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b. 1985, Dallas, TX
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


EDUCATION
2012 MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2007 BFA, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2017
business as usual, PM/AM, London, UK
tba, Luis de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
the ants are my friends and they're blowin' in the wind, Jacob Lewis Gallery, New York, NY

2016
Surreal, Tristian Koenig. Melbourne, Australia
Wet & Wild, Brand New Gallery. Milan, Italy
Josh Reames + Jose Lerma, Luis de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Trash Day, Andrew Rafacz Gallery. Chicago, Illinois

2015
poise in the noise, Josh Lilley Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Time Flies Like a Banana (with Ron Ewert and Greg Ito), Johannes Vogt, New York, NY
CO-ED (with Amber Renaye), OFG.XXX, Dallas, TX

2014
AU NATUREL, Annarumma Gallery, Naples, IT
Suntan (with Alistair Matthews), Moroso Projects, San Francisco, CA
#PAINTING, Luis de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA

2013
Tripper, Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX
AND, Union League Club, Chicago, IL

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

2011
What Lies Beneath (with Deb Sokolow), Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2009
Mendeleevian Spectre, Ft. Worth Community Art Center, Ft. Worth, TX
Anti-Matter, Darke Gallery, Houston, TX

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
Im/material: Painting in the Digital Age, Sophia Contemporary Gallery, London, UK
Postcards From America, Celaya Brothers Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
Wave, COUNTY, Tampa, FL
Post Analogue Painting 2, The Hole, New York, NY

2016
Taste My Braindrops, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL
Landfill/Bedrock, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
MirrorMirror, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY
New American Paintings, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL
Surreal, Koenig Galerie, Berlin, Germany
The Aging Coconut, Roberto Paradise, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Imagine, Brand New Gallery Milan, Italy

2015
HA HA! Business, Luis de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA
Baudrillard’s America, ANDREW RAFACZ, Chicago, IL
Sometimes a Banana is Just a Banana, Johannes Vogt, New York, NY
2159 Miles (curated by Brand New Gallery, Milan), San Juan, PR

2014
Buying Friends, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI Cat Call, 356 Mission, Los Angeles, CA
Ducks (curated by Ryan Travis Christian), Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
All of us together, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
For Your Eyes Only, Annarumma Gallery, Naples, IT

2013
YOU ARE HERE, The Hole, New York, NY Timeshares, LVL3, Chicago, IL
SHIT IS REAL, Devening Projects + Editions, Chicago, IL

2012
Go to Pieces, Monya Rowe. New York, NY
Sea Change, ANDREW RAFACZ, Chicago, IL
WHITE NOISE, Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX
Did You See Heaven?, Peregrine Program, Chicago, IL
PLANTimPLANT, Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin, DE
Ground Floor 2012, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
New Curators, New Ideas, Meulensteen, New York, NY
Issuing Forth, Robert Bills Contemporary, Chicago, IL

2011
PAINTED (curated by Tyson Reeder), Green Gallery, Milwaukee, IL
Beach Party 4, The Hills Esthetic Center, Chicago, IL
New New Chicagoans, Co-prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
A Coupling, Hungryman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Chicago 7, Darke Gallery, Houston, TX
A Healthy Skepticism, Swimming Pool Project Space, Chicago, IL

2009
Joseph Frasca Memorial Works on Paper Exhibition, Around The Coyote Gallery, Chicago, IL
ArtHouston: Introductions, Darke Gallery, Houston, TX
500X Expo, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX

HONORS AND AWARDS
2012
Ox-Bow Fall Residency, Saugatuck, MI (full funding sponsored by Joan Mitchell Foundation)
Lucie Hartrath Scholarship

2011
Juror's pick - New American Paintings, Midwest Edition #95
Joseph/Emily Gidwitz Scholarship

2010
Club Choice Award, Union League Club of Chicago - Civic & Arts Foundation
SAIC Incentive Scholarship, Chicago, IL

LECTURES
2014
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
North Park University, Chicago, IL

WRITING
2013
Josh Smith // Luhring Augustine, THE SEEN (web) Joshua Abelow // James Fuentes, THE SEEN (web) Catalog essay for Imaginary Friends: Geoffrey Todd Smith and Matt Irie, Northern Illinois University

2012
Geoffrey Todd Smith at Western Exhibitions, New American Paintings (web)
EXPO Chicago: Recap, New American Paintings (web)
Catalog essay for New shoe 4 you: Recent works by T.J. Donovan, Dakota State University
Sweet Water: Carl Baratta at Lloyd Dobler Gallery, New American Paintings (web)
Joshua Abelow at Devening Projects + Editions, New American Paintings (web)

2011
Andrew Falkowski at Andrew Rafacz Gallery, New American Paintings (web)
Scott Reeder at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago, New American Paintings (web)
Ryan Travis Christian at Western Exhibitions, New American Paintings (web)

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY AND PUBLICATIONS
2016
Crave, review of Josh Reames + Jose Lerma, by Nicole Borgenicht
Artillery Magazine, review of Josh Reames + Jose Lerma, by Abdul Mazid
Artcritical, review of Josh Reames + Jose Lerma, by Daniel Gerwin

2015
New York Times, NADA highlights by Roberta Smith
Frisk Frisk, interview by Vincenzo Della Cort
Artnews, interview by Alexi Jenis
Patron Magazine, "The Visiting Resident", by Chris Byrne
Hyperallergic, review of DOGS CHASE BALLS, by Kate Sierzputowski
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
SFAQ, In Regards to Vacation, by Vincent Uribe (interview)
D Magazine, review of TRIPPER by Peter Simek
Chicago Magazine
New American Paintings, by Arthur Pena (interview)
Monarch Daily, by Anna Russett (interview)
New American Paintings, review of Timeshares by Stephanie Cristello

2012
Chicago Tribune, by Claudine Ise
Artslant, by Charlie Schultz
Sixty Inches from Center, by Dana Bassett
ArtInfo, by Chloe Wyma
artcritical.com, by DeShawn Dumas
Catalog for New Curators, New Ideas at Meulensteen
Catalog for Ground Floor 2012 at Hyde Park Art Center
ThirdCoast Digest, by Judith Ann Moriarty

2011
Beautiful/Decay.com, by Ryan Travis Christian
InvadeNOLA.com, by Benjamin Strauss
Fnewsmagazine.com, by Jennifer Swann
New American Paintings, Midwest Edition #95
Time Out Chicago, critic's pick for A Coupling at Hungryman Gallery
Bad at Sports, Top 5 Weekend Picks for A Coupling at Hungryman Gallery
Chicagoartreview.com, spotlight of A Coupling by Steve Ruiz
Chicagonow.com, review of A Healthy Skepticism by Stephanie Burke
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