Angel Otero

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

Solo Exhibitions

"Angel Otero: Milagros," Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX
"Elegies," Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY (link)
“Murmurs,” Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong
Solo Exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Houston, TX
"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
"ANACHRONIC," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
Galeria Leyendecker, Santa Cruz, Spain
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
Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC
Galerie Isa, Mumbai, India
Istanbul 74, Istanbul, Turkey
Memento, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
The Dangerous Ability to Fascinate Other People, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL
Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
Angel Otero, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL
Cooking Boogaloo, Contemporary Art Workshop Gallery, Chicago, IL
Angel Otero: Recent Paintings, Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Revelando Enigmas, Galeria Prinardi, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Group Exhibitions

"The Other Side of Now," Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL
"Inherent Structures," Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH (link)
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
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
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
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
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
Misericordia, Prism, Los Angeles, CA
Touched, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
Circa Art Fair with Walter Otero Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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
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
You Are In My Space, Gallery G2 and Project Space, Chicago, IL
Open and Closed, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL
Universality of Art, Galeria Prinardi USA, West Palm Beach, FL
Tributo a Basquiat Puerto Rico, Galeria Prinardi a Hotel Normandie, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Visions of Excess, New Space, Chicago, IL

Selected Press

Dafoe, Taylor. "‘Act First and Then Think’: Artist Angel Otero on How to Turn Failure Into Fuel for Creativity," artnet, April 10 (link)
Brito, Maria. "Angel Otero and the Miracle of Memories," Cultured, March 11 (link)
Yerebakan, Osman Can. "A Brooklyn Artist Finds Inspiration, and Refuge, in Puerto Rico," New York Times, March 5 (link)
"Urban Glamour #46," Livingetc (web), January 24 (link)
Shirine, Saad. "With the MECA Art Fair, San Juan’s Art Community Rises Again," Vulture, November 21 (link)
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
“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)
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
"Horizon: Group exhibition featuring works by gallery artists opens at Lehmann Maupin,, 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
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
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
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
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
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
Francis, Sean. 4 under 40 artists to watch, Chicago Tribune Magazine, 19 April
Walker, Cassie. Color Scheme, Chicago Magazine, April
Perez, Manolo. La Ola que Viene del Otro Lado del Oceano, Diario de Avisos, 23
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


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


Commuter Rail Project, Locust Projects, Miami, FL


Anderson Ranch, Aspen, Colorado.


The Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Performing and Visual Arts
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
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