BRIAN WILLS

Born in 1970, Lexington, KY, US
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, US

EDUCATION:
1996 AM, SSP, Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts and Science, Cambridge, MA, US 1996 JD, SSP, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, US
1992 BA, Denison University, Granville, OH, US

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS:
2017
Line + Light, Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles, CA, US Praz-Delavallade solo booth, Armory Show, New York, NY, US Transient, TOTAH, New York, NY, US (with Helen Pashgian)

2016
Quint Gallery, La Jolla, CA, US (with John McLaughlin) New Works, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, FR

2015
Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, ID, US (with Molly Larkey)

2014
Seemingly, Quint Gallery, La Jolla, CA, US
Strength of Illusion: Line and Light, Dominique Fiat, Paris, FR (with Laddie John Dill)

2013
Oscillations, Nye + Brown, Los Angeles, CA, US Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, ID, US

2012
Unwound, Nye + Brown, Los Angeles, CA, US

2011
New Works, Karl Hutter Fine Art, Beverly Hills, CA, US Nyehaus, New York, NY, US
Karl Hutter Fine Art, Beverly Hills, CA, US

2009
Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX, US

2008
Gallery Min Min, Tokyo, JP
String Theory, The Happy Lion, Los Angeles, CA, US 2006
The Happy Lion, Los Angeles, CA, US

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2017
I Love L.A., Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles, CA, US

2016
What’s Up? (curated by Lawrence Van Hagen), Soho Review, London, UK

2015
Tenth Anniversary Show, Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles/Palm Beach, CA, US Up to and Including the Horizon, Ochi Projects, Los Angeles, CA, US
An Aesthetics of Slowness, Dorsky Curatorial, New York, NY, US

2014
Blessed Oblivion, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL, US Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, ID, US
Veils, The Underground Museum, Los Angeles, CA, US The Value of a Line, Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, ID, US

2012
Summer of Jack: Jack Brogan, Catherine Cone Gallery, Culver City, CA, US
California Art: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA, US

2011
Lords & The New Creatures, Nye + Brown, Los Angeles, CA, US
I Don’t Know Where But She Sends Me There, Royale Projects, Indian Wells, CA, US
What’s New Pussycat?, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, US
Gray Day, Roberts and Tilton, Culver City, CA, US
Swell: Art 1950-2010, Friedrich Petzel Gallery / Metro Pictures / Nyehaus, New York, NY, US Bubble and Squeak, The Happy Lion, Los Angeles, CA, US
Paintings and Sculpture, Marine, Venice, CA, US

2007
Themes and Variations: New Abstraction in Los Angeles, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, US Fleeing the Scene, The Happy Lion, Los Angeles, CA, US
California Art: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Bel-Air, CA, US Consequence, Museum 52, London, UK

2005
Sight Lines: Recent Work from Los Angeles, Galerie Michael Janssen, Köln, DE

2004
Sight Lines, The Happy Lion, Los Angeles, CA, US
Scope Los Angeles, Scope Circle Committee for Emerging Art, Christies, Beverly Hills, CA, US

2003
What a Painting Can Do, Hayworth Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, US

2002
Optics, Gensler, Los Angeles, CA, US MOCA, San Diego, CA, US
BIBLIOGRAPHY:

2015
Schreil, Christina, Illusions of Grandeur, QBoro Magazine, 2015

2014
Buscemi, Lauren, Brian Wills: Artist Pro le, Art Ltd Magazine, July-August 2014

2013
Knight, Christopher, Brian Wills Shows His Invigorating Stripes at Nye + Brown, LA Times, December 5, 2013 Shaw, Michael, Brian Wills, Artscene, December 2013

2012
Peter Alexander, Brian Wills, Modern Painters, April 2012 Frank, Peter, Brian Wills, Huf ngton Post, February 2012

2011
Turvey, Lisa, Brian Wills, Artforum, February 2011

2010
Knight, Christopher, A Gray Area Marks the Mood, LA Times, November 26, 2010

2009
Klaasmeyer, Kelly, Cool Threads, Houston Press, December 2009

2008
Vansiel B., Art Scene: West Coast Artists Brighten Dog Days of Summer at Providence’s 5 Traverse Gallery, The Prov- idence Journal, August 14, 2008
Nys Dambrot, Shana, Brian Wills: String Theory, ArtReview, June 2008

2007
Knight, Christopher, 45 Painters Under 45, LA Times, December 2, 2007
Frank, Peter, Themes and Variations at the Torrance Art Museum, Artweek, December 2007
              
2006
Buckley, Annie, Brian Wills at The Happy Lion, Artweek, September 2006 Myers, Holly, Complexity from a Familiar Formula, LA Times, July 14, 2006 The Art Universe, Vanity Fair, 2006

2005
Funke, Claudia, Neues von der Westküste, Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, n°64, 2005

2004
McGovern, Thomas, Sightlines at The Happy Lion, Artweek, September 2004 Myers, Holly, Extending off into the Horizon, LA Times, June 18, 2004

COLLECTIONS:
Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA, US
Fundacion/Coleccion Jumex, Mexico, MX
Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, US
The Progressive Corporation, Mayfield Village, OH, US