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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). 


Born 1965 in Seattle, WA.
Lives and works in New York, NY.


MFA Art Center College of Design, Pasadena

BFA School of Visual Arts, New York



Carte de visite, VHN Gallery, Paris

Gentlemen, Sadie Coles HQ, London

Equivalents, Gladstone Gallery, New York

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

T.J. Wilcox, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan
Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Garland for Ireland, Temple Bar Outdoors, Dublin

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)

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

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

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

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

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (catalogue)

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

Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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