WES LANG

www.weslang.com
Born 1972, Chatham, New Jersey
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019
Taking Off For Other Dimensions, Eighteen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2016
The Believer, Eighteen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2015
The Longest Night of the Year, Milk Studios Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

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

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

2012
69, 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, Alice Day, 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, USA
Night of 100 Covers, Loyal Release, 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
 

2021
Vampires – The evolution of the Myth, Fundacio Bancaria “la Caixa”, Barcelona, Spain

2020
Vampires – The evolution of the Myth, Caixa Forum, Fundación Bancaria, Madrid, Spain
MINE IV, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2019
Vampires, La Cinémathèque Française – Musée du Cinema, Paris, France
MINE III, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Birds, CHART Art Fair with V1 Gallery, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018
No Man is an Island – The Satanic Verses, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark

2017
Horses, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2016
13, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014
CHART Art Fair, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tattoo – Contemporary Art and Tattoo Culture, Brandt Museum of Art, Odense, Denmark

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

2012
Tonight We Won’t Be Bored – Ten Years of V1 Gallery, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen
Market Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
Underværker – Mesterværker fra danske privatsamlinger, Kunsten, Aalborg, Denmark

2011
What’s He Building in There?, curated by Jesper Elg and Mikkel Grønnebæk, Fuse Gallery, New York, USA
Status – Somewhere Between Position and Condition, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Con Amore: Leif Djurhuus Collection, Museum of Modern Art, Aarhus, 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, US
Carry On, two person show with Ryan Schneider, Eighth Veil, Los Angeles, US
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
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Gallerie Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden

2004
The Hunt For Your Family, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, and 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, New York, 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

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Let The Day Begin, V1 Gallery, 2019

Because I Have Little Wisdom, V1 Gallery, 2018

The Studio, Wes Lang, ARoS Press, 2014

Wes Lang, PictureBox, 2013

Skulls And Shit: Donald Baechler & Wes Lang, New York, Ajax Press, 2010

 

SELECTED PRESS

Alyson Luthi, “Wes Lang”, interview, Issue Magazine, 2019

“Wes Lang: Taking off for other dimensions in new Copenhagen exhibition,” Hypebeast, 2019

Zach Baron, “Meet Wes Lang: Kanye Collaborator, Taste God, and World’s Most Badass Artist”, GQ, 2016

Kai Acevedo, “Visual Artist Wes Lang New Exibit Opens in Denmark”, Life and Times, 2014

Scott Indrisek, “Drawng to the Chateau Marmont”, Blackbook, 2013

“New Artists We Love: Wes Lang”, GQ, 2013

Ren McKnight, “Wes Lang ‘All I Know, All I See’ Print – Stuff We Like”, GQ, November 2012

Benjy Eisen, “Premiere: Artist Wes Lang on His Lifelong Love for the Grateful Dead.”, Rolling Stone Magazine, August 8, 2012

Scott Indrisek, “Big Picture,” Modern Painters, August 5, 2010

Alex Hawgood, “The Moment Blog,” NY Times, May 12, 2009

Dazed & Confused, “Wes Lang”, 2009

David Coggins, “Wes Lang,” Interview Magazine, 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, 2006

Lee Henderson, “Memento Vitae”, Art Review, April 2006

Emily Weiner, “Rare Specimen”, Time Out New York, April 6-12, 2006

Emily Weiner, “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 Dzama, 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 3, 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


SELECTED COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

Deste Foundation (Dakis Joannou Collection), Athens, Greece

Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Edward F. Albee Foundation, Montauk, New York, USA

Djurhuus Collection, Copenhagen, Denmark

Brask Collection Copenhagen, Denmark

ARoS Museum of Art, Aarhus, Denmark


SELECTED AWARDS

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