Will Boone

Will Boone (b. 1982) is a Houston-born, Los Angeles-based artist, who draws inspiration from a breadth of cultural and subcultural sources. These include movies, music, industrial manufacturing, conspiracy theories, and the iconographies of Houston and South Texas. Since his early days designing concert posters and T-shirts for rock bands, Boone has both reflected and subverted the tropes of DIY and lo-fi in his work. His fascination with horror movies like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), as well as the rapid, low-budget quality of their production, can be felt across his multimedia work. Boone’s sculptures and paintings, which often resemble setpieces and cinematic tableaus, are an exercise in nostalgia, highlighting the mythologies of American culture. Boone presented his first solo show in New York at Karma in 2011 and has since shown at Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris (2018); David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles (2018); and the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida (2014), among others. In 2019-2020, Boone had his first solo museum exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston. In February 2020, Boone’s sculptures were featured in the backlot of Paramount Pictures Studios as part of Frieze Projects, a special Frieze LA presentation co-curated by Rita Gonzalez, the chief curator at LACMA, and Pilar Tompkins Rivas, the director of Vincent Price Art Museum.

Single work, Will Boone

Born 1982, Houston, Texas
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California



University of Houston, Texas

Selected Solo Exhibitions


Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, The Highway Hex


Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris
David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, Garage


Karma, New York, Sea Wall


163 N. Mission Road, Los Angeles, Scenes


Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida, Paradise
Karma, New York, GRACELAND
Jonathan Viner, London, GOLIAD


Karma, New York, Sigils


Karma, New York, Yes No Goodbye


Karma, New York, Psycho Ads

Selected Two Person Exhibitions


Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; with William Pope L.

Selected Group Exhibitions


Aspen Art Museum, Colorado, Zombies: Pay Attention!, curated by Heidi Zuckerman


Desert X, Coachella Valley, California, Monument
VENUS, Los Angeles, Concrete Island
Luhring Augustine, Brooklyn, New York, White Trash


Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris, Olympia
VENUS, New York, Fétiche
VENUS, Los Angeles, Piston Head II
Gagosian Gallery, Rome, Prototypology
Almine Rech, London, In Different Ways
Nicodim Gallery, Cantacuzino Palace, Bucharest, Romania, Omul Negro; curated by Aaron Moulton
Performance Ski, Aspen, Mount Analogue; curated by Neville Wakefield


Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, Lost in the Flood
Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Love For Three Oranges
Simon Preston Gallery, New York, Grand Illusion(s); curated by Christopher Eamon
Luxembourg and Dayan, London, Word by Word; curated by Francesco Bonami
David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, The World is Flat
Gallery Steinslander Berliner, Berlin, Slam Section; curated by Leo Fitz Patrick


Monte Carlo Hotel, Miami Beach, 24/7; organized by Alex Bacon & Harrison Tenzer
Middlemarch, Brussels, 173 E. 94th Street/Chaussée De Waterloo 550; organized by Alex Bacon
Peres Projects, Berlin, Group Spirit


Marlborough Gallery, New York, PIZZA TIME!


Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York, Detourement: Signs of the Times; curated by Carlo McCormick


White Flag Projects, St. Louis, Karma

Public Collections

Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida
Fundación Baruch Spinoza, Lisbon, Portugal
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany



The Highway Hex
Essays by Patricia Restrepo, Randy Kennedy, and Pilar Tompkins Rivas
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
136 pages, hardcover
12 1/2 × 10 1/2 inches


Will Boone
It Came Out of the Sky
68 pages
11 × 8 1/2 inches
Edition of 200, signed (Out of print)


Will Boone, Car
Story by Harry Crews
Karma, New York
40 pages
10 1/2 × 8 1/2 inches


Will Boone, Paradise
Karma, New York
88 pages
Edition of 500
10 1/2 × 7 3/4 inches

Will Boone, Prison Rodeo
Karma, New York
48 pages
Edition of 750
10 1/2 × 8 2/4 inches

Will Boone
Karma, New York,

32 pages
10 1/2 × 8 inches
Edition of 500 (Out of print)