José Lerma

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The Credentialist, 2011 Carpet, Retroreflective Fabric, Acrylic On Canvas Variable © Andrea Rosen Gallery
Untitled, 2007 Oil On Linen H: 20 X W: 16 In © Andrea Rosen Gallery
Diocletian , 2011 Lithography, Relief, Fabric Dye H: 25.8 X W: 25.8 In © Tandem Press
Untitled, 2009 Acrylic, Oil, Cloth, Carpet And Graphite On Canvas Approximately: 78 X 64 Inches © Andrea Rosen Gallery
Spanish revival, 2010 Color Pencil On Paper 24.8 X 18.5 Inches © Andrea Rosen Gallery
The Countess, 2012 Photo Backdrop Paper And Glue Dimensions Variable © Courtesy of the artist and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)
Portrait of Gray and Harris, 2012 Acrylic On Carpet, Speakers, Silicone 25 Feet By 25 Feet © Andrea Rosen Gallery
© Courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery
Installation view © Courtesy of the artist & Roberto Paradise
© Courtesy of the Artist and Andrea Rosen Gallery
detail of Untitled I, center panel, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 120 X 96 In. © Courtesy of the Artists and Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
Quick Facts
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
sculpture, installation
  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