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Born 1967, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Lives and Works in New York, NY

Enoc Perez is a contemporary Puerto Rican artist best known for his paintings and oil stick drawings of Modernist architecture. In his colorful renderings, the artist often employs a loose, abstract style, giving his work a sketch-like quality. “It's a matter of attraction—attraction to the building, to the object, to what I'm going to paint,” the artist has said of his work. “In terms of architecture, I see buildings as ready-mades, in the Duchampian sense. I see them as metaphors, and I respond to metaphors almost physically—I know whether a building is something I want to use pretty much immediately.” Born in 1967 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Perez developed an interest in painting by age eight. He obtained a BFA from the Pratt Institute and an MFA from Hunter College, both in New York. While living in the city, he studied the architecture of Midtown Manhattan and created paintings depicting several of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including the United Nations building, Lever House, and the Seagram Building. Today, his works are held in the collections of the Corcoran Art Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, among others. Perez lives and works in New York, NY.


1992 M.F.A., Fine Art, Hunter College, New York, NY
1990 B.F.A., Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


2019     Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, UK. "Cinematic Self"
            Gavlak, Palm Beach, FL. "The Idea of Us"
2018    Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX
2017    UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles, CA. "Embassies"
            Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy. "Casitas"
            Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. "Desert Bloom"
            Harper Books, East Hampton, NY. "Nudes"
2015    Koenig & Clinton, New York. "Digs"
            Peter Blum Gallery, New York. "One World Trade Center"
            The Philip Johnson Glass House. New Canaan, Connecticut, "Lipstick"
            Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris. "Recent Paintings"
            Danziger Gallery, New York. "Cut-Outs"
2014    Harper's Books, East Hampton, NY. "Summer Jobs"
            Thomas Ammann Fine Arts AG, Zurich. "New Work"
            Le Royal Monceau, Paris. "Paintings"
2013    Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris. "Paris Mon Amour"
            Acquavella Galleries, New York. "The Good Days"
2012    Corcoran Art Gallery, Washington D.C.. "Utopia"
2011    Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Bruxelles. "Works on paper"
            Faggionato Fine Arts, London. "Nudes"
2010    Acquavella Galleries, New York.
            Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin. "Monochromes"
2009    Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
2008    Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin. "Tender"
            Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy.
            Faggionato Fine Arts, London. "Suite 720"
2007    Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
            Lever House Lobby Gallery, NY
            Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris "Faraway"
2006    Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY, "New York"
            Faggionato, New York, "Works on Paper"
            Mario Diacono at ARS LIBRI, Boston, MA, "The United Nations, New York"
2005    Faggionato, London, "Deluxe"
2004    The Happy Lion, Los Angeles, CA, "Caribe Club"
            Sammlung Sander, Berlin, Germany "The Party"
            Elizabeth Dee, New York, NY "Works on Paper"
2003    Elizabeth Dee, New York, NY "Monuments"
2002    Kunstverein Heilbronn, Germany, "Holiday"
            Elisabeth Dee Gallery, New York, NY, "New Work"
            Dee / Glasoe, New York, NY "Enoc Perez"
2001    Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne, "The Secret"
1999    Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, NY, "Winter"
            Turner & Runyon, Dallas, Texas, "Daydreaming"
1993    White Columns, New York, NY
            Galeria Uno, Caracas, Venezuela


2016    Chimento Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA. "Enoc Perez & Carlos Rolón/Dzine"
            Roberto Paradise, San Juan, PR. "Casitas"
1998    Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, NY (two-person with Jeremy Blake: Silver Hill),
            "A Year Without Love"


2020     Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL. "Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago"
2019     NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, FL. "Happy!"
2018     Gavlak, Palm Beach, FL. "Inaugural Group Exhibition"2017    König Galerie, Berlin, Germany. "THREE POSITIONS. SIX DIRECTIONS. CHAPTER II: DOOR TO THE FUTURE, WINDOW TO THE               PAST"
            Brintz Galleries, Palm Beach, FL. "Garden Party"
            Marc Straus Gallery, New York, NY. "Lob des Schattens"
            Joyce Varvatos, Sag Harbor, NY. "Chaos Theory"
            Kim Heirston, Bridge Hampton, NY. "Endless Summer"
            Leila Heller Gallery, NY, NY. "Grisaille"
2015    Planthouse Gallery, New York, NY. "Exquisite Corpse"
            BYU Museum of Art, Provo, Utah. "No Place Like Home"
            Pavillon de I'Arsenal, Paris. "Dimensions Variables"
            Edward Tyler Nahem Fine, New York. "Metropolis"
2013    MICA, Chicago. "City Self"
            AD&A Museum, California. "POP: Politics of Place"
2012    Collezione Maramotti, Italy. "Painting as a Radical Form"
            Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Bruxelles, "In Between"
            Museum of Contemporary Art ,Chicago. "Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against     Gravity"
            Spring Fever, Tony Shafrazi Gallery. New York
            International Print Center NY, New Prints 2012 - selected by Shazia Sikander
            Caribbean : Crossroads of the world, Studio Museum in Harlem, Queens Museum of    Art, and El Museo del Barrio
            Joan Prats Art Grafic, Barcelona. "Jorge Pardo / Enoc Perez"
2011    Espacio 1414, Berezdivin Collection. San Juan. "Painting…Expanded"
2010    Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Bruxelles, "Portraits"
            Gagosian, Los Angeles, "Meet Me Inside"
            Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Bruxelles, "Best of"
2009    Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy, "Transitions: Painting at the (Other) End of Art"
            Faggionato Fine Arts, London, "Works on Paper"
2008    Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT, "Painting the Glass House"
2007    Triennale Bovisa, Milan, "Timer 01/Intimacy"
            Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY. "NeoIntegrity"
            Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin, Germany "Blood Meridian"
            Faggionato Fine Arts, London, "Small Format"
2006    Perry Rubenstein, New York, NY
2005    Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, NY, Group Show (with Alex Bag, Rowena Dring, Virhil Marti, Carl Ostendarp, Enoc Perez)
            Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne, "10 Years! Galerie Michael Janssen"
            Perugi Arte Contempoanea, Padova, Italy, "Ciao Manhatten"
2004    UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, "The Undiscovered Country"
            Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT; Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, "None of the     Above: Contemporary Work by Puerto Rican Artists"
            Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany, "Looking at Painting 2"
2003    Kunstverein, OldenBurg, Germany "hands up, baby, hands up"
            Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY, "Environs"
            The Happy Lion, Los Angeles, CA, "Preview 2003"
2002    Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kunsthalle Wien; Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, "'Dear Painter, paint me…'
            Painting the Figure since late Picabia"
2001    Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, "Art in Puerto Rico through the Ages"
            Exit Art, New York, NY, "Boomerang: Collector's Choice"
2000    Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, "Two by Two for AIDS and Art" (To benefit the        American Foundation for AIDS Research)
            Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia, "1900-2000: Paintings from a    Misshapen Century"
            White Columns, New York, NY, Annual Benefit Exhibition
1999    Museum of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, Florida, "At Century's End"
            Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington, "Fresh Flowers: Floral Imagery in   Contemporary Art"
            El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY, "The S-Files: The Selected Files"
1998    Turner & Runyon, Dallas, Texas, "Encyclopedia 1999"
            Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY, "Message to Pretty"
            Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, NY, "Home & Away"
1997    Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, NY, "Road Show '97"
1996    The Art Exchange Show, New York, NY, "The Most Important Thing in the World: Oasis   vs. Blur & Artists Who Rock"
            Cuenca, Ecuador, V Bienal Internacional de Pintura
1995    White Columns, New York, NY, Annual Benefit Exhibition
1994    Havana, Cuba, Quinta Bienal de la Habana
1993    White Columns, New York, NY, "Update 1993"
            Sala Alternativa Galeria de Arte, Caracas; Venezuela Invitational Show
            Luigi Marrozzini Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico, "Pequenos Formatos"



Corcoran Art Gallery, Washington D.C.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Suan Juan, Puerto Rico
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
British Museum, London, United Kingdom
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wiconsin, Madison, WI
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Vera List Center, New School, New York, NY
Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI
Art, Design and Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
Queens Museum, Queens, NY
University Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
William College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
Hammer Museum, University of california, Los Angeles, CA
The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
San francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY

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