john wilcox: a six-volume catalogue

Photograph by Allison V. Smith.

The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History at The University of Texas at Dallas and The Ioannes Project are pleased to share with you a copy of John Wilcox, a six-volume catalogue of the work of John Wilcox.  This series offers a unique perspective on the work of John Wilcox, an important contemporary artist from Texas, who died in 2012 at the age of 57.  Following his death, a group of art historians, gallerists, friends and fellow artists in conjunction with the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History began a series of exhibitions of Wilcox’s work in his former loft and studio from 2013 to 2018.  Each volume in this series documents a particular exhibition.  Curators invited to organize exhibitions included well-known art historians, museum curators, gallerists, artists, and conservators, each of whom selected works around a particular theme which stood out for them in Wilcox’s oeuvre.  The volumes include invited essays about the exhibited works, insights into Wilcox’s techniques, chronologies of his career, various appendices as well as plates of the exhibited works.  The series includes: 

Volume I:  The Art of John Wilcox: An Introduction, curated by Barry Whistler

Volume IIJohn Wilcox: The Works from 1980 to 1981, California to Texas, curated by Rick Brettell

Volume III:  Private Words: Selected Works of John Wilcox, curated by Leigh Arnold

Volume IVJohn Wilcox: Diptychs and Polyptychs, curated by Sarah Kozlowski and Benjamin Lima

Volume VRelinquishing Time: Selected Works of John Wilcox, curated by David Wilcox

Volume VIElements and Process: Selected Works of John Wilcox, curated by Laura Hartmann and Arthur Peña

The publication of this series was inspired by Rick Brettell, the inaugural director of the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History and Margaret M. McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetics at The University of Texas at Dallas who with David Wilcox, Executive Director of the The Ioannes Project, and others worked tirelessly on this project for over a decade.  In addition to this series, The O’Donnell Institute continues to collaborate with The Ioannes Project to steward an archive and database encompassing Wilcox’s entire body of work along with his notebooks, sketches, and descriptions of his process as an artist.  The archive and database will support future study and exhibition of Wilcox’s body of work. 

Inquiries about purchasing a copy of the six-volume catalogue should be directed to: