Art director, illustrator, painter, designer, musician, puppeteer, sculptor, the list goes on and is followed by a list of accolades as well. Beyond the list, it is evident that Wayne White is an artist dedicated to making thought-provoking, visually thrilling and oft-humorous art that resonates with audiences.
Raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, then relocating to New York after graduating college, White started his career as an illustrator for many publications including the New York Times and the Village Voice. His inimitable voice found a home on the set of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse as a designer and puppeteer; his work earning three Emmy’s. He continued to work in television and the music industry, earning Billboard and MTV Music Video awards for art direction.
Over the last decade, White’s paintings and large-scale public works have garnered shining reviews while captivating audiences across the world. His artworks are in the collection of esteemed art institutions, including the New Museum of Contemporary Art and the Detroit Institute for Art. The impressive breadth of White’s 30-year career is documented in a bestselling monograph, published in 2009. In 2012, White was the subject of the celebrated documentary film, Beauty is Embarrassing, which chronicles his prolific career.
Wayne White will continue to enthrall audiences in 2013 with a series exclusive to the Pure Sculpture community. He is a resident of Los Angeles, California.
- Wayne White