Bio

B. 1985 in Dallas, TX

Lives and works in Brooklyn


EDUCATION

2012 - The School of the Art Institute of Chicago - MFA

2007 - University of North Texas - BFA


SOLO/TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017     tba, Bill Brady Gallery. Miami, Florida. 

2016     tba, Tristian Koenig. Melbourne, Australia.

2016     Wet & Wild, Brand New Gallery. Milan, Italy.

2016     Josh Reames + Jose Lerma,  Luis de Jesus. Los Angeles, California.  

2016     Trash Day, Andrew Rafacz Gallery. Chicago, Illinois.

2015     poise in the noise, Josh Lilley Gallery. London, UK.

2015     Time Flies Like a Banana (with Ron Ewert and Greg Ito), Johannes Vogt. New York, New York. 

2015     CO-ED (with Amber Renaye), Oliver Francis Gallery. Dallas, Texas.  

2014     AU NATUREL, Annarumma Gallery. Naples, Italy. 

2014     Suntan (with Alistair Matthews), Moroso Projects. San Francisco, California. 

2014     #PAINTING, Luis de Jesus. Los Angeles, California. 

2013     Tripper, Circuit 12 Contemporary. Dallas, Texas. 

2013     AND, Union League Club. Chicago, Illinois. 

2012     Conventional wisdom (with Ron Ewert), Autumn Space. Chicago, Illinois. 

2011     What LIes beneath (with Deb Sokolow), Good Children Gallery. New Orleans, Louisiana.

2009     Mendeleevian Spectre, Ft. Worth Community Art Center, Ft. Worth, Texas.

2009     Anti-Matter, Darke Gallery, Houston, Texas.


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016     tba, Eric Firestone Gallery. East Hampton, New York. 

2016     New American Paintings, Elmhurst Art Museum. Elmhurst, Illinois. 

2016     Surreal, Koenig Galerie. Berlin, DE.

2016     The Aging Coconut, Roberto Paradise. San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

2016     Imagine, Brand New Gallery. Milan, Italy.

2015     Continuous Surfaces (with Sarah Cwynar, Cole Sayer, and Lukas Geronimas), Andrea Rosen Gallery.    
               New York, New York. 

2015     The Negative Hand, Anonymous Gallery. Mexico City, Mexico

2015     HA HA! Business, Luis de Jesus. Los Angeles, California 

2015     Baudrillard's America, Andrew Rafacz Gallery. Chicago, Illinois.

2015     Five, LVL3. Chicago, Illinois. 

2015     2159 Miles (off-site exhibition curated by Brand New Gallery).  San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2014     The Go Between, Museo Di Capodimonte. Naples, Italy.

2014     Buying Friends, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art. Grand Rapids, Michigan.

2014     Cat Call, 356 Mission. Los Angeles, California. 

2014     Ducks (curated by Ryan Travis Christian), Greenpoint Terminal Gallery. Brooklyn, New York.

2014     All of us together,  Guerrero Gallery. San Francisco, California. 

2014     For Your Eyes Only, Annarumma Gallery. Naples, Italy. 

2013     YOU ARE HERE, The Hole. New York, New York.

2013     Timeshares, LVL3. Chicago, Illinois.

2013     SHIT IS REAL, Devening Projects + Editions, Chicago, Illinois. 

2012     Go to Pieces, Monya Rowe. New York, New York. 

2012     Sea Change, Andrew Rafacz Gallery. Chicago, Illinois. 

2012     WHITE NOISE, Circuit 12 Contemporary. Dallas, Texas. 

2012     Did You See Heaven?, Peregrine Program. Chicago, Illinois. 

2012     PLANTimPLANT, Dittrich & Schlechtriem. Berlin 

2012     Ground Floor 2012, Hyde Park Art Center. Hyde Park, Illinois.

2012     New Curators, New Ideas, Meulensteen. New York, New York.

2012     Issuing Forth, Robert Bills Contemporary. Chicago, Illinois.

2011     PAINTED, (curated by Tyson Reeder), Green Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

2011     Beach Party 4, The Hills Esthetic Center. Chicago, Illinois. 

2011     New New Chicagoans, Co-prosperity Sphere. Chicago, Illinois. 

2011     A Coupling, Hungryman Gallery. Chicago, Illinois. 

2011     Chicago 7, Darke Gallery. Houston, Texas. 

2011     A Healthy Skepticism, Swimming Pool Project Space. Chicago, Illinois. 

2009     2009 Joseph Frasca Memorial Works on Paper Exhibition, Around the Coyote Gallery. Chicago, Illinois.

2009     ArtHouston: Introductions, Darke Gallery, Houston, Texas.

2009     500X Expo 2009, 500X Gallery. Dallas, Texas.


RESIDENCIES

2012      Ox-Bow fall residency. Saugatuck, Michigan (full funding sponsored by Joan Mitchell Foundation)


AWARDS 

2012      Lucie Hartrath Scholarship

2011      Juror's pick - New American Paintings, Midwest Edition #95

2011      Joseph/Emily Gidwitz Scholarship                                                                                    

2010      Club Choice Award, Union League Club of Chicago - Civic & Arts Foundation                      

2010      SAIC Incentive Scholarship, Chicago, Illinois                                                                        


PRESS/PUBLICATION

2016     Crave, review of Josh Reames + Jose Lerma,  by Nicole Borgenicht

2016     Artillery Magazine, review of Josh Reames + Jose Lerma, by Abdul Mazid

2016     Artcritical, review of Josh Reames + Jose Lerma, by Daniel Gerwin

2015     Artnews, interview by Alexi Jenis

2015     Patron Magazine, "The Visiting Resident",  by Chris Byrne

2015     Hyperallergic, review of DOGS CHASE BALLS, by Kate Sierzputowski

2015     Newcity, review of DOGS CHASE BALLS, by Erin Toale

2014     Artnews, review of Ducks, by John Chiaverina

2013     Bad at Sports, Smart Painting: an Interview with Josh Reames, by Kevin Blake

2013      SFAQ, In Regards to Vacation, by Vincent Uribe (interview)

2013     D Magazine, review of TRIPPER by Peter Simek

2013     Chicago Magazine

2013      New American Paintings, by Arthur Pena (interview)

2013      Monarch Daily, by Anna Russett (interview)

2013      New American Paintings, review of Timeshares by Stephanie Cristello

2012      Chicago Tribune, by Claudine Ise

2012      Artslant, by Charlie Schultz

2012      Sixty Inches from Center, by Dana Bassett

2012      ArtInfo, by Chloe Wyma

2012      artcritical.com, by DeShawn Dumas

2012      Catalog for  New Curators, New Ideas at Meulensteen

2012      Catalog for Ground Floor 2012 at Hyde Park Art Center

2012      ThirdCoast Digest, by Judith Ann Moriarty

2011      Beautiful/Decay.com, by Ryan Travis Christian

2011      InvadeNOLA.com, by Benjamin Strauss

2011      Fnewsmagazine.com, by Jennifer Swann

2011      New American Paintings, Midwest Edition #95

2011      Time Out Chicago, critic's pick for A Coupling at Hungryman Gallery                                 

2011      Bad at Sports, Top 5 Weekend Picks for A Coupling at  Hungryman Gallery        

2011      Chicagoartreview.com, spotlight of A Coupling by Steve Ruiz                         

2011      Chicagonow.com,  review of A Healthy Skepticism by Stephanie Burke         

2011      Bad at Sports, Top 5 Weekend Picks for A Healthy Skepticism             

2010      New American Paintings, Midwest Edition #89     

2009      Artist of the Month, Moderndallas.net, by Jeff Levine                


WRITING

2013      Josh Smith // Luhring Augustine, THE SEEN (web)

2013      Joshua Abelow // James Fuentes, THE SEEN (web)

2013      catalogue essay for Imaginary Friends: Geoffrey Todd Smith and Matt Irie, Northern Illinois University

2012      Geoffrey Todd Smith at Western Exhibitions, New American Paintings (web)

2012      Expo Chicago: recap, New American Paintings (web) 

2012      catalogue essay for New shoe 4 you: Recent works by T.J. Donovan, Dakota State University

2012      Sweet Water: Carl Baratta at Lloyd Dobler Gallery, New American Paintings (web)

2012      Joshua Abelow at Devening Projects + Editions, New American Paintings (web)

2011      Andrew Falkowski at Andrew Rafacz Gallery,  New American Paintings (web)

2011     Scott Reeder at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago, New American Paintings (web)

2011     Ryan Travis Christian at Western Exhibitions, New American Paintings (web)

     

LECTURES

2014     California College of the Arts, San Francisco

2014     Northeastern Illinois University 

2011     Northpark University