Bill Saylor

Bill Saylor presented a solo exhibition, “Shadow Ballers,” at Magenta Plains in 2017, and was subsequently included in “Animal Farm” at the Brant Foundation alongside Julian Schnabel and Joe Bradley. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY; The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; and Loyal Gallery, STH. Two-person shows include “Bill Saylor & Josh Smith” at Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo, JP; “Bill Saylor & Aidas Bareikis” at Shoot The Lobster, New York, NY; “Bill Saylor & Donald Baechler” at Makebish, New York, NY; and “Mason Saltarrelli and Bill Saylor” at Shrine, New York, NY. He has participated in group exhibitions at Venus Over Manhattan, NY; CANADA, New York, NY; Martos Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; MIER Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Ceysson & Bénétière, Luxembourg and Yerba Buena Art Center, San Francisco, CA. Saylor’s work was also included in Contemporary Painting curated by Alex Katz at the Colby College Museum of Art in 2004. In 2010, Bill Saylor collaborated on the zine Ho Bags with Harmony Korine and he was an artist-in-residence at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX.

Born in 1960, Willow Grove, PA
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Solo Exhibitions

2017

Shadow Ballers, Magenta Plains, New York, NY

2015

Bill Saylor, Makebish, New York, NY

2014

Solo booth, NADA New York, Makebish, New York, NY

2012

Liquidy Split, Makebish, New York, NY

2011

Audio Tuna Sunshine, Leo Koenig Inc, New York, NY

2010

Ghost Light Junkie, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Artist in Residence Bill Saylor, Chinati 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, 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

1999 Bill Saylor, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

2018

Brennan & Griffin (upcoming)

Upstairs Art Fair (with Magenta Plains), Amagansett, NY

2017

Feed the Meter, Volume II, Galerie Ceysson & Bénétière, LU

Bill Saylor and Mason Saltarrelli, Shrine Gallery, NY

Animal Farm curated by Sadie Laska, The Brant Foundation, Greenwich, CT

Drawing Island, The Journal Gallery, New York, NY

2016

The Great Figure Part 2, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Bill Saylor, Aidas Bareikis, Kim Dorland, MIER Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Lightshow 1968: Donald Baechler & Bill Saylor, Makebish, New York, NY

CANADA Gallery Booth curated by Katherine Bernhardt, Frieze, New York NY

2015

Charmed, Shoot The Lobster, New York, NY


I ♥ Painting II, Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON

Whats Wrong With We?, Martos Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The Negative Hand, Anonymous Gallery, CDMX

Ubiquity, Ille Arts, Amagansett, NY

2014

LIFE curated by The Journal Gallery, Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NY

Volatile, Galleri Jacob Bjørn, AU

Other Weather, Vilinias Art Academy, LT

2013

Draw Gym, Organized by Brian Belott, 247365 and Know More Games, Brooklyn, NY

2012

Bill Saylor & Aidas Bareikis, Shoot The Lobster, New York, NY


Dangerous Curve Ahead, Ober Gallery, Kent, CT

Casa de Empeño, Anonymous Gallery, New York, NY

2011

Make, White Flag Projects, Saint Louis, MO

MAKE Skateboards, I-20 Gallery, New York, NY

Immanent Domain, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2010

Salad Days, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

De-Nature, Jolie Laide Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

In Dialogue: Four Generations of Painting curated by Peter Makebish, Anonymous Gallery, New York, NY

2009

Jr. and Sons curated by Joe Bradley, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY

Get It Right Back To Where We Started From…, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY

Sneak Peek, Loyal, Stockholm, SE

2008

Peanut Gallery, curated by Joe Bradley, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Faxination, Loyal, Stockholm, SE


Between Us…, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY

The Ice Cream Show, Loyal, Stockholm, SE

Lily Ludlow, Bill Saylor and Anke Weyer, Aaron Brewer, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY

2006

Bill Saylor & Josh Smith, Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo, JP

Kamp K48, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY

Searching for Love & Fire, David Castillo Modern and Contemporary, Miami, FL

2005

The Zine Unbound: Kults, Werewolves and Sarcastic Hippies, Yerba Buena Art Center, San Francisco, CA

New York’s Finest, CANADA Gallery, New York, NY

Monster Painting, McClain Gallery, Houston, TX

Hope Auction for Amina Tastini, Passerby, New York, NY

is there anybody out there?, Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo, JP

NADA Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL

2004

Contemporary Painting curated by Alex Katz, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME

So Little Time, So Many Mistakes curated by Josh Smith, Champion Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

K48 Launch Auction, Agnes B Store, Soho, New York, 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, NV; Neonopolis, Las Vegas, NV

2001

Strictly Painting 2, Voges & Deisen, Frankfurt am Main, DE

Aidas Bareikis, Torben Giehler, and Bill Saylor, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, GR

Come on Feel the Noise, Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen, DK

Escape Velocity, Miller Durazo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

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, New York, NY

Pets, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, NY

Solar Perplexus, Spanish Kitchen, Los Angeles, CA

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

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