Christopher Wool


Christopher Wool (born 1955) studied at Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, and the New York Studio School. Christopher Wool is best known for his paintings of large, black, stenciled letters on white canvases, but he possesses a wide range of styles; using a combined array of painterly techniques, including spray painting, hand painting, and screen-printing, he provides tension between painting and erasing, gesture and removal, depth and flatness. 


Wool’s work has been exhibited extensively around the world in many solo and group exhibitions. Solo shows include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1989); Museum Boymans–van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Eli Broad Family Foundation, Los Angeles (1992); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2012); and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.