Artists



THEY PLUNDERED OUR ART AND THEN WAITED AND WATCHED FROM THE RIDGE AS WE MADE MORE
Acrylic on vintage offset lithograph
2017
28 x 52 inches
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Born 1957, Chattanooga, TN

Currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION

BFA, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

COLLECTIONS

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville, TN

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

The Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield Village, OH

American Greetings Corporation Collection, Cleveland, OH

Fidelity Investment Corporate Contemporary Art Collection, Boston, MA

York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA

AWARDS

1996

Best Art Direction, “Tonight, Tonight” Music Video, MTV Music Video Awards

1989

Three Emmys for production design, “Pee-wee’s Playhouse”

1987

Best Art Direction, “Big Time” Music Video, Billboard Magazine

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

I TOOK THE MACHINE APART BUT COULD NOT PUT IT BACK TOGETHER, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

2017

Thrill After Thrill, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN

Monitorium, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA

2016

I’m Having a Dialogue With the Universe and You’re Just Sitting There, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

Wayne-O-Rama, year long interactive installation in collaboration with Shaking Ray Levi Society, Chattanooga, TN

2015

Here Comes Mr. Know-It-All, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Florida SouthWestern State College, Fort Myers, FL

Art is Supposed to Hypnotize You or Something, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL

Ass Kicking Contest, with Woodrow White, Heron Arts, San Francisco, CA

2014

Invisible Ruler, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

I Took Off Work and Came All The Way Down Here, artspace, Shreveport, LA

FOE, traveling exhibition: Marketview Arts, York, PA; LSC Design, York, PA

Wayne White: Masterworks 2000-2012, York College Galleries, PA

2013

Dunno, David Shelton Gallery, Houston, TX

Wayne White: Masterworks 2000-2009, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA

2012

Spark in the Void, Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL

BIG LICK BOOM, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA

I Say A Lot Of Things, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX

2011

Sand Mountain Tractor, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA

New Paintings, with Kurt Wagner, Zeitgeist, Nashville, TN

2010

I Fell 37 Miles to Earth 100 Years Ago, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX

2009

Big Lectric Fan to Keep Me Cool While I Sleep, Rice Gallery, Houston, TX

Way To Go Mr. Subtle, Mireille Mosler Ltd., New York, NY

2008

Drop the Country Boy Act, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA

2006

I’m Lost on A Spaceship Momma, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY

2005

Organic Remains of a Former World, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA

2004

The Wrong Question Asker: New Work by Wayne White, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN

Wayne White, Art Barn, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

Southern Daddy Shame Ray, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY

2002

I’m Not Goin Around Advertising Surrealism, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY

2001

Single Head Occupancy, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1998

Painting Show, Fred 62, Los Angeles, CA

1995

Painting Show, Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1991

One Man Show, Art Barn, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Visual Language, co-curated by Shepard Fairey, Subliminal Projects; Los Angeles, CA; Faction Art Projects, New York, NY

10 Years, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

2017

PULSE Art Fair with Joshua Liner Gallery, Miami, FL

SUMMER BREAKS Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

GOAT: A Tribute to Mohammad Ali, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

2016

Land Escapes, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA, Traveling to Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

2015

It’s gonna take a lotta love, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT

Archetypes, Power & Puppets, College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, OH

2014

Miami Project Art Fair, Joshua Liner Gallery, Miami, FL

2013

Summer Mixer, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

The 10th Circle, curated by David Pagel, Vast Space Projects, Henderson, NV

Texas Contemporary Art Fair, David Shelton Gallery, Houston, TX

2012

Commodores, Coastline Community College Art Gallery, Newport Beach, CA

Text: Message, Bleicher Gallery La Brea, Los Angeles, CA

Space//Form, Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, OR

Grey Full, curated by Geoffrey Young, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY

Bad For You, Shizaru Gallery, London, England

2011

Wild Kingdom, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

Curious and Curiouser, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN

2010

A Torrent of Words: Contemporary Art and Language, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

Small Works: Art and Object, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX

2009

There’s something I’ve been meaning to tell you…, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX

Pictures of Words, Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, Cologne, Germany

We’re Not the Jet Set, Western Project, Los Angels, CA

Rich Text, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Just What Are They Saying…, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Summertime ‘09, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH

Collected Works, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

The First Six Years, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA

New Voices. New Works, Wolfsonian-FIU, Miami Beach, FL

2008

L.A. Now, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV

Funny Not Funny, curated by Allison Kave and Becky Smith, Bellwether Gallery, New York, NY

Sculpture: Part II, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA

Reflections from the Artist’s Eye, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA

Build Up, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada

Six from LA, Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

2007

Beauty is Embarrassing, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA

2006

Word: Language in Contemporary Art, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA

Art Rock 2006, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY

In This House That I Call Home, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA

2004

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Baby, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA

2003

Word Works, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY

Clementine, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY

Five Years of the Altoids Curiously Strong Collection 1998-2002, traveling exhibition: Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA; Soo Visual Arts, Minneapolis, MN; Art Center/South Florida, Miami, FL; Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA; The New Museum, New York, NY

2002

Trade Show, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA

Clementine, Bellwether Gallery, New York, NY

Mixer 02, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL

2001

Nashville Funnies, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN

1993

Comic Power, Exit Art/The First World, New York, NY

DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, WRITER, DESIGNER

2000

Promotions for “Fraturday,” The WB Network

1994

“Ask Shorty,” Twisted Puppet Theatre, Showtime Networks

“The Bill and Willis Show,” Liquid Television, Colossal Pictures, MTV

CARTOONIST AND ILLUSTRATOR

1980-90

New York Times, Village Voice, Rolling Stone, High Times, East Village, Eye, Bad News, Raw Magazine, and various trade publications

VOICE PERFORMANCES

1988

“Vance the Pig,” Big Top Pee-wee, Paramount Pictures

1986

“Randy,” “Dirty Dog,” “Roger the Monster,” “Mr. Kite,” “Flower,” “Magic Glasses” and on-screen actor, Pee-wee’s Playhouse, CBS

PRODUCTION DESIGN

2003

Director and Head Puppeteer, Snapple commercial advertising campaign

2000

Animal Jam, The Jim Henson Company, TLC

1998

Fox Family Channel, Interstitial

1997

The Weird Al Show, Ear Booker Productions, CBS

1996

“Tonight, Tonight,” Smashing Pumpkins music video, Dayton/Faris Productions

The Cartoon Gang, Cartoon Network

Bailey Kipper’s P.O.V., MTM Enterprises, CBS

Beakman’s World, Columbia Pictures Television, CBS

1995

Carrot Top’s A.M. Mayhem, Cartoon Network

1991

Riders in the Sky, CBS

1989

Pee-wee’s Playhouse, Pee-wee Pictures, CBS

Shining Time Station, The Britt Allcroft Company, PBS

1987

Wayside School, Broadcast Arts, ABC

1986

“Big Time,” Peter Gabriel music video, Peter Wallach Studios

1985

Mrs. Cabobble’s Caboose, WDCN Nashville, PBS

SELECTED LECTURES

2013

Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL

TEDxKC, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, MO

Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK

Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC

2012

Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN

2011

Largo at the Coronet, Los Angeles, CA

Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN

2010

Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, Nashville, TN

Winder Binder Gallery & Bookstore, Chattanooga, TN

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA