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 include 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 participated in a large number of significant group exhibitions including the forthcoming exhibition Virginia Woolf: an exhibition based on her writing, Tate St Ives (2018); Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950 - 1980, Met Breuer, New York (2017); Body Talk, Rose Art Museum, Waltham (2017); Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s, ZKM, Karlsruhe (2017), travelling to Stavanger Art Museum, Norway and The Brno House of Arts, Brno (2018); I Remember Not Remembering, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (2017); The Beguiling Siren is Thy Crest, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2017); Performing for the Camera, Tate Modern, London (2016); Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947-2016, Hauser & Wirth & Schimmel, Los Angeles (2016); Americana: Formalizing Craft, Perez Art Museum, Miami (2013); Aquatopia: The Imaginary of the Ocean Deep, Nottingham Contemporary (2013); Human Nature, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2012); Naked Before the Camera, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2012); Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Seattle Art Museum (2012); The Body as Protest, Albertina Museum, Vienna (2012); Ourselves, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2012); The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today, MoMA, New York 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; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.