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



1979 –1981   Royal College of Art, London

1952 – 1956  Folkestone and Dover School of Art



2020  Rose Wylie: Clothes I Wore, Choi&Lager, Seoul, Korea (January 17 - February 18) 

         Rose Wylie: painting a noun…, David Zwirner, Hong Kong [catalogue] (January 9 – February 22)

         Rose Wylie: Let it Settle, The Gallery at Windsor, Vero Beach, Florida [catalogue]

         (January 28 – April 30)

         Rose Wylie, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado [catalogue] (March 19 – July 5)

         Rose Wylie, Museum Langmatt, Baden, Switzerland (August 30 – December 6)

2018  Rose Wylie, Tate Members Room, Tate Modern, London (opened March 27)

         Rose Wylie: History Painting, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth, England (March 28 – May 26)

         [itinerary: Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, Cornwall, England (June 9 – September 15)]

         Rose Wylie: Lolita’s House, David Zwirner, London (April 20 – May 25)

         Rose Wylie: Hullo, Hullo, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga, Málaga, Spain

         (May 4 – September 9)

         Rose and Torey on Paper, The Journal Gallery, New York [two-person exhibition]

         (May 31 – June 26)

         Rose Wylie, Newlyn Art Gallery & the Exchange, Penzance, England

         (June 9 – September 22)

2017  Rose Wylie: Cupid & Fur Coat, Choi&Lager, Cologne, Germany (March 10 – May 7)

         Rose Wylie: Drawings, Christian Larsen, Stockholm (April 6 – May 13)

         Rose Wylie: Use What You’ve Got, Neue Galerie Gladbeck, Germany (May 5 – June 23)

         Rose Wylie: Yellow Sax, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy (May 31 – September 9)

         Rose Wylie: The Curator is Present, Willas Contemporary, Oslo (August 24 – October 8)

         Rose Wylie: Quack Quack, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London [catalogue]

         (November 30, 2017 – February 11, 2018)

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,


         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,


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




2019   GLASSTRESS 2019, Fondazione Berengo Art Space, Venice, Italy (May 9 November 24)


          GIRL MEETS GIRL - Katherine Bernhardt, Katherine Bradford, Caroline Wells Chandler,

          Rose Wylie, CHOI&LAGER, Cologne


2018   250th Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London (June 12 – August 19)

2017   Drawing Island, The Journal Gallery, New York (February 16 – March 26)

          A New Subjectivity: Figurative Paintings after 2000, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York

          (February 24 – April 12) [itinerary: Fine Arts Center, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville,

          Arkansas (August 16 – September 22); Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University,

          Johnson City, Tennessee (October 16 – December 15)]

          Figure.Out: Charlie Billingham, Dale Lewis and Rose Wylie, Union Gallery, London

          31 Women, Breese Little, London (June 2 – July 31)

          Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London (June 13 – August 20)

          Collateral Drawing 5, Beaston Projects, Folkestone, England (September 2 – November 5)

          Artist First | paper only | The Exhibition, Francis Boeske Projects, Amsterdam, Holland

          (September 10 – November 4)

          and per and Part XV: Louise Bourgeois & Rose Wylie, Ingleby Gallery,

          Edinburgh (September 20 – 30)

          and per se and Part XVI: Rose Wylie & Frank Walter, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

          (October 11 – 21)

2016  The Conformist, Belmacz Gallery, London (February 23 – April 16)

         Imagine, Brand New Gallery, Milan (March 2 – April

         RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London (April 8 - 15)

         Paper in Practice, Moran Bondaroff, Los Angeles (April 9 – May 7)

         Aviary, Transition Gallery, London (April 23 – May 21)

         FOUND, Foundling Museum, London [curated by Cornelia Parker] (May 27 – September 4)

         Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London (June 13 – August 21)

         Mixed Signals, Christian Larsen Gallery, Stockholm [curated by Shane Bradford]

         (August 25 – October 7)

         Towards Night, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne (September 24, 2016 – January 22, 2017)

         Beyond the Cartoon, Cartoons in Contemporary Art, Artuner, New York

         (September 15 – October 29)

         Morten Viskum - Self Portraits, Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Tønsberg, Norway

          (October 1 – December 30)

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 Lingwood)

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