Rose Wylie (born 1934, Kent, UK) lives and works in Kent. Wylie went to Folkestone and Dover School of Art, 1952–1956 and later attained a postgraduate degree in Painting from the Royal Academy Schools London, 1979–1981. Wylie’s imagery references current affairs and the media, as well as a diverse range of sources including ancient wall paintings, art history and film, celebrity culture, even football. She predominantly paints on large un-stretched, un-primed canvases, working on a number of paintings simultaneously. In May 2014, Wylie exhibited new and recent work at Tate Britain and in 2010 she was included in the Women to Watch exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, which promotes underrepresented and overlooked female artists. Wylie’s work will also be featured in the 2015 Venice Biennale, a group inclusion (with Andy Wahol) in the Azerbaijan pavilion.
Selected solo exhibitions include Rose Wylie, Seoul Museum, Seoul, (2014), a major retrospective at the Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, Big Boys Sit in the Front (2012); Rosemount (2011), Regina Gallery, Moscow; What with What (2010), Thomas Erben Gallery, New York and Film Notes (2010), Union Gallery, London. Wylie is represented in numerous public collections nationally and internationally and is represented by Regina Gallery, London/Moscow, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York and Union Gallery, London.