Born in Merseyside, United Kingdom, 1965
BA, Environmental Art, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
MFA, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Lives in Glasgow, Scotland
Sorry Had to Done, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland
CITADEL: The fortress commanding a city, which it serves both to protect and to dominate, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY
En Attendant, Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai, China
No History, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, UK
Dresden, Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland
Never Works, Le Temple, Paris, France
Lions After Slumber, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland
The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland
Daniel Hug, Los Angeles, CA
Sutton Lane, London, UK
The Wrong Gallery, New York, NY
Gallery Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Present Future, Artissima, Turin, Italy
v.delay entain, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
VOGUE, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland
No Frills Public Sculpture, Kwik Save, The Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland
The Curves of the Needle, BALTIC 39, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
That Petrol Emotion, Metropolitan Art Society, Beirut, Lebanon
Art Under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm, Tate Britain, London, UK
I’ll be Your Mirror, Herald St, London, UK
Transforming the Known: Works from the Bert Kreuk Collection, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Pas Encore, Galerie Sultana, Paris, France
BULLETIN BOARDS, Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NY
Rubble Stir, The Glue Factory, Glasgow, Scotland
Wayfinders, 135 Castlebank Street, Glasgow, Scotland
White Columns 2010 Benefit Exhibition & Auction, White Columns, New York, NY
Sundown, Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium
Laying Bricks, Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY
The Saw Show, Finneston Saw Doctors, Glasgow, Scotland
All That Is Solid Melts into Air, FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France
Transmission, Kunstverein Graz, Austria
Gertcha!, flat show, Glasgow, Scotland
The Birthday Party, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Tonight, Studio Voltaire, London, UK
Wight Biennale, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Contemporary Abstraction, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, Scotland
Plunder: Culture as Material, DCA, Dundee, Scotland
Primary Colours, City Gallery, Leicester, UK
Roma Roma Roma, Rome, Italy
Air Guitar, Milton Keynes Gallery, Buckinghamshire, UK
Half the World Away, Hallwalls CAC, Buffalo, NY
Happy Outsiders, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Vilma Gold, London, UK
Circles °4, ZKM Museum for Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany
Here and Now, DCA & Generator Projects, Dundee, Scotland
Noir, Transmission, Glasgow, Scotland
October, St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, Scotland
Songs of Love and Hate, Galerie Weiland, Berlin, Germany
Country Casual, B16, Birmingham, UK
Deep in This Custard, Changing Room, Stirling, UK
Modell; modell, NAK, Aachen, Germany
Tonight, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland
Vienna Art Fair, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
BSOH, The Bond Gallery, Birmingham, UK
Citizen 2000, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Museum Magogo, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow, Scotland
Networking, P-House, Tokyo, Japan
What it is, what ain’t ain’t nothing, Fly, Glasgow, Scotland
Browsing, The Changing Room, Stirling, UK
Lapland@, The British Council, Edinburgh, Scotland
Text Aviary, White Room, Glasgow, Scotland
The Bible of Networking, Sali Gia, London, UK
The Janus Programme, Transmission, Glasgow, Scotland
Michael Wilkinson. In Reverse. Glasgow: The Modern Institute; Milan: Mousse Publishing, 2016.
Michael Wilkinson: 1979. London: Black Dog Publishing, 2011.
Michael Wilkinson: Lions After Slumber. Glasgow: The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, 2009.
The 2003 Wight Biennial Catalogue. Los Angeles: University of California, 2003.
Air Guitar: Reconsidering Rock Music. Buckinghamshire, UK: Milton Keynes Gallery, 2002.
Happy Outsiders from London and Scotland. Warsaw: Zacheta Panstowowa Galeria Sztuki, 2002.
Here and now: Scottish Art 1990 – 2001. Scotland: Dundee Contemporary Arts, 2001.
October. Glasgow: St. Vincent St., 2001.
Articles and Reviews
Holte, Michael Ned. "The Urgency of History Painting (On Michael Wilkinson)." Rabble (September 2014).
Gaskin, Sam. "Michael Wilkinson Reflects on Repression, the Boston Bombings, and Pink Floyd in China." Blouinartinfo.com, April 19, 2013.
Wheeler, Tara. ‘Exhibition in Shanghai.’ Glass, October 4, 2013.
Wagley, Catherine. "Five Artsy Things to Do This Week, Including the LACMA Rock's Debut,” LAWeekly.com, June 20, 2012.
Mizota, Sharon. "Review: Punk Impulse Propels Michael Wilkinson at Blum & Poe." Los Angeles Times, June 14, 2012.
Fisher, Mark. “Militant Tendencies Feed Music,” New Statesman, March 29, 2010.
Coburn, Tyler. “Build It High: Laying Bricks.” Art Review, no. 13 (July-August 2007): 28.
Smith, Roberta. “In These Shows, the Material is the Message,” New York Times, August 10, 2007.
Holte, Michael Ned. “Micheal Wilkinson.” Artforum 44, no. 5 (January 2006): 230.
Jeffery, Moira. “It’s Truly an Education,” Herald, January 7, 2005.
Reynaud Dewar, Lili. “So What.” 02, no. 33 (2005).
Bagner, Alex. “A Chimp off the Old Block.” Wallpaper (May 2004).
Dallas, Sorcha. “Contemporary Abstraction,” List, July 31, 2003.
Reynaud Dewar, Lili. “The Modern Institute: quand la logique est bonne.” 02, no. 22 (2002): 12-13.
Calcutt, John. “Michael Wilkinson, Janice McNab, Peter McGoldrick,” Scotland on Sunday, January 28, 2001.
Harald, Fricke. “Songs of Love and Hate.” Artforum 40, no. 2 (October 2001): 168.
Monhagen, Helen. “Peter McGoldrick, Michael Wilkinson and Janice McNab,” List, February 2001.
Tufnell, Rob. “Michael Wilkinson.” Frieze, no. 58 (April 2001): 103-104.
Jeffery, Moira. “Deep in this Custard,” List, March 2000.
Kane, Chris. “How I Took on the Art Bullies,” Stirling Observer, February 23, 2000.