Jose Alvarez

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You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love), 2013
Acrylic, gouache, ink, resin, feathers, quills, beads, crystals, mica, cactus spines, fabric, organdy, handmade paper, thread, sequences and collage on canvas
68 x 53 inches
172.7 x 134.6 cm
You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love), 2013
Acrylic, gouache, ink, resin, feathers, quills, beads, crystals, mica, cactus spines, fabric, organdy, handmade paper, thread, sequences and collage on canvas
68 x 53 inches
172.7 x 134.6 cm

Jose Alvarez



Born in Venezuela

Education
School of Visual Arts, 1992-1995

Solo Exhibitions

2011
The Science of Complexity, Gavlak, West Palm Beach

2010
Surfaces of Constant Time, Ratio 3, San Francisco

2009
Restoring Balance, Gavlak New York, NY

2008
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

2007
"The Visitors," The Kitchen, New York, NY

2005
Looking for Ixtlan, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA

Group Exhibitions
2011
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

2010
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

2009 Abstract Cinema, curated by Bonnie Clearwater, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
Video installation, Elie Tahari, Bal Harbour, FL

2008 CIRCA, Gavlak, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2007
"Special Reserve," Gavlak, West Palm Beach, FL

2006
Constant Disturbance, Spanish Cultural Center, Miami, Florida
Mélange, Gavlak, West Palm Beach, Florida
Cosmic Wonder, Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco.

2005
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

2004
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

2003
We Are Electric, Deitch Projects, New York

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

1999
Inbox. Quartet Editions, New York

Performances/Media Appearances

2006
"The Frank Prattle Show" Jose Alvarez, Chris Perez, and nearly Kathy Grayson, July 15th 2006
http://frankprattle.wordpress.com

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

2003
"En busca de un Milagro," Univision
"Sin Fronteras," Telemundo, Hispanic Television

2002
"Do You Believe in Miracles?" Chat TV, Mun2, Telemundo.

2001
Johnson Space Flight Center, Houston, July 23.
Parkes Radio Telescope Observatory, Parkes, Australia, August 21.

2000
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.

1999

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

1998
"The Power of Belief," ABC News Special, October 6.

Bibliography

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. http://www.artnet.com.








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.
SFStation.com, "Looking for Ixtlan," July 2005.
Miami Heat - day 4 & 5, ArtInfo.com, 12/4/05
Cool Deals - day 2, ArtInfo.com, 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 http://www.sfist.com/archives/2006/07/18/whoa_man_cosmic_wonder_opens_at_ybca.php
Home Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Room, 10/06, p. 50