Wes Mills



Age of Reason
14" x 13", 1996
Graphite on Paper

Wes Mills was born in 1960 in Tuscon, Arizona and lives and works in Missoula, Montana. His work is difficult to characterize. It is almost always small, even tiny, and is made most often in black, grey and white tones of graphite on paper. It usually contains elegantly constructed shapes in a quiet, neutral ground.


Often linked (and exhibited) with Richard Tuttle and Agnes Martin, Mills’ work is neither solely abstract nor referential. Rather, it is evocative of interior states of mind. It is metaphorical, even, perhaps, mystical.


He has exhibited in a host of galleries and museums in the United States and Europe.

Art Museum of Missoula, MT
Harwood Museum of Art, University of New Mexico, Taos
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York



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