Born in Seville, Spain, 1971
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
Jose Lerma’s work relies on a compendium of mediums, references, and elements that combine his personal history and his extensive academic accolades to his awareness of social history. The artist originally migrated from Spain to Puerto Rico and now lives between Chicago and Brooklyn, and has multiple degrees in law and art. It is his ability to combine and collapse facets of history that is best presented in his works now on view in“I am sorry. I am Perry” at Andrea Rosen.
Jose Lerma discussing his current exhibition, “I am sorry I am Perry” at Andrea Rosen Gallery (Dec. 11, 2010 – Jan. 22, 2011):