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José Lerma

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Doubting Thomas

Doubting Thomas, 2016

acrylic on canvas

50 x 40 inches

BRIEF BIO

José Lerma was born in 1971 in Seville Spain and grew up in Puerto Rico. His solo exhibitions include Andrea Rosen Gallery, Galeria Roberto Paradise, Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Green Gallery, Gallery Loock, Galeria Marta Cervera, Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, NC, Arario Gallery in Seoul and Galleria Il Capricorno in Venice, Italy, and currently, a two person exhibition with Josh Reames at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles. He has shown in group exhibitions at Lehman Maupin Gallery, the Milwaukee Art Museum, Institute Valecia d'art Modern in Spain, Innova, Museo de arte de Ponce, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Deste Fountation for Contemporary art, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Museum of Contemporary art Detroit, Museo del Barrio, Josh Lilley Gallery, ZiherSmith Gallery in NYC, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Ex-Teresa in Mexico City, and Loyal in Stockholm. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Art Forum, Time Out NY, The L Magazine, Die Welt, ABC and Flash Art. He attended the CORE program in Houston, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and has an MFA from the University of Wisconsin Madison (2002) and a BA from Tulane University. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

BRIEF CV

Lives and works in Chicago, IL and San Juan, PR

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
FA 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
1995-97
University of Wisconsin School of Law, Madison, WI
1994
BA, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

RECENT SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2016
Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, "Josh Reames & José Lerma: He Hath Founded It Upon the Seas", January 30–March 6
Kemper Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO, forthcoming
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de San Juan, Puerto Rico, forthcoming
2014
Van Horn Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany, "The Unitedstatian," September 6–October 30
Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI, "Beautiful Crisis," May 16–July 27
Andrea Rosen Gallery 2, New York, NY, May 7–June 14
Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL, "Gloriosa Superba," February 22–May 17
2013
MCA Chicago, Chicago, IL, "BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works: José Lerma," July 2–December 3 (catalogue)

RECENT SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 Group exhibition, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy, forthcoming
2014 Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom, "Pangea," April 2–August 31
Dallas Biennial, Dallas, TX, curated by Michael Mazurek and Jesse Morgan Barnett, February 1–March 31
Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL, "Head," January 31–March 8
2013 Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom, "Paper," June 18–September 29
Van Horn Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany, "Cabinet of Threads," April 12–June 1
Misako & Rosen, Tokyo, Japan, "19516 kilometers from Milwaukee or 12126 miles," March 14–March 31
Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, "On Painting," March 1–-July 7

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