B. 1985 in Dallas, TX
Lives and works in Brooklyn
2012 - The School of the Art Institute of Chicago - MFA
2007 - University of North Texas - BFA
SOLO/TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2017 tba, Bill Brady Gallery. Miami, Florida.
2016 tba, Tristian Koenig. Melbourne, Australia.
2016 Wet & Wild, Brand New Gallery. Milan, Italy.
2016 Josh Reames + Jose Lerma, Luis de Jesus. Los Angeles, California.
2016 Trash Day, Andrew Rafacz Gallery. Chicago, Illinois.
2015 poise in the noise, Josh Lilley Gallery. London, UK.
2015 Time Flies Like a Banana (with Ron Ewert and Greg Ito), Johannes Vogt. New York, New York.
2015 CO-ED (with Amber Renaye), Oliver Francis Gallery. Dallas, Texas.
2014 AU NATUREL, Annarumma Gallery. Naples, Italy.
2014 Suntan (with Alistair Matthews), Moroso Projects. San Francisco, California.
2014 #PAINTING, Luis de Jesus. Los Angeles, California.
2013 Tripper, Circuit 12 Contemporary. Dallas, Texas.
2013 AND, Union League Club. Chicago, Illinois.
2012 Conventional wisdom (with Ron Ewert), Autumn Space. Chicago, Illinois.
2011 What LIes beneath (with Deb Sokolow), Good Children Gallery. New Orleans, Louisiana.
2009 Mendeleevian Spectre, Ft. Worth Community Art Center, Ft. Worth, Texas.
2009 Anti-Matter, Darke Gallery, Houston, Texas.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 tba, Eric Firestone Gallery. East Hampton, New York.
2016 New American Paintings, Elmhurst Art Museum. Elmhurst, Illinois.
2016 Surreal, Koenig Galerie. Berlin, DE.
2016 The Aging Coconut, Roberto Paradise. San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2016 Imagine, Brand New Gallery. Milan, Italy.
2015 Continuous Surfaces (with Sarah Cwynar, Cole Sayer, and Lukas Geronimas), Andrea Rosen Gallery.
New York, New York.
2015 The Negative Hand, Anonymous Gallery. Mexico City, Mexico
2015 HA HA! Business, Luis de Jesus. Los Angeles, California
2015 Baudrillard's America, Andrew Rafacz Gallery. Chicago, Illinois.
2015 Five, LVL3. Chicago, Illinois.
2015 2159 Miles (off-site exhibition curated by Brand New Gallery). San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2014 The Go Between, Museo Di Capodimonte. Naples, Italy.
2014 Buying Friends, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art. Grand Rapids, Michigan.
2014 Cat Call, 356 Mission. Los Angeles, California.
2014 Ducks (curated by Ryan Travis Christian), Greenpoint Terminal Gallery. Brooklyn, New York.
2014 All of us together, Guerrero Gallery. San Francisco, California.
2014 For Your Eyes Only, Annarumma Gallery. Naples, Italy.
2013 YOU ARE HERE, The Hole. New York, New York.
2013 Timeshares, LVL3. Chicago, Illinois.
2013 SHIT IS REAL, Devening Projects + Editions, Chicago, Illinois.
2012 Go to Pieces, Monya Rowe. New York, New York.
2012 Sea Change, Andrew Rafacz Gallery. Chicago, Illinois.
2012 WHITE NOISE, Circuit 12 Contemporary. Dallas, Texas.
2012 Did You See Heaven?, Peregrine Program. Chicago, Illinois.
2012 PLANTimPLANT, Dittrich & Schlechtriem. Berlin
2012 Ground Floor 2012, Hyde Park Art Center. Hyde Park, Illinois.
2012 New Curators, New Ideas, Meulensteen. New York, New York.
2012 Issuing Forth, Robert Bills Contemporary. Chicago, Illinois.
2011 PAINTED, (curated by Tyson Reeder), Green Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
2011 Beach Party 4, The Hills Esthetic Center. Chicago, Illinois.
2011 New New Chicagoans, Co-prosperity Sphere. Chicago, Illinois.
2011 A Coupling, Hungryman Gallery. Chicago, Illinois.
2011 Chicago 7, Darke Gallery. Houston, Texas.
2011 A Healthy Skepticism, Swimming Pool Project Space. Chicago, Illinois.
2009 2009 Joseph Frasca Memorial Works on Paper Exhibition, Around the Coyote Gallery. Chicago, Illinois.
2009 ArtHouston: Introductions, Darke Gallery, Houston, Texas.
2009 500X Expo 2009, 500X Gallery. Dallas, Texas.
2012 Ox-Bow fall residency. Saugatuck, Michigan (full funding sponsored by Joan Mitchell Foundation)
2012 Lucie Hartrath Scholarship
2011 Juror's pick - New American Paintings, Midwest Edition #95
2011 Joseph/Emily Gidwitz Scholarship
2010 Club Choice Award, Union League Club of Chicago - Civic & Arts Foundation
2010 SAIC Incentive Scholarship, Chicago, Illinois
2016 Crave, review of Josh Reames + Jose Lerma, by Nicole Borgenicht
2016 Artillery Magazine, review of Josh Reames + Jose Lerma, by Abdul Mazid
2016 Artcritical, review of Josh Reames + Jose Lerma, by Daniel Gerwin
2015 Artnews, interview by Alexi Jenis
2015 Patron Magazine, "The Visiting Resident", by Chris Byrne
2015 Hyperallergic, review of DOGS CHASE BALLS, by Kate Sierzputowski
2015 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
2013 SFAQ, In Regards to Vacation, by Vincent Uribe (interview)
2013 D Magazine, review of TRIPPER by Peter Simek
2013 Chicago Magazine
2013 New American Paintings, by Arthur Pena (interview)
2013 Monarch Daily, by Anna Russett (interview)
2013 New American Paintings, review of Timeshares by Stephanie Cristello
2012 Chicago Tribune, by Claudine Ise
2012 Artslant, by Charlie Schultz
2012 Sixty Inches from Center, by Dana Bassett
2012 ArtInfo, by Chloe Wyma
2012 artcritical.com, by DeShawn Dumas
2012 Catalog for New Curators, New Ideas at Meulensteen
2012 Catalog for Ground Floor 2012 at Hyde Park Art Center
2012 ThirdCoast Digest, by Judith Ann Moriarty
2011 Beautiful/Decay.com, by Ryan Travis Christian
2011 InvadeNOLA.com, by Benjamin Strauss
2011 Fnewsmagazine.com, by Jennifer Swann
2011 New American Paintings, Midwest Edition #95
2011 Time Out Chicago, critic's pick for A Coupling at Hungryman Gallery
2011 Bad at Sports, Top 5 Weekend Picks for A Coupling at Hungryman Gallery
2011 Chicagoartreview.com, spotlight of A Coupling by Steve Ruiz
2011 Chicagonow.com, review of A Healthy Skepticism by Stephanie Burke
2011 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
2013 Josh Smith // Luhring Augustine, THE SEEN (web)
2013 Joshua Abelow // James Fuentes, THE SEEN (web)
2013 catalogue essay for Imaginary Friends: Geoffrey Todd Smith and Matt Irie, Northern Illinois University
2012 Geoffrey Todd Smith at Western Exhibitions, New American Paintings (web)
2012 Expo Chicago: recap, New American Paintings (web)
2012 catalogue essay for New shoe 4 you: Recent works by T.J. Donovan, Dakota State University
2012 Sweet Water: Carl Baratta at Lloyd Dobler Gallery, New American Paintings (web)
2012 Joshua Abelow at Devening Projects + Editions, New American Paintings (web)
2011 Andrew Falkowski at Andrew Rafacz Gallery, New American Paintings (web)
2011 Scott Reeder at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago, New American Paintings (web)
2011 Ryan Travis Christian at Western Exhibitions, New American Paintings (web)
2014 California College of the Arts, San Francisco
2014 Northeastern Illinois University
2011 Northpark University