Pepe Mar  (Mexican, 1977) 

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Pepe Mar Biography
1977   Born in Reynosa, Mexico
1999   Ècole d’Art, Aix-en-Provence, France
2000   BFA, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA
2007   Summer Residency, Cooper Union, New York, NY
2007 - 2008   Deering Estate Residency, Miami, FL
2008   Glogauer Artist Residency, Berlin, Germany
2011   Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
2012   MFA, Florida International University, Miami, FL
2013   P-R-I-M-E-T-I-M-E, Residency, Brooklyn, NY
  Lives and works in Miami, FL
Selected Exhibitions
2013   Pepe Mar Exhibitions in 2013:
Pivot Points: 15 Years and Counting, MoCA North Miami, North Miami, FL
Annual Interest No. 1, Young At Art Museum, Davie, FL
Baby Dragon, P-R-I-M-E-T-I-M-E, Brooklyn, NY (solo exhibition)
The Transorientalist, J. Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville, FL (solo exhibition)
A Claw For An Eye, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo exhibition)
Pepe Mar 2005-2013, Young at Art Museum, Davie, FL (solo exhibition)
The Eye, The Vessel, and The Spell, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL (solo exhibition)
2012   Pepe Mar Exhibitions in 2012:
Dark Flow Lurking, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
This and That: Unconventional Selections from the Permanent Collection, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL
Discrepant Modernism, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL
Texas National 2012, curated by Dave Hickey, The Cole Art Center, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX
2011   Reformation 2011, Old County Jail, Skowhegan, ME
2011   GOLDMINE: Works from the Collection of Sirje and Michael Gold, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA
2010   Pepe Mar Exhibitions in 2010:
Time Bomb: Extended Version, curated by Melissa Diaz, Miami Design District, FL (solo exhibition)
TIme Bomb, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL (solo exhibition)
9 Solos, Meet Me at the Underground (Starring Quentin Crisp), The Moore Building, Miami, FL (solo exhibition)
The Maginot Line, curated by Dennis Scholl, David Castillo Gallery
Double Take, Miami Design District, FL
Mystic Visage, World Class Boxing: Debra & Dennis Scholl Collection, Miami, FL
Gallery Projects, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Spreading the Influence, Olin Art Gallery, Kenyon College, OH
2009   Pepe Mar Exhibitions in 2009:
Heads Up, curated by Michael O. Gold, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA
TIME + TEMP: Surveying the shifting climate of current painting in South Florida, Hollywood Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, FL
Set to Manual, Girls' Club, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
CUT: The Makings of Removal, Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Chaffey College, San Bernardino, CA
Pivot Points 3, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
Express Yourself: International Pow Wow, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami, FL
Gallery Projects, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
NEW/NOW: New Painting & Drawing, The Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Fourth All-Media Juried Biennial, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL
BEAUTIFUL/DECAY: A TO Z, Kopeikin Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
2008   Pepe Mar Exhibitions in 2008:
Who Needs Guitars Anymore?, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO (solo exhibition)
Raw Sewage, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL (solo exhibition)
Troglodytes see better in the dark, David Castillo Annex
Under the Influence, Girl’s Club, curated by Michelle Weinberg, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Miami Art Museum
Refraction, loop gallery, Berlin, Germany
Cut, Vincent Price Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2007   Pepe Mar Exhibitions in 2007:
Shock Treatment, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL (solo exhibition)
Pandemonium, The Art Gallery at Government Center, Miami, FL (solo exhibition)
Expanded Painting, curated by Paco Barragan & Nina Arias, Miami, FL
Reverie + Revolt: contemporary collage, ArtCenter/South Florida, Miami
Real Time, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
All Is Well That Begins Well and Has No End, Eighty WSE Gallery, New York
All Media Juried Biennial, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL
CCA at 100: Alumni Looking Forward, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco
2006   Pepe Mar Exhibitions in 2006:
My Mirrors, David Castillo Gallery, Miami , FL (solo exhibition)
Hunga Bunga, Freight + Volume, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
Destroy this City, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Native Seeds, Art Center South Florida, Miami Beach, FL
Searching for Love & Fire, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
2005   Pepe Mar Exhibitions in 2005:
To Hell and Back Again, Nada Art Fair, Locust Projects, Miami, FL (solo exhibition)
Guanajuato, Rocket Projects, Miami, FL (solo exhibition)
Labyrinth, The Newton Building, Curated by Tyler Emerson, Miami, FL
Op-ish, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
For Everyone and No One, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
La Frontera, Gescheidle,Chicago ,IL
2004   Pepe Mar Exhibitions in 2004:
By the Woods, Miami Light Project, Miami FL
Young Miami, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY
Dirty South, Worm Hole Laboratory, Miami, FL
Animal Farm, Rocket Projects, Miami, FL
Piñata Party, Gavin Brown Enterprise, Organized by “It Can Change,” New York, NY
Delinquent Boys, Plush Gallery, Dallas, TX
Visions of Now, J. Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
Drawing Conclusions 2, Rocket Projects, Miami, FL
Miami in N.Y., Budman Studios, New York, NY
The Stray Show, Worm Hole Laboratory, Chicago, IL
The Skull Show, Hanna Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
If You Believe Hard Enough, Rocket Projects, Miami, FL
2003   Pepe Mar Exhibitions in 2003:
Muestra 2, Adriana Schmidt Gallery, (Stuttgart, Germany) World Trade Center, Mexico
Haunted, Worm Hole Laboratory, Miami, FL
Pepelandia, Rectangle Space, Miami, FL
Butt Seriously, The Moore Space, Curated by Aja Albertson, Miami, FL
Gilligan’s Island, Ambrosino Gallery, North Miami, FL
Shadow Cabinets, Kunstall Fridericianum, Organized by “It Can Change,” Germany
Of Off Painting, Buick Building, Miami Design District, FL
Cut and Paste 2, Ambrosino Gallery, North Miami, FL
2002   Pepe Mar Exhibitions in 2002:
Slide Jam, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Art Basel Miami Beach, Ambrosino Gallery (North Miami, FL), Miami Beach, FL
Stomping Grounds I, ACSF, Curated by Carolina Salazar, Miami Beach, FL
The No Show Against Discrimination, Frederic Snitzer Gallery, Coral Gables, FL
You Better Be Pretty, Ambrosino Gallery, North Miami, FL (solo exhibition)
2001   Pepe Mar Exhibitions in 2001:
Face 2 Face 2 Face, Pond Space, Organized by “It Can Change,” San Francisco, CA
I Live Here Now, “It Can Change”, San Francisco, CA (solo exhibition)
Tent, Locust Projects, Miami, FL
2000   Pepe Mar Exhibitions in 2000:
Point of Departure, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
Jardin, Curated by Chris Perez, San Francisco, CA
Don’t Breathe Too Deep, Techoa Bruce Gallery, CCAC, San Francisco, CA (solo exhibition)
1999   All College Honors, Oliver Art Center, CCAC, Oakland, CA
Selected Public Collections
  MoCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
  The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL
  MOLAA, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
  Young at Art Children’s Museum, Davie, FL
  Jereann Chaney, Houston, TX
  Joel & Sherry Hope Mallin, New York, NY
  Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
  Miami-Dade Public Library System, Miami, FL
  Dennis & Debra Scholl, Miami, Florida
  Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz, Ft. Lauderdale, FL