Rives Wiley

Born 1990. Lives and works in Washington, DC. Represented by the Hamiltonian Gallery.


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence RI

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration, 2013

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

How to be Photosynthetic, Hamiltonian Gallery, 2018

Solo Show, NOVA College, Manassas, VA, 2018 

DIY Laser Eye Surgery, Hamiltonian Gallery, DC, 2017 

Dinner Party Download, Hillyer Art Space, DC, 2016

Int/er/mission, S/PLI/T Projects, Portland Pataphysical Society, Portland, OR, 2016

Art Fairs

Spring/Break Art Show, NYC Armory Week, New York City, 2017 

Satellite Art Show, Miami Basel Week, Miami, FL, 2016

Group Exhibitions

Bodymap, Rhizome, Washington DC, 2018

Transformer Auction, Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington DC, 2018

Fellows Converge, Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington DC, 2018

How To:, Pinkard Gallery at MICA, Baltimore , MD, 2018

Testpattern, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD, 2018

The Alchemy of the Sex Witch and Other Tales of Love, Olly Olly Gallery, DC, 2018

Night at the Rixey, The Rixey, Arlington, VA, 2017

Transformer Auction, Katzen Center, DC, 2017

Its Still All Up To You, Hamiltonian Gallery, DC 2017

It was all a Dream, Carroll Square Gallery, Hemphill, 2017

WPA Auction, DC, 2017

Light City Festival, Baltimore, MD, 2017

new. now. Hamiltonian Gallery, DC, 2016 

Collage, Latela Gallery, DC, 2016

Alchemical Vessels, Joan Hisaoka Gallery, DC, 2016

The End is Located underneath her Third Armpit (if the muscle is flexed), Commune.1 Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa, 2016

Infusion, DC Arts Studios, DC, 2016

Hickock-Cole ART NIGHT, DC, 2015

Hickock-Cole ART NIGHT, DC, 2014

Too Many Cooks Above the Kitchen, Providence, RI, 2014

Hymn #166, Providence, RI, 2014

Illustration Senior Show, Providence, RI, 2013

Teenagers, Providence, RI, 2013

Illustration Department Triennial Show, Providence, RI, 2013

Painting Department Show, Providence, RI, 2013

Related Experience and Awards

Artist fellowship Program Grant- DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, 2017

Trawick Prize Semi-Finalist, 2017

Hamiltonian Fellowship, 2016

Vermont Studio Center Residency: 2015

Anderson Ranch Workshop Presidential Scholarship: 2014

Nominated for Yale-Norfolk Program Scholarship: 2012

Freelance Portrait and Mural Painter: 2011– Present. Work with private clients to produce high end commissioned portraits, murals, and large painting projects across the country. 


Washington Post, Review: In the Galleries, Mark Jenkins, 2018 

Bmore Art, Testpattern Merges the Material and the Virtual, Mai Sennaar, 2018

Washington Post, Review: In the Galleries: Putting Flat Art into Perspective, Mark Jenkins, 2017

Huffington Post, More Than You Can Chew: Priorities for Armory Art Week, Natalie Hegret, 2017

DIRT, From Satellite to Spring/Break: DIRT talks with Rives Wiley about Art Fairs, Ikram Lakhdhar, 2017 

Vice: The Creators Project, “The Most Uncanny Installations at Miami Art Week,Monica Uszerowicz, 2016 

Bmore Art, Satellite: The Hyper-Emerging Fair,Suzy Kopf, 2016 

Arte Fuse “Revolutionary! Satellite Art Show 2016’s Stellar Second Act,Audra Lambert 2016  

Washington City Paper, “At Hillyer Art Space,” Religion Meets Alternative Reality in Three Artists’ Works,” Erin Devine, 2016

Featured Artist: Rives Wiley, Maake Magazine, December 2015


Artist Talk, How to Be Photosynthetic Solo Exhibition, Hamiltonian Gallery. Washington DC, 2018

Artist Talk, Testpattern Group Exhibition at School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD, 2018

Artist Talk, Wassaic Residency, Wassaic, NY, 2017

Artist Talk, DIY Laser Eye Surgery Solo Exhibition, Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington DC, 2017

Artist Talk, New. Now. Group Exhibition, Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington DC, 2016

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