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Born 1965, Seattle, Washington, lives and works in New York.

Wilcoxʼs work is characterized by a fascination with personal narrative and the ways in which history is always under construction, woven from fact, myth, memory, associations, and the bombardment of information we all receive on a moment-to-moment basis. T.J. Wilcox is mainly known for his super 8 films transferred to video, 16 mm film projections, collages and installations of famous people and their glamorous - sometimes harrowing and dramatic - stories. Fact meets fiction (at times the artist's own fantasy or history) in beautifully haunting portraits of the famous Marie Antoinette, Marlene Dietrich, Czar Nicholas of Russia, or the Marchesa Luisa Casati. These portraits continue in his work with the not so famous, such as his close friends, the superintendent of his studio building and his beloved French Bulldog. The collaged films are often romantic and decadent in their subjects and subject matter, and their stunningly beautiful vignettes often blur biography and autobiography and embrace the romantic history and escapism of cinema. 

Wilcox studied at the School of Visual Arts of New York and at the Art Center College of Design of Pasadena. He recently had an important solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2013-2014). He has exhibited in numerous museums such as the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2007), the Ludwig Museum, Cologne (2006), and again the Whitney Museum of American Art (2000, 2004). 


EDUCATION

1995 MFA Art Center College of Design, Pasadena
1989 BFA School of Visual Arts, New York

 


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Carte de visite, VHN Gallery, Paris

2017
Gentlemen, Sadie Coles HQ, London

2016
Equivalents, Gladstone Gallery, New York

2015
T.J. Wilcox: In the Air, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI, US
13e Biennale de Lyon, different venues, Lyon

2014
Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan
Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach

2013
T.J.Wilcox: In the Air, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Movie Posters, Metro Pictures, New York

2012
The Heir & Astaire, Lismore Castle Arts, Waterford, Ireland

2010
Starring Patsy Cline, Sadie Coles HQ, London
Metro Pictures, New York

2009
Hiromi Yoshii, Tokyo
L’Eau de Vie, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milano

2007
T.J. Wilcox, Metro Pictures, New York
A Fair Tale, Sadie Coles, London
A Fair Tale & Garland One, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

2006
Garlands, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna
The Funeral of Marlene Dietrich, Museum Ludwig, Cologne (screening accompanied "The Worlds Most Photographed")
T.J. Wilcox, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne

2005
Archiv & Erzahlung: John Stezaker und T.J. Wilcox, Kunstverein Munich
Metro Pictures, New York
Museum Ludwig, Cologne (screening)
Museum of Modern Art, New York (screening)
T.J. Wilcox, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milano

2004
A Garland for Ireland, Temple Bar Outdoors, Dublin

2003
Garlands, Sadie Coles HQ, London; China Art Objects, Los Angeles Tate Modern, London (screening)
T. J. Wilcox, Tate Modern, London [screening and discussion with the artist)

2002
Metro Pictures, New York
Smorgasbord, MATRIX 198, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley

2001
Sadie Coles HQ, London
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna

2000
Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York
Kunsthaus, Glarus, Switzerland

1999
T.J. Wilcox: The Funeral of Marlene Dietrich, Galerie Neu, Berlin
Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York
Sadie Coles HQ, London
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne

1998
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (catalogue)

1997
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
The Death and Burial of the First Emperor of China, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York

1996
Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York

 


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Natural Wonders: Sublime Artifice in Contemporary Art, Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

2017
House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth, Chatsworth House, Bakewell, United Kingdom

2016
65 Works Selected by James Welling: Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, David Zwirner, New York

2015
J'aime les Panoramas, Musée Rath, Geneva
La vie moderne, La Biennale de Lyon, Lyon

2014
La Divina Marchesa. Arte e vita di Luisa Casati dalla Belle Époque agli Anni folli, Palazzo Fortuny, Venezia

2013
So Much I Want To Say, Sammlung Goetz, Munich
Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design
Pet Shapes, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles

2012
Seuls quelques fragments de nous toucheront quelques fragments dʼautrui, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris

2011
Cool Videos for a Hot Florida Summer, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach

2010
Pause, (two-person exhibition with Yoko Ono), The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Che cosa sono le nuvole? Artworks from the Enea Righi Collection,” Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bolzano
Sur Le Dandysme Aujourd’hui, Centro Galego De Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela
25 Reasons We Still Need Superman, Video Art Touring Festival, Sarai CSDS, New
Delhi; Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2009
Hidden in Remembrance is the Silent Memory of our Future, Contour Biennial 2009, Mechelen
Quodlibet II, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
Cronostasi 2: Filmic Time and Photographic Time, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino
Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York

2008
Gavlak Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida, with Pae White
Love, Love, Love, Martos Gallery, New York
A Member of the Wedding, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York
A Fair Tale (extended) & Garlands 1-6, The Pleasure Dome, Toronto

2007
Cine y Casi Cine, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
Passage du Temps: Selections from the François Pinault Foundation, Tri Postal, Lille
Fit to Print: printed media in recent collage, Gagosian Gallery, New York
From Chelsea to Coachangdi, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing
RAW- Among the ruins, Marres-centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht
Talking Pictures, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf
Omina Vanitas: Vanity is ALL, Gavlak Projects, West Palm Beach

2006
Galerie Daniel Buchholz at Metro Pictures,Metro Pictures, New York
Flaming June (VI), Spanierman Modern, New York
The World's Most Photographed, The Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Gifts of Sound and Vision, 20 St Andrews Street, Glasgow

2005
Archiv & Erzahlung, Kunstverein Munchen, Munich, Germany
May You Live in Interesting Times, Cardiff Festival of Creative Technology, Wales
Gifts of Sound and Vision, Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Visual Glasgow, Scotland
Superstars: From Warhol to Madonna, Kunsthalle Wien and Kunstforum Wien, Vienna, Deriva Mental, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Bosque de Chapultepec (screening)

2004
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Last One On is a Soft Jimmy, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
North Fork/South Fork, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York
Genealogies of Glamour: The Future Has A Silver Lining, Migros Museum fur gegenwartskunst, Zurich
Concert In The Egg, The Ship, London

2003
Drawings, Metro Pictures, New York Today's Man, John Connelly Presents, New York; Hiromi Yoshii, Tokyo
My People Were Fair and had Cum in Their Hair (but now they're content to spray stars from your boughs), Team, New York
Fast Forward, Media Art Sammlung Goetz, KZM, Karlsruhe
Somewhere Better Than This Place, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati 2002
Rapture: Arts Seduction by Fashion since 1970, Barbican Gallery, London

2001
W, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dole
The Americans- New Art, Barbican Gallery, London
Metro Pictures Gallery, New York

2000
Greater New York, PS1, Long Island City, New York
The American Century - Art Culture 1900-2000, Whitney Museum of American Art,
New York

1999
Moving Images, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on Hudson, New York

1998
El Nino, Museum Abteiberg, Moenchengladbach, Germany
Dialogues, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

1997
XLVII Venice Biennale
Sunshine and Noir, Art in Los Angeles, 1960-1997, Louisiana Museum of Art, Denmark; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany; Castello di Rivoli, Italy; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

1996
Studio 246, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles
Hollywood, LACE, Los Angeles Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies
Persona, Kunsthalle Basel; The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago
Affairs, Institute for Contemporary Art Vienna
Studio 246, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
Sampler II, David Zwirner Gallery, New York
Contemporary Collections, L.A.C.P.S., Los Angeles

1995
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena
The Big Night, Bradbury Building, Los Angeles
Fabrication, The Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, California

1994
Crack babies, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena
Tom Tiddler's Ground, Pasadena Plaza, Pasadena


COLLECTIONS

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
La Coleccion Jumex, Mexico
Frac Haute, Normandy
Goetz Collection, Munich
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi, Venice
Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Judith Rothschild Foundation, New York
Parrish Art Museum, New York
Migros Museum, Zurich
21c Museum Foundation, Louisville