Hannah Wilke (b. New York, NY, 1940; d. Houston, TX, 1993) trained at Stella Elkins Tyler School of Fine Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, and began exhibiting her work in 1961.  Key solo museum exhibitions during her life included Hannah Wilke: Scarification Photographs and Videotapes, Fine Arts Gallery, University of California, Irvine, (1976); and Hannah Wilke: A Retrospective, University of Missouri (1989). Major solo presentations of her work since her death include a touring exhibition of Intra-Venus (1994 - 1997) and Hannah Wilke: Gestures, Neuberger Museum of Art, New York (2008).

 

Wilke has also contributed to a large number of significant group exhibitions, including: Human Nature, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA (2012); Naked Before the Camera, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (2012); The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today, MoMA, New York, NY (2010) and elles@centrepompidou, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2010.

 

Solo exhibitions at Alison Jacques Gallery have included; Hannah Wilke: Sculpture 1960s - '80s (2014); Hannah Wilke: Selected work from the '60s & 70s (2012); Hannah Wilke: Elective Affinities (2011) and Hannah Wilke (2007).

 

Her work features in many significant worldwide collections, including Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate, London; The Centre Pompidou, Paris; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; LA County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.