Catalogue to accompany Rose Wylie's exhibition at Jerwood Gallery 17 March - 1 July 2012
Born in Hythe, Kent, Wylie studied at Folkestone and Dover School of Art (1952-1956) and later completed an MA at the Royal College of Art London (1979-81). Her solo exhibitions include: Rose Wylie: Paintings UNION Gallery, London (2006); Wear What You Like, Transition Gallery, London (2008); Rosemount, Regina Gallery, Moscow (2012), Rose Wylie: Big Boys Sit in the Front, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings (2012) and Focus: Rose Wylie, Tate Britain, London (2013).
Wylie was shortlisted for the Jerwood Painting Prize in 1997 and also took part in Give and Take at Jerwood Space (2000), and in the Jerwood Drawing Prize (2002). Wylie was named as a 'Woman to Watch' by the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC 2010 and is also a guest artist for Savannah and Sienna Miller's fashion label Twenty8Twelve. In 2011 Wylie was awarded the Paul Hamlyn Award for visual arts.
Wylie stopped painting for almost twenty years and returned to art school when her children had left home. She says of this experience 'When you come back it is in quite a new way. You bring to your work a terrific amount of experience and material'. Rose Wylie lives and works in Kent.
Rose Wylie features in Ben Rivers work What Means Something, 2105, part of his exhibition at Camden Arts Centre 26 September - 29 November 2015
Published by Jerwood Gallery