Jose Lerma

Studio Building
Studio Interior
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Studio Location
El Pendejo, (installation shot) acrylic on carpet
El Pendejo (installation shot) Acrylic on Carpet
Caparra (2008) Reflective fabric, washcloth acrylic and foam
Untitled, Foam Blocks Dimensions 10' x 20' x 30'
Fountains (2002)
Artist's Statement

I make paintings and works about paintings, which attempt to collapse the historical and the autobiographical within a single frame.


Born. 1971, Seville, Spain. Solo Exhibitions: Andrea Rosen Gallery, Xavier Hufkens, Arario, South Korea, Marta Cervera, Madrid and Galerie Loock in Berlin. Group Exhibitions: Milwaukee Art Museum, Institute Valecia d’art Modern, Spain, Deste Fountation in Athens, Greece, Museum of Contemporary art, Detroit. Rennasaince Society, Museo del Barrio, Anna Helwing, Angstrom, Rhona Hoffman, ZiherSmith Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Ex-Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, and Loyal Gallery, Sweden. Bibliography New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Berliner Morgenpost, Art Papers, Modern Painters, Artnet, Beautiful Decay, Die Welt, Flash Art, and Art on Paper. Education and Residencies BA Tulane University, MFA University of Wisconsin-Madison, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, CORE program, Museum of Fine Arts Houston