Summer Wheat

(b. 1977, Oklahoma City, OK)
Lives and works in Brooklyn.

Solo exhibitions include: Title TBA, Braverman Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel(2017); Title TBA, Henry Art Gallery curated by Nina Bozicnik, University of Washington, Seattle, WA(2017); Title TBA, Trois Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA(2017); NADA NY, solo booth project, presented by Fridman Gallery, NY, NY(2016); Pry the Lid Off, Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City, Ok(2016); Walk-In Pantry, Fridman Gallery, NY, NY(2015);NADA NY, solo booth presented by Samson Gallery, NY, NY(2014).

Group exhibitions include: Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel(2017); ZonaMACO with Braverman Gallery, Mexico City, D.F., Mexico(2017); Dallas Art Fair with Fridman Gallery, Dallas TX, Untitled with De Chiara Projects, Miami, FL(2016); Crossroads with Y Gallery, London, UK(2016); We Run Things, Y Gallery, NY, NY(2016). Common Thread, Mixed Greens, NY, NY(2015). More Material curated by Duro Olowu, Salon 94, NY, NY(2014); Pouring it On, Hester Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA(2014); Expanding the Field of Painting, curated by Anna Stothart, ICA Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA(2013); Mira Dancy, Jessica Williams, and Summer Wheat, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, NY, NY,  PAINT THINGS: beyond the stretcher, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA(2013); Paradox Maintenance Technicians: A comprehensive technical manual to contemporary painting from Los Angeles and beyond, curated by Max Presneill and Jason Ramos, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

Awards including: Artadia, NADA AWARD curated by Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Amanda Hunt, Assistant Curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem, (2016); Triangle Arts Association International Residency Program, awarded one year term studio residency stipend, Brooklyn, NY(2010); BRIC Arts Media Brooklyn, Contemporary Art Center, Artist of the Month, Brooklyn, NY(2009).

Writing and Selected Press:

Passing Through, by Summer Wheat featured in art21 magazine

Miller, N.H 


Summer Wheat Wins 2016 NADA Artatdia Award,

Art News, 5, May 2016. 

Rodney, Seph, Women Do Run This Thing,, 5 September, 2016. 

Halpert, Juliana, Common Thread,, 23, July 2015. 

Duffy, Own, Walk-In Pantry,

Art Pulse Magazine, pg 82. May 2015. 

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” New York Times, 3 April, 2014.


Gleisner, Jacquelyn. “Summer Wheat and her flight away from ‘Cowboy Space Gangsters’” art:21 blog, 8 April, 2013.