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Rose Wylie

°1934, Kent (UK) – lives and works in Kent (UK)

The starting point for Rose Wylie´s large-scaled paintings are generally her personal memories and experiences, which she combines with impressions from a wide range of visual culture, from contemporary Egyptian wall paintings and Persian miniatures to films, news stories and celebrity gossip. In this way, Wylie provides, with her direct and naïve painting and fresh and unconventional subject matter, an ironic commentary on contemporary visual culture.

Rose Wylie has had numerous solo exhibitions, including shows at Tate Britain, London; Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin; Jerwood Gallery, Hastings; and Städtische Galerie, Wolfsburg. Her work has been shown in several group exhibitions at venues such as The Drawing Room, London; The Approach, London; and NMWA Museum, Washington. Her work is represented in many important public collections such as the Arts Council of England, London; York City Art Gallery, New York; and University College, Oxford.

In 2011 Rose Wylie was a recipient of the Paul Hamlyn award.

Rose Wylie is represented by the following galleries;
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Thomas Erben Gallery, New York

Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin

Regina Gallery, Moscow

Union Gallery, London

Choi&Lager Gallery, Cologne