Bill Saylor

Bill Saylor

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


BFA, California State University, Long Beach, CA and Santa Barbara City College, CA

Solo Exhibitions and Two-Person Exhibitions

Air Like Wine, with Rob McLeish, Neon Parc, Brunswick, Australia
LOW LEVEL HIGH, Magenta Plains, New York, NY

The Freaks Are Stealing Our Sunshine, Galerie Julien Cadet, Paris, France
Intersect Aspen, Magenta Plains, Aspen, CO

Le Deuce Deuce, with Mason Saltarrelli, The Arts Center at Duck Creek, East Hampton, NY

Neptune’s Machine, Magenta Plains, New York, NY

Shadow Ballers, Magenta Plains, New York, NY
Mason Saltarrelli and Bill Saylor: Le Deuce, Shrine Gallery, New York, NY

Bill Saylor, Makebish, New York, NY

Solo Booth, NADA New York, Peter Makebish Gallery, New York, NY

Liquidy Split, Makebish, New York, NY

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

Ghost Light Junkie, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Artist in Residence Bill Saylor, Chianti Foundation, Marfa, TX

If fantasies came by the gallon, this baby could run forever, Leo Koenig Inc. New York, NY

No Confusion, Big Mistakes, Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden

Softail Project, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY

Espontaneo, Spokane Falls College, Spokane, WA

Why Go Anywhere?, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY

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

Group Exhibitions

To make me forget about now…,curated by Jordy Kerwick, Galerie Julien Cadet, Paris, France

Unearthed By JC, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL
Friends & Family, Magenta Plains, New York, NY
Path of the Storm, Sunny NY, New York, NY
NADA House, New York, NY
NBB Paperworks Vol. 1, NBB, Berlin, Germay

The Hundredth Exhibition, Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden

Carry the Bend, Brennan & Griffin, New York, NY
Nada Miami (with Magenta Plains), Miami, FL
Upstairs Art Fair (with Magenta Plains) Amagansett NY
Bombay Beach Biennial, Bombay Beach, California

Feed the Meter, Volume II, Galerie Ceysson & Bénétière, Luxembourg
Animal Farm curated by Sadie Laska, The Brant Foundation, Greenwich, CT
Drawing Island, The Journal Gallery, New York, NY

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

Charmed, Shoot The Lobster, New York, NY
I ♥ Paint II, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Whats Wrong With We?, Martos Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Volatile, Galleri Jacob Bjørn, Aarhus, Denmark
LIFE, Curated by The Journal Gallery, Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NY
Paintings From Paris, Makebish, New York, NY

Draw Gym, Organized by Brian Belott, 247365 and No More Games, Brooklyn, NY

The Double Dirty Dozen, Freight + Volume, New York, NY
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

Make, White Flag Projects, Saint Louis, MO
MAKE Skateboards, I-20 Gallery, New York, NY
Immanent Domain, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Salad Days, 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

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, Malmö, Sweden

Peanut Gallery, curated by Joe Bradley, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Faxination, Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden
Between Us…, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY
The Ice Cream Show, Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden
Lily Ludlow, Bill Saylor and Anke Weyer, Aaron Brewer, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY

Bill Saylor & Josh Smith, Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Kamp K48, Curated by Scott Hug, John Connelly Presents (JCP), New York, NY
Searching for Love & Fire, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL

The Zine UnBound: Kults, Werewolves and Sarcastic Hippies, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
is there anybody out there?, Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
New York´s Finest, CANADA, New York, NY
Monster Painting, McClain Gallery, Houston, TX
Hope Auction for Amina Tastini, Passerby, New York, NY

K48 Launch Auction, Agnes B Store, Soho, New York, NY
Contemporary Painting, Curated by Alex Katz, with Elizabeth Peyton, Cecily Brown, Laura Owens, Peter Doig, Merlyn James, Bill Saylor, Richard Bosman, and Maureen Cavanaugh, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME (cat.)
So Little Time, So Many Mistakes, curated by Josh Smith, Champion Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
Stop & Store, Luxe Gallery, New York, NY

Age of Unreason, M.O.C.A. D.C., Washington DC

Proper Villians, curated by David Hunt, Untitled Space, New Haven, CT
Leo Koenig Las Vegas, Neonopolis, Las Vegas, NV

Aidas Bareikis • Torben Giehler • Bill Saylor - Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece
Come on Feel the Noise, Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Strictly Painting 2, Voges & Deisen, Frankfurt, Germany
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
Gramercy Art Fair, Miami, FL

X-Mess, The American Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Taking Stock, curated by Kenny Schachter, The Exchange Building, New York, NY

Phone Dooley La Cappelane Gallery, New York, NY

The Real Thing, curated by Erik Oppenheim, New York, NY

Unlearning, curated by Kenny Schachter, 142 Greene Street, New York, NY

Curated Projects

In There, Out Here, artists include Aidas Bareikis, Joe Bradley, Sarah Braman, Brendan Cass, Bjorn Copeland, Jim Drain, Sadie Laska, Jonas Mekas, A.R. Penck, Joyce Pensato, Chloe Piene, Julian Schnabel and Michael Williams, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY

Faxination, artists include Aiko, Rico Anderson, Fia Backström, Aidas Bareikis, Joe Bradley, Yasuke Bandai, Greg Bogin, Sarah Braman, Jeff Elrod, Nicole Eisenman, Phil Grauer, Claire Keller, Eunice Kim, Toney Matelli, Bjarne Melgaard, Soshiro Matsubara, Elena Pankova, Erik Parker, Les Rogers, Anke Weyer and Tyler Waxman, Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden


Moger, Kate , Bill Saylor at Magenta Plains, Art in America, 2017

Bill Saylor, Interview with Joe Bradley, the journal, entry 29, pp. 162-175
Bembnister, Theresa, “Trash Talking: No Country for Old Interns,”, July
Finch, Charlie, “Les is More,”, January 28

Holland, Cotter, “Peanut Gallery, The Journal Gallery,” The New York Times, January 30

“Salon curated by Joe Bradley,” The Journal, Entry XXIV, pp. 76-109

Simpson, Les, “Kamp K48” Time Out New York, Issue 568, August 24-30

Smith, Roberta, “New York’s Finest,” New York Times, Friday, February 11
K48, “K48 is an Animal,” (journal), January

Keyes, Bob, “Alex Katz has Colby Covered”, Portland Press Herald, July 18

Raskin, Lisi, Bill Saylor, Frieze, November-December, p. 97
Levin, Kim, Voice Choices, The Village Voice, July 9-16, p 87
Johnson, Ken,”Art Review,” The New York Times, Art and Leisure, July 4, p. E30
Inguit, Chris, Irrational Times, The G.W. Hatchett, George Washington University, April 24
Pearson, Jesse, “Bad Ass Trip,” Vice Magazine, v10N3, p. 46
“The Dollar Project,” curated by Mark Sanders, Emma Reeves and Neville Wakefield, Another Magazine, spring, summer, pp. 4 and 19
Korotkin, Joyce, “Proper Villians,” New York Arts Magazine, November

Boggs, Sherri, “Spontaneous Combustion,” The Pacific Northwest Inlander, September 19-25 p. 36
Twardy, Chuck, “Downtown Imports,” Las Vegas Weekly, May 30

Cotter, Holland, New York Times, Friday, April 20, p. E33
Moser, Tanja, “Ein 23-jahriger, Munchner hat, das Herz der amerikanishen Kunstwelt erobert,” TZ, April 7/8, p. R3
Zeits, Lisa, Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung, Seite 74, Nr. 83, April 7
Levin, Kim, “Galleries,” Village Voice, April 3, p. 94
Levin, Kim, “Voice Choice,“ Village Voice, April, p. 103

“Cosmic Visions,”, September-October
“MOCA: cutting Edge,” The Georgetowner, vol. 46, No. 1, September 30
Pizarro, Max, “Georgetown gallery finds itself in a zone,” Georgetown Current, vol. IX, No. 4, September 8
“Machine Gun Etiquette,” New York Contemporary Art Report, Summer Issue
Frank, Peter, “Maura Bendett, See-Thru, Solar Perplexus,” Art Pick of the Week, L.A. Weekly, May 1

Novak, Sam, “Kenny Shachter Interview,” Coagula, April

Selected Publications

GOLDEN FANG, 200 page zine published by OMMU, Athens, Greece

Ho Bags, Harmony Korine and Bill Saylor, New York: The Journal Gallery
“Artists in Residence, 2009-2010,” Chinati Foundation newsletter vol. 15. pp. 94-95
In Dialogue, Four Generations of Painting, curated by Peter Makebish, Anonymous Gallery, New York: The Atlantic Conference Press

Champion Zero, Los Angeles: 2nd Cannons Press
Loyal, Edited and designed by Martin Lilja, Amy Giunta and Marilyn Petridean, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Hell Bound, New Gothic Art, Francesca Gavin, London: Lawrence King Publishing Ltd., p. 138