Summer Wheat

1977, Oklahoma City, OK
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


2005 M.F.A. Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

2000 B.A. University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK


Catch and Release, Shulamit Nazarian GAllery, Los Angeles
Gamekeepers, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York
Frieze Art Fair, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York
Summer Wheat: Inside the Garden, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

Earth Tones, Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Full Circle, curated by Nina Bozicnik, Henry Museum of Art, Seattle, WA
Noble Metal, Savannah College of Art and Design, Trois Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Pry the Lid Off, Oklahoma Contemporary Museum of Art, Oklahoma City
NADA NY, solo booth project, presented by Fridman Gallery

Walk-In Pantry, Fridman Gallery, New York

NADA NY, solo booth project, represented by Samson Gallery
Everything Under the Sun, Pocket Utopia, New York

Few and Far Between, Cress Gallery of Art, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, TN

Hi - Lo, Samsøn, Boston, MA
It Was The Best of Times, Valentine, Ridgewood, NY
Purple Buff, TPP, Puerto Rico

Succulent, 2 Car Garage Gallery, Savannah, GA

No Dumping, Pei Ling Chan Gallery, Savannah, GA
Office Work, Orleans Hall, Savannah, GA


SEED, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

Jillian Meyer, Dasha Shishkin, Summer Wheat, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York
Hard, curated by Samuel Toabe, University Hall Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
Character Study, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA

Art Bo Art Fair, Y Gallery, Bogota, Colombia
Crossroads Art Fair, Y Gallery, London, UK
Untitled Art Fair, DeChiara Projects, New York
We Run Things, Y Gallery, New York

Common Thread, Mixed Greens, NY, NY

More Material, curated by Duro Olowu, Salon 94, NY, NY
Pouring it on, Hester Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Collectors Exhibition, ICA Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Mira Dancy, Jessica Williams and Summer Wheat, Thierry Goldberg gallery, New York
PAINT THINGS: beyond the stretcher, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
Paradox Maintenance Technicians: A Comprehensive Manual to Contemporary Painting from Los Angeles and Beyond, curated by Max Presneill and Jason Ramos, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
Calamity and Ruin, Project 722, Brooklyn, NY
A Group Show, curated by Camilo Alvarez, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
Upsodown, curated by AJ Liberto and Kate True, New Art Center, Newton, MA

Go Face Yourself, Nancy Lincoln Gallery, Beaver Country Day School, Chestnut Hill, MA
Committee’s Choice: Beyond Boundaries, St. Butolph, Boston, MA
Color Go Lightly, curated by Laurie De Chiara, Gallery Valentine, Hamptons, NY
Boston Contemporary, Four Eleven Studio, Provincetown, MA
Bushwick Basel, presented by Valentine, Starr Space, Brooklyn, NY
Twisted Sisters, curated by Kristen Dodge with Janet Phelps, DODGE Gallery, New York
zonaMACO with Samsøn, Mexico City, D.F., Mexico
Pretty Ugly, curated by Nina Gara Bozicnik, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
The Calendar’s Tales, curated by Lynne Cooney, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA
What Only Paint Can do, curated by Karen Wilkin, Triangle Arts Association, Brooklyn, NY

I am who I am. The Portrait Reconsidered, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA
Romantic Agony, Horton Gallery, New York

Momenta Gallery Art Benefit, White Columns, NY
Under the Radar, Front Street Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Real LR, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Ligne Roset, New York, NY
Triangle Arts Open Studio, Triangle Arts Association, Brooklyn, NY

About Face, Ed Thorpe Gallery, NY, NY
Summer Guest House, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
A Dry Run, Charlie Horse Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Art Lot, Installation by John Bjerklie and Matthew Blackwell, contributing artist, Brooklyn, NY

Exhibition Preview, curated by Amanda Parmer, Postspace, Brooklyn, NY

CAS Fine Art Group, Reynolds Street Gallery, Savannah, GA
Telfair Art Ball, Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
Art Papers Annual Auction, Mason Murer Fine Arts, Atlanta, GA

Armstrong Atlantic State University Faculty Exhibition, AASU Main Gallery, Savannah, GA
2 Car Garage Group Exhibition, 2 Car Garage Gallery, Savannah, GA
New Material, 2 Car Garage Exhibition, Savannah, GA
CAS Fine Art Group, Reynolds Street Gallery, Savannah, GA
Armstrong Atlantic State University Faculty Exhibition, Main Gallery, Savannah, GA

Small Works, Red Gallery, Savannah, GA
Contes Fantastiques, Gallery Fpriem, Lacoste, France
Vernissage, Lacoste School of the Arts, Lacoste, France
Site Specific Collaborative with Dr. Friedhelm Mennekes, Lacoste, France

Boys and Squares, Turner and Associates Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Emerging Artists of Oklahoma, Omniplex Museum, Oklahoma City, OK

Mixed Media Explorations, IAO Individual Artists of Oklahoma Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK
Mixed Media Exhibit, Norick Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK


NADA Artadia Award, given to one artist whose work was exhibited at the fair, and selected by Ian Alteveer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Studio Museum's Amanda Hunt, NY, NY

Triangle Arts Association International Residency Program, awarded one year term studio residency stipend, Brooklyn, NY

BRIC Arts Media Brooklyn, Contemporary Art Center, awarded Artist of the Month September 2009, curated by Elizabeth Ferrer

Graduate Residency Lacoste School of the Arts, Lacoste School of the Arts, Lacoste, France


Passing Through, contributing writer for Art 21 magazine, July/August issue, July 2015.

Jones, Alex A., "Summer Wheat: Swamp Hunters (2018)" The Brooklyn Rail, 11 July, 2018.
Amelia Rina, "Critics' Picks: Summer Wheat," Artforum. June 2018.
Kukielski, Tina, "Summer Wheat," Bomb Magazine, 9, April, 2018
Goldrich, John, “The Painted Pantry of Vermeers Milkmaid” Hyperallergic, 20, April 2015.
Smith, Roberta, “Clash of the Items, at a Gallery Near You” New York Times, 24 July 2014.
Knudsen, Steven. “Deferall of a Vanguard” Art Pulse Magazine, NO 19, Vol 5, pgs 50-54. May 2014.
Indrisek, Scott. “NADA offers Relief from Frieze’s Market Madness” Blouin Art Info, 5 May, 2014.
Vartanian, Hrag. “NADA NY Does it better than Ever” Hyperallergic, 10 May, 2014.
Johnson, Ken. “Pluralism, with Bug Zappers and Doll People: A critics guide to the Best of the Lower East Side,” The New York Times, 3 April, 2014.
Gleisner, Jacquelyn. “Summer Wheat and her flight away from ‘Cowboy Space Gangsters’” art:21 blog, 8 April, 2013.
Bergeron, Chris. “Upsodown Captures the magic of carnival,” MetroWest Daily News, 27 January 2013.
McQuaid, Cate. “Whats up Boston? Upsodown” Boston Globe, 22 January, 2013.
Davis, Lindsey. “Upsodown at New Art Center,” Art Scope, 28, January, 2013.
McQuaid, Cate. “They are off the wall,” Boston Globe, 8 Febuary, 2013.
Pyper, John. Paint Things at Decordova, Big, Red, and Shiny, 31, January, 2013.
Sculpture Magazine, Paint Things Beyond the Stretcher, Vol. 32 March, 2013.
Baldwin, Rosecrans. “North American Scum,” The Morning News, 28 February, 2012.
McQuaid, Cate. “At the edge of expectation,” Boston Globe, 22 February 2012.
McQuaid, Cate. “Monstrously Provocative Portraits,” Boston Globe, 9 February 2011.
Garza, Evan. “11 to Watch in 2011: Editor’s Pick,” New American Paintings blog, 2011.
Holz, Evanice. Issue 3 Eye See Hue, 9 December, 2011.
Wilson, Letha. Artist of the Month at BRIC|Media|Brooklyn, 1 September, 2009.
Hrag, Vartanian. “Summer Wheat: 'My First Rap Song’” Hyperallergic, 20 July, 2009.
Hersh, Allison. “Go Beyond the Studio Door”, Savannah Morning News, 30, May 2007, pg AA.
Miller, Ken. “King of Zine,” Tokion,Vol. 49, Sept/Oct Issue 2005, pgs 55-56
Morris, Amy. “Emerging Artists” 6, Jan 2005. Coastal Art and Antiques, pg 19
Morekis, Jim. “Painting the Town Red”, Connect Savannah, 13, Jan 2005, pg 5
Hersh, Allison. “Fairy Tale Fever”, Savannah Morning News, 2, July 2005, pg 5
Bennet, Allison. “Art Picks”, Savannah Morning News, 30, June 2005, Coastal Art and Antiques, pg 17
O.M., ”Une Exposition Collective A Decuver Jusquá Cecoir”, La Provence, Lacoste, France, March 2004
Boss, Monique. “Wheat Re-imagines Office Supplies”, The Chronicle, Vol. 5, No. 15, December 2004, p. 5
Brandenburg, John. “Media exhibit captures artistic detail” The Daily Oklahoman 22 April 2001, Art Review Arts A2
Hinton, Mick. “Making Walls Flower” The Daily Oklahoman 5 July 2001, Front Page

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