Michael Wilkinson

Born 1965, Merseyside; Lives in Glasgow.


  BA (Hons) Environmental Art, Glasgow School of Art
  MFA, Glasgow School of Art

Solo Exhibitions

2018 ‘Michael Wilkinson’, The Modern Institute, 3 Aird's Lane, Glasgow
2015 ‘SORRY HAD TO DONE’, The Modern Institute, 14–20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
2014 ‘CITADEL: The fortress commanding a city, which it serves both to protect and to dominate’, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
2013 ‘En Attendant’, Pearl Lam, Shanghai
2012 ‘No History’, Blum and Poe Gallery, Los Angeles
  ‘Dresden’, The Modern Institute, 3 Aird's Lane, Glasgow
2011 ‘Never Works’, Le Temple, Paris
2009 ‘Lions After Slumber’, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
2005 The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
  Daniel Hug, Los Angeles
2004 Sutton Lane, London
  Wrong Gallery, New York
2003 Gallery Yvon Lambert, Paris
2001 ‘Present Future’, Artissima, Turin
  ‘v.delay entain’, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
2000 ‘VOGUE’, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
1998 ‘No Frills Public Sculpture’, Kwik Save, The Gorbals

Group Exhibitions

2022 ‘STATUS need a world interlude’, The Modern Institute, 3 Aird's Lane, Glasgow
2018 ‘Open House’, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
2015 ‘The Curves of the Needle’, BALTIC 39, Newcastle upon Tyne
2014 ‘That Petrol Emotion’, Metropolitan Art Society, Beirut
2013 ‘Art under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm’, Tate Britain, London
  ‘I'll be your Mirror’, Herald St, London (Part 1)
  ‘Transforming the Known: Works from the Bert Kreuk Collection’, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag
2012 ‘Pas Encore’, Galerie Sultana, Paris (Curated by Frédéric Bonnet)
  ‘BULLETIN BOARDS’, Venus Over Manhattan, New York
2010 ‘Rubble Stir’, The Glue Factory, Glasgow
  ‘Wayfinders’, 135 Castlebank Street, Glasgow
  ‘White Columns 2010 Benefit Exhibition & Auction’, White Columns, New York
2009 ‘SUNDOWN’, Office Baroque, Antwerp
2007 ‘The Saw Show’, Finneston Saw Doctors, Glasgow
  ‘Laying Bricks’, Wallspace Gallery, New York
2006 ‘ALL THAT IS SOLID MELTS INTO AIR’, FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou
2004 ‘The Birthday Party’, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
  ‘Gertcha!’, flat show, Glasgow
  ‘Tonight’, Studio Voltaire, London
  Transmission at Kunstverein Graz, Austria
2003 ‘Primary Colours’, City Gallery, Leicester
  ‘Contemporary Abstraction’, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow
  Wight Bienalle, UCLA
  ‘Plunder: Culture as Material’, DCA, Dundee
2002 ‘Half the World Away’, Hallwalls CAC, Buffalo
  ‘Air Guitar’, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes
  Roma Roma Roma, Rome
  ‘'Happy Outsiders from London and Scotland’, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw
2001 ‘Here and Now’, DCA & Generator Projects, Dundee
  ‘October, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, Curated by Karla Black & Katie Exley’, St. Vincent Street, Glasgow (Curated by Karla Black and Katie Exley)
  ‘Noir’, Transmission, Glasgow
  Vilma Gold, London
  ‘Songs of Love and Hate: Side A’, Galerie Weiland, Berlin
  ‘Circles 4 One Fo(u)r One’, ZKM Museum for Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe (with Elizabeth Go)
2000 ‘Country Casual’, B16, Birmingham
  ‘Deep in This Custard’, Changing Room, Stirling
  ‘Tonight’, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
  ‘Model Model’, NAK, Aachen
1999 ‘Citizen 2000’, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
  ‘What it is, what ain't ain't nothing’, Fly, Glasgow
  ‘Museum-a-go-go’, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow
  ‘BSOH’, The Bond Gallery, Birmingham
  Vienna Art Fair with Transmission Gallery, Glasgow
  ‘Networking’, P-House, Tokyo
1998 ‘The Bible of Networking’, Sali Gia, London
  ‘Lapland@’, The British Council, Edinburgh
  ‘Browsing’, The Changing Room, Stirling
  ‘The Janus Programme’, Transmission, Glasgow
  ‘Text Aviary’, White Room, Glasgow



2021 White, David: ‘Michael Wilkinson Goes Virtual with Glasgow’s Modern Institute and Vortic’, Art mag, 05/03/2021
2016 Frédéric Bonnet: ‘Some Bodies...’, Nomas, 6 2016
2014 Ned Holte, Michael: ‘The Urgency of History Painting’, Rabble, 2014
2013 Gaskin, Sam: ‘Michael Wilkinson Reflects on Repression, the Boston Bombings and Pink Floyd in China’, Blouin Artinfo, 28/05/2013
2010 Mark Fisher: ‘Militant tendencies feed music’, The New Statesman, 29/03/2010
2005 Reynaud Dewar, Lili: ‘SO WHAT’, O2, Number 33 2005
2002 Reynaud Dewar, Lili: ‘The Modern Institute: Quand La Logique est Bonne’, O2, Number 22 2002

Exhibition Reviews

2013 Gaskin, Sam: ‘Michael Wilkinson Reflects on Repression, the Boston Bombings and Pink Floyd in China’, Blouin Artinfo, 19/04/2013
  Wheeler, Tara: ‘Exhibition in Shanghai‘, Glass, 10/04/2013
2007 Smith, Roberta: ‘In These Shows, the Material is the Message‘, New York Times, 10/08/2007
  Coburn, Tyler: ‘Build It High: Laying Bricks‘, Art Review, 07/2007
2006 Holte, Michael Ned: ‘Micheal Wilkinson’, Artforum, 01/2006
2005 Jeffery, Moira: ‘It‘s truly an education’, The Herald, 07/01/2005
2004 Bagner, Alex: ‘A Chimp off the Old Block‘, Wallpaper, 05/2004
2003 Dallas, Sorcha: ‘Contemporary Abstraction‘, The List, 31/07/2003
2001 Harald, Fricke: ‘Songs of Love and Hate‘, Artforum, 10/2001
  Tufnell, Rob: ‘Michael Wilkinson‘, Frieze, Issue 58 04/2001
  Monhagen, Helen: ‘Peter McGoldrick, Michael Wilkinson and Janice McNab‘, The List, 02/2001
  Calcutt, John: ‘Michael Wilkinson, Janice McNab, Peter McGoldrick’, Scotland on Sunday, 28/01/2001
2000 Jeffery, Moira: ‘Deep in this Custard’, The List, 03/2000
  Kane, Chris: ‘How I took on the art bullies’, Stirling Observer, 23/02/2000


2017 In Reverse, Mousse Publishing, Milan
2011 1979 -, Black Dog Publishing, London
2009 Lions After Slumber, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow

Exhibition Publications

2009 Lions After Slumber, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
2003 The 2003 Wight Biennail Catalogue, University of California, California
2002 Air Guitar: Reconsidering Rock Music, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes
  Happy Outsiders from London and Scotland, ZachÄ™ta PaÅ„stowowa Galeria Sztuki, Warzsawa
2001 Here and now: Scottish Art 1990 - 2001, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee
  October, St. Vincent Street, Glasgow
  PRESENT FUTure ARTissima, Internazionale d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin