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

T.J. Wilcox was born in 1965 in Seattle and currently lives in New York. He attended the School of Visual Arts in New York (BFA 1989) and Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California (MFA 1995). Wilcox’s photographs and films are made using a collage technique involving 16-mm footage that he sometimes shoots himself and sometimes takes off the television screen from movies and other programs. He may also train his camera on book and magazine spreads, turning printed reproductions into still images that may be inserted among the moving ones in his films. Built into this method is a degree of visual degradation. One-person exhibitions include the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Kunstverein Munich; UC Berkeley Art Museum; Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland; and the Institute of Contemporary Art, London. His films have been screened at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Tate Modern, London.



1989   BFA School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

1995   MFA Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA


2016   T. J. Wilcox: Equivalents, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY

2014   T. J. Wilcox, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, Italy

           T. J. Wilcox, Gavlak, Palm Beach, FL
2013    In the Air, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2013-2014)

            Movie Posters, Metro Pictures, New York, NY

2012    The Hair & Astaire, St. Carthage Hall, Lismore Castle Arts, Ireland

2010    Starring Patsy Cline, Sadie Coles HQ, London, England (2010-2011)

            Metro Pictures, New York, NY

2009    Hiromi Yoshii, Tokyo, Japan

            L’Eau de Vie, Galleria Rafaella Cortese, Milan, Italy

2007    A Fair Tale & Garland One, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

            Sadie Coles HQ, London, England

            Metro Pictures, New York, NY

2006    Garlands, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria

             T.J. Wilcox, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

2005    Archiv & Erzahlung: John Stezaker und T.J. Wilcox, Kunstverein Munich, Germany

            T.J. Wilcox: Garlands, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Munich, Germany

            T.J. Wilcox, Rafella Cortese, Milan, Italy

            Metro Pictures, New York, NY

2004    A Garland for Ireland, Temple Bar Outdoors, Dublin, Ireland

2003    Garlands, China Art Objects, Los Angeles, CA

            Tate Modern, London, England (screening and discussion with the artist)

            Garlands, Sadie Coles HQ, London, England

2002    Smorgasbord, MATRIX 198, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (cat.)

            Metro Pictures, New York, NY

2001    Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

            Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria

            Hadrian and Antinous and The Little Elephant, Sadie Coles HQ, London, England

2000    Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY

            Kunsthaus, Glarus, Switzerland          

1999    T.J. Wilcox: The Funeral of Marlene Dietrich, Neu, Berlin, Germany

            Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, NY

            Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany 

            The Funeral of Marlene Dietrich, Sadie Coles HQ, London, England

1998    Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England (cat.)

1997    Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

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

1996    Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY



2017     Flaming June VII: Flaming Creatures, GAVLAK, Los Angeles, CA

            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, NY

2015    10 Year Anniversary, Gavlak, Los Angeles, CA and Palm Beach, FL
2014    Inaugural Exhibtion, Gavlak, Los Angeles, CA
2013    Lat. 41° N. LONG 72° 19’ W., Martos Gallery, East Marion, New York, NY                                                       So Much I Want to Say: From Annemiek to Mother Courage, Haus der Kunst, Munich,                        Germany

2012    Only parts of us will ever touch parts of others, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

2010    Pause, two-person exhibition with Yoko Ono, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, NV, organized by the Art                  Production Fund

           Che cosa sono le nuvole? Artworks from the Enea Righi Collection, Museum of Modern and Contemporary              Art, Bolzano, Italy

           Sur Le Dandysme Aujourd’hui, Centro Galego De Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

2009    Hidden in Remembrance is the Silent Memory of our Future, Contour Biennial 2009, Mechelen, Belgium

            Cronostasi 2: Filmic Time and Photographic Time, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea,                     Turin, Italy

            Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection,                        Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (2009-2010)

2008     Love, Love, Love, Martos Gallery, New York, NY

             A Member of the Wedding, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, NY

            AMIE/08," Bath Film Festival, Bath, United Kingdom [screening]

            InternationelL Konstfilm Utställning, Jönköping, Sweden [screening]

            Films, Sadie Coles HQ, London, England

            T. J. Wilcox: A Fair Tale (Extended Mix) 2006/2007, As If...A programme of Artists' Film, Greenwich                      Picture House, London, England 

           T. J. Wilcox: A Fair Tale (Extended Mix) 2006/2007, CCA 'Visible Cinema' Glasgow Film Festival, Glasgow,             England

2007    Omina Vanitas: Vanity is ALL, Gavlak Projects, West Palm Beach, FL

            Talking Pictures, K21 Kunstsammlung nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany

            Passage du Temps, Collection François Pinault Foundation, Lille, France

            Fit to Print: Printed Media in Recent Collage, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY

            From Chelsea to Coachangdi, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China

           RAW- Among the Ruins, Marres-Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, The Netherlands

           Cine y casi cine, Museou Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia MNCARS, Madrid, Spain

2006    Galerie Daniel Buchholz Köln at Metro Pictures, Metro Pictures Gallery, New York, NY

            Flaming June (VI), Spanierman Modern, New York, NY

            Optik Schröder: Werke aus der Sammlung Alexander Schröder, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany 

            The World’s Most Photographed, The Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

            Gifts of Sound and Vision, 20 St Andrews Street, Glasgow, Scotland

2005    Superstars: From Warhol to Madonna, Kunsthalle Wien and Kunstforum Wien, Vienna, Austria

            Archiv & Erzahlung, Kunstverein Munchen, Munich, Germany

           May You Live in Interesting Times, Cardiff Festival of Creative Technology, Cardiff, United Kingdom

           Gifts of Sound and Vision, Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Visual Glasgow, Scotland

           Deriva Mental, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Bosque de Chapultepec, Mexico [screening]

          Restaurant Georges Costes, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2004    Last One On Is A Soft Jimmy, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY

            North Fork/ South Fork, Parrish Art Museum, Southhampton, New York, NY

            Genealogies of Glamour: The Futre Has A Silver Lining, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich,                  Switzerland

            Whitney Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2003    Drawings, Metro Pictures, New York, NY

            Today’s Man, John Connelly Presents, New York; Hiromi Yoshii, Tokyo, Japan (cat.)

            My People Were Fair and had Cum in Their Hair (but now they’re content to spray stars from your boughs),                Team, New York, NY

            Fast Forward, Media Art Sammlung Goetz, KZM, Karlsruhe, Germany (cat.)

            Somewhere Better Than This Place, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

            Sadie Coles HQ @ The Breeder Projects, The Breeder Projects, Athens, Greece

2002    Confiture demain..., Centre Regional d'Art Contemporain, Languedoc Roussillon, France

             Rapture: Art's Seduction by Fashion Since 1970, Barbican Centre, London, England

            Group Show, Metro Pictures, New York, NY

            Lewis Carroll- confiture demain et confiture hier. Mais jamais confiture auj, Centre Reginal d'Art                           Contemporain de Sété, Sété, France

2001     W, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dole, France (cat.)

            The Americans- New Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London, England (cat.)

            Group Show, Metro Pictures Gallery, New York, NY            

2000     Greater New York, PS1, Long Island City, New York, NY

            The American Century - Art & Culture 1900-2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1999     Moving Images, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany

           Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on Hudson, New York, NY

1998     El Nino, Museum Abteiberg, Moenchengladbach, Germany

           Dialogues, with Sam Easterson, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

1997     XLVII Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (cat.)

            Sunshine and Noir, Art in Los Angeles, 1960-1997, UCLA at The Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los             Angeles, CA (traveled from Louisiana Museum of Art, Copenhagen, Denmark; Kunstmuseum                        Wolfsburg, Germany; Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy)

            Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY           

1996    Studio 246, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

            Hollywood, LACE, Los Angeles, CA

            Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, Los Angeles, CA

            Persona, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland; The Renaissance Society, The University of Chicago, IL (cat.)

            Affairs, The Institute for Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria

            Studio 246, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

            Sampler II, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY

            Contemporary Collections, L.A.C.P.S., Los Angeles, CA

1995    Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

            The Big Night, Bradbury Building, Los Angeles, CA

            Fabrication, The Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA

1994     Crack babies, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

            Tom Tiddler's Ground, Pasadena Plaza, Pasadena, CA



Museum of Modern Art

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

La Coleccion Jumex, Mexico

Frac Haute, Normandy, France

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

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York



2014    Gloria Vanderbilt, Interview, October 21-28, 1998, p.43

2001    Cultural Tourism- The Carlyle Hotel, Frieze (September, 2001, p. 77



2017    Pagel, David. “No wallflowers here: Sparks fly when art mingles on the walls of

           'Flaming June VII',” Los Angeles Times, June 27.

2016    Droitcour, Brian. “T. J. Wilcox at Gladstone Gallery,” Art in America, March 31

2015    Martinez, Alanna. “Frieze Favorite: Artist TJ Wilcox’s Bird’s-Eye View of New York at Gladstone                      Gallery,” Observer, May 17.

           Zhong, Fan. “Best of Frieze New York 2015,” W Magazine, May 15.

           Loos, Ted. “Frieze New York Expands on Its Successful Model,” The New York Times, May 14.

           Guiducci, Mark. “New York City is Frieze-ing! What’s Happening at This Year’s Fair,” Vogue, May 14.

2014    Halperin, Julia. "Contemporary Artists Flock to the Opera," The Art Newspaper, October 27.

           "A Short at the Opera," The New York Times, October 3.

            Sjostrom, Jan. "Gavlak Gallery Shows Works by Whitney Museum                         
            Exhibitors,", February 28.

            Maxwell, Alison. "NYFW: Pamela Roland Finds Inspiration in the Big Apple,", February

            Morris, Susan. "On View: T. J. Wilcox's 'Up in the Air,' At the Whitney Through February                             9,", January 10.

2013     Smith, Roberta. “Starring New York City,” The New York Times (September 20): C25, 28.

            Peyton, Elizabeth. “T.J. Wilcox,” Interview (September): 158-163, 339-340.

            Bell, Kirsty. “Sunrise to Sunset,” Frieze (September): 114-119.

            Wilcox, T.J. “Careful Looking,” Art in America (September): 60-61.

            Chaillou, Timothée. Only parts of us will ever touch parts of others. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac,                      Paris/Salzburg:  148.

            Vogel, Carol. “A Historic Immersion Before Whitney Moves.” The New York Times (May 17): C22.

2010       Kley, Elisabeth. “Gotham Art & Theater,” (May 24).

             MacSweeney, Eve. “Nostalgia: The Heir and Astaire,” Vogue (June): 76-78.

Walleston, Aimee. “Women on the Verge of Technology,” (May 4).

             Collier, Anne. “T. J. Wilcox,” Bomb (Spring): 78-85.

2009      Becker, Ilka. “The Image as Revenant: Retroactivity and Remediation in the Works of T. J. Wilcox,” 

            Texte zur Kunst (December): 126-131.

            The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection: Catalogue Raisonné, The                    Museum of Modern Art, New York: 282.

            Matrix/Berkeley: A Changing Exhibition of Contemporary Art, University of California, Berkeley Art               Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley: 421.

            Savorelli, Alice. “Americans in Milan,” (March 18).

2008      Schreiber, Daniel. “The Collector of Sad and Beautiful Stories: An Encounter with T.J. Wilcox in New             York,” (September).

2007     Wilcox, T. J. “Best of 2007: Film,” Artforum (December): 71.

            Frankel, David. “T. J. Wilcox: Metro Pictures,” Artforum (November): 364.

            Wehr, Anne. “T. J. Wilcox,” Time Out New York, (October 10): 79.                     

            Rosenberg, Karen. “Art in Review: T. J. Wilcox,” The New York Times (September 28): E3.

2006     Grässlin, Karola & Schröder Alexander. “Optik Schröder: Werke aus der Sammlung Alexander                        Schröder,” Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne: plate no. 199.

            Wilcox, T.J. “T.J. Wilcox Films,” jrp ringier, Zurich, Switzerland

            Richer, Francesca and Matthew Rosenzweig. “No. 1,” D.A.P., New York: 406.

            Superstars: von Warhol bis Madonna, Kunsthalle Wien & BA-CA Kunstforum

2005     Quandt, James. “FILM BEST OF 2005,” Artforum International (December): 57.

            Bell, Kirsty. “T.J. Wilcox,” Afterall, London & Los Angeles (October): 37-52.

            Funcke, Bettina. “T.J. Wilcox: From Dusk till Dawn,” Afterall, London & Los Angeles (October).

            Fels, Sophie. “Garlands,” Time Out New York (February 10 – 16): 72.

            Kerr, Merrily. “TJ Wilcox – Metro Pictures,” Flash Art Milan (March/April): 117.

            Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review, TJ Wilcox: Garlands,” New York Times (February 11).

            The Blake Byrne Collection, MOCA, Los Angeles: 77.

            Amy, Michael. “T.J. Wilcox at Metro Pictures,” Art in America, New York (October): 180-181.

2004     Gaines, Malik. “TJ Wilcox at China Art Objects Galleries,” artUS (January-February).

            Jana, Reena. “The Recovery of Memory,” Tema Celeste, Milan (September/October): 54-59.

            Siegel, Katy. “All Together Now, Crowd Scenes in Contemporary Art,” Artforum (January): 166-171.

            The Future Has A Silver Lining, Migros Museum fur gegenwartskunst Zurich & JRP/Ringier, Zurich

2003     Herbert, Martin. “TJ Wilcox at Sadie Coles HQ,” Time Out London (June 18-25).

            Williams, Eliza. “Reviews: TJ Wilcox at Sadie Coles HQ,” Tema Celeste, (Issue 99): 92.

2002     Cotter, Holland. “Cinema à la Warhol, With Cowboys, Stillness and Glamour, The New York Times              April 5: E31.

            Smorgasbord, Zuckerman, Berkeley Art Museum, University of California.

            Grosenick, Uta & Riemschneider, Burkhard. Art Now, Taschen, Cologne: 536-9.

            Rapture, Barbican Gallery, London: 86-9.

            Charley 02, Les Presses du Réel, Dijon, France

2001     Archer, Michael. “T.J. Wilcox- Sadie Coles HQ,” Artforum (April): 149-50.

            Ruas, Charles. “T.J. Wilcox at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise,” Art in America (June): 126-7.

            Gavlak, Sarah. “A Queer Sensibility,” Pride: 56.

            Fox, Dan. “Straight to Video,” Frieze (October): 68-71.

            The Americans-New Art, Barbican Art Gallery London: 84-91.

            Kent, Sarah. “Altered States,” Time Out London, London (December 28): 60.

            Sharp, Amanda. “The Americans,” Arena Homme + London (Autumn).

            W, Musée des Beaux Arts de Dole, Dole, France: 28.

2000     Cotter, Holland. “T.J. Wilcox,” The New York Times (November 10): E37.

1999     McFarland, Dale. "T. J. Wilcox¬– ICA, London," Frieze (January- February): 81.

            Herbert, Martin. "Review,” Flash Art (October): 117.

            Rickels, Lawrence. "The Loss Generation,” Art/Text (No. 64): 32-5.

            Kent, Sarah. "Review,” Time Out/London (June).

             Dutt, Robin. “T.J. Wilcox: The Funeral of Marlene Dietrich,” What’s On (June 16): 24.

1998     TJ Wilcox, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.

            Kent, Sarah. "Review,” Time Out/London (October 21-28): 43.

            Brooks, Amra. "A Conversation with T.J. Wilcox,” Zingmagazine (Summer): 88-95.

            Arning, Bill. "Review,” Art in America (April): 116.

            Dialogues: Sam Easterson, T.J. Wilcox, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

1997     Updike, Robin. "Area artist's images score a N.Y. coup,” Seattle Times (May 25).

1996     Persona, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland.

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