CV

Born in Chicago, Illinois, 1970. Lives and works in Chicago


Education

1989 Columbia College, Chicago
2011 Kraus Visiting Professor of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh


Selected Solo Exhibitions/Projects

2016

Tropicalizia, Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico (Forthcoming)
Ace of Fades, (on the wall) Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago
I Tell You This Sincerely, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago
Vintage Voyages and Atomic Memories, Mike Kelley’s Homestead, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit Michigan
Commonwealth, Oakland University Art gallery, Michigan

2015

Encounters – Invitational Sector, Art Basel, Hong Kong
Now and Then, Rockford Art Museum, Illinois
Mi Casa, Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore
Rolls-Royce Art Initiative, Singapore

2014

Tunnel Vision, space k, Gwangju
New Work, Walter Otero Contemporary, San Juan
Trophy Room, COLLABORATIONS, Art Cologne Invitational, Salon 94 and Galerie Henrik Springmann, Cologne, Germany
Thinking of Forever, Leeahn Gallery, Seoul
Dzine: Born Carlos Rolón, 1970, Paul Kasmin Gallery and Salon 94, New York

2013

Victory, Public Functionary, Minneapolis
Victory, The Dallas Contemporary, Dallas

2012

Imperial Nail Salon, Galerie Henrik Springmann, Berlin
Phenomenon, Deptford X, London (Curated by Hew Locke and Indra Khanna)
La Pelanda – Centro Di Produzione Culturale, Installation and performance, Rome

2011

Imperial Nail Salon, Salon 94, New York
Get Nailed at the New Museum, performance, installation, New Museum, New York
Zeniths and Daytons, Galerie Zidoun, Luxembourg

2010

Voodoo, Leo Koenig Projekte, New York
Voodoo, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna
Posse, Flint Institute of Arts (fleckenstein video gallery), Michigan

2009

Bass Museum of Art, Miami
Love & Loyalty, Leeahn Gallery, Daegu, Korea

2008

The Beautiful Struggle, Deitch Projects, New York
Emily Murphy Contemporary, Madrid, Spain
Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

2007

Contemporary Arts Society, Rome
Museum Het Domein, Sittard, Netherlands

2006

Stealing Dreams, SCAI The Bathhouse/Shiraishi Contemporary, Tokyo
Somewhere over the Rainbow, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago
Museo del Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan (catalogue)
Just Kidding, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom

2005

Punk Funk, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis (catalogue)

2004

Staring at the Sun, moniquemeloche, Chicago
Gangster Boogie, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Illinois State Museum Gallery, Chicago (Traveled to University of Missouri – Gallery 210, St. Louis & Illinois State Museum, Lockport, Illinois )
Equal Gallery, Osaka, Japan (catalogue)
Beautiful Things, SCAI The Bathhouse/Shiraishi Contemporary, Tokyo
Project Invitational, ARCO ‘04-International Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid

2003

Alley Oop, Institute of Visual Art Center (inova), Milwaukee
Tokyo Boogie, University of Alabama Visual Arts Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama

2002

Beat Junkie, Chop Shop, moniquemeloche gallery, Chicago
Sampler, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago


Selected Group Exhibitions/Projects

2016

Bedazzled, (Curated by Bartholomew F. Bland ), Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
Two Years of Looking, (curated by Erik Hanson), New Art Projects, London, UK
DNA, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, South Korea

2015

Forms of Imagination/Chicago Architectural Biennial, The Arts Incubator, Chicago, Illinois
Body Embellishment, The Mint Museum, North Carolina
Custom Lives: Rasquache Renaissance, MACLA, San Jose, California
Refuge, Curated by Camille Obering, Art Basel Miami Beach
Black/White, Ameringer McEnery Yohe, New York

2014

Shaq Loves People, Presented by the Flag Art Foundation, EXPO CHICAGO
Booster – Art Sound Machine, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
Tradiciones, Rockford Art Museum, Illinois

2013

The Concept of Baroque in Contemporary Art, Galerie Henrik Springmann, Berlin (curated by Dr. Sabine Maria Schmidt)
In God We Trust, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
Homebodies, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Vial, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Santurce
On Painting, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

2012

IN/SITU, EXPO CHICAGO, Chicago
The Haberdashery, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, New York
Interconnections, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Santurce

2011

Experience Pommery #9 (La Fabrique sonore), curated by Claire Staebler and Charles Carcopino, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France
Write Now: Artists and Letterforms, Chicago Cultural Center
Commercial Break, curated by Neville Wakefield, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture and POST, 54th Venice Biennale, Italy
Geared: The Culture of Bicycles, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Idaho
VOCES Y VISIONES: Signs, Systems and the City in El Museo del Barrio’s Permanent Collection, El Museo del Barrio, New York

2010

Legal Tender, Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles
Living in Evolution, Busan Biennale, curated by Takashi Azumaya, Busan
Viva La Revolucion: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
(I Can) Feel the Pulse, MAMA, Rotterdam

2009

Stages, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris
(Traveled to Deitch Projects, New York, and O.H.W.O.W, Miami)

2008

Not So Minimal, Collection Vanmoerkerke, Oostende, Belgium

2007

Barrio Dreams, Deitch Projects, Art Basel Miami Beach 2007, Miami, FL
A Poem about an Inland Sea, Ukrainian Pavilion, 52nd Venice Biennale
Carribean Encounters, Brooklyn Museum, New York
Simply Beautiful, LABoral, Gijon, Spain
Generations U(s)A, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev
Public Image, Painting the City, Fundament Foundation, Tilburg, Netherlands

2006

Spank the Monkey, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom
New Territories: On Youth Culture, Carla Arocha and Dzine, ARCO ’06, Madrid
Observatori, Museo de la Ciencias Principe Felipe, Valencia

2005

Lost in Music, Nerman Museum of Art/JCCC, Overland Park, Kansas

2004

None of the Above: Contemporary Work by Puerto Rican Artists, Real Art Ways, Hartford (traveled to Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Santurce)
Stop & Stor: new painters, LUXE Gallery, New York

2003

Painting by Design, Wayne State University Gallery, Detroit
Sk8 on the Wall, Parco Gallery, Tokyo


Artist in Residence

Instituto Buena Bista, Curacao Centre For Contemporary Art, Netherlands Antilles
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom
City of Chicago Sister Cities Program, The National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya


Grants/Awards

Joan Mitchell Painting and Sculpture Award
National Endowment for the Arts


Public Collections

Bass Museum of Art, Miami
Brooklyn Museum, New York
City of Chicago Public Art Collection, Illinois
Collection Vanmoerkerke, Oostende, Belgium
Museo del Barrio, New York
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan
Museo de Arte de Ponce, San Juan
Museum Het Domein, Sittard, Netherlands
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Nerman Museum of Art, Kansas City
Rockford Art Museum, Illinois
Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev
Sal. Oppenheim Collection, Cologne
Yuz Art Foundation, Shanghai
Oakland University, Michigan