Will Insley  1929 – 2011


born in Indianapolis, IN, USA


B.A., Amherst College, MA, USA


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


National Foundation on Arts and Humanities


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


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


Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY


documenta 5, Kassel, Germany


Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany


Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany


Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL


documenta 6, Kassel, Germany


Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY


Gottlieb Foundation Grant


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


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

Groupe exhibitions in this website

Dan Flavin (1933–1996) and Will Insley (1929–2011), March 6 to May 24, 2024