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PSG on PAPER, March-June, Portrait Society Gallery

Outsider Art Fair, January, New York City

This is Milwaukee, Five Points Art Gallery, Milwaukee WI

The Road of Democracy, downtown Milwaukee, banner project

Am a Story: Self-Portraits, The Warehouse, Milwaukee, WI

Art + Protest, Portrait Society Gallery
Eye of the Beholder: African Americans Collecting Art, Cedarburg Art Museum, WI



Susceptible to Images, Portrait Society Gallery

Wisconsin Triennial, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

Women of Wisconsin, Alverno College (group)

Mary Nohl Suitcase Fund exhibition, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

Museum of Unnatural History, Shoreline City Hall, curated by Anne Grigch, Shoreline, Washington

This is America, 5 Points Gallery and Studios, Milwaukee

Outsider Art Fair, New York

2018     Her Story, My Dreams: The Images of Della Wells, Loyola                  University Museum of Art, Chicago, IL (solo)

2017     New Horizons: Self-Taught Art of the 21st                                                Century, Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC

2017     Another Happy Mambo Day: The Invented Worlds of                          Della Wells, Wright Museum, Beloit College, Beloit,                        WI (solo)

2017     Della Wells: A Spiritual Journey, MoWA's satellite                                location, Saint John's on the Lake, Milwaukee, WI                            (solo)          

2017     The Line I Follow: Drawings, Pastels, and Paintings, Pitch                  Project, Milwaukee, WI (solo)

2013     Wisconsin 30, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee,                        WI

2006     Don't Tell Me I Can't Fly: Folk Tales by Della Wells,                                Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI (solo)


Another Happy Mambo Day: The Invented Worlds of Della Wells, Beloit College (2017). Essay by M. Shadee Malaklou. 


Her Story, My Dreams. Loyola Museum of Art, Chicago. 2017

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