José
LERMA

Born Seville, Spain 1971
Lives and works in Chicago and New York

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

  • Rachoffski Collection, Texas
  • Whitney Museum of American Art. New York, NY
  • Saatchi Collection, London
  • Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX
  • Miwaukee Art Museum, WI
  • Chazen Museum of Art, WI
  • Arario Collection, Seoul, South Korea
  • Aby Rosen, New York, NY
  • Phillip Isles, New York, NY
  • Dakkis Joannou, Athens, Greece
  • Fidelity Investments, NY
  • Colección VAC, Valencia, Spain
  • Alberto De la Cruz Collection, PR/Miami
  • Phillara Collection, Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Colección Berezdivin, Santurce, PR
  • Cesar Reyes, San Juan, PR

SOLO SHOW

  • 2019
    • “Rey de Rayas”, Galería Leyendecker, Isla Canarias
      Green Gallery , Milwaukee
  • 2018
    • José Lerma – Io e Io, Diablo Rosso, Panama City
  • 2017
    • “The Last Upper”, Brand New Gallery, Milan
    • Nunquam Prandium Liberum, Kavi Gupta | Elizabeth St., Chicago, IL
    • “José Lerma”, Roberto Paradise, San Juan
  • 2016
    • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo San Juan, Puerto Rico (forthcoming)
    • Kemper Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO, “La Venida Cansa Sin Ti,” August
      19 – June 25,  2017 Luis de Jesus Los Angeles, CA, “José Lerma and Josh
      Reames,” January 30 – March 5
  • 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 28
  • 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, March 14 – April 11.
  •  
  • 2007
    • ARARIO Gallery, Seoul, Korea, “José Lerma: Paintings,” 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 – April 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 – Mayb15
  • 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 SHOW

  • 2019
    • Your Favorite Artist’s Favorite Artist II, Joshua Liner Gallery, New
      York
    • “Repatriacon”, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
    • “Happier Hours”, Elmhurst Museum of Art
    • “Idea Sale”, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago
  • 2017
    • Keep The Lights On, Diablo Rosso, Panama City Likeness, Jessica
    • Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
      In Paper We Trust, The Dot Project, London
  • 2016
    • Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy, “Imagine,” March 2 – April 2
  • 2014
    • Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York, NY, “Eric’s Trip,” curated by Cynthia Daignault and Mark 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 
    • 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
    • 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 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
  • 2010
    • The Hogar Collection, Brooklyn, NY, “Go Figure,” December 17 –
      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 – August 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, Chicago, IL, “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 – Jun.
  • 2008
    • Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, Puerto Rico, “En sus marcas,” curated by Rebeca Noriega,
      October 2 – December 12 (catalogue)
    • Instituto Cervantes, New York, NY, “NY 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
    • 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 Gerber Samson Projects, Boston, MA, “It’s Not What You Know, It’s Who You Know” (with Neutral Capital Collection), September 8 – October 14
  • 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 – 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 Contemporary 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
      Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA,
    • “Unfinished Paintings,” curated by Joshua Aster and Kristin Calabrese, June 16 – August 28
    • 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, 2007 (catalogue)
    • Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Farewell 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
    • Espacio 1414, Santurce, Puerto Rico, “1993-2005: Art of Puerto Rico in the Berezdivin Collection,” curated by Julieta Gonzalez, September 1 – May 1, 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 Gallery, 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 (catalogue)
    • Los Medanos 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],” curated by Michelle Marxuach, October 6 – October 13 (catalogue)
    • Fortaleza 302, San Juan, Puerto Rico, “Primeras Obra”
  • 2001
    • HUB Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, “Teeter-Totter”
      Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA, “Catapult,” March – June
  • 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».0