b. 1928 in Los Angeles. Lives and works in New York.
Wesley has employed a comic strip-style and a compositional rigor to make deeply personal, often hermetic paintings that strike at the core of our most primal fears, joys, and desires. Wesley was a featured artist in Parkett issue 62. His work is included in numerous Museum collections, and has been the subject of recent one-person exhibitions at PS1/MoMA, Fogg Art Museum, Stedlijk Museum, DAAD, Portikus, and The Museen Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany. A permanent collection of his work is installed at the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. He was the 2005 recipient of the Skowhegan Medal for Artistic Achievement in Painting.—Fredericks & Fraiser gallery.