John Espinosa bio + work

Born in Bogota, Colombia
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


M.F.A (Sculpture), Yale University, School of Art, New Haven, CT
1996 New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2008 Dead Reckoning, Sandroni Rey/Project Space, Los Angeles, CA


Odd Sympathy, Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles, CA
Confluence: A Collaboration, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL


John Espinosa, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL


Standing Still While We Move Across Land, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL


Stump Hallucination, Rare, New York, NY


Fantastic Adventures, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL


Selected Group Exhibitions

2008 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition, Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles, CA
Zero Zone, curated by David Hunt, Tracy Williams Ltd., New York, NY
Manmade, curated by Daneva Dansby, Claremont University, Claremont, CA
Pivot Points II: New Mythologies, curated by Bonnie Clearwater, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
LatinoLatino, curated by Raffaella Guidobono, Palazzo della Vicaria, Rome, Italy


Confluence: A Collaboration, (with Jiae Hwang), Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
M*A*S*H*, curated by Omar Lopez Chahoud/ Amy Smith Stewart, The Helena, New York, NY


The Aleph, Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles, CA


All the pretty corpses, curated by Hamza Walker Renaissance Society at UC, Chicago, IL
MOCA and Miami, curated by Bonnie Clearwater, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
Back Together Again, curated by Natalia Bennedetti, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL
Little Odysseys, curated by Nicelle Beauchene, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
O’ The Games We Play, curated by Tyler Emerson, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL


Incantations, curated by Nicelle Beauchene and Kent Henricksen, Metro Pictures, New York, NY
Miami Nice, curated by George Lindemann, Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
Axxxpresssunizm, curated by John Russell, Vilma Gold Gallery, London, UK
Alice Day Gallery, Brussels, Belguim


Animal Magnetism, curated by Pam Winfrey, The Exploratorium Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception, San Francisco, CA
Deserted, curated by Martha Otero, High Desert Test Sites II, Joshua Tree, CA
Draw! Draw! Draw!, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami FL
Between Art and Life: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Paradise City, SaltWorks, Atlanta, GA


Champion, curated by Sheldon LaPierre, Zinc, Stockholm, Sweden 
Interplay, curated by Patrick Charpanel and Silvia Karman-Cubina, Museum of Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico and The Moore Space, Miami, FL
Out of the ground into the sky/Out of the sky into the ground, curated by Jeff Kopp and David          Kordansky, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA
Pond, San Francisco, CA
Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY           
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA


NeverNever Land, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tampa, FL
Humid, curated by Dominic Molon, The Moore Building, Miami Design District, Miami, FL
Globe>Miami<Island, curated by Robert Chambers, Bass Museum, Miami, FL
Wattage and Friendship, curated by David Hunt, Muller/DeChiara, Berlin, Germany
Saving the World, Sara Meltzer Gallery, NY
It doesn’t matter if it’s true as long as they believe it, NFA Space, Chicago, IL



Publikulture, curated by Ginger Gregg, Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Travels in Hyperreality, curated by Bonnie Clearwater, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
Whipper Snapper, Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, IL
Mount Miami, curated by Tami Kats-FreimanTel Aviv AS Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel 
Fx, Audiello Fine Art, New York, NY


Present/Absent, curated by Pablo Calvacanti, Imperial Palace, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
Hot Spots: LA, Houston and Miami, curated by Goran Tomcic, Weatherspoon Art Gallery at UNC, Greensboro, NC 
Pittsburgh Center for Fine Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

2x2 , curated by Josh Levine, Ground Level, Miami, FL


Invasion of Privacy, Ground Level, Miami, FL

Curatorial Projects


Run for the Hills, Locust Projects, Miami, FL


Fresh Blood, Ground Level, Miami, FL
A long hot summer (isolation, mystery, and boredom), Ground Level, Miami, FL


MOCA and Miami, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, [Bonnie Clearwater]
Interplay, The Moore Space, Miami [Silvia Karman Cubina & Patrick Charpanel]
Grey, Emma Saatchi Online Top 10 Shows in Los Angeles [September 9, 2007] – review/image

Alvarez Bravo, Manuel Miami Herald Between Art and Life [February 1, 2004]
Barclay Morgan, Anne Sculpture Magazine [January 2002] - image
DeAngelis, Chris Miami New Times Game in Lights [November 25, 2004] - image
Feaster, Felicia Creative Loafing Atlanta Multi-Culture Clash [May 14, 2003] -image
Feinstein, Roni Art in America Report from Miami [November 1999] -image
Grabner, Michelle Art US  All the pretty corpses  [March/April 2006] -image
Johnson, Ken New York Times Art in Review – Incantations/Metro Pictures [July 16, 2004] -image
Levine, Angela Jerusalem Post New Art in Miamiland [April 28, 2000] -image
Mills, Michael New Times - Palm Beach  Hyperreal Life  [January 11, 2001]
Moreno, Gean Art Papers Fantastic Adventures [September/October 1999] -image
Moreno, Gean Art Papers NeverNeverland  [May/June 2001]
Moreno, Gean Contemporary Art Miami [January 2005] -image
New Yorker Little Odysseys – Marianne Boesky [August 15 –22, 2005]
New Yorker Altoids Collection – New Museum of Contemporary Art [February 18 – 25, 2001]
New Yorker Boys will be boys [May 20 -27, 2000]
Ocaña, Damarys Street The whole world in their hands [February 21, 2003]
Ocaña, Damarys Street Mint Condition [June 1, 2002]
Ocaña, Damarys Art Papers Humid [April 2001]
Parcellin, Paul Rocket Journal of Arts and Film Out of the Box [April 2002]
Patterson, Tom Winston Salem Journal Hot Spot [April 18, 1999] -image
Sasser, Michael  S FL. News and Views  The Good Life [December 3, 2004]
Schiettine, Denise Jornal do Brazil/Progama Tudo em seu lugar [Sept 9, 1999] -image
Shearing, Graham Pittsburgh Post New Academic Geography  [July 22, 1999] -image
Sherman, Mary Boston Herald Curious and Strong [March 26, 2002]
Smith, Roberta  New York Times Art in Review – Little Odysseys/Marianne Boesky [August 19, 2005]
Suarez de Jesus, Carlos  Miami Herald Suspension of disbelief [Dec 24, 2004]
Triff, Alfredo New Times Room for Living [April 10, 2001]
Triff, Alfredo NewTimes The Hyperreality of it all [January 4, 2001] 
Tschida, Anne Miami Herald [Nov 28, 2004]
Turner, Elisa  Miami Herald Made in Miami [Aug 10, 2003]
Turner, Elisa  Miami Herald Publikulture [March 11, 2001]
Turner, Elisa Art and Auction Miami Heat [January 2001]
Turner, Elisa Miami Herald For the sake of artifice [December 20, 2000]
Turner, Elisa Miami Herald Surreal exhibit [June 20, 1999]
Turner, Gary NY Arts Young Miami [July/August 2000]
Velez, Pedro FGA #7 Miami Artist at NFA Space [April 5, 2001]
Village Voice Voice Choices [July 14-20, 2004]

Public Collections

Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Miami-Dade Public Library System, Downtown Cultural Center, Miami, FL
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York [Altoids]
Whitney Museum of American Art, NY [Special Collections: F. Mulhall Achilles Library]


2007 Los Angeles County Durfree Foundation ARC Grant
2003 Los Angeles County Durfree Foundation ARC Grant
1998 Nations Bank Visual Arts Endowment
1995-97 Frances Wolfson Scholarship Award