Angel Otero

1981
Born Santurce, Puerto Rico
 
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York
2009
MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
2007
BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
2004
Universidad de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Solo Exhibitions

2018
Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX
2017
"Elegies," Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY (link)
2016
“Murmurs,” Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
 
Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong
 
Solo Exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Houston, TX
2015
"New Paintings," Lehmann Maupin, New York NY
 
"Lago," Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL
 
Painting from the bottom up, curated by Christian Viveros-Faun, Centro Atlntico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas, Spain
2014
"ANACHRONIC," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
 
Galeria Leyendecker, Santa Cruz, Spain
2013
Gates of Horn and Ivory, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
 
Walter Otero Contemporary, San Juan, Puerto Rico
 
Material Discovery, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA; Museum of Art Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2012
Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
 
Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC
 
Galerie Isa, Mumbai, India
 
Istanbul 74, Istanbul, Turkey
2011
Memento, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
 
The Dangerous Ability to Fascinate Other People, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL
2010
Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
2009
Angel Otero, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL
2008
Cooking Boogaloo, Contemporary Art Workshop Gallery, Chicago, IL
 
Angel Otero: Recent Paintings, Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2006
Revelando Enigmas, Galeria Prinardi, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Group Exhibitions

2018
"Inherent Structures," Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH (link)
2015
Future Seasons Past, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
 
Horizon, Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong
 
Piece by Piece: Building a Collection, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
 
PKM Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2014
Between Worlds, Galerie Isa, Mumbai, India
 
Unbound: Contemporary Art After Frida Kahlo, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
 
Mystic Fire, Paradise Row, London, United Kingdom
 
Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Houston, TX
2013
10 Under 40, Istanbul 74, Turkey
 
Amor Fati, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY
 
A Pinch of Saffron, Dash of Vermouth, Dodge Gallery, NY
 
Xtraction: A Survey of new approaches in abstraction, The Hole, New York, NY
 
Transforming the Known, works from the Bert Kreuk Collection, Gemeentemuseum den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands
 
Prague Biennial, Prague, Czech Republic
 
On Painting, Centro Atlantico de Arte, Les Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
 
Sommer Contemporary, Tel Aviv, Israel
2012
Sothebys S2 Gallery, New York, NY
 
The Sound of Painting, Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana, Turin, Italy
 
Surface in Volume, Luce Gallery, Turin, Italy
 
Queens International 2012: Three Points Make a Triangle, Queens Museum, Queens, NY
2011
The Second Seating for the Last Supper, Galeria Leyendecker, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
 
Oh Wow Gallery, Miami, FL
 
The [S] Files/The Street Files, El Museos 6th Biennial, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
 
American Patrons of the Tate and W Magazine, Kreemart, New York, NY
 
NY: New Perspectives, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
 
Soho House NY, New York, NY
 
Art Club on Dover Street, London, United Kingdom
 
Nerman Museum, Overland Park, KS
2010
Misericordia, Prism, Los Angeles, CA
 
Touched, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
 
Circa Art Fair with Walter Otero Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2009
Constellations, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
 
Variations on a Theme, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL
 
Circa Art Fair with Walter Otero Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2008
New Wave, Galeria Leyendecker, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
 
Fridge, Normal Projects Gallery, Chicago, IL
 
Latino Nation, USA, University Museum, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL
 
New Insight Exhibition, Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
 
Group Painting Exhibition, Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007
You Are In My Space, Gallery G2 and Project Space, Chicago, IL
 
Open and Closed, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL
2006
Universality of Art, Galeria Prinardi USA, West Palm Beach, FL
 
Tributo a Basquiat Puerto Rico, Galeria Prinardi a Hotel Normandie, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2005
Visions of Excess, New Space, Chicago, IL

Bibliography

2018
Nash, David. "Kendall Wilkinson Outfits the $15.5 Million Penthouse at San Francisco's 181 Fremont," Architectural Digest, October 30 (link)
 
Angeleti, Gabriela, "Angel Otero shares his top picks from Frieze New York," The Art Newspaper (web), May 3 (link)
 
Chan, Phil, “Artistic Innovation at the Bronx Museum: An Interview with Angel Otero,” Ivy Magazine, January 17
2017
“Best of 2017: Our Top 20 NYC Art Shows,” Hyperallergic (web), December 19 (link)
 
Floresheim, Lane, “Artist Angel Otero’s New Show is All About Memory,” The Wall Street Journal (web), October 23 (link)
2016
Bodin, Claudia, “Planet Brooklyn,” Art das Kunstmagazin, April
 
Spencer, Samuel, “Angel Otero on His New Painting Technique and First Hong Kong Exhibition,” Blouin Artinfo (web), June 7
 
Glentzer, Molly, “Artist Angel Otero’s experimental layering creates works full of dimension,” Houston Chronicle (web), December 16
2015
"Horizon: Group exhibition featuring works by gallery artists opens at Lehmann Maupin, ArtDaily.org, January 17
 
MacMillan, Kyle, Angel Otero: Kavi Gupta, Art in America, June / July
 
Holmes, Jessica, Angel Otero: New Paintings, The Brooklyn Rail (web), December 9
2014
Schachter, Kelly, French Connections: Kenny Schachter at FIAC, ArtNews, October 28
 
Baria, Zeenia F., International artists showcase works in Mumbai, The Times of India, July 7
 
Sheets, Hilary M., The Changing Complex Profile of Black Abstract Painters, ArtNews, June 4
 
Christies First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art Sale features works by most sought-after artists, Artdaily, February 19
 
Watson, Simon, Top 10 US Museum Shows of 2014, Huffington Post, February 17
2013
10 Questions about painting, Flash Art, October, p. 87 89
 
Parsekian, Martin, Angel Otero, Gates of Horn and Ivory, TimeOut New York, 22 October
 
Goldstein, Andrew, Artist Angel Otero on Justifying the Medium of Painting, Artspace, 7 October
 
Video: Angel Otero and Jack Whitten Discuss Expressionisms Legacy, Artspace, 7 October
 
Viveros-Faune, Christian, Angel Oteros Digs on Frayed Canvases and Crumbled Sculptures, The Village Voice, 18 September
 
Cooper, Ashton, Up-and-Coming Painter Angel Oteros Works Sell Out at Lehmann
 
Maupins Art Basel Booth, ArtInfo, 13 June
 
Warren, Tamara, Visual Artist Angel Otero Speaks on First Gallery Show in Puerto Rico, Life and Times, 1 March
 
Dailey, Meghan, Five Minutes with Artist Angel Otero, W Magazine, 1 March
 
Perez Rivera, Tatiana, Quince minutos de gracia, El Nuevo Dia, 27 February
 
DatebookAlso This Month, Art + Auction, February. p. 36
 
"Angel Otero, The story behind an artwork, in the artists own words, Modern Painters, January, p. 31
2012
CAM Raleigh Opens Angel Otero Exhibition. Museum Publicity. 22 October
 
Howard, Christopher, Angel Otero: Contemporary Art Museum, Artforum, October
 
Holmes, Pernilla, Burning Bright: New York Artists to Watch, Financial Times: How to Spend it, April. p 10 14
 
Sutton, Benjamin, Lehmann Maupin Grooms Painter Angel Otero for Global Art Stardom, Artinfo, 27 February
2011
Future Greats. Art Review, March. p. 100 - 101
 
Gomes, Marcelo. Paint Job, Nylon Guys, March. p. 40
 
Sutton, Benjamin. Inside the Artists Studio: Angel Otero in Ridgewood, The L Magazine
2010
Cashdan, Marina. Studio Visit: Interview with Angel Otero, Huffington Post, 6 September
 
Yood, James. Review: Angel Otero, Artforum, April
 
Viera, Lauren. Artists gear up for Armory: Local talent represented at fair, Biennial exhibition in New York, Chicago Tribune, 4 March
2009
Francis, Sean. 4 under 40 artists to watch, Chicago Tribune Magazine, 19 April
 
Walker, Cassie. Color Scheme, Chicago Magazine, April
2008
Perez, Manolo. La Ola que Viene del Otro Lado del Oceano, Diario de Avisos, 23
 
November
 
New Wave, Diario de Avisos, 21 November
 
Broeren, Ben. Contemporary Art Workshop, Newcity, 1 May
 
Artner, Alan. Young artists abstractions teeming with exuberance, Chicago Tribune, 9 May
 
Nance, Kevin. Sight for Sore Feet, Chicago Sun Times, 2 May. Cirino, Yanira. Inspirado por la Pintura, El Vocero, 15 May

Publications

2014
Thadani, Ashwin Between Worlds, Galerie Isa, Mumbai, India
2012
Gupta, Kavi Angel Otero, Permanent Printing Ltd., Hong Kong

Commissions

2013
Commuter Rail Project, Locust Projects, Miami, FL

Residencies

2013
Anderson Ranch, Aspen, Colorado.

Distinctions

2009
The Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Performing and Visual Arts
2007
Trustee Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
 
First Place Award and Members Choice Award, Visual Arts Competition
 
Civic and Arts Foundation, Union League Club of Chicago
 
Art Institute of Chicago, BFA Fellowship Award
2005
Recognition Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Public Collections

 
DePaul University Museum, Chicago, IL
 
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
 
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
 
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA