image, Loyal Magazine (May 2004)
Dave Dreher and Wes Lang, “AAAA League,” Loyal Magazine (December 2003)
“Wes Lang,” Loyal Magazine (May 2003)
Adam Glickman, “Wes Lang: King of Art,” Tokion Magazine 34 (March/April 2003)
Shelly Ridenour, “Book Mark: Boredom,” Nylon Magazine (November 2002)
Ben Reardon, “I’m the Chairman of the Bored,” Dazed & Confused (October 2002)
Sarah Valdez, “Hello Pussycat,” Time Out New York (August 1-8, 2002)
Boredom, New York: A Faile Collaboration, 2002, limited edition publication
Genius, Nylon Magazine (2002)
“Death,” Mass Appeal Magazine (Winter, 2001)
Death, New York: A Faile Collaboration: 2001, limited edition publication
Orange, New York A Faile Collaboration: 2000, limited edition publication

 

COLLECTIONS
National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
Deste Foundation (Dakis Joannou Collection), Athens, Greece
Museum of Modern Art, New York, US
Edward F. Albee Foundation, Montauk, New York, US
Djurhuus Collection, Copenhagen, Denmark
Brask Collection, Copenhagen, Denmark
ARoS Museum of Art, Aarhus, Denmark

 

AWARDS

Edward F. Albee Foundation Residency, Montauk, New York, 2001


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