José Lerma

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


Museo de Arte Contemporaneo San Juan, Puerto Rico 

La Bella Crisis Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
José Lerma and Josh Smith, Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas, TX
Gloriosa Superba, Kavi Gupta CHICAGO, Chicago, IL
Robusto Parasito Roberto Paradise, San Juan, PR

Jose Lerma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
ARCO Solo projects (with Hector Madera), Madrid, Spain

The Credentialist, Museum of Contemporary Art, Raleigh, NC
Eddie Martinez and Jose Lerma, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY 
Jibaro Jizz, Roberto Paradise Gallery, San Juan, PR

The Lightweight, Western Exhibtions, Chicago, IL

I am Sorry I am Perry, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY 
Spanish Revival, Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain 

El Pendejo, Galerie Loock, Berlin, Germany
José Lerma, Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

José Lerma: Paintings, Arario Gallery, Seoul, South Korea (catalogue) 
José Lerma: New Prints, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX

The Golden Sea, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

José Lerma, Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
José Lerma, Galeria Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy

Folklore of Our Times, Andrea Rosen Gallery, Gallery Two, New York, NY

Two Beats Off, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
As if Accepting Defeat, Galería Comercial, Santurce, PR
Anne Schaacte and José Lerma, 1R Gallery, Chicago, IL
Please, Don’t Distort What We Had (with Scott Roberts), 7/3 Split Gallery, Chicago, IL 

Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Institutions Project Room, M&M Proyectos, Miami, FL 
Lives of the Obscure, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn NY
MFA Thesis Show, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America, Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Paper, Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom (catalogue) 
The System of Objects, Curated by Andreas Angelidakis, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece (catalogue)
19516 Kilometers from Milwaukee, Misako & Rosen, Tokyo, Japan 
On Painting Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Gran Palma, Canarias, Spain (catalogue)
Cabinet of Threads, Galerie Van Horn, Dusseldorf, Germany
Tandem Press: 25 Years, Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI (catalogue)
Museo Segovia Lobillo, Malaga, Spain (catalogue)
Impresiones Relieves y Resonacias, University of Puerto Rico, Cayey, PR
Swamp Edgar Alan Poe, Park Center, Bronx, NY, Curated by Kari Adelaide
O te Peinas o te Haces Rolos, La Productora, Santurce, PR
Pushing It; Innovative Approaches in Printmaking, Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Roberto Paradise, Josh Lilley Gallery, London, United Kingdom 
Pasiones Contemporaneas, Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico, curated by Maria de la Serna
The Way In, Popular Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico Curated by Io Carrion
Someone Else’s Dream, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, Curated by John Mckinnon 
Idealizing the Imaginary, Oakland U. Art Museum, MI (catalogue)
Chiquitolina, La Quince, San Juan, Puerto Rico , Curated by Jorge Roman
Handler, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL, Curated by John Rippenhoff
Michelle Grabner: The Inova Survey, Inova, UW-Milwaukee, WI, Curated by John Rippenhoff
Where My Cones At?, Double Break, San Diego, CA, Curated by Ryan Travis Christian
Raw Ille, Fine Arts Amagansett, NY, Curated by Liz Markus 
Material Breach, Art Amalgamated, New York, NY

Unfinished Paintings, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), CA, Curated by Kristin Calabrese
Go Figure, Dodge Gallery, New York, NY, Curated by Eddie Martinez
Green Gallery at 47 Canal, 47 Canal, New York, NY 
Irritable Abstraction, Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL, Curated by Suzane Doremus
Painting…Expanded, Espacio 1414 Santurce, PR, Curated by Marisol Nieves
Dirt Don’t Hurt, Jolie Laide, Philadelphia, PA Curated by Bill Saylor
Espacio Entre Medio, Chemi’s Room, San Juan, PR 
1ra Bienal Tropical, Loiza, Puerto Rico, Curated by Pablo Leon De la Barra
To tell the Truth, Monya Rowe Gallery, Curated by Joe Pfleiger, New York, NY
De Bayamon a La 15, Cart Wash, Santurce, Puerto Rico

Lush Life, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY, Curated by Franklin Evans, Omar Lopez Chahoud
Don’t Piss on my Leg and Tell me it’s Raining, Apex Art, New York, NY
Museos Portatiles, Parking 01 Can Xalant, Contemporary Center, Barcelona, Spain
One for all, Trinity University, Curated by Jessica Halonen, San Antonio, TX
From NY with Love, Don’t Projects, Curated by Glorimarta Linares, Paris, France
Mobile Updates, Sloane, New York, NY, Curated by Amanda Schmittt
Go Figure, The Hogar Collection, Brooklyn, NY
The Power of Selection III, Western Exhibitions, Curated by Travis Chrisitan, Chicago IL
One Degree, Middlesex College, Edison, NJ Curated by Joe Pfleiger and Phillip Vanderhayden

Submerging Artists, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Curated by General Store, Cologne, Germany 
Wallgasm, Angstrom Gallery, Curated by John Riepenhoff, Los Angeles, CA
From New York with Love, curated by Glori Linares, Candela Gallery, San Juan, PR 
Rattled by the Rush, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL
Objet Petit A, Spoke (With Crisitina Tufino), Curated by Matthew Dupont, Chicago, IL
Good News, Curated by Amanda Schmitt, Porter Butts Gallery University of Wisconsin-Madison
Cadaver Corpse, Space 1028, Curated by Tessa Perutz, Chicago IL

Learning by Doing, curated by Alison de Lima Greene, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX (catalogue)
Works from the Permanent Collection, Milwaukee Art Museum, WI
En Sus Marcas, curated by Rebeca Noriega, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, PR (catalogue)
NY Motion 1.0, curated by Elvis Fuentes and Paco Cano, Instituto Cervantes, New York, NY (catalogue)
Alogon, Alogon Gallery, curated by Gaylen Gerber, Chicago, IL 
Ice Cream Show, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden 
Selected Works, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
It’s Not What You Know, It’s Who You Know, (Neutral Capital Collection) Samson Projects, Boston, MA 

The S Files, curated by Elvis Fuentes, Museo del Barrio, New York, NY (catalogue) 
STUFF, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Collection of Burt Aron, Detroit, MI
VAC Colección Valencia Arte Contemporaneo, Institute Valencia d’art Modern, Spain (catalogue)
Cerca Series (with Neutral Capital Collection), Lui Velazquez Gallery, Tijuana, Mexico 
Someday Never Comes, curated by Eddie Martinez, Ziehersmith Gallery, New York, NY
New Labor ( as part of Neutral Capital Collection), Leroi Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, NY
Cerca Series (with Neutral Capital Collection), Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA
Second Annual Dining Room Show, sponsored by Andrea Rosen Gallery, Amaganssett, NY
Passport to the Arts, Sponsored by The New Yorker, the Xchange, New York , NY

Farewell to Icon, curated by Maya Schindler and Karl Haendel, Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Panic Room, curated by Jeffrey Deitch & Kathy Grayson, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece (catalogue)
Constant Disturbance, curated by Jean Moreno, Centro Cultural Español, Miami, FL
Exposición de Apertura, curated by Julieta Gonzales, Espacio 1414, Santurce, PR
Fresh (auction), Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL 
The Lovers (in collaboration with Jesus Bubu Negron), Canada Gallery, New York, NY
2x2, (auction) Dallas Museum of Art, TX

Curvaceous, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
Alice Neel Project, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY 
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL 
Monster Painting, Mclain Gallery, Houston, TX (catalogue)
CORE, Glassell School of Arts, Houston, TX (catalogue)

American Violence: Peter Saul and José Lerma, Glandier & Byrne, Paris, France
Sadie Hawkins Dance, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Summer Drawings Some Are Not, curated by Lisa Cooley, Mixture Contemporary Art, Houston, TX
CORE, Glassell School of Arts, Houston, TX (catalogue)

Dinosaurs, Los Medanos College, Oakland, CA
Ensayo, Galeria Comercial, San Juan, PR
Lives of the Obscure, curated by Amalia Culp, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
No Pasa Un Dia..., curated by G. Santamarina, EX-Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Mexico (catalogue)

PR02 [En Ruta], curated by Michelle Marxuach, M&M Proyectos, San Juan, PR (catalogue)

Teeter-Totter, HUB Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Catapult, Whatcom Museum of Art, Bellingham, WA
Artists of the New Millennium, juried by James Yood, Rockford Museum of Art, Rockford, IL (catalogue)

Triennial, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, WI (catalogue)
Secrets about Goo, curated by Scott Roberts, Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI 

School of the Art institute of Chicago, Assistant Professor, Painting and Drawing Department

Vermont Studio Center, Visiting Artist

College Art Association Conference, Chicago IL, Panelist

Yale University, New Haven, CT Visiting Critic.
College Art Association Conference, “The Elastic Frontier” New York, panelist.
Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago Speaker, Chicago , IL
Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA Visiting Artists
Expo Chicago, Speaker.Chicago, IL (Upcoming)

Virginia Commonwealth University, Ricmond, VA Visiting Artist
American University, Washington D.C. Visiting Artists and Juror for Alumni Prize
Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh Artists Talk
Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Artist Talk

Columbia University, New York City, NY, Visiting Artists
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Valencia, CA Visiting Artists
Hunter College, City University of New york, NY Visiting Artist.
INK Fair, Miami FL, IL Guest Speaker
Milwaukee Instute of Art and Design, Viisiting Artist 
Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY, Visiting Artist
Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, Visiting Artist 
Northern Illinois Universtity, Chicago, Il Visiting Artist
Vermont College of Fine Arts, instructor 
Ox-Bow Artist Residency, Summer Faculty

Hunter College, City University of New York, NY, Visiting Artist
Ox-Bow Artists Residency, Michigan, Visiting Artist

Maryland Institute College of Art, Hoffberger School, Visiting Artist
Glassell School of Art, Houston, TX, Panelist for CORE 25 years
Universidad de Puerto Rico, Juror for Pintura Ahora at the Francisco Oller Gallery
University of Tampa, FL, Visiting Artist
Escuela de Artes Plásticas, San Juan, PR, Visiting Artist
Bennington College, VT, Visiting Artist
New York University, New York, NY Graduate Committee Panelist

Milwaukee Art Museum, Panelist for A Hunger for Images. Moderated by Joe Ketner and Michelle Grabner

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, Guest Lecturer, Painting Department
Teacher Institute Contemporary Art, Art institute of Chicago, Visiting Artist
New York University, NY Visiting Artist
Tandem Press, Madison WI, Visiting Artist
Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI, Guest Lecturer 
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Visiting Artist, Graduate Painting Department 

University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, Visiting Artist, Graduate Painting Department
Rice University, Houston, TX, Panelist for Monster Painting. Moderated by Claudia Schmuckli

Art Institute of Chicago, Painting Discussion Panelist. Moderated by Douglas Fogle
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, Visiting Artist, Graduate Painting Department
Rice University, Houston TX, Visiting Artist

Escuela de Artes Plásticas, San Juan, PR, Adjunct Professor, Painting Department

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Instructor of Record, Drawing Department


International Association of Art Critics, (PR) Best Gallery Show of 2012 
“Best of ARCO” By ABC “El Cultural” Spain.
“Must See Exhibits of the Season” Huffingtong Post, National Edition Summer 2013

Newcitys’s list of the 50 most influential Chicago artists. 
Featured on the front page of The Huffington Post’ arts section.
Best of Art Basel Miami, “Vice Magazine”

Chosen as one of the 10 best Exhibitions of 2012 New York’s “L Magazine”

United States Fellow Nominee

Wisconsin Alumnus, Forward Under Forty Award

Chosen for the 4th Annual New Prints Review, Art on Paper Magazine

Louis Comfort Tiffany Award Nominee
Eliza Randall Prize, Houston, TX

Skowhegan Fellowship, Maine 2003

AOF Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Samson Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Wisconsin Law Review

LEO Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Law 

A Person of Color/ A mostly Orange Exhibition, Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Laughing as a Young Man, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

Famous Adults as Children, Famous Children as Adult, Monya Rowe Gallery, NY 

Primer festival de la Chiringa Pendeja El Morro, San Juan, PR 

Primeras Obras Fortaleza 302/MM Proyectos San Juan, PR 

Peaceable Kingdoms University of Wisconsin-Madison

Saatchi Collection, London
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX
Miwaukee Art Museum, WI
Chazen Museum of Art, WI
Arario Collection, Seoul, South Korea
Aby Rosen, New York, NY
Phillip Isles, New York, NY
Dakkis Joannou, Athens, Greece 
Fidelity Investments, NY
Colección VAC, Valencia, Spain
A. De la Cruz Collection, PR
Phillara Collection, Dusseldorf, Germany
Colección Berezdivin, Santurce, PR 
Coleccion Cesar y Mima Reyes, San Juan, PR

Simek, Peter, D Magazine, “5 Art Openings (That Aren’t the Art Fair) That You Can’t Miss This Weekend.” April 09
Miller, Chris, NewCity, “Review: José Lerma/Kavi Gupta Gallery.” April 07
The Seen, “Fighting the War on Both Sides.” March 11
New York Times Style Magazine, “Art Matters | San Juan’s New Wave.” March 10
Rivera, Tatiana Pérez, El Nuevo Dia “Gobernadores que suben y bajan” February 21
Abelow, Joshua, Art Blog Art Blog, “Jose Lerma: Gloriosa Superba @ Kavi Gupta Chicago opens Feb 22nd, 2014” February 20

Brooks, Katherine Huffington Post “Summer Art Preview; Must-See Exhibits of the Season” May 22
Bound, Robert, Monocle “All the World’s a Page” June 18 
Hamilton, Adrian The Independent “Paper View” June 18
Frank, Pricilla “Jose Lerma’s Patron Portraits Come to MCA” Huffington Post july 7
Rose, Amy Metro (U.K.) “Paper is Patchy but Worth Watching” Jun 19 
Cristello, Stephanie, “Jose lerma at the MCA Chicago” New American Paintings Blog July 10
Egan, John “Paper Unfolds Beautifully at the Saatchi Gallery” June 19
El Mundo/El Cultural. (Spain) “Lo Mejor de Arco” 2013 Feb. 15
Chin, Andrea “Larger Than Life Paper Bust” Designboom Aug 16
Smeyne,, Rebecca Papermag “More from Frieze New York: May 15
McLaren, Leah, “What can we learn from the face of a child” The Globe and Mail (Canada) Jun 21
Sethi, Shreya “Portrait of the Artists: Jose Lerma” Newcity July 2 
Tubella, Patricia “El papel como una de las Bellas Artes El Pais (Spain) June 30
Modern Painters “Paper Fetish, Celebrating Pulp” June 
Drouard, Elodie “Un Oeil Sur L’actu” June18
Trenas, Mila Vanguardia (Mexico) “El Arte Latinoamericano Una de las Apuestas Fuertes de Arco” Feb. 15
D’Acosta, Sema, EL Mundo/ El Cultural “Pintura Centrifugada” May 24
McFadden, Ronan “Paper at the Saatchi gallery” Jul 13
Luke, Ben London Evening Standard “Paper, Saatchi Gallery” 
Street, Ben “Paper at Saatchi Gallery includes 2 Puertorrican Artists” June23
Martorell, Carlos, ARCO 2013, (Spain) “Artistas Emergentes Acaparan ARCO” Feb. 17
Arkharova, Katerina “Paper Incarnation” BBC Russian Jun 22
Price, Josephine, “Saatchi Gallery- Paper” Idol Magazine Aug.
“José Lerma” Rubymag (Argentina) issue 65
Karpova, Anastasia “MCA Chicago, José Lerma” The Seen, Aug, 29
Asimpres (Chile) “Exposición en Londres Busca Reivindicar Rol del Papel” July 2
Martinez, Lorraine “Artistas Puertorriqueños en el Museo Saatchi, Londres, June16
Fischman, Elly “18 Great Museum Exhibits to see in July” June 28
Jose Lerma- “Mixed media knows no bounds” Feb.7
Virago, Emanuela “Paper Works at the Saatchi Gallery” Living Cool Journal july 26
Orts, Olav El Faro Digital (Spain) “Papel Como te Amo” July 3
Kharas, Jodie Pages (UK) “Paper Saatchi Gallery July 22
Lohe, Herman “På Saatchi Gallery i London” Volym (Sweden) Aug 21 
“Paper at Saatchi Includes two Puerto Rican Artists “Upsrising Art June 23
Matejka, Ivan “Letní výstavy: Papír v Londýně” Literární Noviny (Czech Republic) Aug 25
Perez Rivera, Tatiana “Bajo Fuego ARCO 2013” El Nuevo DIa Feb 13
“Artistas Boricuas Llevan su Talento a Madrid” El Vocero , Feb 6
Topbas, Hatice “Dev Kagit Bustler” Architecture of Life (Turkey) 
Marchant, Sebastian “Utilizando el Papel como Materia Escultorica” Catalogo Diseño Aug 18
Parker, Alison “Paper Busts by Lerma and Madera” Aug 21
“Dos Artistas Puertorriqueños Exponen en Museos del Exterior” El Vocero Jul 23
Inveroart “Paper”, Aug 29
“Expone en Prestigiosa Feria Internacional, ARCO Madrid “ Feb 02
“El Arte de Gran Formato, Piezas que Hablan de la Vida” (Argentina) Feb 15
Hall, Jaela “Jose Lerma at the MCA” Arts Alive (Loyola University), Chicago) July 16 “RzeŹbione W Papierze” (Poland) Aug 18
“Dos Artistas Boricuas Exhiben en el Exterior” July 31
“Chicago Works: Jose Lerma” Wall Street International July 30
Heyman, Marshall “Wall as Artworks” Wall Steet Journal July 30
Bonoan, Christian “Jose Lerma” Mechanical Dummy July 30th
“Chicago Works: Jose Lerma” MensBook Summer 2013 p.20
Requejo, Javier “Bustos de Papel” Spanish Design Aug 19
Diaz, Javier “Canarias a Mil Pinceladas por Minuto” ABC (spain) March 12
Diamond, Katy “Contemporary Art is Alive in the Hamptons” Flash Art Aug 20
Phillipson, Alice “Saatchi Art Collection up for Sale” The Telegraph (UK) Aug 2 
Perez, Tatiana “Retrato de la Ironia en Chicago” El Nuevo Dia (Puerto Rico) aug 27
Foire ARCO Madrid” Feb. 15
“Puertorriqueños en la Saatchi Gallery de Londres”. 80 Grados Jun 14
“Invade al ARCO Madrid el arte de gran format
“Soil Flowers” Tampa Review, U. of Tampa Press Aug. P.60

Markus, Liz “Caricatured Madness; Jose Lerma” Huffington Post, May 31
“Material Breach” The New Yorker Magazine Nov. Dec. 1
Rosenberg, Karen “Another Fair Makes a Debut “ The New York Times May 4
Gazin, Nick “My Week In Art Basel”
Yablonsky, Linda “Close Encounters” April, 12
Foumberg, Jason, “The Art 50, Chicago’s Artists’ Artist”, September 19 
Lezama, Manuel “Jose Lerma at Roberto Paradise” Artnexus, Issue 84 June-Aug
Singh A. “Jose Lerma: On Our New York Watchlist” Feb. 27
Leonard, Julie “Canvases come Unhinged at Raleigh Exhibit” News Observer , June 16th
White, Amy “Jose Lerma’s Parables of Power Failure” July 18
Donovan, Bill “ Eddie Martinez and Jose Lerma in the Hamptons” Beautiful Decay, Aug 27
Haas, Cherie “Exhibitions: Winslow Homer and Jose Lerma” Sept.
Sondkin, Jay Art Daily Newsletter May 21
Ventiera, Sara “Five Freaky Exhibits at NADA” Cultist Dec 7
Strom, Sharon “Puerto Rico Comes to London” 19 July 2012 
Rodriguez, Nicole “Alter Ego, Roberto Paradise” July 26
White, Ellen T. “Opinion: Emerging? Established? The East Hampton Star, Aug 21
Aronstein, A.J. “Someone Else’s Dream/ Hyde Park Art Center” New City Feb 14
Kopie, Jeffrey “Where’s the Art At? “ New York Observer july30
Sebastianelli, Fabio “Roberto Paradise” File Magazine July 16 
Kimball, Whitney “This Week’s Must See Openings” The L Magazine Aug 6 
Lima, Ben “Dallas Art Fair: A Guide for Beginners” D Magazine April 13
Halperin, Julia “Unpretentious Dallas Art Fair Kicks Off”, April 13
Laster, Paul “Dallas Art Fair” Art In, April, 13
Greenberg, Blue “IN Exhibit Chaos Comes Together” The Herald Sun May 22
Maximov, Marc “The Credentialist” 
“CAM Raleigh presents: Jose Lerma; Museum Premiere” May 10
Myrland, Susan “A First-Timers Look at Art Basel and Miami Art Week” San Diego Union Tribune Dec. 8 
Pas un Autre “Jose Lerma and Eddie Martinez” Aug 28
Correa, Ginger, “Jose Lerma: Entre el Arte la HIstoria y la Politica” Aug 30
“Will Comparasion Shopping hurt VIP Paper?” Art Fag City
Landes, Jennifer “The Art Scene” The East Hampton Star Aug 9
Blouin Artinfo 100 “Notable NYC Openings” Aug 17
Kuennen, Joel “Chicago’s Moment” Sept 19
Ruiz Gretchen “La Comunidad Artistica Internacional Se Reune En Miami” Dec. 27 
Noticel “Artistas Puertorriqueños se Lucen en Feria Internacional de Arte” Dec 07
80 Grados “Jovenes Boricuas Exhiben en Londres” July 13
Perez, Tatiana “Retornan los que se Fueron” El Nuevo dia April 25
Gonzalez Bolivar, Janet “Mirada al Arte Contemporaneo” Primera Hora April 26 
“Carpet Art and Solar Form” July 13
Ortiz Emanuelli, Lucia “Brilla el Arte Local” 

Johnson, Paddy “10 Artists Who Deserve Solo Shows at the New Museum” The L Magazine Jan. 5
Israel, Matthew, “Jose Lerma”,Critics Pick, January
Mckinnon, John “ Stealing from Oneself” Art Papers (December)
Wohn, Joseph A. “Jose lerma, I am Sorry I am Perry” Time Out New York (Critic’s Pick) Jan 20-26 
Johnson, Paddy “The 10 Best Exhibitions of 2012” The L Magazine, Dec. 21
Critic’s Pick, “Jose Lerma at Andrea Rosen Gallery” Time Out New York
Johnson, Paddy, “What I Like in a Show, Nippleclamps and Pinecone Erections”The L Magazine Feb. 2
Ritchie, Abraham “Best Chicago Art of 2011” Huffington Post, Dec. 30
Schmitt, Amanda, “Featured Artist: Jose Lerma” (interview) Artcards. Jan. 5
Ruiz, Steve “The Heavyweight” Artslant April,9 
Garza, Evan J. “Striking a Chord With Portraiture” New American Paintings/blog Jan 21
Leon delaBarra, Pablo “Jose Lerma at Roberto Paradise” Center for the Aesthetic Revolution Dec 9
Acevedo Carla, “Jose Lerma at Andrea Rosen”
Winchester, Thomas “I am Sorry I am Perry” Jan,7
Dennis, Ely Acevedo “Roberto Paradise Estrena con Artista Premiado”, Dec 30
Manlove, Paul “Jose Lerma” Morrison Gallery, Penn State 
New american paintings blog “Must-see painting shows: January” Jan ,6
Pollock, Maika “A Man In Full” The New York Observer Sep. 28 
Hamada, Jeff “Jose Lerma” Booooooom!.com Jan 25
Zelinskie, Ashley “A person of Color Curated by José Lerma” Curbs and Jan 24 
The 22 Magazine “Jose Lerma” Oct. 14 
Segarra, Abdiel “Exhibicion de Jose Lerma en Roberto Paradise” Conboca
Whatspace, (Denmark)” Jose Lerma”, January
“An Orange Exhibit at the Green Gallery” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel March 3
“Jose Lerma at Roberto Paradise “ Center for the Aesthetic Revolution Dec. 10 

Gibson, Allison, “Interview with Jose Lerma”, Beautiful Decay Book 2 What a mess p.12
Pozuelo, Abel “Lerma, Delicioso Embrollo” El Mundo/ El Cultural Oct. 1 p. 32 (Spain)
Smith, Mary, “Caricatures of reality by Jose Lerma” Dec,20
Zarza, Victor, Lo Util de Naufragar ABC (Spain) Oct 16, 2010 (Spain)
Christian, Ryan, Interviews Jose Lerma” 
Jose Lerma “Obra y Palabra” Art.Es #36/ 37 (Spain)
Jose Lerma Vision (youthvision Magazine) September (China)
Shirley, Isabel “interview with Justin Berry” Art/Value/Currency
Anspon, Catherine “Dallas Art Fair” Papercity 5 February
Atwell, Wendy, “One for All” Might Be Good, Issue 144, March 
Christian, Ryan “Jose Lerma” April 26
Garcia, Garcia, Oscar “Jose Lerma, Galeria Marta Cervera” Artnotes n.33 (Spain)
Barragan, Paco, “Dialogues for a New Millenium”
Artczar “Talking to Jose Lerma “, June 10
“Spanish Revival de Jose Lerma” Arte Contexto, Agenda Semanal (Spain) 
“Pintura, Dibujo y Colectivas,” Arte Sept 23 (Spain) 
Williams. Chris, “Jose Lerma” Beautiful Dec. 2
Catalogue for “ Museos portatitles” Can Xalant Contemporary Center (Spain)
“Lerma Exhibe en la Galeria Marta Cervera en España”, Oct 12.(Puerto Rico) 

Donnerbruch, Diethelm “Kurz und Bundig; Galerie Loock, Jose Lerma” Die Welt, 9 Oct. (Germany)
Lorente, Jesus Pedro “La Sombra Contemporanea de Goya” Numero 33 (Spain)
Siepman,Julia “Sie Zeigten Unbequeme Bilder im Geteilten Berlin” Berliner Morgenpost 26 Oct. (Germany) 
Waxman, Lori “Summer Beckons, so do Shows” Chicago Tribune 03, July, 2009
Chicago Art Review “Seven artists of the Week” Dec. 17 2009
Qp ferdach, “Kunstkiez Potsdamer Strasse” Tip Berlin 17 Sept. 2009 (Germany)
Apple, Lauri. “Pinatas!” The Chicagoist. 26 Aug. 2009. 09 
Vélez, Pedro. “Report from Milwaukee.” May 2009. 
Otero, Carlos Antonio. “Paso a Paso con José Lerma.” Naufragio de las Palabras, 01 May 2009. 09 Sept. 
Born, Kathryn Chicago Now “From Soto at MCA to Rohna Hoffman to Vespine” 25, July 09 2009 
“Artistas espanoles con galerias extrangeras en FIAC”, 11, Nov, 2009 (Spain)
Moriarty, Judith. “Around Town With Bones.” Third Coast Digest. 30 March 2009 

Vélez, Pedro. “En Sus Marcas” El Boxscore. 03 Oct. 2008. 09 Sept. 2009. 
“Forward Under 40: The Art of Change: José Lerma.” Forward Under 40. Wisconsin Alumni Winter 2008
Johnson, Paddy. “Art Basel in July: Ink: The Best Non Basel Fair on Miami Beach.” Art Fag City. 28 Aug. 
“Best Unintented Artworks.” The L Magazine. 30 July 2008
LaRoi, Heather. “Honoring Young Alumni: The Wisconsin Alumni Association Will Honor Recent Graduates
Who Have Already Made A Difference in the World.” The Local: 28 Feb. 2008. 
Modern Painters. The International Art Magazine: The Feminist Issue. March 2007.
Acevedo, Teresa “Puerto Rico lo Hace Mejor” Artes Leiloes (Portugal) April P.45
Figueroa, Alexis, “Acosta, Figoli, Marin y Sagrado” Trance Liquido April 11 2008 

Ruiz-Rivas Aguado, Tomás. “Micromuseos 2006-2007. 09 Sept
Rexer, Lyle. “Equipo Crónica at Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Spain.” 
Art on Paper Magazine. 4th Annual Prints Review. Vol. 12, no. 2 (November/December), pg. 73.
Suwon Art Center, Korea Newsletter. Vol.15, Summer, p. 50 (South Korea)
Premiere Magazine. José Lerma, Arario Gallery (South Korea)
Financial News. José Lerma, Arario Seoul May 5 (South Korea)
Stocking, Jacob. “Gallery Night Has Record 51 Sites.” 03 May 2007. 09 Sept. 2009. 
“Painting Now: Hunger for Images” with Brad Kahlhamer and Fred Tomaselli Milwaukee Art Museum. Dec. 
“Naked Snowman.” Art Moco. 27 June 2007. 14 August 2008 
Wagner, James. “Famous Adults as Children…” 23 July 2007. 09 Sept. 2009. 
“La Pintura Humoristica y Neurotica de José Lerma.” 30 June 2007. 
“José Lerma : Art About Other Things.” Tandem Press. Spring 2007. 09 Sept. 2009, pp. 4-5.
Cass, Brendan & José Lerma. “Brendan Cass Interviews José Lerma / José Lerma Interviews Brendan 
Cass.” Freight + Volume Magazine, Issue 1 Winter 2006 / 2007, pg. 107.
Perez, Juan “Boricuas Invaden Miami” El Nuevo Dia Dec. 12 2007
Biczel Nelson, Dorota. Susceptible to Images. 09 Sept. Milwaukee Art Museum
Lerma, José. “Episode 77: Jose Lerma & Book Talk!”Bad at Sports. 17 Feb. 2007

Browder, Amanda. “José Lerma at Andrea Rosen” in “Episode 32: Bad At Sports 09 April 2006. 
Johnson, Paddy. “Wanna See Some More Art? The Rest of the Piecemeal”. Art Fag City. 01 April 2006. 
“José Lerma.” PaintersNYC. 19 April 2006. 
Tully, Judd. “Art Basel 37: Day One Sales: Fast & Furious.” 13 June 2006. 
Carroll, Sean. “Tasty Tread: ArtHouston: Massive Attack.” Glasstire (Texas Visual Art Online). Aug. 2006.

Michelle Weinberg “Import Export” Miami Sun Post, 27 April 2005.
Martir, Wanda, “Huella Boricual en el Art Basel” El Nuevo Dia, 30 June 2005. (Puerto Rico)
Savaris, Marta “José Lerma, Il Capricorno” Flash Art Italia June-July (Italy)
Sigolo, Alfredo. “José Lerma: Galleria Il Capricorno.” 04 March 2005.. (Italy)
Sean Carroll, “CORE resident art show” Houston Free Press No. !5
Johnson, Paddy. “Gabriel Orozco; Version 2005.” Art Fag City. 22 Nov. 2005. 

Cotter, Holland. “Art in Review; ‘Sadie Hawkins Dance’.” The New York Times. 25 June 2004. 
Vélez, Pedro. “José Lerma at Galeria Comercial,” Art Papers 03, 04, pg. 58.
Fahl, David. “These Walls Can Talk.” Houston Press. 15 April 2004. 24 Aug 

Cuauhtemoc Medina, “El Ojo Breve; De Geografias Tropicales,” Reforma, May 19 (Mexico)
Venegas, Haydee. “Identity, Alterity and Travestism.” Art, minorities and majorities – Dakar July (2003
Cotter, Holland. “’First Steps’; Ellen Takata and José Lerma; Tara Donovan.” The New York Times. 11 April 
Camper, Fred. “Inspiration on a Budget: Scott Roberts and José Lerma at Seven Three Split.” 06 March 
Pujol, Ernesto. “New Spaces”Art Nexus Vol. 47, no 1, pg.15.
Ross Gortzak, “The Role of the Curator.” Published by Leisure Club Mogadishni, (Denmark)
Chemi Rosado-Seijo, “We Surrender” (catalogue). Published by M&M Proyectos, (Puerto Rico)
Modenesi, Jennifer. “Qurky Exhibit Goes Back to the Future.” The Contra Costa Times. 24 October 2003. 

Vélez, Pedro. “Puerto Rican Sun.” Aug. 2002. 09 Sept. 2009
Venegas, Haydee. “Shaking Off the Dust.” Contemporánea. (February 2002). (Dominican Republic).

Tyree, Josh. “Works in Progress” Isthmus. Madison, WI. 19 Jan. 2001, pp. 17-18.

New American Paintings, MFA Edition. 2000. 13 July 2003. 

Gabriel, C.R. “The Chosen: Wisconsin Triennial.” Isthmus. 17 Sept.1999, pp. 17-18.
Lynch, Kevin. “Triennial.” Capital Times. 15 September 1999, pg. D1.

CORE Residency Program, Glassell School, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME
Fortaleza 302 Residency Program, San Juan, PR

M.F.A., M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

University of Wisconsin School of Law, Madison, WI 

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