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José Lerma

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Seville, Spain

Birth year

Lives in
New York

Works in
New York and Chicago


Tulane University, BA
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002, MFA

Representing galleries
Galeria Roberto Paradise, Andrea Rosen Gallery

installation, sculpture

  1971   Born in Seville, SpainJosé Lerma Biography  

B.A., Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

  1995 - 1997   University of Wisconsin School of Law, Madison, WI  
  1998   School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL  
  2001   M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison  
  2002   M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison (painting)  
  2003   Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME  
  2003   Fortaleza 302 Residency Program, San Juan, PR  
  2004   CORE Residency Program, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX  
  Selected Exhibitions  
  2010   From NY with Love, Don't Projects, Paris  
  2009   Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany  
  2009   'Dark Fair', curated by Scott Reeder and Tyson Reeder, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL  
  2009   'Rattled by the Rush' Galeria Candela, San Juan, Puerto Rico  
  2009   Loock Galerie, Berlin, Germany (solo)  
  2009   'El Pendejo' Green Gallery East, Milwaukee, WI (solo)  
  2008   Galleri Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden, “The Ice Cream Show,” April 11 – May 25, 2008  
  2008   Milwaukee Art Museum, “Selections of the Permanent Collection,” January - April  
  2008   Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium, forthcoming (catalogue)  
  2007   ARARIO Gallery, Seoul, Korea, “Cheonan-si Chungman,” May 25 – June 17 (catalogue)  
  2007   El Museo del Barrio, New York, “5th Bienal, The (S) Files / The Selected Files,” curated by Elvis Fuentes, July 25 – January, 2008 (catalogue)  
  2007   2 Ocean View Lane Amagansett, Long Island, "Dining Room Show", July 21 - July 22, 2007  
  2007   Zieher Smith, New York, NY, “Someday Never Comes,” curated by Eddie Martinez, January 17 – February 17  
  2006   Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain, “VAC colección Valencia arte contemporáneo,” December 21 – February 11, 2006 (catalogue)  
  2006   Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, “The Golden Sea,” April 1 – April 29  
  2005   Monster Painting, McClain Gallery, Houston, TX (catalogue)  
  2005   2005 Core Artists in Residence, The Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX (catalogue)  
  2005   Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium (solo)  
  2005   Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy (solo)  
  2004   Folklore of Our Times, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY (solo)  
  2004   Summer Drawings and Some Are Not, Mixture Contemporary Art, Houston, TX  
  2003   Two Beats Off, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (solo)  
  2003   No Pasa Un Dia... EX Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Mexico  
  2003   Lives of the Obscure, Southfirst Gallery (with Ellen Takata), Brooklyn, NY  
  2003   Please, Don't Distort What We Had..., 7/3 split (with Scott Roberts), Chicago, IL  
  2003   NADA Fair, 1R Gallery , Miami, FL  
  2003   Dinosaurs; Artists Look Back Into the Future, Los Medeos College, San Francisco, CA  
  2003   Ensayo, Galeria Comercial, San Juan, Puerto Rico  
  2003   Stray Show, 7/3 Split and M&M Proyectos, Chicago, IL  
  2002   PR02 [En Ruta], M&M Proyectos, San Juan, Puerto Rico  
  2002   Art Basel Miami Beach, M&M Proyectos, Miami, FL (solo)  
  2000   Artists of the New Millennium, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford IL  
  1999   Wisconsin Triennial, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI  
Recent Exhibits

José Lerma participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2016 Group Exhibition
Kavi Gupta Gallery
Jan, 2016 Everybody
Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
Jan, 2016 Present Standard
Chicago Cultural Center
Dec, 2014 Guaynabichean Odyssey
David Castillo
Jun, 2014 Eric's Trip
Lisa Cooley
May, 2014 La Bella Crisis
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
Click here to see all exhibits for José Lerma
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