Joel Wyllie was born in London 1986, and grew up in Southampton, UK. He graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in 2015 and is currently living and working between Suffolk and London.

Joel Wyllie's drawings are distinguished by multiple lines that teem, swarm and gather into forms that are significant for the artist. The myriad lines he lays down seem to grow out of the paper and resemble the beauty of the natural world, such as fish scales or the feathers and eyes of birds. Wyllie’s drawings play with illusion and perception and are simultaneously stage sets relating to lived experiences and portals to another, unknowable and unnameable world”

Kate Macfarlane- Director at Drawing Room, London


Drawn Out, Drawing Room, London
Drawing Biennial 2021, Drawing Room, London
Return to Naught- Kingsgate Projects, London

Return to the Body- Chalton Gallery, London

Minds Hive- River Street, London
All That the Rain Promises and More... Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh

Joel Wyllie Wunderkammer- Chelsea College of Arts, London
'28th December 1980'-Asylum Studios, Suffolk
Terra Forms - Kris Day, London
Material Wood - Messum's, Wiltshire

Mall Malaise - King's Mall, Hammersmith, London
Sketches of a Future Room with Wavy Frames- Two person show with Frank Kent- Chalton Gallery, London.

The Averard Hotel- Slate Projects, London
Modest Villa Immense Versailles- Kinman Gallery, London
Vyt Open Studios- The Artist League of New York, New York

The Kennington Residency with Victoria Adam, London
Gordon's Room- RA School's Show, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Premium's- Royal Academy of Arts, London
Tropical Lab- ICA Singapore, Singapore
Painting About Painting, Simmons and Simmons, London
Show Off- Leandakatelouise, London

Capgras Proxy- Z- Shed, Bristol
CAVE Art Fair- Liverpool

Grids Remain-Bristol Diving School, Bristol

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, ICA, London and A Foundation, Liverpool


Drawing Room Biennial Bursary Award 2021
Artists Leaugue of New York residency 2016
Chadwell Award shortlist 2015
Tropical Lab residency, Singapore 2014


Saatchi Collection
Simmons and Simmons Collection
Hogan Lovells Collection