Artist Biography


Jordan Wolfson, “ERIC WESLEY: Build It Up So It Collapses and Falls Back on Itself,” Mousse Magazine, Fall 2019

Maria Giovanna Mancini. “Eric Wesley”, Artforum, November 2018

Max Lakin. “What Every Art Fair Needs: A Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell,” Garage, March 2018


Gavin Kroeber, “Eric Wesley Cahokia at Bortolami,” Art in America, March 2017

Evan Moffitt, “It’s A Wrap,” Frieze, March 2017

Jan Tumlir, “Infinite Jest: Jan Tumlir on Eric Wesley’s The Bell,” Artforum, February 2017

Pei-Ru Keh, “City limits: Bortolami Gallery’s ‘Artist/City’ upends the traditional exhibition model,” Wallpaper*, August 2016

Taylor Dafoe, “Bortolami Pushes Art Beyond NY and LA,” Blouin Artinfo, July 2016

Cindy Dampier, “Eric Wesley’s quest for high-art fame leads to a Taco Bell,” Chicago Tribune, July 2016

Dan Duray, “Bortolami creates US-wide mini-Marfas,” The Art Newspaper, July 2016

Casey Lesser,“An Artist Is Using a Former Taco Bell to Make the Art World Slow Down,” Artsy, July 2016

Sam Korman, “Emma Fernberger on Artist / City,” Flash Art,  July 2016

Thomas Crone, “A Los Angeles Artist Has Transformed an Abandoned Taco Bell in Cahokia, Illinois into a Temporary Gallery,” St. Louis Magazine, July 2016

Michael R. Allen, “Intangible Heritage of the American Bottom,” Charting the American Bottom, June 2016

Ken Johnson and Martha Schwendener, “A Sampling of the Art World Under One Tent,” The New York Times, May 2015

Hannah Ghorashi, “‘This is not trash’: Eric Wesley’s Tribute to Miscellany at Frieze,” ARTnews, May 2015

Nancy Israel Cohen, “To Do List: Bortolami Gallery Brings Conceptual Artist, Eric Wesley’s Work to the Dallas Art Fair,” Patron, April/May 2015

Jonathan Griffin, “ERIC WESLEY: 356 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles,” Frieze, Issue 170, April 2015

Christopher Knight, “Two machines with conceptual liveliness built in at Redling Fine Art,” Los Angeles Times, February 2015

Lucy Li, “Eric Wesley: Daily Progress Status Reports,” The Brooklyn Rail, October 2014

“Eric Wesley, ‘2 new works’ at Bortolami Gallery, New York,” Mousse, February 2012

Peter Plagens, “Shock, Light Therapy With Life Thrown In,” The Wall Street Journal, February 2012

Snowden Snowden, “Free Thinking,” Frieze, October 2010

Johanna Barbon, “Eric Wesley,” ArtForum, March 2008

Paul Schimmel, “Eric Wesley,” ArtReview, March 2008

Emily Verla Bovino, “Eric Wesley: Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, Italy,” Frieze, October 2007

Christopher Knight, “Living friskily is best revenge,” Los Angeles Times, August 2007

Luca Martinazzoli, “WEST SIDE STORY,” Mousse, June 2007

Sonia Campagnola, “Eric Wesley: Let’s do a Trade,” Flash Art, March-April 2007

Cornelia Butler,”Thesis Show” in Eric Wesley (The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles: 2006), 49-61

A.M., “Holy Mountain,” Flash Art, January-February 2006

Julian Myers, “Just for Kicks,” Frieze, January-February 2003