Pepón Osorio  (Puerto Rican, 1955) 

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Pepón Osorio Biography
1955   Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico
1974   Universidad Inter-Ameriana, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
1978   BS, Herbert H. Lehman College Bronx, NY
1985   MA, Columbia University, New York, NY
Selected Exhibitions
2012   Everyday Things: Contemporary Works from the Collection, Museum of Art, RISD, Providence, RI
2011   Pepón Osorio, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
2010   Drowned in a Glass of Water, Williams College Art Museum Williamstown MA
2010   Resurrectine, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York, NY
2009   Kréyol Factory: Exposition Des artistes interrogent les identités creoles. Parc La Villete, Paris, France
2008   NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith. The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center, Long Island City, NY
Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL.
2007   The Lighthouse “Badge of Honor: The Project” Philadelphia, PA
2007   20th Anniversary Exhibitions: Part Two Selby Gallery Ringling School of Art and Design Sarasota, FL
2006   The Skowhegan School of Painting And Sculpture: 60 Years Colby College Museum of Art Waterville, ME
2005   Trials and Turbulence Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York, NY
2004   Trienal Poli/Grafica De San Juan: America Latina Y El Caribe, Instituto de Cultura, Puertorriquena, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2004   Trials and Turbulence: Pepón Osorio, An Artist in Residence at DHS, Institute ofContemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA and travel to Contemporary Art Centerof Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA
2003   Somewhere Better Than This Place, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
2003   Face to Face Bernice, Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL
2002   Crisis Response, The RISD Museum, Providence, RI
2002   Pepón Osorio, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
2001   New Land Marks: Public Art, Community, and the Meaning of Place, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2000   Pepón Osorio: Escuela de Artes Plásticas, Museo de San Juan Puerto Rico
1999   Fear and Denial & Las Twines, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York, NY
1999   Pepón Osorio: Transboricua, El Museo del Barrio New York, NY
1999   Other Narratives, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, TX
1999   The Rescue: Eight Artists in an Archive, International Center of Photography Midtown New York, NY
1998   Pepón Osorio, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia Madrid, Spain
1998   Sala seis: Pepón Osorio, Museo Alejandro Otero Caracas, Venezuela
1997 - 1998   2nd Johannesburg Biennale 1997, Africus Institute for Contemporary Art Johannesburg, South Africa
1997   VI Cuban Bienniale, Havana, Cuba
1997   Pepón Osorio, Otis Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design Westchester, CA
1997   Badge of Honor, Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco
1997   American Stories-Amidst Displacement and Transformation, Setagaya Art Museum Tokoyo, Japan
1996 - 1997   American Kaleidoscope: Themes & Perspectives in Recent Art, Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, DC
1996   Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York, NY
1996   Badge of Honor, Ronald Feldman Fine Art New York, NY
1996   Pepón Osorio-Badge of Honor, The Newark Museum Newark, NJ
1995   Art at the Edge: Social Turf, High Museum of Art Atlanta, GA
1993   Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art New York, NY
1993   Scene of The Crime (Whose Crime?), Cleveland Institute of Art Cleveland, OH
1991   Pepón Osorio, El Museo del Barrio New York, NY
Literature
2010   The New York Times. “What is Printmaking today? Philadelphia dares to ask.” Ken Johnson
2010   Art Journal 69 “Short Circuits.” Steven Nelson
2008   Houston Chronicle “NeoHooDoo.” Douglas Britt
2008   Art in America “Faith-Based Initiatives.” Charles Dee Mitchell
2007   Temple Times “Project Addresses Incarceration Through Art” Burton Jazmyn
2006   Art Papers “Pepón Osorio” Adam Thompson
2005   Artnews “Pepón Osorio” Edith Newhall
2005   Artforum “Pepón Osorio” T.J. Demos
2003   Bomb “Pepón Osorio” Jennifer Gonzales
2002   The New York Times “Pepón Osorio” Roberta Smith
2001   Art Nexus “Pepón Osorio” Manuel Alvarez Lezama
2001   Art Journal “Nuyorican Baroque: Pepón Osorio’s Chucherías Anna Indych
2001   Pepón Osorio – Door to Door Published by EAP Press
2000   Art Nexus “Pepón Osorio: Redefining the Boundaries for Installation” Julia Herzberg
2000   Daily News “New York Genius at Work” Carol Day
2000   afterimage “Millions of Colors” Berta Sichel
1999   The New York Times “Pepón Osorio ‘Transboricua” Holland Cotter
1997   The New York Times "Roving Taxis With a Message Told Through Art” Amei Wallach
1997   Parachute "Pepón Osorio” David Blatherwick
1995   Atlantica, "Pepón Osorio” Berta Sichel
1994   The New York Times "A Meditation on Masculinity Wrapped Up in a Barbershop” William Zimmer
1992   Artforum "Plastic Heaven" Joan Acocella
1991   Con To’ Los Hierros: A Retrospective of the Work of Pepón Osorio Published by El Museo del Barrio New York, NY