Jose Alvarez

b. 1961 in Venezuela
Lives and works in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

School of Visual Arts, 1992-1995

The Science of Complexity, Gavlak, West Palm Beach

Surfaces of Constant Time, Ratio 3, San Francisco

Restoring Balance, Gavlak New York, NY

Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Supernova, Gavlak, Miami Beach, FL
"Constantly Expanding," The Moore Space, Miami, FL
"The Golden Butterfly," Gavlak, West Palm Beach, FL

"The Visitors," The Kitchen, New York, NY

Looking for Ixtlan, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA

Inaugural Exhibition, Gavlak, Los Angeles, California
Beauty Reigns, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas

Altered States: Jose Alvarez, Yayoi Kusama, Fred Tomaselli, and Leo Villareal, curated by Cheryl Brutvan, The Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
The Big Reveal, Kemper Museum, St. Louis, MO

Natural Renditions, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
Illusions Lounge, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Think Pink, curated by Beth DeWoody, Gavlak, Palm Beach, FL
You Can Heal Your Life, curated by Emma Gray, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Abstract Cinema, curated by Bonnie Clearwater, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
Video installation, Elie Tahari, Bal Harbour, FL

CIRCA, Gavlak, San Juan, Puerto Rico

"Special Reserve," Gavlak, West Palm Beach, FL

Constant Disturbance, Spanish Cultural Center, Miami, Florida
Mélange, Gavlak, West Palm Beach, Florida
Cosmic Wonder, Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco.

NADA Art Fair, Ratio3, Miami Florida.
AQUA Art Fair, Western Project, Miami Florida
The Hills Have Eyes, curated by Gean Moreno, Ingalls & Associates, Miami, Florida
ARTLA, Western Projects, Los Angeles, California

Nepotism: The Art of Friendship, Museum of Fort Lauderdale
Beginning Here: 101 Ways, Visual Arts Gallery, New York City – curated by Jerry Saltz
Ratio 3: NADA Art Fair, Miami, Florida

We Are Electric, Deitch Projects, New York

All The Way Alive. Ratio 3, The Armory Photography Show 2002, New York
Biennial Exhibition. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Inbox. Quartet Editions, New York
Performances/Media Appearances

"The Frank Prattle Show" Jose Alvarez, Chris Perez, and nearly Kathy Grayson, July 15th 2006

"WPS1" Art radio,, Edition #15, May 31, 2005
"Carlos," Studio360, (show # 061105), NPR and WNYC,

"En busca de un Milagro," Univision
"Sin Fronteras," Telemundo, Hispanic Television

"Do You Believe in Miracles?" Chat TV, Mun2, Telemundo.

Johnson Space Flight Center, Houston, July 23.
Parkes Radio Telescope Observatory, Parkes, Australia, August 21.

Chinese Central Television, Beijing, October-November.
Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, California, October 5.
"Tell It Like It Is," Chinese Central Television, Beijing, October-November.
"Despierta America," Telemundo, Hispanic Television.
WuhanTV, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China.

"Primer Impacto," Univision, January.
Teatro Verdi, Padua, Italy, October 30-31.
Tienanmen Square, Beijing, November.

"The Power of Belief," ABC News Special, October 6.

Kunitz, Daniel. The Village Voice. "Abuse Your Illusion," (November 13, 2007)
2002 Biennial Exhibition (exhibition catalogue). New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, 2002.
Carroll, Robert Todd. Skeptic's Dictionary. "Carlos," 2003.
Genoni, Tom, Jr. "Exploring Mind, Memory, and the Psychology of Belief." The Skeptical Inquirer,
          (Mar.-Apr./95), p. 10.
Kastner, Jeffrey. "Concerning the Spiritual in Art," Art Monthly, (May 2002), p. 6.
Leslie, Richard. "Whitney Biennial 2002," Art Nexus, (July-September 2002), p. 74.
Robinson, Walter. "Art Market Watch," Artnet Magazine News.
Sagan, Carl. "Carlos." Parade Magazine, December 4, 1994.
Saltz, Jerry. "American Bland Stand," Village Voice, March 7, 2002.
Wonder, Carolina. "Self Analysis," Lincoln Road Magazine, (July-September 2003), p. 67.
Broward County Cultural Quarterly, Winter 2004. "Jose Alvarez:
         Exploring the Psychology of Belief Through Art"
Hobbs, Jack. "The Visual Experience" Third Edition, Davis Publications, 2004. p. 10/267.
Orden, Abraham."The Carlos Cycle," Camerawork, (Fall/Winter 2005), p.28.
SF Weekly, Artbeat, July27-Aug2, 2005., "Looking for Ixtlan," July 2005.
Miami Heat - day 4 & 5,, 12/4/05
Cool Deals - day 2,, 12/1/05
Moreno, Gean. "Constant Disturbance," (exhibition catalogue),Spanish Cultural Center, Miami, Florida,p.29.
Moreno, Gean. "50 International Emerging Artists," Contemporary 2006 Annual, p.27
SFist, Shelley,"Whoa, man Cosmic Wonder opens at YBCA" July 18 2006
Home Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Room, 10/06, p. 50


The McNay Art Museum


Florida International Magazine "The Power Issue"

Jose Alvarez Continues Exploring the Transformative Power of Art 

The Art Economist

Jose Alvarez "Artist to Watch" 

Huffington Post

Top 10 Artist to Watch 

The Palm Beach Post

The Mystic Transformation of Jose Alvarez 

Miami Art Exchange

Altered States at The Norton Museum of Art 


Jose Alvarez "The Kitchen" 

El Nuevo Herald

Jose Alvarez

The Village Voice

"Abuse Your Illusion"