Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez

Interdisciplinary Artist
b. 1983 Havana, cuba

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EDUCATION

2005 Maryland Institute College of Art | MADA (Master of Arts in Digital Arts)

2004 Maryland Institute College of Art | General Fine Arts, Concentration in Digital Media

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012

Make/Shift, Open Space Gallery, Baltimore, MD.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

Top Painters Top Paintings - Online Gallery Feature, Juror: Meredith Rosen Gallery

2019

'Transmission' - Co-Lab Projects, Partial Shade, Austin, Tx.

2017

Bibliotecha III, ATM Gallery, Austin, TX.

2016

SATELLITE Art Show, Miami, FL. / Terrault Contemporary, Baltimore, MD.
Your Funeral, Terrault Contemporary, Baltimore, MD.
The Art F City SPRNG BRK fundraiser exhibition, New York, NY.

2015

Sorely Misplaced, Dominick Smith + Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez, Free Paarking Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

2014

BASE PERIOD, Alan Resnick + Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez, Springsteen Gallery, Baltimore, MD.

2013

COOL STORIES FOR WHEN THE PLANET GETS HOT III, Claustro Renacentista + Aula Capitular, Centro del Carmen, Calle Museo 2, 46003 Valencia, Spain
Selfie, Guest Spot at the Reinstitute, 1715 North Calvert St. Baltimore, MD
P.O.P In Progress (Prevalence Offering Potentialities) presented by Galleray, 215 Bowery B, New York, NY
USB Shuffle Show, Abteilung Fur Alles Andere, Berlin, Germany

2012

Gran Prix, curated by Gresham's Ghost (NY)/Nudashank Gallery (Baltimore)
Outpost Journal : Baltimore Issue Launch, 3d Ward, Brooklyn, NY
BLACK FOLIAGE Curated by Matthew Craven, Nudashank Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
Landscape Remix, The Guest Spot, Baltimore, MD.
COOL STORIES FOR WHEN THE PLANET GETS HOT III, Claustro Renacentista + Aula Capitular, Centro del Carmen, Valencia, Spain
B A L T I M O R E P R I N T M I X, Current Space, Baltimore, MD.
The Art Formerly Known as Prints, Nudashank Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
Work Sites, The Stamp Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
Pulled - Evidence of a Print Community, Case[werks] Showroom & Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
SELECT: WPA 2012 Art Auction Gala, Washington, D.C.
COOL STORIES FOR WHEN THE PLANET GETS HOT III, ARCO at Matadero Madrid, Spain

2011

U-n-f-o-l-d, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Parsons The New School, NY,NY
Paper Chasers, Nudashank Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
COOL STORIES FOR WHEN THE PLANET GETS HOT III, tina B., The Prague Contemporary Art Festival
Monster Drawing! (A live drawing exhibition), Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD.
COOL STORIES FOR WHEN THE PLANET GETS HOT III, Roy and Frieda Furman Gallery, Film Society of Lincoln Center, The Walter Reade Theater
COOL STORIES FOR WHEN THE PLANET GETS HOT III, Art 42 Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Holding Pattern, Moma PS1, Long Island City, NY
Baltimore: Open City, at the former North Avenue Market - Baltimore, MD.
Venn Diagram, The Penthouse, Baltimore, MD.

2010

Wild Nothing, Metro Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
Wham City: Crossovers, Pinkard Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
Fountain Art Fair, NYC, NY.
End of Daze, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA.

2009

Heady Mugs, Nudashank Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
Wham City & The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Canada), The Deleon White Gallery, Toronto, ON

2008

'600' All Polaroid Show, Gallery 2219, Baltimore, MD.

2007

Living Room, Emma Thomas Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2006

Dissatisfashion, Emma Thomas Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil

AWARDS / COLLECTIONS

Best Solo Show, Best of Baltimore, City Paper, 2012
Best Artist, Best of Baltimore, City Paper, 2012
Screengrab New Media Arts Award, Finalist, James Cook University - Queensland, Australia, 2011
John and Jordan, Drawing, Baltimore Museum of Art - Permanent Collection, 2011

PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

New Exhibit Explores 156 "Weapons" Used to Restrict and Open Access to Urban Space, Untappedcities.com, Feb. 15th, 2018
Designing a More Inclusive City - The New York Times - October 10th, 2017
Alternative Artifacts - Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez, Digitalamerica.org, April 11th, 2017
Your Funeral connects art and the Internet - Johns Hopkins University Newsletter, November 17th, 2016
Baltimore City Paper, 'This Modern World - Two artists turn cultural detritus into high art', by Baynard Woods, August 4th, 2014
Stealmag.com (Japan), 'Featured Artist', March 3d, 2014
The Baltimore Sun, 'Traveling Party' by Mary Carole McCauley, January 5th, 2013
People of Print, 'Entry' by Lo Parkin / April 2, 2013
Lancia Trendvisions (Italy),' The Sky is Electric: Vinyl Abstraction' by L.G.Alvarez, January 27th, 2013
Baltimore City Paper, 'Digital Dada', December 5th, 2012
Baltimore City Paper, Best of Baltimore issue, Best Solo Show, September 19-26, 2012
Baltimore City Paper, Best of Baltimore issue, Best Artist, September 19-26, 2012
Outpost Journal: Baltimore MD, Issue 02
Baltimore City Paper, 'Local artist uses images of consumerism to deliver a scathing critique' by Bret McCabe, February 29th, 2012
Baltimore Out Loud, 'Open Space Presents Make/Shift' by Michael Farley, February 24th, 2012
Beautiful Decay – "Far Out Digital Work and Collage by Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez", August, 2012
Esquire, February, 2012
Brwnpaperbag.com, August, 2011
Itch.co.za (South Africa), 2011
Brwnpaperbag.com, September, 2010
Esopus #13, Fall, 2009
Gudi(Brazil), Spring, 2009
The Believer, September, 2008
Flaunt, August, 2008
Spin, September, 2008
ReadyMade, August, 2008
Impose, December, 2008

beyond the studio


A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez was born in Havana, Cuba in 1983. He is an interdisciplinary artist, independent researcher writer, illustrator, and musician.


Illustration / Design

WRITING

MUSIC