Born in 1957, New Orleans, Louisiana

Education

1985 BA, University of New Orleans

One-Person Exhibitions

2016
Wayne Gonzales, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA (3/5-4/23/16)
2015
Wayne Gonzales, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK (11/25/15 – 1/30/16)
Wayne Gonzales, House of St Barnabas, London, UK (June 2015)
2013
Wayne Gonzales, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (3/30 – 4/27/13)
2012
Wayne Gonzales, Pei Ling Chan Gallery, The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Savannah, GA (9/7 – 11/16/12)
Wayne Gonzales: Works on Paper, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England (9/1 – 9/29/12)
2011
Wayne Gonzales, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Málaga, Spain (11/18/11 – 1/22/12)
Wayne Gonzales: Light to Dark/ Dark to Light, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA (10/6/11 – 2/26/12)
2010
Wayne Gonzales: Recent Paintings, Patrick de Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium, (9/18 – 10/18/10)
Wayne Gonzales, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England (3/12 – 4/17/10)
2009
Wayne Gonzales, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (10/30 – 12/23/09)
2008
Wayne Gonzales: Crowd Paintings Seomi Gallery, Seoul, Korea (9/20 – 10/18/08)
Wayne Gonzales: Free and Clear Online Project Room, Dinter Fine Art (9/1 – 10/31/08)
Wayne Gonzales: Crowd Paintings Patrick de Brock, Knokke, Belgium (8/8 – 8/25/08)
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England (2/1 – 3/1/08)
2007
Judge – Vincent Katz and Wayne Gonzales, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (9/4 – 9/22/07)
Wayne Gonzales, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (5/07)
2006
project.3 – Wayne Gonzales, Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (10/9 – 11/3/06)
QED, Los Angeles, CA (5/27 – 6/24/06)
2005
Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, DC (11/4 – 12/18/05)
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (3/19 – 4/16/05)
2004
Patrick de Brock, Knokke, Belgium (12/12/04 – 1/17/05)
Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France (06/05 – 07/24/04)
2003
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (5/03)
Mario Diacono, Boston, MA (4/03)
2002
Le Consortium, Dijon, France (10/20/02 – 1/11/03)
2001
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (10/19 – 11/24/01)
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (4/20 – 5/26/01)
2000
Reali Arte Contemporanea, Brescia, Italy
1998
Mary Boone Gallery, New York
Derek Eller Gallery, New York
1997
Lauren Wittels Gallery, New York
1995
Galerie Art & Public (Guest Room), Geneva, Switzerland

Group Exhibitions

2016
A Material Legacy: The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection of Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC (2/18-7/10/16)
2015
Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Stephan Friedman Gallery, London, UK (6/13 – 7/18/15)
America is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (5/1 – 9/27/15)
Metropolis, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York, NY (4/29 – 6/6/15)
The Painter of Modern Life, Anthon Kern gallery, New York, NY (3/5 – 4/11/15)
2014
Another, Once Again, Many Times More, Martos Gallery, East Marion, NY (7/12 – 9/1/14)
Das Optische Unbewusste – The Optical Unconscious, curated by Bob Nickas, Gebert Stiftung für Kultur, Rapperswil, Switzerland (6/4 – 8/10/14)
2013
Jonathan Borofsky, Sam Durant, Charles Gaines, Liz Glynn, Wayne Gonzales, Hans Haacke, Walid Raad, Carey Young, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (10/10 – 10/26/13)
Flash Back – November 22, 1963, Addison Gallery, Andover, MA (Fall 2013)
Lat. 41˚ 7’ N. Long. 72˚ 19’ W. curated by Bob Nickas, Martos Gallery Summer Location, East Marion, NY (7/13 – 9/2/13)
How You Gonna Get Back to Jersey? Planthouse, New York, NY (7/10 – 8/28/13)
Summer Show, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA (July – August 2013)
2012
Now’s the Time: Recent Acquisitions, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY (11/4/12 – 1/2/13)
Painting as a Radical Form, Maramotti Collection, Reggio Emilia, Italy (10/7/12 – 1/27/13)
Dark Matters, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC (2/3 – 5/31/12)
Paved Paradise, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY (9/6 – 9/26/12)
2011
Common Ground, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA (8/6 – 9/12/11)
All That Glisters, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK (6/10 ­– 7/16/11)
2011 Bridgehampton Biennial, curated by Bob Nickas, Bridgehampton, NY (Summer 2011)
We Regret to Inform You There is Currently No Space or Place for Abstract Painting, Martos Gallery, New York, NY (5/19 – 6/18/11)
Three Artists: Julie Mehretu, Julian Lethbridge and Wayne Gonzales, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2/3 – 3/5/11)
Ball Game, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX (1/29 – 3/12/11)
2010
Big New Field: Artists in the Cowboy’s Stadium Art Program, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX (12/5/10 – 2/20/11)
Love in Vein: Editions Fawbush projects & artists 2005-2010, Gering & Lopez Gallery, New York, NY (11/4 – 12/23/10)
Wait for Me at the Bottom of the Pool, curated by Bob Nickas, Jose Martos Gallery, Sagaponack, NY (8/14 – 9/12/10)
Item, Mitchell-Innes and Nash, New York, NY (6/30 – 8/13/10)
Reprise, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (4/29 – 5/28/10)
2009
Cave Painting, organized by Bob Nickas, Gresham’s Ghost, New York, NY (11/7 – 12/4/09)
Infinitesimal Eternity, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT (9/9 – 10/24/09)
Transitions: Painting at the (other) end of art Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy, sponsored by Max Mara (5/24 – 10/31/09)
Blue, Curated by John Zinsser, James Graham and Sons, New York, NY (6/17 – 8/28/09)
Commentary, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (2/19 – 3/14/09)
Every Revolution is a Roll of the Dice, curated by Bob Nickas, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (1/9 – 2/7/09)
2008
Reflections, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL (10/17 – 11/15/08)
Say Goodbye to… curated by Donna Harkavy and Marion Wilson, The Clifford Gallery at Colgate University, Hamilton, NY (10/15 – 12/12/08)
You Said He Said She Said, Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland (8/29 – 10/4/08)
Ithaca Collects, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY (6/28 – 8/17/08)
Gray, Dinter Fine Art, New York, NY (6/19 – 7/25/08)
Recent Acquisitions, Gifts, and Works from Various Exhibitions 1985-2008, White Columns, New York, NY (2/22 – 3/30/08)
Empires and Environments, curated by Dominique Nahas and Margaret Evangeline, The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA (1/23 – 4/13/08)
2007
The Object is the Mirror, curated by Max Henry, Layr Wuestenhagen Gallery, Vienna, Austria (11/11 – 12/22/07)
Maramotti Collection, Reggio Emilia, Italy (9/29/07)
Currents: Recent Acquisitions, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. (10/18/07 – 10/1/08)
A Roll of the Dice Will Never Abolish Chance, curated by Bob Nickas, Marfa Ballroom, Marfa, TX (9/22/07 – 2/20/08)
People Take Pictures of Each Other, curated by Bob Nickas, Lamontagne Gallery, Boston, MA (9/6 – 10/21/07)
Remix – The Collection, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY (6/15-11/25/07)
Resistance Is, curated by Tina Kukielski, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (6/29 – 9/2/07)
Neonoir, curated by Cameron Martin, Howard House Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA (8/9 – 9/22/07)
Painting as Fact – Fact as Fiction, organized by Bob Nickas, de Pury & Luxembourg, Zürich, Switzerland (4/13 – 5/26/07)
Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England (3/15 – 4/22/07)
i drank the kool-aid: (The Experiment Requires That You Continue), Anna Kustera, New York, NY (12/15/06 – 1/20/07)
2006
The Gold Standard, organized Bob Nickas and Walead Beshty, P.S. 1 Contemporary Arts, Queens, NY (10/22/06 – 1/8/07)
Adrian Piper, Eric Baudelaire, Josephine Meckseper, Wayne Gonzales, Elizabeth Dee, New York, NY (11/4 – 12/23/06)
An Ongoing Low-Grade Mystery, organized by Bob Nickas, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (5/6 – 6/30/06)
2005
The Last Generation, curated by Max Henry, Apex Art, New York, (11/30/05 – 1/7/06); travelling to Jousse Entreprise, Paris, France (2/25 – 4/22/06) Superstars: From Warhol to Madonna, Kunstforum/Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (11/4/05 – 2/19/06)
The Painted World, P.S.1 Center for Contemporary Art, Long Island City, New York (10/23/05 – 1/30/06)
The Disasters of War: From Goya to Golub, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, CT (9/9 – 12/11/05)
Post No Bills, curated by Matthew Higgs, White Columns, New York, NY (6/17-7/23/05)
Helga’s Art Collection, Museo Extremeno e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporaneo, Badajoz, Spain (4/8 – 9/15/05)
The Art of Aggression: Iraqi Stories and Other Tales, curated by Jean Cruthchfield and Robert Hobbs, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA (1/14 – 3/12/05)
2004
Editions Fawbush: A Selection, Sandra Gehring Gallery, New York, NY (12/11/04 – 1/8/05)
Last one on is a soft Jimmy, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (11/6 – 12/4/04)
Bill Adams, Wayne Gonzales, Cameron Martin: Paintings, KS Art, New York, NY (10/27 – 12/18/04)
Word of Mouth, A Selection: Part 1, Dinter Fine Art, New York, NY (10/8 – 11/24/04)
La Lettre Volée, F.R.A.C. Franche-Comté Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dole, France (10/2 – 12/19/04)
The Freedom Salon, Deitch Projects, New York, NY (8/28 – 9/4/04)
Bush League, Roebling Hall, Brooklyn, New York, NY (7/9 – 9/6/04)
Painting (Wayne Gonzales, Roger Metto, Jason Middlebrook, Cristian Rieloff), Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm (5/18 – 7/2/04)
2003
Parallax Views: Art and The JFK Assassination (Ant Farm & T.R. Uthco, Wayne Gonzales, Eric M. Jensen), Hallwals Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, New York (11/15 – 12/20/03)
150 artists make 150 T-Shirts, Daniel Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY (7/16 – 8/18/03)
Cartoon, Riva Gallery, New York, NY (6/12 – 8/9/03)
Melvins, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY (5/15 – 6/21/03)
2002
The Presidential Suite, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY (11/17/02 – 2/16/03)
Gravity Over Time, curated by John Pilson, 1000 Eventi, Milan, Italy (6/6 – 9/02)
From the Observatory, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (3/16 – 4/20/02)
Subject Matters, curated by Norman Dubrow, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York (1/12 – 2/9/02)
Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, DC. (1/04 – 1/31/02)
2001
How is everything? Everything is going to be alright, curated by Bob Nickas, Elizabeth Cherry Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Fresh: Recent Acquisitions, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY (9/8 – 10/21/01)
Works on Paper From Acconci to Zittel, Victoria Miro Gallery, London (6/27 – 9/15/01)
Next Wave Prints v. 2.0, Elias Fine Art, Allston. MA (5/3 – 6/16/01)
New Paintings, Wayne Gonzales, Jacqueline Humphries, Jonathan Lasker, Blake Rayne, Dan Walsh, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, FL (3/3 – 4/7/01)
2000
Drawings & Photographs, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY (12/08 – 12/23/00)
What’s So Funny About Color, Elias Fine Art, Boston, MA (9/21 – 10/28/00)
Glee: Painting Now, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT (9/24/00 – 1/7/01); Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, FL (2001), organized by Amy Cappellazzo and Jessica Hough
PICT: Digital Image Painting, curated by Yvonne Force and Carmen Zita, Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada (8/11 –10/8/00) (Traveling)
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, with R. Grosvenor, R. Lichtenstein, R. McBride and D. Walsh (4/22 – 6/3/00)
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Hex Enduction Hour, Team Gallery, New York, NY (Curated by Bob Nickas)
(212), Gary Tatintsian Gallery, New York (Organized by Irena Popiashvili, catalogue with essay by Christine Kim)
Bit By Bit: Painting & Digital Culture, Numark Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1999
Sweet & Sour, Galerie Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland
Digital Sites, Numark Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1998
Brite Magic, curated by Carolanna Parlatto, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, New York, NY
1997
Diamond Dogs, Team Gallery, New York, NY
Super Body, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
1996
Face and Figure in Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
AbFab, Feature, New York, NY
Mutate/Loving the New Flesh, curated by Michael Cohen, Lauren Wittels Gallery, New York, NY
Supastore de Luxe, curated by Sarah Staton, UP & Co., New York, New York
1995
Lauren Wittels Gallery (Two-person with Lauren Lesko), New York, NY
Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
Three Paintings, Lauren Wittels Gallery, New York, NY
Collections! Galerie Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland
1994
Dysfunction, U.S.A., curated by Peter Halley and Bob Nickas, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
Introductions ‘94, TERRAIN, San Francisco, CA
Pain, curated by Steven Overman and Shauna Sampson, Here, New York, NY
1993
Wayne Gonzales, Robert Levine, Eric Magnuson, TRI Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
NICAF, curated by Christian Leigh, Yokohama, Japan
1992
Twisted Vision/Version, Four Walls, Brooklyn, New York (Organized by Trudie Reiss)
1988
Louisiana Abstraction, curated by Peter Frank, Windows, New Orleans, Louisiana
1987
Louisiana Arts and Sciences Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Juried by Lowery Sims)
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana (Curated by William Fagaly)
Galerie Simone Stern, New Orleans, Louisiana

Teaching

2009
Visiting Artist, Cooper Union, New York
Student mentor, Art Institute of Boston at Leslie University, Boston, MA
2007
Core Critic, Yale University, New Haven, CT, Graduate Painting Program
2006
Visiting Artist, Cooper Union, New York
Visiting Assistant Professor, Graduate Program, Hunter College, New York
2005
Visiting Artist, Cooper Union, New York
Visiting Assistant Professor, Graduate Program, Hunter College, New York
2004
Visiting Artist, Cooper Union, New York
Visiting Assistant Professor, Graduate Program, Hunter College, New York
2003
Visiting Assistant Professor, Graduate Program, Hunter College, New York
Visiting Artist and Lectures
2009
Guggenheim Museum, New York
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Montclair University, Montclair, NJ
2008
Art Institute of Boston at Leslie University, Boston, MA
2007
Location One, New York, NY
2006
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, Graduate Program
City College, New York, NY, Graduate Program
Yale University, New Haven, CT, Graduate Painting Program
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Lecture in conjunction with exhibition
2003
Hunter College, Graduate Program
School of Visual Arts, New York, Graduate Program
2002
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Graduate Program
Columbia University, New York
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Graduate Program
2001
School of Visual Arts, New York, Graduate Program
Columbia University, New York, Graduate Program
1999
University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, Graduate Program of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Updated: March 25, 2017