William T. Wiley

1937 · United States

Artist biography

William T. Wiley is seen as an established artist, who originates from the United States. William T. Wiley was born in 1937. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Yoko Ono, Jim Dine, Eva Hesse, Joan Jonas, Frank Stella and Ed Ruscha.

Galleries and Exhibitions

William T. Wiley's work is available on viewing in Crown Point Press and Hosfelt Gallery in San Francisco, the United States. William T. Wiley is at the moment exhibiting at Gordon Robichaux in New York with the exhibition Real Eye On Change (29 February 2020 - 18 April 2020). William T. Wiley's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Crown Point Press in the ’80s (08 January 2020 - 06 March 2020) at Crown Point Press in San Francisco and SCULPTURE, EYES WEAR TUG ODD (22 March 2019 - 03 May 2019) at Hosfelt Gallery in San Francisco. William T. Wiley's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called SCULPTURE, EYES WEAR TUG ODD and took place at Hosfelt Gallery in San Francisco, the United States from the 22 March 2019 to 03 May 2019.

William T. Wiley in private collections

William T. Wiley's art can be found on Artland in the following collection: Robert Mollers. This also includes works by other critically acclaimed artists, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Douglas Mandry, and Ali Hasanov.

Historical Context of United States

The US, particularly New York city, endures as a focal point that has played a substantial role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly powerful art centre came to be in the post war era, and the city thrived in asserting its dominance over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful international art capital. The predominance of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern sphere has provided the country with a powerful influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are significant art movements that flourished in the United States. These very movements also reverberated into a myriad of variations, such as diverse forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally acclaimed U.S artists of the modern age include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for William T. Wiley

William T. Wiley was born in 1937 and was largely inspired by the 1950s growing up. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many later decades. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

William T. Wiley

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 4

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