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Will Insley

Will Insley was an American abstract artist who dedicated 50 years to creating paintings, drawings, writing, models and photomontages based on his concept for a visionary city, entitled, ONECITY. Insley's artwork has been exhibited in numerous museums in the United States and Europe, with solo exhibitions at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Museum of Modern Art in New York City, as well as inclusion in Documenta 5 and 6 and is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Smithsonian Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and many others.

Early Paintings

In the 1960s, Insley created large scale modular paintings, exploring the meanings of the elementary geometric forms painted in bright acrylics. In the 2007 leading art publication, The New American Abstraction 1950-1970, Claudine Humblet writes the following on Will Insley's early series of paintings: "The universe of fragments opened up between 1961 and 1963 with a multitude of cutout forms, flat shapes with four elements symmetrically arranged around a central opening (...) The shaping of the external form was to serve the path taken by art as "object". Insley's personal concentration in isolating his "object" from its context (architectural and pictorial) was to lead him in gradually, during an enthralling investigation of the inner field of painting, to rediscover the hidden significance of the "fragment". This became the sole tangible sign of the link between the "painting" (wall fragment) and architecture, the overall project of which was to be revealed only in the course of numerous stages inviting the viewer to decipher the secret meaning of the work presented." In Insley's own words, "Between '61 and '63 I did my first series of shaped paintings, using cloverleaf forms around a central hole. My painting quickly shed all its "painting" aspects save its diagrammatic nature and moved into the mind in search of the source of its fragments." Learn more about Will Insley's earlier works, Foundations ONECITY.


ONECITY

In the 1960s, after contemplating the integration of his architectural experience with his yearning for abstract painting, Insley focused on developing ONECITY, which became his focus for the next 50 years. He established both an architectural layout of 14,000 outer city buildings, each two and half miles wide as well as an entire sociological order. Learn more about ONECITY.

Landmark exhibitions of Will Insley's work

1984 Guggenheim Museum, New York City

Solo exhibition "The Opaque Civilization"

The exhibition traces the evolution of Will Insley's oeuvre from 1960s paintings to 1980s drawings of ONECITY, his labyrinthine architectural project conceived for an imaginary society. Through Wall Fragments, drawings, models, plans and studies, as well as a monumental floor drawing created especially for the museum rotunda, Insley elaborates the myth of a dark and mysterious civilization location outside of normal time.


1977 documenta 6 Kassel

dOCUMENTA 6 played on the thematic exhibition concept following the encyclopaedic concept of the preceding edition. Manfred Schneckenburger, former director of Kunsthalle Cologne, attempted to rephrase the question about the position of art in the media society. Participating artists included Carl Andre, Vito Acconci, Arman, Diane Arbus, Eugène Atget, Brassai, Francis Bacon, Joseph Beuys, Fernando Botero, Margaret Bourke-White, Brassai, Will Insley, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Christo, Chuck Close, Jim Dine, Andre Kertesz, Willem de Kooning, Marcel Duchamp, Dan Flavin, Lucio Fontana, Dan Graham, Eva Hesse, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Anselm Kiefer, Sol LeWitt, Roy Lichtenstein, Dorothea Lange, Claes Oldenburg, Dennis Oppenheim, Pablo Picasso, Nam June Paik, Ed Ruscha, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Ryman, Man Ray, Alexander Rodtschenko, Edward Steichen, Neal Slavin, Frank Stella, Richard Serra, Antoni Tapies, Cy Twombly, Bill Viola, Bernard Venet, Wim Wenders, Tom Wesselmann


1972 documenta 5 Kassel

dOCUMENTA 5, 1972 was regarded as the most important caesura in the history of the documenta exhibitions. Artistic director Harald Szeemann, former head of Kunsthalle Berne and freelance curator, decided to create an overall thematic frame instead of selecting artworks according to their individual quality. Participating artists included Vito Acconci, John De Andrea, John Baldessari, Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Mel Bochner, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Will Insley, Chuck Close, Joseph Cornell, Robert Cottingham, Marcel Duchamp, Richard Estes, Gilbert & George, Eva Hesse, Jasper Johns, Sol LeWitt, Brice Marden, Agnes Martin, Bruce Nauman, Hermann Nitsch, Claes Oldenburg, Yoko Ono, Dennis Oppenheim, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Edward Ruscha, Lucas Samaras, Richard Serra, Wayne Thiebaud


1971 Museum of Modern Art, New York City

Solo exhibition CEREMONIAL SPACE

The exhibition, curated by Arthur Drexler, Director, Department of Architecture and Design, included models, photographs and drawings of a project for an architectural landscape.


1968 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis & Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo

6 artists, 6 exhibitions: Larry Bell, Chryssa, Will Insley, Robert Irwin, Robert Smithson, Robert Whitman

Artwork © WESTWOOD GALLERY NYC

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2012 - Foundation ONECITY. Paintings from the 1960s., Westwood Gallery NYC

  • 2010 - Will Insley: ONECITY Wall Fragments from the Walls of ONECITY, Westwood Gallery, New York City

  • 1996 - Will Insley: The Drawings, New Arts Program, Leigh Valley, PA

  • 1995 - Will Insley: Wall Sections from the Prisons of One City, Hanes Art Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • 1992 - Will Insley: Wall Fragments and Drawings II, Max Protetch Gallery, New York

  • 1990 - Will Insley: Wall Fragments and Drawings I, Max Protetch Gallery, New York

  • 1990 - Will Insley: Grids , Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York City

  • 1988 - Will Insley: New Wall Fragments, Max Protetch Gallery, New York City

  • 1988 - Will Insley: Drawings, Max Protetch Gallery

  • 1985 - Will Insley: Drawings 1985, Max Protetch Gallery, New York City

  • 1984 - Solomon Guggenheim Museum, The Opaque Civilization

  • 1982 - Section Drawings of a Building from ONECITY, Max Protetch Gallery, New York

  • 1980 - First Drawings of ONECITY, Max Protetch Gallery, New York

  • 1978 - Pläne für eine ander Welt: Gedächte und gebaute Raumvorstellungen, Gallery Orny, Munich, Germany

  • 1977 - Will Insley: Architectural Drawings, Max Protetch Gallery, New York

  • 1977 - Architectural Drawings, Protetch-McIntosh, Washington D.C.

  • 1976 - Fischbach Gallery, New York

  • 1976 - Annemarie Verna, Zurich, Switzerland

  • 1976 - Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

  • 1975 - Allen Priebe Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI

  • 1975 - College Arts Gallery, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

  • 1974 - Fischbach Gallery, New York

  • 1974 - Annemarie Verna, Zurich, Switzerland

  • 1974 - Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany

  • 1973 - Fischbach Gallery, New York

  • 1973 - Will Insley, New York: Pläne für eine andere Welt: Gedächte und gebaute Raumvorstellungen, Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany

  • 1972 - Paul Maenz, Cologne, Germany

  • 1972 - Buildings by Will Insley, Visual Arts Gallery, New York

  • 1971 - Will Insley, Ceremonial Space, Museum of Modern Art, New York

  • 1969 - Channel Space, John Gibson Commissions, Inc., New York

  • 1969 - Will Insley: Space Diagrams, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

  • 1968 - Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

  • 1968 - Stable Gallery, New York

  • 1968 - Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

  • 1967 - Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina

  • 1966 - Stable Art Gallery, New York

  • 1965 - Stable Art Gallery, New York



Group Exhibitions

  • 2013 - Cellblock I and II, An Essay In Exhibition Form, Andrea Rosen Gallery

  • 2012 - Towards A Warm Math, On Stellar Rays Gallery NYC

  • 2012 - On the Bowery. Silkscreens by Cy Twombly, Robert Ryman, Will Insley, Robert Indiana, Les Levine, John Willenbecher, Charles Hinman, Richard Smith, Gerald Laing, John Giorno. Photographs by Eliot Elisofon, Westwood Gallery NYC

  • 2012 - Art Wynwood, Westwood Gallery NYC

  • 2011 - Art Miami, Westwood Gallery NYC

  • 2007 - Drawn from Artists' Collections, The Drawing Center, NYC

  • 2004 - Behind the facts. Interfunktionen 1968-1975, Traveled to Fondação de Serralves, Museu de Arte Contemporânea. Oporto Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona

  • 1998 - Masters of the Masters, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

  • 1996 - Extended Minimal, Max Protetch Gallery, New York

  • 1995 - American Sculptors in the 1960s. Selected Drawings from the Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York

  • 1995 - Alchemy, Procter Art Center, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

  • 1995 - Drawing the Line, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC

  • 1994 - Off Balance, Artrax, New York

  • 1993 - On Paper, TZ’Art & Co, New York

  • 1992 - The Living Object: The Art Collection of Ellen H. Johnson, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

  • 1989 - Max Protetch Gallery: 20 Years, Max Protetch Gallery, New York

  • 1989 - Geometric Abstraction and the Modern Spirit, Neuberger Museum, SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY

  • 1988 - 20th Anniversary Group Exhibition, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

  • 1988 - Kolner Kunstmarkt, Cologne, Germany

  • 1987 - Group Show Gallery Artists, Max Protetch Gallery, New York

  • 1987 - Selections from Solid Abstractions, Saxon Lee Gallery, New York

  • 1985 - Geometric Abstractions: Selections from a Decade, 1975-1985, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

  • 1985 - Between Science and Fiction, Fundaçao Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • 1984 - Dreams and Nightmares-Utopian Visions in Modern Art, Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

  • 1984 - Winter Group Exhibition, Protetch-McNeil, New York

  • 1984 - Indiana Influence: The Golden Age of Indiana Landscape Painting. Indiana’s Modern Legacy: An Inaugural Exhibition of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

  • 1984 - From the Collection of Sol LeWitt, The University Art Museum, California State Museum, Long Beach, CA

  • 1983 - Abstract Painting: 1960-69, Institute for Art and Urban Resources, PS1, Long Island City, NY

  • 1983 - Connections:Bridges/ Ladders/ Ramps/ Staircases/ Tunnels, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, PA

  • 1983 - Painting and Sculpture , Max Protetch Gallery, New York

  • 1983 - Drawings 1983, Annemarie Verna, Zurich, Switzerland

  • 1982 - Post-Minimalism, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT

  • 1981 - Amerikanische Zeichnungen der siebziger Jahre/ Drawing Distinctions: American Drawings of the Seventies , Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark

  • 1981 - Imaginary Civilizations , Tyler and Penrose Galleries, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA

  • 1980 - Pier + Ocean: Construction in the Art of the Seventies, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

  • 1980 - Michael Rea Collection of American Art 1960-80, McIntosh-Dysdale, Washington, DC

  • 1980 - Drawings/Structures , Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

  • 1980 - Architectural Sculpture , Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

  • 1979 - Art and Architecture: Space and Structure, Protetch-McIntosh, Washington, DC

  • 1979 - Drawings about Drawings: New Directions (1968-1978), Ackland Memorial Art Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

  • 1979 - Mind, Child, Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology, School of Architecture Gallery, Newark, NJ

  • 1979 - Indiana / New York, Washington Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

  • 1978 - Inaugural Exhibition, Max Protetch Gallery

  • 1978 - Dwellings, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

  • 1977 - documenta 6, Kassel, Germany

  • 1976 - American Salon des Refuses, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford, CT

  • 1976 - Jahre Museum Haus Lange: Eine Retrospektive der Ausstellungen 1955 bis 1975, Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany

  • 1976 - New Gallery Artists, Max Protetch Gallery, New York

  • 1976 - 15, John Gibson Gallery, New York

  • 1976 - Private Notations: Artist’s Sketchbooks II, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

  • 1976 - Drawing Today in New York , Sewall Gallery, Rice University, Houston, TX

  • 1976 - Art That Involves Words, Max Protetch Gallery, New York

  • 1976 - Painting, Drawing and Sculpture form the 60s and 70s from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection, Philadelphia College of Art, PA

  • 1976 - Fischbach Gallery, New York

  • 1975 - 20th Century Drawings, Hawthorne Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

  • 1975 - Drawings U.S.A. '75, Minneapolis Museum of Art

  • 1975 - Works on Paper, Annemarie Verna – Art 6/75, Basel, Switzerland

  • 1975 - Contemporary Drawings, William Paterson State College, Wayne, NJ

  • 1975 - Labyrinth: Symbol and Meaning in Contemporary Art, Watson Gallery, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

  • 1975 - Painting, Drawing and Sculpture from the 60s and 70s , the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

  • 1975 - Narrative in Contemporary Art , McLaughlin Library, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

  • 1974 - Dealer's Choice, New York Cultural Center, New York

  • 1974 - Art for Collecting , Akron Art Institute, Akron, OH

  • 1974 - Art Now 74: A Celebration of American Arts, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC

  • 1974 - Recent Acquisitions , Museum of Modern Art, New York

  • 1974 - Drawings 1974, Anemarie Verna, Basel, Switzerland

  • 1973 - Art in Space: Some Turning Points , Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

  • 1973 - Drawings 1963-1973, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

  • 1973 - American Drawings, New Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

  • 1972 - Drawings by New York Artists, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (travelled to Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; University Art Collection, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Finch College Museum of Art Contemporary Study Wing, New York; Hayden Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA)

  • 1972 - Grids, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

  • 1972 - 7 Kolner Kunstmarkt, Cologne, Germany

  • 1972 - Making Megalopolis Matter, New York Cultural Center, New York

  • 1972 - Documenta 5 1972, Kassel, Germany

  • 1972 - Fischbach Gallery, New York

  • 1971 - Willard Gallery, New York

  • 1971 - Projected Art, Finch College Museum of Art, New York

  • 1971 - International Frujahrmesse, Berliner Galerien, West Berlin, Germany

  • 1971 - John Gibson: New York, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

  • 1970 - The Expressive Line , Hecksher Museum, Huntington, NY

  • 1970 - Documentations 1970, John Gibson Gallery, New York

  • 1970 - L’art vivant aux Etats-Unis, Foundation Maeght, St. Paul-de-Vence, France

  • 1969 - Between Object and Environment: Sculpture in an Extended Format, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

  • 1969 - Ecological Art , John Gibson Gallery, New York

  • 1969 - Will Insley, Fred Mitchell, Steve Poleskie, Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

  • 1969 - Long Beach Island, New Jersey, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ

  • 1969 - Simultaneously, School of Visual Arts Gallery, New York

  • 1969 - Drawings 1969, Paula Cooper Gallery, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

  • 1969 - Drawings, Fort Worth Art Center Museum, Fort Worth Art Center Museum, Fort Worth, TX

  • 1968 - Drawings, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR

  • 1968 - Drawings, Heiner Freidrich Gallery, Munich, Germany

  • 1968 - Painting Annual , Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

  • 1968 - Cool Art , Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT

  • 1968 - Painting: Out from the Wall, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

  • 1968 - First World Triennial, New Delhi, India

  • 1968 - The Art of the Real, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

  • 1968 - The Weatherspoon Annual Exhibition: Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

  • 1968 - J.L. Hudson Gallery, Detroit

  • 1967 - Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture 1967, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL

  • 1967 - Art Objectif, Galerie Stadler, Paris, France

  • 1967 - Monuments , Richard Feigen Gallery, New York

  • 1967 - Schemata 7, Finch College Museum of Art, New York

  • 1967 - Sixth Biennial, Republic of San Marino, Brazil

  • 1967 - First Kent Invitational, College Gallery, Kent State University, OH

  • 1966 - Systemic Painting, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

  • 1966 - Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

  • 1966 - Art in Process. The Visual Development of A Structure, Finch College Museum of Art, Contemporary Study Wing, New York

  • 1966 - Rigelhaupt Gallery, Boston, MA

  • 1966 - Park Place Gallery, New York

  • 1965 - Daniels Gallery, New York

  • 1965 - Shape and Structure 1965, curated by Frank Stella and Henry Geldzahler (Donald Judd, Carl Andre, Charles Hinman) Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York

  • 1965 - Benefit for C.O.R.E, Graham Gallery, New York

  • 1965 - 25th Annual Exhibition by the Society for Contemporary American Art, Art Institute of Chicago

  • 1965 - A Contemporary Collection of Painting and Sculpture Selected from the Collection of Eleanor Ward, Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, CT

  • 1955 - Behn Moore Gallery, Cambridge, MA

  • Museum of Modern Art, New York City

  • Brooklyn Museum of Art

  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City

  • The Drawing Center, NYC

  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

  • Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

  • Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania

  • Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

  • North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

  • Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

  • Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

  • Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington

  • Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

  • Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art at Cornell University

  • Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College

  • Ackland Art Museum

  • Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • 2016 - Will Insley in Sol Lewitt's collection

  • 1990 - 'Will Insley: Max Protetch Gallery" by James Lewis

  • 1985 - "The Fragments from a Civilization" by Carter Ratcliff

  • 1984 - "A Realm of Logic Insanity" by Maurice Poirer

  • 1984 - "Art: Will Insley's Visions of a Labyrinthine City" by Vivien Raynor

  • 1983 - "Architecture: The Arts" by Vicki Lindner

  • 1983 - "The 60s in Abstract: 13 Statements and an Essay" by Maurice Poirer and Jane Nicol

  • 1983 - "An Experimental Outpost Looks Back" by Grace Glueck

  • 1980 - "New York" by J.L. Bourgeois

  • 1980 - Time and Space Concepts in Art by Marilyn Belford and Jerry Herman

  • 1977 - "Heizer's Circles: Insley's City" by William Zimmer

  • 1976 - "Review of Exhibitions: New York"

  • 1976 - "Reviews: New York" by Jeff Perrone

  • 1976 - Modern Art and the Object

  • 1976 - Unbuilt America by Alison Sky and Michelle Stone

  • 1975 - "Exhibitions Abroad: Puzzles and Illusions" by John A. Thwaites

  • 1975 - "Will Insley: Buildings / Fragments" by Donald Wall

  • 1974 - "Art Reviews" by Noel Frackman

  • 1974 - "Art Reviews" by Noel Frackman

  • 1974 - "Reviews" by Peter Frank

  • 1974 - "Austellungen"

  • 1974 - "Review" by Gunther Wirth

  • 1973 - "Pläne für eine andere Welt" by Heize Ingenplax

  • 1973 - "New York Galleries: Language and Visions"

  • 1973 - "Reviews and Previews" by William Johnson

  • 1973 - "Reviews and Previews" by April Kingsley

  • 1973 - "Reviews and Previews" by Douglas Crimp

  • 1971 - "Reviews" by Roberta P. Smith

  • 1971 - "Not for City Planners" by Ada L. Huxtable

  • 1971 - A Reading of Modern Art by Dore Ashton

  • 1970 - "Galleries" by Rosemary Mayer

  • 1970 - "In the Galleries" by Gregoire Muller

  • 1968 - "Modern Americans for Oberlin" by Ellen H. Johnson

  • 1968 - Minimal Art: A Critical Anthology by Gregory Battock

  • 1967 - "In the Galleries" by Jeanne Siegel

  • 1966 - "Art in Process Means It" by Edgar J. Driscoll

  • 1966 - ARTnews, "Reviews and Previews" by Scott Burton

  • 1965 - "Reviews and Previews: New Names This Month" by Natalie Edgar

  • It Takes One to Know One: Why Artists Make Ideal Collectors, Artnews, July 2015, Dan Duray

  • The New American Abstraction 1950-1970, Second Volume, Skira Editore S.p.A, Italy, 2007, pp. 967-1011, Claudine Humblet

  • Behind the Facts: Interfunktionen 1968-1975, Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona

  • “Will Insley: Max Protetch Gallery,” Artforum, Summer 1990, p. 159, James Lewis

  • “The Fragments from a Civilization,” Art in America, vol. 73, April 1985, pp. 150-159, Carter Ratcliff

  • “A Realm of Logic Insanity,” ARTnews, vol. 83, Nov. 1984, pp. 102-9, Maurice Poirer

  • “Art: Wil lInsley’s Visions of a Labyrinthine City,” The New York Times, Sept. 1984, Sec. C, p. 32, Vivien Raynor

  • “An Experimental Outpost Looks Back,” The New York Times, February 6, 1983, Sec. 2, p. 1, 29, Grace Glueck

  • “Architecture”: The Arts,” Omni, vol. 6, October 1983, pp. 34, 222., Vicki Lindner

  • “The 60s in Abstract: 13 Statements and an Essay.” Art in America, vol. 71, Oct. 1983, pp. 123-137, Maurice Poirer

  • Time and Space Concepts in Art, Pleides Gallery, New York, 1980, pp. 57-78, Marilyn Belford & Jerry Herman, eds..

  • “New York”, Artforum, vol. 8, Feb. 1980, p. 76, J.L. Bourgeois

  • “Heizer’s Circles: Insley’s City,” Soho Weekly News, vol. 4, May 26, 1977, p. 21, William Zimmer

  • Modern Art and the Object, Thames and Hudson, London, 1976, pp. 14, 79, 131, Ellen H. Johnson

  • “Review of Exhibitions: New York,” Art in America, vol. 64, May-June 1976, pp. 72-73, Michael Krugman

  • “Reviews: New York,” Artforum, vol. 14, April 1976, pp. 70-71, Jeff Perrone

  • Unbuilt America, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1976, p. 138-40, Alison Sky and Michelle Stone

  • “Exhibitions Abroad: Puzzles and Illusions,” ARTnews, vol. 50, Nov. 1975, pp. 78-79, John A. Thwaites

  • “Will Insley; Buildings / Fragments,” Arts Magazine, vol. 50, Nov. 1975, pp. 70-74, Donald Wall

  • “Art Reviews.” Arts Magazine, vol. 49, November 1974, p. 8, Noel Frackman

  • “Reviews,” ARTnews, vol. 73, October 1974, pp. 120, 122, Peter Frank

  • “Review,” Studio International, vol. 187, June 1974, p. 305, Gunther Wirth

  • “Austellungen,” Das Kunstwerk, vol. 27, July 1974, p. 75, Gunther Wirth

  • “Reviews,” Artforum, vol. 13, Sept. 1974, p. 81, William Zimmer

  • Art in Space: Some Turning Points, The Detroit Institute of Arts

  • “Reviews and Previews”, ARTnews, vol. 72, January 1973, p. 78, Douglas Crimp

  • “Pläne für eine andere Welt”, Rheinische Post, October 6, 1973., Heize Ingenplax

  • “Reviews and Previews,” ARTnews, vol. 72, May 1973, p. 16, William Johnson

  • “Reviews and Previews,” ARTnews, vol. 72, May 1973, pp. 89-90, April Kingsley

  • “New York Galleries: Language and Visions,” Arts Magazine, vol. 48, Sept. – Oct. 1973, p. 66, Rosemary Mayer

  • “Reviews,” Artforum, vol. 11, June 1973, pp. 86-87, Roberta P. Smith

  • “Pläne für eine andere Welt,” stadt Anzeiger, Krefeld, October 4, 1973, p. 1, William Zimmer

  • A Reading of Modern Art, Harper & Row, New York, 1971, p. 39., Dore Ashton

  • “Not for City Planners,” The New York Times, April 18, 1971, Sec. D, p. 22., Ada Huxtable

  • “Exhibitions: Will Insley,” Architectural Design, vol. 41, June 1971, pp. 388-9, William Zimmer

  • “Galleries,” Arts Magazine, vol. 44, Dec – Jan 1970, p. 60, Rosemary Mayer

  • “In the Galleries,” Arts Magazine, vol. 44, Dec.-Jan 1970, p. 60, Gregoire Muller

  • Minimal Art: A Critical Anthology, E.P. Dutton & Co., New York, 1968, pp. 58, 359-363, Gregory Battock

  • “Reviews and Previews”, ARTnews, vol. 67, April 1968, pp. 15- 16, Scott Burton

  • “Modern Americans for Oberlin,” The Burlington Magazine, vol. 110, June 1968, p. 356 (reprinted as “Four American Acquisitions,” in Allen Memorial Art Museum Bulletin, vol. 26, Fall 1968, p. 31), Ellen H. Johnson

  • “Reviews and Previews”, ARTnews, vol. 66, Summer 1967, p. 20, Rackstraw Downes

  • “In the Galleries,” Arts Magazine, vol. 41, Summer 1967, p. 57, Jeanne Siegel

  • “Reviews and Previews”, ARTnews, vol. 65, April 1966, p. 16, Scott Burton

  • “Art in Process Means It,” The Boston Globe, October 1, 1966, p. 9, Edgar Driscoll

  • “Reviews and Previews: New Names This Month,” ARTnews, May 1965, pp. 18-19, Natalie Edgar