Phoenix-born painter Wiley Wallace’s work is playful and ambiguous, his luminous and ostensibly radioactive worlds suggest a metaphysical interest in the possibility of alternate realities: the endlessly shapeshifting and protean nature of fantasy at the intersection of the imagined and “real.” Wallace’s paintings combine realistic rendering with elements of the surreal, and near-magical references that include eerily cast light sources bordering on the supernatural. Playful and macabre, his works combine intense thematic contrasts between light and dark to achieve suspense and evasion. Children are a recurring theme in his compositions, representing a kind of primordial link to something invisible and beyond comprehension, exempt from the rationalizations of the adult. Often using his own children as models, Wallace’s narratives are open-ended, filled with suggestion and partial disclosures rather than forceful assertions or posited certainties. The themes of connection and communication resonate throughout Wallace’s imagery, as the works’ protagonists seem ever in search of fugitive contact. The skeleton is a recurring figure throughout Wallace’s imagery as well, appearing at times as a sinister harbinger of some kind and at others as Halloween costume level kitsch. Wallace’s pieces convey a kind of sci-fi nostalgia harkening back to a Spielberg-era of extraterrestrial-themed filmmaking. At times their implied innocence and naiveté give way to darker and more dystopian readings, surfacing amidst the neon-hued glow.

Current and Previous Works by Wiley Wallace

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  • “Please Wait”

    (2017)
    $2,400
    Available
    Acrylic on wood panel
    24" × 24"
    61 × 61 cm

    Shows:

    • ‘Stay Connected’ (Main Room)
    • POW! WOW! Exploring The New Contemporary Art Movement – 2018
    • SCOPE Miami Beach 2017
  • “Floating Projections”

    (2017)
    $2,000
    Available
    Acrylic on panel
    18" × 24"
    46 × 61 cm

    Shows:

    • The Persistence of Memory: Salvador Dali and His Influence
    • ‘SWANK’
  • “Field Recording”

    (2017)
    $1,600
    Available
    Acrylic on panel
    18" × 18"
    46 × 46 cm

    Shows:

    • ‘Stay Connected’ (Main Room)
    • SCOPE Miami Beach 2017
    • ‘SWANK’
  • “Nightfall”

    (2020)
    $1,800
    Available
    Acrylic on panel
    18" × 18"
    46 × 46 cm

    Shows:

    • Group Show Inaugurating Our New Gallery Space
    • SCOPE Immersive Miami Beach | Part 2
  • “Travels”

    (2019)
    $1,700
    Available
    Acrylic on wood panel
    12" × 24"
    30 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • CONVERGENCE – Taking place at The University of Texas
  • “Sinking Transition”

    (2018)
    $1,500
    Available
    Acrylic on panel
    14" × 18"
    36 × 46 cm

    Show:

    • ‘Stay Connected’ (Main Room)
  • “Holding Connection”

    (2018)
    $3,600
    Available
    Acrylic on panel
    30" × 30"
    76 × 76 cm

    Shows:

    • CONVERGENCE – Taking place at The University of Texas
    • ‘Stay Connected’ (Main Room)
  • “Virtual Opening”

    (2020)
    $900
    Available
    Acrylic on panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • The Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing
  • “Narrow Escape”

    (2017)
    $3,000
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    24" × 30"
    61 × 76 cm

    Show:

    • SCOPE Miami Beach 2017
  • “Try To Hold On”

    (2017)
    $1,500
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    16" × 20"
    41 × 51 cm

    Shows:

    • ‘Stay Connected’ (Main Room)
    • SCOPE Miami Beach 2017
  • “Embrace”

    (2020)
    $900
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Small Victories
  • “Digital Merge”

    (2016)
    $600
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • LAX / ORD – curated show at Vertical Gallery (Chicago, IL)
  • “Searching”

    (2019)
    $900
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • POW! WOW! Hawai’i 2019
  • “Communication Gifts”

    (2016)
    $900
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    16" × 20"
    41 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • The New Vanguard – Taking place at The Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH)
  • “Grow Together”

    (2017)
    $1,050
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    12" × 16"
    30 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • ‘SWANK’
  • “Can’t Reach”

    (2016)
    $650
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Scope Miami 2016
  • “Warning Burial”

    (2017)
    $1,050
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    12" × 16"
    30 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • ‘SWANK’
  • “Endless Loop”

    (2017)
    $575
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    8" × 8"
    20 × 20 cm

    Show:

    • ‘SWANK’
  • “Pulled Away”

    (2017)
    $575
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    8" × 8"
    20 × 20 cm

    Show:

    • ‘SWANK’
  • “Impossible Call”

    (2017)
    $1,500
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    16" × 20"
    41 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • Juxtapozed (Fort Wayne Museum of Art – Fort Wayne, IN)
  • “Distractions”

    (2019)
    $900
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • LAX / MSY
  • “Diversions”

    (2019)
    $900
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • LAX / ORD II – Curated by Thinkspace
  • “Choices”

    (2020)
    $600
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    6" × 6"
    15 × 15 cm

    Show:

    • Tapas (Project Room)
  • “Daybreak”

    (2020)
    $1,800
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    18" × 18"
    46 × 46 cm

    Show:

    • Group Show Inaugurating Our New Gallery Space
  • “Fire and Rain”

    (2020)
    $900
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Mother Earth: We Are All One
  • “Reaching In”

    (2016)
    $400
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    6" × 6"
    15 × 15 cm

    Show:

    • Small Works Holiday Group Show (Project Room)
  • “Reaching Out”

    (2016)
    $400
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    6" × 6"
    15 × 15 cm

    Show:

    • Small Works Holiday Group Show (Project Room)
  • “Finding Luminance”

    (2019)
    $1,350
    Sold
    Acrylic on custom wood panel
    16.5" × 16.5"
    42 × 42 cm

    Show:

    • 15 Years of Thinkspace
  • “Falling Out”

    (2018)
    $900
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • SCOPE MIAMI BEACH 2018
  • “Helping Out”

    (2019)
    $900
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Shows:

    • LAX / ORD II – Curated by Thinkspace
    • LAX / SFO Pt. III
  • “Holding On”

    (2019)
    $900
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • POW! WOW! Hawaii: The 7th Annual Exploring The New Contemporary Movement exhibition
  • “Flying Away”

    (2017)
    $800
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Pow Wow Hawai’I 2017 – (Taking place at Honolulu Museum of Art School)
  • “Further Conversation”

    (2018)
    $1,500
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    18" × 14"
    46 × 36 cm

    Show:

    • ‘Stay Connected’ (Main Room)
  • “Pulling Pieces”

    (2018)
    $1,500
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    14" × 18"
    36 × 46 cm

    Show:

    • ‘Stay Connected’ (Main Room)
  • “Disassemble”

    (2019)
    $900
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Scope Miami Beach 2019
  • “Stay Connected”

    (2016)
    $975
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    16" × 20"
    41 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • Nexus – taking place at The Brand Library & Art Center
  • “Guiding Connection”

    (2018)
    $600
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    12" × 9"
    30 × 23 cm

    Show:

    • ‘Stay Connected’ (Main Room)
  • “Impossible Source”

    (2017)
    $2,000
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    18" × 24"
    46 × 61 cm

    Shows:

    • ‘SWANK’
    • Flourish (Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum – Mesa, AZ)
  • “No Deeper”

    (2018)
    $800
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • ‘Stay Connected’ (Main Room)
  • “What Did You Find?”

    (2018)
    $3,000
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    24" × 30"
    61 × 76 cm

    Shows:

    • CONVERGENCE – Taking place at The University of Texas
    • ‘Stay Connected’ (Main Room)
  • “Grasping Connection”

    (2018)
    $1,700
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    12" × 24"
    30 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • ‘Stay Connected’ (Main Room)
  • “Gleaming Connection”

    (2018)
    $1,700
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    16" × 20"
    41 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • ‘Stay Connected’ (Main Room)
  • “Growing Connection”

    (2018)
    $1,800
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    18" × 18"
    46 × 46 cm

    Show:

    • ‘Stay Connected’ (Main Room)