José Lerma

Alfonso XIII, 2015

Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, 2014

Amschel, 2014

Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, 2014

Salomon, 2014

Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, 2014

Nathan, 2014

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works, 2013

José Lerma & Hector Madera Gonzalez
Marjorie Looks at Marianne, 2013
 

Museum of Contemporary Art
Chicago BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works, 2013

Parterre, 2013

Detail of:

Parterre, 2013

Portrait of Paul (1979/81), 2013

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works, 2013

Midissage, 2013

Monument to a Light Spent, 2013

"Charles II", 2013

"Untitled", 2013

CAM Raleigh, Raleigh, 2012

CAM Raleigh, Raleigh, 2012

CAM Raleigh, Raleigh, 2012

"Madre Perla V-11", 2011

"Fornarina", 2012

CAM Raleigh, Raleigh, 2012

Paradise Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2011/2012

"Alfonso XII", 2011

Paradise Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2011/2012

"The Lightweight", 2011

"Jibaro Jizz", 2011

Halsey McKay Gallery, Easthampton, NY

"Luis Paret y Alcazar autoretrato", 2012

"Eleanor Velasco Thorton", 2012

"Eduard Andre, Mediator of the mock battle of Manila, in wig", 2010

"Saint Denis", 2012

Halsey McKay Gallery, Easthampton, NY, 2012

"Louis Antoine De Saint Just", 2012

"Orlando", 2012

"Rampant Mid-Careerism", 2011

Detail of" "Rampant Mid-Careerism", 2011

Western Exhibitions, Chicago, 2011

"The Credentialist, Part Two", 2011

"Toast to George the 4th", 2011

"Untitled", 2010

"John Law", 2010

"The Glib Decade", 2010

"Jac Fugger", 2010

"Samuel Bernard", 2010

"OLL KORRECT", 2010

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, 2010

"Esteban Vicente encuentra la isla ideal para pintar", 2010

"Spanish Revival", 2010

Galería Marta Cervera, Madrid, 2010

Galería Marta Cervera, Madrid, 2010

Galería Marta Cervera, Madrid, 2010

"Luis Paret y Alcazar autoretrato", 2010

Galerie Loock/Wohnmaschine, Berlin, 2009

"Untitled" 2009

"Untitled", 2008

Galerie Loock/Wohnmaschine, Berlin, 2009

Galerie Loock/Wohnmaschine, Berlin, 2009

Galerie Loock/Wohnmaschine, Berlin, 2009

Galerie Loock/Wohnmaschine, Berlin, 2009

"Untitled", 2009

"Untitled", 2009

"Untitled", 2009

"La Tela Real", 2008

"Paradiso", 2007

"Untitled", 2007

"Principals in Orthapaedics", 2006

"Curatorial Studies Program", 2006

"Untitled", 2004

"With Winter Hat and Chewing", 2003

Born in Seville, Spain, 1971
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION

2004  CORE Residency Program, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
2003  Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
          Fortaleza 302 Residency Program, San Juan, PR
2002  MFA Painting, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
2001  MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
1998  School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1995  University of Wisconsin School of Law, Madison, WI
1994  BA, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de San Juan, Puerto Rico (forthcoming)
Kemper Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO, “La Venida Cansa Sin Ti,” August 19 – June 25, 2017

2014
David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL, “Guaynabichean Odyssey,” December 1 – January 31, 2015
Van Horn Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany, “The Unitedstatian,” September 6 – October 30
Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI, “La Bella Crisis,” May 16 – July 27
Andrea Rosen Gallery 2, New York, NY, “European Mixed Masters,” May 6 – June 14
Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas, TX, “Josh Smith and José Lerma,” April 11 – May 3
Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL, “Gloriosa Superba,” February 22 – May 17
Roberto Paradise Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico, “Robusto Parasite,” February 15 – April 5

2013
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, “BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works: José Lerma,” July 2 – December 3 (catalogue)
ARCO Madrid, Spain, “Solo projects (with Hector Madera),” February 13 – 17

2012
Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY, “Eddie Martinez and José Lerma,” August 11 – 29
Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC, “The Credentialist,” May 19 – September 2 

2011
Roberto Paradise Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico, "José Lerma: Jibaro Jizz," December 7 – January 25, 2012
Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL, "The Lightweight," April 8 – May 14

2010
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, "I am sorry I am Perry," December 10 – January 22
Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain, "Spanish Revival," September 9 – October 29

2009
Galerie Loock/Wohnmaschine, Berlin, Germany, "El Pendejo," September 12 – October 24
Green Gallery East, Milwaukee, WI, "Back Room," March 14 – April 11

2007
ARARIO Gallery, Seoul, Korea, "Cheonan-si Chungman," May 25 – June 17 (catalogue)
Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX, "New Prints by José Lerma," March 30 – May 5

2006
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, "The Golden Sea," April 1 – 29

2005
Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium, April 28 – May 28
Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy, March 4 – April 5

2004
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, "Folklore of Our Times," April 8 – May 15

2003
Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, “Two Beats Off,” September 19 – November 2
Galeriá Comercial, San Juan, Puerto Rico, “As if Accepting Defeat”
1R Gallery, Chicago, IL, “Anne Schaacte and José Lerma”
7/3 Split Gallery, Chicago, IL, “Please, Don’t Distort What We Had” (with Scott Roberts)

2002
Art Institutions Project Room, M&M Proyectos, Art Basel Miami Beach, FL
Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, “Lives of the Obscure” (with Ellen Takata), curated by Amalia Culp, March 8 – April 20

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy, “Imagine,” March 2 – April 2
Luis de Jesus Los Angeles, CA, “José Lerma and Josh Reames,” January 30 – March 5

2014
Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York, NY, “Eric’s Trip,” curated by Cynthia Daignault and Mark Loiacono, June 28 – August 1
Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom, “Pangea,” April 2 – August 31 (catalogue)
Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico, “Renuncias y Adopciones,” February 27 – April 26
Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL, “Head,” January 31 – March 8

2013
McClain Gallery, Houston, TX, “More Than a Likeness,” September 7 – 28
Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom, “Paper,” June 18 – September 29 (catalogue)
Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece, “The System of Objects,” curated by Andreas Angelidakis, May 15 – November 30
Van Horn Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany, “Cabinet of Threads,” April 12 – June 1
Misako & Rosen, Tokyo, Japan, “19516 kilometers from Milwaukee or 12126 miles,” March 14 – March 31
Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, “Pushing It: Innovative Approaches in Printmaking,” March 8 – April 13
On Painting, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, March 1 – July 7
Museo Segovia Lobillo, Malaga, Spain (catalogue)
Museo de Arte Dr. Pío López Martínez, University of Puerto Rico, Cayey, Puerto Rico, “Impresiones, relieves y resonancias,” February 1 – February 1, 2014
La Productora, Santurce, Puerto Rico, “O te Peinas o te Haces Rolos”

2012
Edgar Alan Poe Park Center, Bronx, NY, “Swamp,” curated by Kari Adelaide, December 19 – January 18, 2013
Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI, “Tandem Press: 25 Years,” December 8 – February 3, 2013 (catalogue)
Art Amalgamated, New York, NY, “Material Breach,” November 14 – December 15
Ille Arts, Amagansett, NY, “RAW,” September 15 – October 10
Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico, “Pasiones contemporáneas,” curated by Maria de la Santa, August 11 – January 21, 2013
INOVA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, “Michelle Grabner: The Inova Survey,” July 27 – September 23 (catalogue)
Ryan Travis Christian, Double Break, San Diego, CA, “Where My Cones At?,” July 27 – August 25
Josh Lilley Gallery, London, United Kingdom, “Roberto Paradise Gallery, an exhibition from San Juan, Puerto Rico,” July 13 – August 11
Popular Center, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, “The Way In,” curated by Io Carrion, April 25 – June
Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, “Someone Else’s Dream,” January 29 – May 6
Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI, “Idealizing the Imaginary: Invention and Illusion in Contemporary Painting,” January 14 – April 1, 2012 (catalogue)
La Quince, San Juan, Puerto Rico, “Chiquitolina,” curated by Jorge Roman

2011
Abierto, 1ra Bienal Tropical, Loiza, Puerto Rico, “Tropico,” December 10
Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL, "Handler: a series of collaborative sculptures presented by John Riepenhoff," December 9 – January 20, 2012
Kart Wash, Puerto Rico, "De Bayamon a la 15"
Espacio 1414, Santurce, Puerto Rico, “Painting…Expanded,” curated by Marysol Nieves, November 3 – July 1, 2012
Berezdivin Collection, San Juan, Puerto Rico, "Collection Exhibition," curated by Marysol Nieves, November 3
Dodge Gallery, New York, NY, "Go Figure," curated by Eddie Martinez, October 6 –November 13
47 Canal, New York, NY, “The Green Gallery at 47 Canal,” August 6 – 28
Espacio Entre Medio, “Chemi’s Room,” San Juan, Puerto Rico
Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY, "To Tell the Truth," curated by Joe Pflieger, June 17 –July 29
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA, "Unfinished Paintings," curated by Joshua Aster and Kristen Calbrese, June 16 – August 28
Jolie Laide, Philadelphia, PA, "Dirt Don't Hurt," curated by Bill Saylor, June 4 – July 23
Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL, "Irritable Abstraction," curated by Susanne Doremus, April 3 – 24
The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, "A Person of Color/A Mostly Orange Exhibition" curated by José Lerma, January 22 – February 27
Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI, "Idealizing the Imaginary: Invention and Illusion in Contemporary Painting," January 13 – April 1, 2012 (catalogue)

2010
The Hogar Collection, Brooklyn, NY, "Go Figure," December 17, 2010 – February 7, 2011
Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL, “The Power of Selection Part 3,” curated by Travis Christian, November 19 – December 31
Middlesex College, Edison, NJ, “1º,” curated by Joe Pfleiger and Phillip Vanderhayden, November 18 – December 22
Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY, "Lush Life," curated by Franklin Evans and Omar Lopez-Chahoud, July 8 – Aug 13
Sloane NYC, New York, NY, “The Mobile Uploads Project,” May 22
Can Xalant, Barcelona, Spain, "Museos Portátiles. Parking 101," May 15 – June 15
Apex Art, New York, NY, "Don't Piss on Me and Tell Me It's Raining," curated by Bad At Sports, April 7 – May 22
Don't Projects, Paris, France, "From NY With Love," curated by Glorimarta Linares, March 23 – May 7
Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, "One For All," curated by Jessica Halonen

2009
Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, "The Green Gallery's Wallgasm," curated by John
Riepenhoff, September 26 – November 7
Spoke, Chicago, IL, “Objet Petit A” (with Cristina Tufino), September 11
Porter Butts Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, "Good News," curated by Amanda Schmitt, June 5 – July 21
Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany, "Dark Fair," curated by Scott Reeder and Tyson Reeder, April 23 – 26
Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL, "Rattled by the Rush," May 16 – July 11
Golden Age, Philadelphia, PA, "Cadaver Corpse," curated by Tessa Perutz, May 2 – May 23
Travels to: Space 1028, Chicago, IL, July 3 – July 31
Galeria Candela, San Juan, Puerto Rico, "From NY With Love," curated by Glorimarta Linares, April 15 – June

2008
Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, Puerto Rico, "En sus marcas," curated by Rebeca Noriega, October 2 – December 12 (catalogue)
Instituto Cervantes, New York, "N.Y. Motion 1.0," curated by Paco Cano, September 23 – January 2, 2009 (catalogue)
Galleri Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden, "The Ice Cream Show," April 11 – May 25
Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, "Selected Works," March 28 – April 27, 2008
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, "Learning by Doing: 25 Years of the Core Program," curated by Alison de Lima Greene, March 8 – June 29, 2010 (catalogue)
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, MN, "Selections of the Permanent Collection," January – April
Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico, "En Sus Marcas," curated by Rebeca Noriega (catalogue)
Alogon Gallery, Chicago, IL, "Alogon," curated by Gaylen Garber
Samson Projects, Boston, MA, "It's Not What You Know, It's Who You Know (Neutral Capital Collection)"

2007
El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY, "5th Bienal, The (S) Files / The Selected Files," curated by Elvis Fuentes, July 25 – January 2008 (catalogue)
Andrea Rosen Gallery, Amagansett, NY, "Dining Room Show," July 21 – July 22
Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI, "Stuff: International Contemporary Art from the Collection of Burt Aaron," May 12 – July 29
Ziehersmith, New York, NY, "Someday Never Comes," curated by Eddie Martinez, January 17 – February 17
Museum of Contempoary Art, San Diego, CA, "Cerca Series (With Neutral Capital Collection)"
Travels to: Lui Velazquez Gallery, Tijuana, Mexico
Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY, "New Labor (with Neutral Capital Collection)"
The Xchange, New York, NY, "Passport to the Arts," sponsored by the New Yorker

2006
Institut Valencia d'Art Modern, Valencia, Spain, "VAC colección Valencia arte contemporáneo," December 21 – February 11, 2006 (catalogue)
Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, "Farwell to Icon," curated by Karl Haendel and Maya Schindler, November 4 – December 22
Deste Foundation Center for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece, "Panic Room: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection," curated by Jeffrey Deitch and Kathy Grayson, February 2 – April 14, 2007
Centro Cultural Español, Miami, FL, "Constant Disturbance," curated by Jean Moreno
Espacio 1414, Santurce, Puerto Rico, "Berezdivin Collection," curated by Julieta Gonzalez

2005
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, "Looking at Words: Formal Use of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper," November 2 – January 4, 2006
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
McClain Gallery, Houston, TX, "Monster Painting," September (catalogue)
The Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, "2005 Core Artists in Residence" (catalogue)
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, "Curvaceous," July 8 – July 9

2004
Mixture Contemporary Art, Houston, TX, "Summer Drawings and Some Are Not," curated by Lisa Cooley
The Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, "2004 Core Artists in Residence" (catalogue)
Glandier & Byrne, Paris, France, "American Violence: Peter Saul, José Lerma & Charles Andriessen"
Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, "Sadie Hawkins Dance," May 21 – July 4

2003
EX Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Mexico, "No Pasa Un Dia…," curated by Guillermo Santamarina
Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, "Lives of the Obscure," with Ellen Takata, curated by Amalia Culp, March 8 – April 20
Seven Three Split, Chicago, IL, "Please Don't Distort What We Had," with Scott Roberts, February 15 – March 12
Los Medeos College, San Francisco, CA, "Dinosaurs; Artists Look Back Into the Future"
Galeriá Comercial, San Juan, Puerto Rico, "Ensayo"
7/3 Split and M&M Proyectos, Chicago, IL, "Stray Show"

2002
M&M Proyectos, San Juan, Puerto Rico, "PR02 [En Ruta]," October 6 – 13
Fortaleza 302, San Juan, Puerto Rico, "Primeras Obra"

2000
Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL, "Artists of the New Millennium," August 18 – October 29 (catalogue)
NFA/Sportsman Bodybuilder, Chicago, IL, "Multiples 4"
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, "Peaceable Kingdom"
Wendy Cooper Gallery, Madison, WI

1999
Madison Art Center, Madison, WI, "Wisconsin Triennial"
Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI, "Secrets about Goo," curated by Scott Speh

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2011
The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, "A Person of Color/A Mostly Orange Exhibition," curated by José Lerma, January 22 – February 27

2007
Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY, "Famous Adults as Children, Famous Children as Adults," curated by José Lerma, June 28 – July 27

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