Collection > Lerma, Jose

Born in Seville, Spain
Lives in Brooklyn, NY and Chicago, IL

Education and Residencies

2004 CORE Residency Program, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
2003 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME
Fortaleza 302 Residency Program, San Juan, PR
2002 M.A. & M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
1998 School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1995 University of Wisconsin School of Law, Madison
1994 B.A. Political Science, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

solo exhibitions

2010 Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY (upcoming)
Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain (upcoming)
2009 El Pendejo, Galerie Loock/Wohnmaschine, Berlin, Germany
Back Room, Green Gallery East, Milwaukee, WI
2007 José Lerma : Paintings, Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The Golden Sea, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

2005 Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Galeria IL Capricorno, Venice, Italy
2004 Folklore of our Times, Andrea Rosen Gallery, Gallery 2 New York, NY
2003 Two Beats Off, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
As if Accepting Defeat, Galería Comercial, San Juan, PR
2002 Art Basel Miami Beach, M&M Proyectos, Miami, FL

selected group exhibitions

2010 Lush Life : Curated by Franklin Evans and Omar Lopez Chahoud, Lehmann Maupin, New York
Don't Piss on Me and Tell Me It's Raining, Apexart, New York, NY, Curated by Bad at Sports
One for All : Contemporary Perspectives on the Figure, Trinity University Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
From New York with Love, Don't Projects, Paris, France
2009 The Green Gallery's Wallgasm, Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Dark Fair, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln, Germany
Good News, Wisconsin Union Galleries, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
Rattled by the Rush, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL
From New York with Love, Galeria Candela, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2008 Learning By Doing, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX, Curated by Alison de Lima Greene (catalogue)
Works from the Permanent Collection, Milwaukee Art Museum, WI
Ice Cream Show, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
En Sus Marcas, Universidad del Sagrado Corazon, Santurce, Puerto Rico, Curated by Rebeca Noriega, (catalogue)
NY motion 1.0, Instituto Cervantes, NY, Curated by Paco Cano and Elvis Fuentes (catalogue)
Alogon Gallery, Chicago, IL, Curated by Gaylen Gerber
Selected Works, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2007 VAC, Colección Valencia Arte Contemporáneo, Institute Valencia d'art Modern, Spain (catalogue)
Stuff, Museum of Contemporary art Detroit, MI
The S files, Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
Someday Never Comes, Zihersmith Gallery, Curated by Eddie Martinez, New York, NY
Jose Lerma, New Prints, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX
2006 Panic Room, Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, curated by Jeffrey Deitch and Kathy Grayson, Athens, Greece
Farewell to Icon, Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Constant Disturbance, Centro Cultural Español, Curated by Jean Moreno, Miami, FL
Fresh, The Renassaince Society, Chicago, IL
Espacio 1414, Curated by Julieta Gonzalez, Berezdivin Collection, Santurce, Puerto Rico
2005 Words, The Formal Use of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Drawing Gifts, The Drawing Center/sotheby's, NY
Monster Painting, Mclain Gallery, Houston TX
CORE, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX
Curvaceous, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
Alice Neel Project, Robert Miller Gallery, New York NY
2004 Peter Saul, Jose Lerma & Charles Andriessen, Glandier & Byrnes, Paris, France
CORE, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, TX
Sadie Hawkins Dance, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn NY
Summer Drawings Some are Not, Mixture Gallery, Houston TX
2003 No Pasa Un Dia... EX Teresa Arte Actual, Curated by Guillermo Santamarina, Mexico City, Mexico
Lives of the Obscure, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Please don't distort what we had, with Scott Roberts, 7/3 split, Chicago, IL
NADA Fair, 1R Gallery , Miami, FL
Dinosaurs, Los Medeos College, San Francisco, CA
Ensayo, Galeria Comercial, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Stray Show, 7/3 Split and M&M Proyectos, Chicago, IL
2002 PR02 [En Ruta], M&M Proyectos, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Primeras Obras,(curatorial project) Fortaleza 302, San Juan, Puerto Rico
MFA Thesis Show, with Gregg Perkins, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2000 Artists of the New Millennium, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
Multiples 4, NFA/Sportman Bodybuilder, Chicago, IL
Peaceable Kingdom, (curatorial Project) University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wendy Cooper Gallery, Madison, WI
Wisconsin Triennial, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI

Secrets about Goo, Commonwealth Gallery, Curated by Scott Speh, Madison, WI

selected bibliography

2010 Ryan Travis Christian "Interview with José Lerma" April 2010
2009 Allison Gibson "José Lerma" Beautiful/ Decay Magazine : Book 2 "What a Mess!" December 2009
Diethelm Donnerbruch "Kurz und Bundig," Die Welt, October 2009
Pedro Vélez "Report from Milwaukee,", May 2009
Julia Siepman "Sie Zeigten Ubequeme Bilder im Geteilten Berlin" Berliner Morgenpost October 2009
Lori Waxman "Summer Beckons, So Do Shows" Chicago Tribune July 2009
2008 Paddy Johnson "Ink: The Best Non-Basel Fair on Miami Beach" Art Fag City. August 2008
"Best of New York" The L Magazine. July 2008
2007 Modern Painters : The International Art Magazine. March 2007
Art on Paper Magazine : Fourth Annual Prints Review. Vol. 12, no. 2 (November / December 2007)
James Wagner "Famous Adults as Children..." July 2007
Freight + Volume Magazine, Issue 1. Winter 2006 / 2007 "José Lerma and Book Talk" February 2007
2006 "José Lerma at Andrea Rosen" April 2006
Artfagcity "José Lerma, Andrea Rosen Gallery" April 2006
PainterNYC "José Lerma" April 2006
Michelle Weinberg "Import Export" Miami SunPost April 27, 2006
2005 Marta Savaris“ José Lerma, Il Capricorno” Flash Art Italia June-July 2005
Alfredo Sigolo “José Lerma, Galleria Il Capricorno” Exibart (Italy) March 2005
2004 Holland Cotter "Sadie Hawkins Dance" New York Times (June 25) B31
Pedro Vélez "José Lerma at Galeria Comercial," Art Papers 03,04
David Fahl , “These walls can talk” Houston Press, April 15, 2004
2003 Cuauhtemoc Medina, "El Ojo Breve; De Geografias Tropicales," Reforma, Mexico May 19, 54.
Holland Cotter, "Ellen Takata & José Lerma," New York Times, (April 11) :E-37
Fred Camper, "Inspiration on a Budget," Chicago Reader, (March 7):26
Ernesto Pujol, "PR02, Fortaleza 302," Art Nexus 47 no 1
Ross Gortzak,"The Role of the Curator" Published by Leisure Club Mogadishni, Denmark
Rosado-Seijo,Chemi "We Surrender"(catalogue)Published by M&M Proyectos, San Juan Puerto Rico
2002 Pedro Vélez, "Puerto Rican Sun", (November 25)
Haydee Venegas, "Shaking off the Dust" Contemporania No 12 Feb/Apr. Dominican Republic
Raimond Chavez, "Periodico con Patas" Edición Internacional.
María Ines Rodriguez "En Ruta" Centro de, #4
2001 Josh Tyree "Works in Progress" Isthmus (January 19) p. 17
1999 C.R. Gabriel "The Chosen" Isthmus (September 17) p.18
Kevin Lynch "Triennial" Capital Times September 15 p. D1

Jose Lerma
Collage and ink on carpet
157.9 x 115.7 inches
Jose Lerma
Ink on broadloom carpet
95.9 x 72 inches
Jose Lerma
Alfonso XIII
72 x 60 inches
Acrylic on canvas with white silk parachute
Jose Lerma
Oil on Canvas
23 x 23.5 inches