Born in Needham Massachusetts 1955, Wiley studied at Saint Lawrence University from 1974-1976 and at the State University of New York at Purchase, College of Art and Design from 1976-1978, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting.
After moving to New York City in 1978, his first exhibition was at The Drawing Center 1982, followed by a solo exhibition in 1984 at the Leslie Cecil Gallery on 72nd St. Since then Wiley has exhibited his paintings and works on paper in galleries and museums in New York and other major cities throughout the United States.
Wiley is the recipient of several awards including The Pollock / Krasner Foundation grant and The Edward Albee Foundation fellowship. His work is represented in public, private, and corporate collections worldwide.
He currently lives and works in New York City.
- Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ. Sculpture 1990-2020
- Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY. Sewan, paintings and works on paper
- George Lawson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Fifty Vellums
Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, NY. House of Consequence
George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Selected Paintings
- George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA. "Water Log" - Recent Works on Paper.
- Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Recent Paintings.
- HWY 90 Gallery, Marfa, TX, Recent Paintings
- Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ. Recent Work
- Petra Bungert Gallery, New York, NY. Tad Wiley
- Hunsaker / Schlesinger Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Recent Work
- Lang & O'Hara Gallery, New York, NY. Recent Work
- Lang & O'Hara Gallery, New York, NY. New Works
- Lang & O'Hara Gallery, New York, NY. Recent Work
- Leslie Cecil Gallery, New York, NY. Tad Wiley
Selected Group Exhibitions
- Village One, New York City, NY, Sight Lines
- Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ, Flat Out
Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland, Lacuna 
Chelsea Arts Building Gallery, New York, NY, Solace
- Crush Curatorial, Amagansett, NY. Territory
Sears Peyton Gallery, New York, NY. Float
Ille Arts, Amagansett, NY. Pillow Talk
Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY. Artists Choose Artists.
Waterfront Museum, Brooklyn, NY. On the Waterfront: Visions of Red Hook.
George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Evergreen.
Marywood University, Scranton, PA. 3D Design.
Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, NY. Lucy in the Sky.
Shasta College Art Gallery, Redding, CA. Artists of RFPRFP.
Gary Snyder Project Space, New York, NY. Abstraction?.
Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY. The Shed Show
Ace Gallery, New York, NY. Artist to Artist, A Decade of "The Space Program".
The Drawing Center, New York, NY. 25th Anniversary Benefit Selections.
Arena, New York, NY. Scratch.
- Rush Arts, New York, NY. The Act of Drawing.
The Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL. Selections from the Edward R. Broida Collection.
Rare, New York, NY. New Paintings by Tad Wiley, Gary Lang, and David Row.
Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, New York, NY. Sharpe, Open Studios.
Art Initiatives 148 Gallery, New York, NY. Dealers Choice (John Weber Gallery).
The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ. Maurice Sanchez: Collaborations.
Edward Hopper House, Nyack, NY. Tad Wiley / Glenn Goldberg.
Artists Space, New York, NY. Artists Select.
Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY. The Artist's Notebook.
Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY. 17 Years at the Barn, Highlights from the Edward Albee Foundation.
Klein Gallery, Chicago, IL. Endangered Species, An Invitational Exhibit.
Sharpe Gallery, New York, NY. Grace is the Better Part of Valour, curated by Andrea Rosen.
Maloney Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Five Abstract Artists.
Laurie Rubin Gallery, New York, NY. The Constructed Image.
Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Recent Abstraction.
Diane Brown Gallery, New York, NY. Mythologies.
Artists Space, New York, NY. Selections from the Artists File, curated by Kay Larson.
Craig Cornelius Gallery, New York, NY.
Nore Haime Gallery, New York, NY. New Spiritual Abstraction of the 1980's, curated by Ronnie Cohen.
Sculpture Center, New York, NY. Drawings.
MoMA PS1, Queens, NY. Projects.
The Drawing Center, New York, NY. New Drawing in America.
- The Drawing Center, New York, NY. Selections, curated by Thomas Lawson.
Articles & Reviews
Dunne, Aiden. "Lacuna ," The Irish Times, February 14, 2017.
Landes, Jennifer. "Territory," The East Hampton Star, June 21, 2016.
Einspruch, Franklin. "Tad Wiley - Fifty Vellums" George Lawson Gallery, The New York Sun, Los Angeles, CA. 2012.
Landes, Jennifer. "Three's Company at the Parrish," The East Hampton Star, Sept. 1, 2011.
Maine, Stephen. "A Delicious Paradox," The New York Sun, July 24, 2008.
Frank, Peter. "Uncommon Views," LA Weekly, February 15-21, 2008.
Shuford, Tom. "Tad Wiley at HWY 90," The Big Bend Sentinel, April 20, 2006.
Wiley, Tad. "Tad Wiley: 'Big Pine,'" New York Contemporary Art Report, December 1998.
Raynor, Vivien. "At Edward Hopper House Art Center, One of the Smoothest Lineups," The New York Times, Sept. 17, 1995.
Suvan Geer, "The Galleries: La Cienega," Los Angeles Times, March 23, 1990.
Loughery, John. "Reviews, Tad Wiley, Lang & O’Hara Gallery," Arts Magazine, April,1988.
Westfall, Stephen. "Reviews, Tad Wiley, Lang & O’Hara Gallery," Art in America, April, 1988.
Cameron, Dan. "Opening Salvos, Part One," Arts Magazine, Nov.-Dec., 1987.
Gimelson, Deborah. "It's All Relative," Art & Auction, March, 1987.
Goulde, Thomas. "Reviews," 108 - An East Village Review, No. 7, July-Aug. 1987.
Mahoney, J.W. "Reviews," New Art Examiner, Oct. 1987.
Roberts, Catsou. "Reviews," 108 - An East Village Review, No. 9, Nov.-Dec., 1987.
Cameron, Dan. "Report from the Front," Arts Magazine, Summer, 1986.
Sugiura, Kunie. "Reviews," Bitjutsu Techo Magazine, Aug., 1986.
Heartney, Eleanor. "New York Review," Art News, Sept. 1984.
Smith, Roberta. "Weighing In," The Village Voice, Nov. 17, 1984.
Tad Wiley: Artists Choose Artists Andrea Grover, Curator, The Parrish Art Museum, 2011, Vimeo video.
The Joining Point, Interview with Charlotte Mouquin, April 7, 2010, Tad Wiley, Selected Paintings, George Lawson Gallery, exhibition catalog, 2010.
House of Consequence, Interview with Glenn Goldberg, April 18 & 19, 2010, Tad Wiley, Selected Paintings, George Lawson Gallery, exhibition catalog, 2010.
Lawson, George. Tad Wiley: Selected Paintings, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, 2010.
Sharpe, Marie Walsh Foundation. Artists to Artists: A Decade of The Space Program, 2002.
Scott, Sue, Gwinn, Betsy. Selections from the Edward R. Broida Collection, The Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL, 1998.
Collischan van Wagner, Judy. Sooner or Later, Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University, Brookville, NY,1990.
O’Toole, Judith H. Artists of the '80's: Selected Works from the Maslow Collection, Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 1989.
Rubin, David S. Selections from the Edward Albee Collection, Albright College, Reading, PA, 1988.
Larson, Kay. Selections from the Artists File, Artists Space, New York, NY, 1985.
St. Lawrence University
Shearson Lehman / American Express
Awards and Fellowships
Edward F. Albee Foundation
Algira Center for Contemporary Art National Award