Over a sixty-year career, William T. Wiley (b. 1937) has addressed some of the most urgent social, political and environmental issues with a distinctive blend of wit and wisdom. His work is densely layered with complex riddles, steeped in profound personal meaning. One of the most significant and influential of the artists associated with the Funk movement, Wiley has often defied art historical labels, charting a course entirely his own. Alongside Robert Arneson, Wayne Thiebaud and Roy De Forest, Wiley taught in the art department at UC Davis (1962-73) while participating in numerous international museum exhibitions. His work is included in the collections of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Walker Art Center and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among many others.
Parker Gallery will present our second solo exhibition with the artist in March 2020.