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Wes Mills


Wes Mills’ work is a study in the contemplative. Seemingly simple marks bind pieces together, building up organic forms that draw the eye with their complexity. Deeply personal yet visually spare, these meditative works on paper exhibit a restrained energy that warrants careful observation.

Wes Mills' work has been exhibited widely in galleries and museums both in the United States and abroad in Europe. His work has been shown at PDX CONTEMPORARY ART (Portland, OR), James Kelly Contemporary (Santa Fe, NM), Sun Valley Center for the Arts (Sun Valley, ID), Richard Levy Gallery (Albuquerque, NM), Portland Art Museum APEX Space (Portland, OR), Missoula Art Museum (Missoula, MT), Peter Blum (New York, NY), Dwight Hackett Projects (Santa Fe, NM), Galerie Albrecht (Munich, Germany), Hosfelt Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Gallery Joe (Philadelphia, PA), Rhona Hoffman Gallery (Chicago, IL), and the Tamarind Institute (Albuquerque, NM), among others. Mills is currently represented by PDX CONTEMPORARY ART in Portland.

Mills' prints and drawings are included in such collections as Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, CA), New Mexico Museum of Fine Art (Santa Fe, NM), Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY), Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University (Waltham, MA), Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR), Missoula Art Museum (Missoula, MT), Harwood Museum of Art (Taos, NM), and the Museum of Fine Art (Boston, MA). He is also part of the private collection of Werner Kramarsky, JoAnn Hickey, Ann and Mark Edlen, and Nancy Lorenz.

Among the publications that have featured Mills’ work are art ltd., New American Paintings, The Oregonian, Portland Mercury, Art in America, THE Magazine, NY Arts Magazine, Boston Globe, The New York Observer, The Missoulian, Modern Painters Magazine, The New Republic Magazine, The New York Times, Artnet, The Chicago Tribune, BOMB Magazine, Flash Art, Artforum, and The New Art Examiner.