Copyright 2007-2017
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William Saylor

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Education:
BFA, California State University, Long Beach, CA 1985
Santa Barbara City College, CA 1982

Solo Exhibitions:

2017 Shadow Ballers, Magenta Plains, Manhattan, NY
2015 New Works , Makebish , Manhattan , NY
2014 Solo Nada booth , Makebish, Manhattan, NY
2012 Audio Tuna Sunshine, Leo Koenig Inc., Manhattan, NY
Liquidy Split , Bowery Hotel, Makebish , NYC
2010 Ghost Light Junkie, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Artist in Residence Bill Saylor, Chianti Foundation, Marfa, TX
2009 . If Fantasies Came By The Gallon This Baby Could Run Forever, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY
2007 . No Confusion, Big Mistakes, Galleri Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden
2003 . Softail Project, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY
2002 . Espontaneo, Spokane Falls College, Spokane, WA
2001 . Why Go Anywhere?, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2018 . Nada Miami (with Magenta Plains). Miami FL.
Brennan & Griffen , NEW YORK CITY
Upstairs Art Fair (with Magenta Plains) Amagansett NY
Bombay Beach Biennial, Bombay Beach, California
2017 Feed The Meter , Volume 2< Galerie Ceysson & Benetiere, Luxembourg
Bill Saylor and Mason Saltarelli, Shrine Gallery, NY
Bombay Beach Biennial, Bombay Beach, California
Animal Farm, Brant Foundation, Greenwich Connecticut
Drawing Island , The Journal Gallery , NY
2016 The Great Figure Part 2 , The Journal Gallery , Brooklyn NY
BAREIKIS, DORLAND, SAYLOR, Mier Gallery , Los Angeles , California
Frieze NY, curated by Katherine Bernhardt at CANADA Gallery booth
Dallas Fair , MAKEBISH, NY
2015 What’s Wrong With We, Martos Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Ubiquity, Ille Arts , Amaganset . New York
I love painting II , Angell Gallery, Toronto , Ontario, Canada
The Negative Hand, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
Charmed, Shoot The Lobster, New York, NYC
2014 Other Weather - Aidas Bareikis , Bill Saylor collaborative drawings
Vilinias Art Academy, Lithuania
Galleri Jacob Bjorn, Aarhus, Denmark.
Life, curated by the The Journal Gallery at
Venus Over Manhattan, Manhattan, NY.
2012 Bill Saylor, Aidas Bareikis collaborative drawings
Shoot The Lobster , New York, NY .
2010 . De-Nature, Jolie Laide Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
In Dialogue, Four Generations of Painting, curated by Peter Makebish, Anonymous Gallery, New
York, NY (cat.)
2009 Jr. and Sons, curated by Joe Bradley, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY
2008 Peanut Gallery, curated by Joe Bradley, other artists include Rita Ackermann, Brian Belott, Dike
Blair, Chin, Dan Colen, Erin Fierst, Jason Fox, Otis Houston, Eunice Kim, Nate Lowman, Chris
Martin Keith Mayerson, Elena Pankova, Leif Ritchey, Josh Smith, Agathe Snow, Michael Williams,
and B. Wurtz, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn NY (cat.)
Aaron Butler, Lily Ludlow, Bill Saylor and Anke Weyer, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY
2006 David Castillo modern and contemporary, Miami, FL
Kamp K48 John Connelly Presents, New York, NY
Bill Saylor, Josh Smith, Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo Japan
2005 Nada art fair Miami, Florida
Monster Painting, McClain Gallery, Houston, TX
Kults, Werewolves and Sarcastic Hippies, Yerba Buena Art Center, San Francisco, CA
Hiromi Yoshi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
New York’s Finest, CANADA Gallery, New York, NY
Hope Auction for Amina Tastini, Passerby, New York, NY
2004 . K48 Launch Auction, Agnes B Store, Soho, New York, NY
Contemporary Painters; works by Elizabeth Peyton, Cecily Brown, Laura Owens, Peter Doig,
Merlyn James, Bill Saylor, Richard Bosman, and Maureen Cavanaugh, Colby College Museum of
Art, curated by Alex Katz, Waterville, ME (cat.)
So Little Time, So Many Mistakes, curated by Josh Smith, Champion Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
Stop & Store, Luxe Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Age of Unreason, M.O.C.A.D.C., Washington DC
2002 Proper Villians, curated by David Hunt, Untitled Space, New Haven, CT
Leo Koenig Las Vegas, Neonopolis, Las Vegas, NV
2001 . Strictly Painting 2, Voges & Deisen, Frankfurt
Bareikis, Giehler, and Saylor, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens
Come on Feel the Noise, Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen
Escape Velocity, Miller Durazo Gallery, Los Angeles
Burglar, curated by Elizabeth Balogh, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY
Leo Koenig, Inc., Brooklyn, NY
You Are Now Leaving the Goldie-Locks Zone, M.O.C.A., D.C., Washington, DC
Machine Gun Etiquette, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, NYC
Pets, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, NY
Solar Perplexus, Spanish Kitchen, Los Angeles, CA
Gramercy Art Fair, Miami, FL
1996 X-Mess, The American Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1995 Taking Stock, curated by Kenny Schachter, The Exchange Building, New York, NY
1993 . Phone, Dooley La Cappelane Gallery, New York, NY
1992 The Real Thing, curated by Erik Oppenheim, New York, NY
1991 . Unlearning, curated by Kenny Schachter, 142 Greene Street, New York, NY

Curated projects:

2010 In There, Out Here, artists include Aidas Bareikis, Joe Bradley, Sarah Braman, Brendan Cass, Bjorn
Copeland, Jim Drain, Sadie Laska, Jonas Mekas, A.R. Penck, Joyce Pensato, Chloe Piene, Julian
Schnabel and Michael Williams, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY
2008 . Faxination, artists include Aiko, Rico Anderson, Fia Backström, Aidas Bareikis, Joe Bradley, Yasuke
Bandai, Greg Bogin, Sarah Braman, Jeff Elrod, Nicole Eisenman, Phil Grauer, Claire Keller, Eunice
Kim, Toney Matelli, Bjarne Melgaard, Soshiro, Matsubara, Elena Pankova, Erik Parker, Les Rogers,
Anke Weyer and Tyler Waxman, Loyal Gallery, Malmö, Sweden

Bibliography:

2015 Ubiquity and Omnipresence at Ille arts , Hamptons Art Hub, by Janet Goleas
The Art Scene 04.09.15 by mark Segal, East Hampton Star ,
2010 . Bill Saylor, Interview with Joe Bradley, the journal, entry 29, pp. 162-175
Bembnister, Theresa, "Trash Talking: No Country for Old Interns," Glasstire.com, July
Finch, Charlie, “Les is More,” artnet.com, January 28
2009 . Holland, Cotter, “Peanut Gallery, The Journal Gallery,” The New York Times, January 30
2008 . “Salon curated by Joe Bradley,” The Journal, Entry XXIV, pp. 76-109
2006 Simpson, Les, "Kamp K48" Time Out New York, Issue 568, August 24-30
2005 . Smith, Roberta, “New York’s Finest,” New York Times, Friday, February 11
K48, “K48 is an Animal,” (journal), January
2004 . Keyes, Bob, “Alex Katz has Colby Covered”, Portland Press Herald, July 18
2003 . Raskin, Lisi, Bill Saylor, Frieze, November-December, p. 97
Levin, Kim, Voice Choices, The Village Voice, July 9-16, p 87
Johnson, Ken,”Art Review,” The New York Times, Art and Leisure, July 4, p. E30
Inguit, Chris, Irrational Times, The G.W. Hatchett, George Washington University, April 24
Pearson, Jesse, “Bad Ass Trip,” Vice Magazine, v10N3, p. 46
“The Dollar Project,” curated by Mark Sanders, Emma Reeves and Neville Wakefield, Another
Magazine, spring, summer, pp. 4 and 19
Korotkin, Joyce, “Proper Villians,” New York Arts Magazine, November
2002 Boggs, Sherri, “Spontaneous Combustion,” The Pacific Northwest Inlander, September 19-25 p. 36
Twardy, Chuck, “Downtown Imports,” Las Vegas Weekly, May 30
2001 . Cotter, Holland, New York Times, Friday, April 20, p. E33
Moser, Tanja, “Ein 23-jahriger, Munchner hat, das Herz der amerikanishen Kunstwelt erobert,” TZ,
April 7/8, p. R3
Zeits, Lisa, Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung, Seite 74, Nr. 83, April 7
Levin, Kim, “Galleries,” Village Voice, April 3, p. 94
Levin, Kim, “Voice Choice,“ Village Voice, April, p. 103
1999 . “Cosmic Visions,” Spacewatch.com, September-October
“MOCA: cutting Edge,” The Georgetowner, vol. 46, No. 1, September 30
Pizarro, Max, “Georgetown gallery finds itself in a zone,” Georgetown Current, vol. IX, No. 4,
September 8
“Machine Gun Etiquette,” New York Contemporary Art Report, Summer Issue
Frank, Peter, “Maura Bendett, See-Thru, Solar Perplexus,” Art Pick of the Week, L.A. Weekly,
May 1
1997 Novak, Sam, “Kenny Shachter Interview,” Coagula, April

Selected Publications:

2016 GOLDEN FANG, publication with OMMU books , Athens Greece

2010 . Ho Bags, Harmony Korine and Bill Saylor, New York, NY: The Journal Gallery
“Artists in Residence, 2009-2010,” Chinati Foundation newsletter vol. 15. pp. 94-95
In Dialogue, Four Generations of Painting, curated by Peter Makebish, Anonymous Gallery, New
York, NY: The Atlantic Conference Press
MISS HIGH TIMES , self published Zine
2008 Champion Zero, Los Angeles: 2nd Cannons Press
Loyal, Edited and designed by Martin Lilja, Amy Giunta and Marilyn Petridean, Sweden,
Stockholm, Loyal Gallery
Hell Bound, New Gothic Art, Francesca Gavin, London: Lawrence King Publishing Ltd., p. 138

2003 Bill Saylor/Josh Smith self published Zine