Will Insley  1929 – 2011

1929

born in Indianapolis, IN, USA

1951

B.A., Amherst College, MA, USA

1955

M.A. Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA

1966

National Foundation on Arts and Humanities

1968

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis & Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY

1969

Guggenheim Fellowship
Unterrichtet an der School of Visual Arts in New York, NY

1971

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1972

documenta 5, Kassel, Germany

1973

Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany

1974

Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany

1976

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

1977

documenta 6, Kassel, Germany

1984

Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

1994

Gottlieb Foundation Grant

1995

Hanes Art Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC

2011

died in New York, NY

 
Westwood Gallery, New York manages the artwork and archive of the estate of Will Insley (1929-2011).

Solo exhibitions in the gallery with Will Insley

1974, 1976, 2023

Will Insley

Trained as an architect, the artist Will Insley worked on a mythical city called ONECITY. Since the 1960s he has created wall objects, models, photomontages and drawings of this labyrinthian urban layout. The city projected between the Rocky Mountains and the Mississippi River is a habitat for 400 million people and extends in different types of buildings above ground and underground over an area of more than 160’000 miles square. The urban planning order of ONECITY, its building types and functions as well as the structures and rules of living together has been described in detail by Will Insley in his writings.

Museum collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York City; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City; The Drawing Center, NYC; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

Solo exhibitions in this website

Will Insley, Will Insley (1929–2011), October 11, 2023 to February 16, 2024