Gray Wielebinski

Present Tense

27 January – 28 April 2024

Somerset

About the Artist

Gray Wielebinski lives and works in London, UK. In Wielebinski’s expansive practice, incorporates installation, video, drawing, performance, collage, sculpture, and more. He explores intersecting themes of power, nationhood, desire and memory. The process of collaging runs through his practice in many forms. Reconfiguring and transforming iconography and visual codes, his work interrogates dominant frameworks and belief systems and proposes alternatives. Continuously attentive to the fraught status of American mythology and landscape, his recent work has focused on surveillance, strategy, and secrecy, particularly as these intersect with questions of gender, sexuality, and the social.

Wielebinski received a BA from Pomona College, Claremont CA, in 2014, before completing an MFA at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK in 2018.

Wielebinski’s solo exhibitions include: ‘The Red Sun is High, The Blue Low,’ Institute of Contemporary Arts London, UK (2023); ‘Fratricide,’ Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA (2023); ‘Love and Theft,’ 12.26 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2023); ‘Oil and Water,’ Hales Gallery, London, UK (2023); and Selfridges Art Block Commission, London, UK (2023).

Selected group exhibitions include: ‘Strong Winds Ahead,’ Francois Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles CA, 2023; ‘Motherboy,‘ co-curated with Stella Bottai, Gio Marconi Gallery, Milan, Italy (2023); and ‘Group Show‘ JUF Projects, Madrid, Spain (2023).

Wielebinski‘s work is in the collections of Los Angeles County Museum of Art CA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Library and Archives CA; and Benton Museum of Art, Claremont CA. His first book, ‘100 Baseball Cards,’ was published with Baron Books in 2022.

On View in Somerset

‘Present Tense’ is on view through 28 April 2024.