Kimler, Wesley (audio)

A gifted painter and highly opinionated commenter on art today discusses creating art within a century long overview and the art world politics surrounding what has and has not served him well.

“I’m known in the art world as being one of the people that says ‘no.’ I like to say, ‘No, I don’t buy it’ and ‘No, I don’t believe in that.’ I disagree. I like to question authority.”

Chicago-based painter Wesley Kimler’s solo exhibitions include those at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Struve Gallery, Chicago; LA Louver Gallery, Los Angeles; and Barbara Kornblatt, Washington DC. His work can be found in collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; the Northern Illinois University Art Museum, Dekalb, IL; and the Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL.