Chronik

1971
Born in Seville, Spain
1994
B.A., Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
1995 – 1997
University of Wisconsin School of Law- Madison
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

Ausstellungen

2013
MCA Chicago, Chicago, IL, “BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works: José Lerma” (solo)
2013
Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom, “Paper”
2013
Van Horn Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany, “Cabinet of Threads”
2013
Misako & Rosen, Tokyo, Japan, “19516 kilometers from Milwaukee or 12126 miles”
2013
Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, “On Painting,”
2012
Ille Arts, Amagansett, NY, “RAW: Andrew Guenther, José Lerma, Liz Markus, Wendy White,”
2012
Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY, “José Lerma & Eddie Martinez”
2012
Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, “Someone Else’s Dream”
2012
Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI, "Idealizing the Imaginary: Invention and Illusion in Contemporary Painting,"
2012
CAM Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, “The Credentialist” (solo)
2011
Paradise Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico, “José Lerma: Jibaro Jizz” (solo)
2011
Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL, “The Lightweight” (solo)
2011
Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL, “Handler: a series of collaborative sculptures presented by John Riepenhoff,”
2011
Kart Wash, Puerto Rico, “De Bayamon a la 15”
2011
Berezdivin Collection, San Juan, Puerto Rico, “Collection Exhibition,” curated by Marysol Nieves
2011
Dodge Gallery, New York, NY, “Go Figure,” curated by Eddie Martinez
2011
Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY, “To Tell the Truth,” curated by Joe Pflieger
2011
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA, “Unfinished Paintings,” curated by Joshua Aster and Kristin Calabrese
2011
Jolie Laide, Philadelphia, PA, “Dirt Don’t Hurt,” curated by Bill Saylor
2011
Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL, “Irritable Abstraction,” curated by Susanne Doremus
2011
The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, “A Person of Color/A Mostly Orange Exhibition” curated by José Lerma
2011
The Hogar Collection, Brooklyn, NY, “Go Figure,”
2010
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, “I am sorry I am Perry,”(solo)
2010
Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain, “Spanish Revival” (solo)
2010
Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY, “Lush Life,” curated by Franklin Evans and Omar Lopez-Chahoud
2010
Can Xalant, Barcelona, Spain, “Museos Portátiles. Parking 101,”
2010
Apex Art, New York, NY, “Don’t Piss on Me and Tell Me It’s Raining,” curated by Bad At Sports
2010
Don’t Projects, Paris, France, “From NY With Love,” curated by Glorimarta Linares
2010
Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, “One For All,”
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)
2009
Galerie Loock/Wohnmaschine, Berlin, Germany, “El Pendejo” (solo)
2009
Green Gallery East, Milwaukee, WI, “Back Room”(solo)
2009
Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “The Green Gallery’s Wallgasm,” curated by John Riepenhoff
2009
Porter Butts Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, “Good News,” curated by Amanda Schmitt
2009
Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL, “Rattled by the Rush,”
2009
Golden Age, Chicago, IL, "Cadaver Corpse," curated by Tessa Perutz
2009
Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA, "Cadaver Corpse," curated by Tessa Perutz
2009
Galeria Candela, San Juan, Puerto Rico, “From NY With Love,” curated by Glorimarta Linares
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