ARTISTS : WES LANG
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EXHIBITIONS AT ZIEHERSMITH
Smile, It's A Grey Day, 2010
 
Are You Ready For The Country?, 2008
The Promised Land, 2005
Home At Last, 2004
 

WES LANG BIO
1972
Born in Chatham, NJ
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014
Wes Lang: The Studio, ARoS Museum, Aarhus, Denmark
2013
Blessings, Half Gallery, New York
Blue Dream, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012
IKON Ltd, Santa Monica California
Life And How To Live It, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Here Comes Sunshine, Half Gallery, New York
2011
Sittin On A Rainbow, Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles
2010
Smile, It's A Grey Day, ZieherSmith, New York
2009
Going All The Way For The U.S.A., V1 Gallery, Copenhagen
2008
Are You Ready For the Country?, ZieherSmith, New York
2006
Skulls and Shit, collaboration with Donald Baechler, Galleri Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden
2005
The Promised Land, ZieherSmith, New York
I Shall Be Released, Bucket Rider, Chicago
American Beauty, Galleri Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden
2004
Night of 100 Covers, Loyal Release, Passerby/Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York; Gallery Milliken, Stockholm, Sweden
Home At Last, ZieherSmith, New York
2003
Self-portraits as a Handsome Young Man, RARE Gallery, New York
2002
Wes Lang: New Works on Paper, GV/AS Gallery, Brooklyn
2001
Bras, Mark Pasek Gallery, New York, catalogue with essay by Edward Albee
2000
Blacks & Whites, Mark Pasek Gallery, New York

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013
Purple Diary – Wes Lang & André Saraiva, Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles
2012
VIX - Tonight We Won't Be Bored - Ten Years of V1 Gallery, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen 
Market, Stockholm, Sweden 
UNDERVÆRKER - Mesterværker fra danske privatsamlinger, Kunsten, Aalborg, Denmark
Hellraisers, galerie lange + pult, Zurich
2011
Con Amore: The Leif Djurhuus Collection, Museum of Modern Art, Aarhus, Denmark
MAKE Skateboards, I-20 Gallery, New York
What's He Building in There?, curated by Jesper Elg & Mikkel Grønnebæk, Fuse Gallery, New York
2010
Stars Above / Valley Below, Horton Gallery, New York
Lush Life 3. First Bird (A Few Butterflies), curated by Franklin Evans & Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Invisible Exports, New York
Big Picture, curated by Ryan Schneider, Priska Juschka Fine Art, New York Draw, curated by Erik Foss and Curse Mackey, Museo de la Cuidad de Mexico, Mexico City Public Image, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, Scotland
2009
Grand Reopening, ZieherSmith, New York
Carry On, two person show with Ryan Schneider, Eighth Veil, Los Angeles
Just Landed, two person show with Eddie Martinez, aliceday, Brussels
What So Proudly We Hail, Holster Projects, London
2008
The Destruction of Atlantis, curated by Jesper Elg, Union Gallery, London
Everything Else, curated by Chris Churchill, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York
Timeless, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
The Boys Are Back In Town, V1 Gallery, Copenhagan
The Boys Are Back In Town, Romo Gallery, Atlanta
Brevity’s Rainbow, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn
2007
Mail Order Monsters, curated by Kathy Grayson, Peres Projects, Berlin
Collector's Choice, Dealim Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
True Faith, Greenberg Van Doren, New York
Dark Victory, curated by Dimitrios Antonitsis, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens, Greece
Five Painters, Galleri Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden
2006
10 Curatorial Perspectives, curated by Wayne Northcross, Haven Arts, Bronx, New York
You have to be almost gifted to do what I do, Alexander and Bonin, New York
Panic Room - Works from The Dakis Joannou Collection, curated by Kathy Grayson and Jeffrey Deitch, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
Natural History Museum, The Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, New York
Don't Abandon The Ship, Allston Skirt, Boston
2005
Words: The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, Andrea Rosen, New York
Loyal and his Band, Gallerie Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden
Working Artists in Brooklyn, Romo Gallery, Atlanta
Petits formats ou miniatures, Galerie Quang, Paris
Everyody Knows This Is Nowhere, Gallerie Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden
2004
The Hunt For Your Family, V-1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark. Exhibition also traveled to Odd Number, Stockholm, Sweden
2003
New York Dirt, Claska Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
stream, Rare Gallery, New York
Benefit, White Columns Gallery, New York
2002
Waar, Andrew Andrew Curatorial Services, New York
What's New Pussycat?, Briggs Robinson Gallery, New York, NY.
She's Crafty... and So Is He Sometimes, White Columns Gallery, New York, NY.
T & A, GV/AS Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2001
Paper, Mark Pasek Gallery, New York
OIL, Mark Pasek Gallery, New York
2000
Hello My Name Is, Mark Pasek Gallery, New York
Meat Market, Mark Pasek Gallery, New York
1999
Under Scrutiny, Limner Gallery, New York

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Jason Kehe, “Meet the Man Whose Body Is a Living Canvas for His Art”, Wired, April 4, 2014
Kai Acevedo, “Visual Artist Wes Lang New Exibit Opens in Denmark”, Life+Times, April 3, 2014
Scott Indrisek, “Drawng to the Chateau Marmont”, Blackbook, August 2013
“New Artists We Love: Wes Lang”, GQ, October 2013
Ren McKnight, “Wes Lang ‘All I Know, All I See’ Print – Stuff We Like”, GQ.com, November 2, 2012
Benjy Eisen, “Premiere: Artist Wes Lang on His Lifelong Love for the Grateful Dead.”, Rolling Stone Magazine, August 8, 2012
“Wes Lang”, Purple Magazine, #15 Spring/Summer 2011
Scott Indrisek, “Big Picture,” Modern Painters, August 5, 2010
Skulls And Shit: Donald Baechler, Wes Lang, New York, Ajax Press, 2010
Alex Hawgood, "The Moment Blog," nytimes.com May 12, 2009
David Coggins, “15 for '09: Wes Lang,” Interview Magazine (December 2008)
Revisionaries; A Decade of Artists in Tokion, New York: Abrams, 2007
Resurrection, compiled by John Santos, New York: Common Space, 2007
Martin Gelin, "Wes, Jules & Eddie," Bon International 9 (Fall 2006)
Tokion (Summer 2006)
Lee Henderson, "Memento Vitae!" Art Review (April 2006)
Emily Weiner, "Rare Specimen," Time Out New York, April 6-12, 2006
"Rare Specimen," The New Yorker, April 3, 2005
Nylon Japan (March 2006)
Loyal and His Band, Stockholm: Loyal, 2005
Christopher Bollen, "Finely Drawn," V Man 5 (Fall/Winter 2005)
"Land Masses: Wes Lang," The Drama 6 (2005)
"A creative face-off between Nigel Cooke, Wes Lang, assume vivid astro focus, Cory Arcangel, Marcel Dzama, Jockum Nordstrom, Simone Shubuck, Dana Schutz, Andrew Kuo and Hisham Bharoocha.," Tokion Magazine 47 (May/June 2005)
Jason Schmidt, "Work in Progress: Brave New World," Visionaire 33 (Spring 2005)
"Wes Lang," interview and images, Loyal Magazine 9 (Spring 2005)
Alex Wagner, "Wes Lang Is Trying to Change His Ways," The Fader 26 (December 2004)
Cover image, Loyal Magazine (May 2004)
Dave Dreher and Wes Lang, "AAAA League," Loyal Magazine (December 2003)
"Wes Lang," Loyal Magazine (May 2003)
Adam Glickman, "Wes Lang: King of Art," Tokion Magazine 34 (March/April 2003)
Shelly Ridenour, "Book Mark: Boredom," Nylon Magazine (November 2002)
Ben Reardon, "I'm the Chairman of the Bored," Dazed & Confused (October 2002)
Sarah Valdez, "Hello Pussycat," Time Out New York (August 1-8, 2002)
Boredom, New York: A Faile Collaboration, 2002, limited edition publication
Genius, Nylon Magazine (2002)
"Death," Mass Appeal Magazine (Winter, 2001)
Death, New York: A Faile Collaboration: 2001, limited edition publication
Orange, New York A Faile Collaboration: 2000, limited edition publication

COLLECTIONS
Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Gallery of Denmark
Edward F. Albee Foundation, Montauk, New York

AWARDS
2001
Edward F. Albee Foundation Residency, Montauk, New York