Wes Mills (b. 1960) is an American visual artist born in Tuscan, Arizona and now resides in Montana. His artwork has been featured in galleries, publications and museums throughout the United States and Europe. His drawings and prints have been included in such collections as the Missoula Art Museum, Montana, Harwood Museum of Art, University of New Mexico, Taos, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
“For the ghostly sheets and occasional canvases produced by Wes Mills, ”markings” might be a better word than ”drawings.” Drawing seems to imply more structure and a firmer pressure on the instrument than the artist exerts. But the pocks and abstract lines of Mr. Mills’s brush, pencil and erasures — sometimes bunched or clustered, sometimes meandering bravely on their own — pay no heed to such conventional ideas. Notations suggesting the real world without the need to blossom into images, they have the feel of Zen poetry.”- The New York Times