Born in Kent, 1934. Lives and works in Kent.



1979 –1981   Royal College of Art, London

1952 – 1956  Folkestone and Dover School of Art





Forthcoming Choi&Lager, Cologne, Germany Neue Galerie Gladbeck, Germany

Depart Foundation, Los Angeles, USA

2016 Horse, Bird, Cat, David Zwirner, London Queens & Chocs, Space K, Seoul

         Rose Wylie: Tilt the Horizontal into a Slant, Chapter Gallery, Cardiff

         Rose Wylie, Turner Contemporary, Margate

2015 Rose Wylie, VW (VeneKlasen / Werner), Berlin

         Rose Wylie, NUNU Fine Art, Zhongzhen, Taipei

         Pink Girls, Yellow Curls, Art Cologne Art Fair, Choi&Lager Gallery / Union Gallery Yellow Desert Paintings,

         Union Gallery, London

         Girl and Spiders, Thomas Erben, New York

         Rose Wylie, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

         Rose Wylie, Volta NY Art Fair, New York, Union Gallery, London

2014 Pink Girls, Yellow Curls, Staedtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg Pink Girls, Yellow Curls, Paradis,


         What means something, Vous Etez Ici, Amsterdam, Amsterdam

         What means something, Choi&Lager Galerie, Cologne 2013 BP Spotlight: Rose Wylie, Tate Britain, London

         Rose Wylie - Works on Paper, Michael Janssen Gallery, Berlin

         Rose Wylie, Woof-Woof, Haugar Museum, Tonsberg, Norway, catalogue text by Jennifer Higgie Tone,

         Lyngstad Nyaas, interview by Jeff McMillan

         Henry, Thomas, Keith & Jack, Union Gallery, London

2012 Rose Wylie, Big Boys Sit in the Front, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings. , catalogue texts by Phoebe Hoban /

         Katie Kitamura,

         Rosemount, Regina Gallery, Moscow, catalogue texts by Jonathan Meese & Tom Morton After Daphne,

         Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia University of the Arts Gallery, Philadelphia

2011 One Painting and Six Works on Paper. Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam

         Picture on the wall... Michael Janssen Gallery, Berlin, catalogue intro by Katie Kitamura

2010 What with What, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, catalogue intro by Luke Gottelier Film Notes,

         Union Gallery, London, catalogue intro by Martin Herbert,

         Rose Wylie. & Video with Savannah Miller in association with NMWA Washington DC & Union Gallery,

         London, at Twenty8Twelve, London

2008 Wear What You Like, Transition Gallery, London, text by Emma Dexter

2006 Rose Wylie, Paintings monograph Rose Wylie: Some Drawing 1985 – 2005, UNION, London

2004 Room Project, Twink & Ivy, Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, catalogue essay by Roy Exley

         Lined Paper Paintings, Stephen Lacey Gallery, London, catalogue essay by Jill Lloyd opened by

         Sacha Craddock

1998 Red Legs & Other Paintings, Abbotsbury Studios, Abbotsbury, opened by Isobel Johnstone

1995 Likeness in the Unlikeness, Reed’s Wharf Gallery / Stephen Lacey, London, catalogue essay by

         Mel Gooding





2016 Morten Viskum - Self Portraits, Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Tønsberg, Norway Towards Night,

         Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

         Beyond the Cartoon, Cartoons in Comptemporary Art, Artuner, New York Artists on Show, David Zwirner,


         Mixed Signals curated by Shane Bradford, Christian Larsen Gallery, Stockholm Royal Academy of Arts

         Summer Exhibition 2016, Royal Academy, London FOUND curated by Cornelia Parker, Foundling Museum,



         RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London Aviary, Transition Gallery, London

         Paper in Practice, Moran Bondaroff, Los Angeles Imagine, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy

         The Conformist, Belmacz Gallery, London

2015 Contemporary Drawings From Britain, Museum of Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts, China Frieze Art Fair:

         London. Michael Werner Gallery


         Venice Biennale, Vita Vitale, Azerbaijan Pavilion , curated by Art Wise

         One Day Something Happened: Paintings of People; Selection from the Arts Council curated by Jennifer

         Higgie, catalogue, with an invited text by Rose Wylie

         GIN3, 6Gins, Liverpool

         Boy Meets Girl: Zachary Armstrong & Rose Wylie, GYNP Artspace, Berlin

         Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015, London

         Painting 1, 2, 3-Katherine Bernhardt, Rebecca Morris,Rose Wylie,Kate MacGarry,London Chantal Joffe

         Beside the Seaside, Jerwood Gallery, London (co-curated by Rose Wylie) Demolition Derby, curated by

         Kes Richardson, Fold Gallery

         Wet With Wet, curated by Matthew Burrows, The Observer Building, Hastings

         The Drawing Room, London

         Rose Wylie, Tom Anholt, Billy Childish and Ryan Mosley: The Islanders, Gallery

         Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen

2014 Collages by Modern British and Contemporary Artists,Wilson Stephens & Jones, London John Moores

         Painting Prize 2014, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

         All A Tremulous Heart Requires, ZieherSmith, New York

         Old tin cutlery before the invention of the fork, Breese Little, London

         Opening Show, NuNu Fine Art, Taipei

         Art Everywhere, UK

         Save Yourself!, Hannah Barry Gallery, London Show-Off, LeandaKateLouise, London

2013 Characters: Portraits and People from the Arts Council Collection, The Holburne Museum,

         Roper Gallery, Bath

         2Q13 Women Artists- Women Collectors curated by Marcelle Joseph and Lydia Cowpertwait,

         Lloyds Club, London

2012 Recent British Painting,Group Show curated by Tom Morton,Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam

         The Armory Show, NYC, Regina Gallery, London/Moscow

         Frieze Art Fair. NYC. Regina Gallery, London/Moscow

         Rose Wylie, Jonathan Meese, Peter Strauss, Ritter / Zamet Gallery, London

2011 Miami Art Fair. Regina Gallery, London/Moscow Solo – Basle Art Fair. Union Gallery, London

        15 Years Thomas Erben Gallery. Thomas Erben Gallery, New York Drawing 2011 The Drawing Room, London


        Evan Holloway Rose Wylie. 2 person exhibition, The Approach, London

2010 NMWA Museum, Washington DC Women to Watch Final UK shortlist of 5 selected by Sarah


         Elson & Sheena Wagstaff

2010 NADA Art Fair, Miami. Thomas Erben Gallery, New York

         In Dreams. (work on paper) Timothy Taylor Gallery, London Animated Matter. (work on paper) Thomas

         Erben Gallery, New York Bart Wells Boutique. 235 Brompton Road, London

2009 Turner Contemporary Open(selectors:Martin Clark;Laura Ford;Sarah Martin&Hilde Teerlinck) Transition,

         London, 3 person exhibition with Philip Allen & Jake Clark (curator) Drawing 2009. (Nomnated by Cornelia

         Parker) The Drawing Room, London

2008 Swans Reflecting Elephants, Kate MacGarry, London (3 person)

2007 EAST International, Norwich Gallery, Norwich –selectors: Matthew Higgs and Marc Camille

         Chaimowicz, text by Lynda Morris

         Multiple Discipline, UNION, London, monograph Rose Wylie: Some More Drawing, text by Lynda Morris

         Painted Ladies (curated by Eleanor Moreton), The Surgery, London

         Central Line An exhibition of selected drawings (curated by Deanna Pethebridge) Pittshanger Manor

         Museum, Ealing

2006 The Lowry, One love The Football Art Prize (selectors inc. Sacha Craddock, Mark Wallinger, James


2004 EAST International, Norwich Gallery, Norwich (selectors, Neo Rauch & Gerd Harry Lybke), catalogue

         essay on Rose Wylie by Pablo Lafuente

2003 Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Gallery, London & touring Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno Mostyn 13 

2002 PizzaExpress Prospects, essor gallery project space, London

         Reverse Engineering, curated by Jeff McMillan, Pearl, London

         Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, As it Seems, (curated by Roy Oxlade & Paul McKee)

2000 ...not enough British Art, VELAN, Turin Give and Take, Jerwood Gallery, London

1997 The Jerwood Painting Prize, Lethaby Galleries, Central St.Martin’s College, London

1996 Seattle Art Fair

1994 EAST, Norwich Gallery, Norwich (selectors, Rudi Fuch & Jan Dibbets)

1992 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

1991 John Moores Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

1990 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

1988 Odette Gilbert Gallery London, Women & Water (curated by Alice Jackson)

1982 Hayward Annual: British Drawing, Hayward Gallery, London





2015 Charles Wollaston Award

2014 John Moores Painting Prize

2011 Paul Hamlyn Prize for Visual Arts

2009 Threadneedle Prize, Shortlisted

2004 EAST international Print Commission

2003 Jerwood Drawing Prize

1999 The Dupree Award, Royal Academy

1997 Jerwood Painting Prize, Shortlisted

1998 Paul Hamlyn Award, Nominated

1993 Interiors, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, Joint First Prize




Tate Britain
British Council
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
National Museum of Woman in the Arts, Washington DC Jerwood Foundation
Arts Council of England, London
Deal, Dallas
Norwich Gallery, Norwich
Arario Museum, Seoul
Railtrack, London
Royal College of Art, London, Print Collection University College, Oxford, JCR Contemporary Art Society, London
York City Art Gallery, York
Städtische Galerie, Wolfsburg
Hammer Collection, Los Angeles
New Hall Collection, Cambridge
Depart Foundation, Los Angeles Zabludowicz Collection, London
Space K, Seoul
David Roberts Foundation, London
Monsoon Collection, London