Martin Wilner

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Martin Wilner was born in 1959 and lives and works in New York City.  He has had one-person exhibitions in New York, London, and Boston, and museum group exhibitions at the Morgan Library and Museum (2015), the University Art Museum at the State University of New York, Albany (2013, 2007), the Jewish Museum (2009), the DeCordova Museum (2008), and The Frances Lehman Loeb Arts Center at Vassar College (2006). He is also Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. He has given artist’s talks at The Drawing Center, New York City and Shoreditch House in London on the role of applied psychoanalysis in his art practice and has given Grand Rounds at the Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College on the subject of this process. His work has been published widely and his Case Histories 2012 has just been published as an artist’s portfolio for The Drawing Center. ESOPUS 22: Medicine includes his artist’s project The Singles. He is currently artist in resident at SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) for 2015-2016. His work is in numerous important private and public collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Morgan Library and Museum, The Jewish Museum and the Vassar College Art Library. Wilner has had solo exhibitions at Sperone Westwater in 2010 and 2012.

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Martin Wilner
Journal of Evidence Weekly, Vol.142, 2008
artist's book with 31 folded pages: pen and ink on paper
5 5/8 x 116 3/4 inches (14,3 x 295,3 cm) open
5 5/8 x 3 ¾ inches (14,3 x 9,5 cm) closed
SW 10005

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Martin Wilner
Journal of Evidence Weekly, Vol. 157, 2010
artist's book with 31 folded pages: pen and ink on paper
5 5/8 x 116 3/4 inches (14,3 x 295,3 cm) open
5 5/8 x 3 ¾ inches (14,3 x 9,5 cm) closed
SW 11081

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Martin Wilner
Making History vs. Journal of Evidence Weekly vol. 158, 2010-2012
artist's book with 25 folded pages: pen and ink on paper
8 1/4 x 125 1/2 inches (21 x 319 cm) open
8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches (21 x 13,3 cm) closed
SW 12073
The Cartin Collection

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Martin Wilner
Making History: June 2011, 2011
ink and graphite on paper
12 7/8 x 13 ½ inches (32,7 x 34,3 cm)
15 3/4 x 16 3/8 inches (40 x 41,6 cm) frame
SW 11255

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Martin Wilner
Making History: August 2011, 2011
ink and graphite on paper
12 7/8 x 13 ½ inches (32,7 x 34,3 cm)
15 3/4 x 16 3/8 inches (40 x 41,6 cm) frame
SW 11257
Private Collection

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Martin Wilner
Making History: December 2011, 2011
ink and graphite on paper
12 7/8 x 13 ½ inches (32,7 x 34,3 cm)
15 3/4 x 16 3/8 inches (40 x 41,6 cm) frame
SW 12010

Artist exhibitions

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Signs/Words
15 January - 11 April 2015
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Martin Wilner
Making History 2010 - 2011
5 April - 28 April 2012
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Portraits / Self-Portraits from the 16th to the 21st Century
12 January - 25 February 2012
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Martin Wilner
A Life in Days
8 January – 20 March 2010
Sperone Westwater, New York

Artist press

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Drawings from Across the Board
by Roberta Smith
1 May 2015
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Martin Wilner
by Francis Levy
Winter 2014-2015
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Martin Wilner: The Jew Manuscripts
by Mickey Cartin
April 2012
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The Fine Print: Q+A with Martin Wilner
by Sarah Schmerler
27 April 2012
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How to Ride a Subway: The Magical Mystery of Martin Wilner
by Alexander Adler
24 April 2012
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Man of the Year
by Yaelle Amir
9 January 2010