Bio / CV

Born in Venezuela, lives and works in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

School of Visual Arts, 1992-1995

Solo Exhibitions
2015 As Far As the I Can See, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL 
2011 The Science of Complexity, Gavlak, Palm Beach

2010 Surfaces of Constant Time, Ratio 3, San Francisco

2009 Restoring Balance, Gavlak, New York, NY

2008 Gavlak, Art Supernova, Art Basel Miami Beach, 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
2015 Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting, Akron Art Museum,
    Akron,OH (upcoming)

2014 Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting, The McNay Art Musuem,
   San Antonio, TX
2012 PAUSE., Cosmopolitan Resort and Art Production Fund, Las Vegas, NV

2011 Garden of Un-Earthly Delights (two-person), The M Building, Miami, FL
        The Big Reveal, Kemper Art Museum Of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
        Altered States: Jose Alvarez, Yayoi Kusama, Fred Tomaselli and Leo Villareal,
            curated by Cheryl Brutvan, the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL

2010  Five Year Anniversary, Gavlak, Palm Beach, FL 
         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
        Exquisite Corpse, curated by David Salle, Tanja Grunnert Gallery, NY.

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
         The Armory Show, Gavlak, New York, NY
         Palm Beach 3, 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.
        Constant Disturbance, Spanish Cultural Center, Miami, Florida.

2005 NADA Art Fair, Ratio 3, Miami Florida.
        AQUA Art Fair, Western Project, Miami Florida
       The Hills Have Eyes, curated by Gean Moreno, Ingalls & Associates, Miami, FL
       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

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 Prattel Show" Jose Alvarez, Chris Perez, and nearly Kathy Grayson, July
   15th, 2006.

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

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.

Wulff, Friederike, Artinvestor, "Supernova Trifft Supernova", No.06/2008, p. 84

Thorp, Brandon K, "The Explorer: Jose Alvarez," September 25, 2008,The Broward-Palm
   Beach New Times

Herrera, Adriana, "Fusion Entre el Viaje Interior y la Realidad Extrema," May 25, 2008,
   el Nuevo Herald

"Jose Alvarez: Constantly Expanding at the Moore Space," May 2008,Wynwood: The Art

Santiago, Fabiola, "Art Pick," June 20, 2008, The Miami Herald

Hudson, Suzanne, Artforum, "Jose Alvarez The Kitchen,"February 2008, p.294

Kunitz, Daniel, The Village Voice, "Abuse Your Illusion," November 13, 2007

  Home Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Room, 10/06, p. 50

SFist, Shelley,"Whoa, man Cosmic Wonder opens at YBCA" July 18, 2006

Moreno, Gean. "50 International Emerging Artists," Contemporary 2006 Annual, p.27

Moreno, Gean. "Constant Disturbance," (exhibition catalogue), Spanish Cultural Center,
   Miami, Florida, p.29.

Cool Deals - day 2,, 12/1/05

Miami Heat - day 4 & 5,, 12/4/05, "Looking for Ixtlan,"July 2005.

SF Weekly, Artbeat, July 27-Aug 2, 2005.

Palm Beach Cottages & Gardens, March 2005

Orden, Abraham. "The Carlos Cycle," Camerawork, (Fall/Winter 2005), p.28.

Hobbs, Jack. "The Visual Experience" Third Edition, Davis Publications, 2004. p. 10/267.

Broward County Cultural Quarterly, Winter 2004. "Jose Alvarez: Exploring the Psychology of
   Belief Through Art"

Wonder, Carolina. "Self Analysis," Lincoln Road Magazine, (July-September 2003), p. 67.

Saltz, Jerry. "American Bland Stand," Village Voice, March 7, 2002

Sagan, Carl. "Carlos." Parade Magazine, December 4, 1994.

Robinson, Walter. "Art Market Watch," Artnet Magazine News.

Leslie, Richard. "Whitney Biennial 2002," Art Nexus, (July-September2002), p.74

Kastner, Jeffrey. "Concerning the Spiritual in Art," Art Monthly, (May 2002), p. 6.

Genoni, Tom, Jr. "Exploring Mind, Memory, and the Psychology of Belief." The Skeptical
   Inquirer, (Mar.-Apr./95), p. 10.

Carroll, Robert Todd. Skeptic's Dictionary. "Carlos," 2003.

Biennial Exhibition (exhibition catalogue). New York, Whitney Museum of American Art,

The Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon

Dakis Jouannou, Deste Foundation, Greece

Jane Holzer, New York, NY

Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz, Miami, FL
Beth Rudin DeWoody, New York, NY
Milton and Sheila Fine, Pittsburgh, PA
Debi and Jeff Wechsler, Miami, FL
Takashi Murakami, Tokyo
Horacio Campolieto, Guaynabo, PR
Alberto de la Cruz, San Juan, PR
Cristina Enriquez-Bocobo, New York, NY
Mark and Diane LaRoe, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Carter Pottash, Palm Beach, FL
Eric Rudin, New York, NY
Melissa Soros, New York, NY
Michael and Suzie Novogratz, NY
M. Georges Renand, Paris, FR
Stanley and Nancy Singer, NY
George P. Mills, NY
James Hedges IV, NY
Greg Walker, NY
Dick and Franny Zorn, NY