Rose Wylie



Rose Wylie (British, born 1934) studied at the Royal College of Art. Wylie represented Great Britain in Women To Watch, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C, 2010. Her first retrospective exhibition was held at the Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, 2012, and was followed by her BP Spotlight exhibition at Tate Britain, 2013, which led to museum shows in Philadelphia; Tonsberg, Norway; Städische Galerie, Wolfsberg, Germany; Tal R’s Project Space, Copenhagen; and the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin. In 2011, she was given the Paul Hamlyn Award, in 2014, she won the John Moores Painting Prize and in 2015 the Royal Academy Award. Wylie has work in private and public collections including Tate Britain, the Arts Council Collection, Jerwood Foundation, Hammer Collection, and York City Art Gallery.

Solo Exhibitions


History Painting, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth, UK

Rose Wylie, Tate Members Room, Tate Modern, London

Lolita’s House, David Zwirner, London

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


Cupid & Fur Coat, Choi&Lager, Cologne

Use What You’ve Got, Neue Galerie Gladbeck, Germany

Yellow Sax, Brand New Gallery, Milan

The Curator is Present, Willas Contemporary, Oslo

Quack Quack, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London


Rose Wylie, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK

Tilt the Horizontal into a Slant, Chapter Gallery, Cardiff, Wales

Queens & Chocs, Space K, Seoul

Horse, Bird, Cat, David Zwirner, London


Rose Wylie, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

Girl and Spiders, Thomas Erben, New York

Yellow Desert Paintings, Union Gallery, London

Rose Wylie, NUNU Fine Art, Zhongzhen, Taipei

Rose Wylie, VW (VeneKlasen/Werner), Berlin


What means something, Choi&Lager, Cologne

What means something, Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam

Pink Girls, Yellow Curls, Nansensgade 62, Copenhagen

Pink Girls, Yellow Curls, Staedtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Germany


Woof-Woof, Haugar Museum, Tønsberg, Norway

Rose Wylie - Works on Paper, Michael Janssen Gallery, Berlin

Henry, Thomas, Keith & Jack, Union Gallery, London

BP Spotlight exhibition, Tate Britain, London


Rosemount, Regina Gallery, Moscow

Rose Wylie, Big Boys Sit in the Front, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, UK

After Daphne, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia University of the Arts Gallery, Philadelphia


Six Works on Paper and One Painting, Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam

Picture on the wall…, Michael Janssen Gallery, Berlin