Born Santurce, Puerto Rico, 1981

Lives Brooklyn, New York




2009 MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

2007 BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

2004 Universidad de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico



2017 Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX.

2016 Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Houston, TX.

Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA

Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong.

2015 Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX

Lago, Kavi Gupta CHICAGO Elizabeth St., Chicago, IL.

Pintura Ascendente, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas, Gran Canaria,

Canary Islands, Spain.

2014 Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles, CA

2013 Gates of Horn and Ivory, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY

Walter Otero Contemporary, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Material Discovery, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA;

SCAD Museum of Art Hong Kong, Hong Kong


2012 Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy

Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC

Galerie Isa, Mumbai, India

Istanbul ’74, Istanbul, Turkey


2011 Memento, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY

The Dangerous Ability to Fascinate Other People, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL


2010 Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL


2009 Angel Otero, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL


2008 Cooking Boogaloo, Contemporary Art Workshop Gallery, Chicago, IL

Angel Otero: Recent Paintings, Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL


2006 Revelando Enigmas, Galeria Prinardi, San Juan, Puerto Rico




2015 Piece by Piece: Building a Collection, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

Horizon, Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

PKM Gallery, Seoul, Korea.

2014 Between Worlds, Galerie Isa, Mumbai, India

Unbound: Contemporary Art After Frida Kahlo, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago,

IL Mystic Fire, Paradise Row, London, United Kingdom

Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Houston, TX


2013 10 Under 40, Istanbul ’74, Turkey

Amor Fati, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY

A Pinch of Saffron, Dash of Vermouth, Dodge Gallery, NY

Xtraction: A Survey of new approaches in abstraction, The Hole, New York, NY

Transforming the Known, works from the Bert Kreuk Collection, Gemeentemuseum den Haag,

The Hague, The Netherlands

Prague Biennial, Prague, Czech Republic

On Painting, Centro Atlantico de Arte, Les Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Sommer Contemporary, Tel Aviv, Israel


2012 Sotheby’s S2 Gallery, New York, NY

The Sound of Painting, Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana, Turin, Italy

Surface in Volume, Luce Gallery, Turin, Italy

Queens International 2012: Three Points Make a Triangle, Queens Museum, Queens, NY


2011 The Second Seating for the Last Supper, Galeria Leyendecker, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Oh Wow Gallery, Miami, FL

The [S] Files/The Street Files, El Museo’s 6th Biennial, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

American Patrons of the Tate and W Magazine, Kreemart, New York, NY.

NY: New Perspectives, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy

Soho House NY, New York, NY

Art Club on Dover Street, London, United Kingdom

Nerman Museum, Overland Park, KA


2010 Misericordia, Prism, Los Angeles, CA

Touched, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY

Circa Art Fair with Walter Otero Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico


2009 Constellations, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Variations on a Theme, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL

Circa Art Fair with Walter Otero Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico


2008 New Wave, Galeria Leyendecker, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Fridge, Normal Projects Gallery, Chicago, IL

Latino Nation, USA, University Museum, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale,


New Insight Exhibition, Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

Group Painting Exhibition, Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, IL


2007 You Are In My Space, Gallery G2 and Project Space, Chicago, IL

Open and Closed, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL


2006 Universality of Art, Galeria Prinardi USA, West Palm Beach, FL

Tributo a Basquiat Puerto Rico, Galeria Prinardi a Hotel Normandie, San Juan, Puerto Rico


2005 Visions of Excess, New Space, Chicago, IL





2013 Commuter Rail Project, Locust Projects, Miami, FL





2013 “!0 Questions about painting,” FlashArt, October, p. 87 – 89.

Parsekian, Martin. “Angel Otero, ‘Gates of Horn and Ivory,” TimeOut New York, 22 October.

Goldstein, Andrew. “Artist Angel Otero on ‘Justifying’ the Medium of Painting,” Artspace, 7


“Video: Angel Otero and Jack Whitten Discuss Expressionism’s Legacy,” Artspace, 7


Viveros-Faune, Christian. “Angel Otero’s Digs on Frayed Canvases and Crumbled

Sculptures,” The Village Voice, 18 September.

Cooper, Ashton. “Up-and-Coming Painter Angel Otero’s Works Sell Out at Lehmann

Maupin’s Art Basel Booth,” ArtInfo, 13 June.

Warren, Tamara. “Visual Artist Angel Otero Speaks on First Gallery Show in Puerto Rico,”

Life and Times, 1 March.

Dailey, Meghan. “Five Minutes with Artist Angel Otero,” W Magazine, 1 March.

Perez Rivera, Tatiana. “Quince minutos de gracia,” El Nuevo Dia, 27 February.

“Datebook…Also This Month,” Art + Auction, February. p. 36.  “Angel Otero, The story behind an artwork, in the artist’s own words,” Modern Painters,

January, p. 31.


2012 “CAM Raleigh Opens Angel Otero Exhibition.” Museum Publicity. 22 October. Online.

Howard, Christopher. “Angel Otero: Contemporary Art Museum,” Artforum, October.

Holmes, Pernilla. “Burning Bright: New York Artists to Watch,” Financial Times: How to

Spend it, April. p 10 – 14.

Sutton, Benjamin. “Lehmann Maupin Grooms Painter Angel Otero for Global Art Stardom,”

Artinfo, 27 February.


2011 “Future Greats.” Art Review, March. p. 100 – 101.

Gomes, Marcelo.“ Paint Job”, Nylon Guys, March. p. 40.

Sutton, Benjamin. “Inside the Artist’s Studio: Angel Otero in Ridgewood”, The L Magazine


2010 Cashdan, Marina. “Studio Visit: Interview with Angel Otero,” Huffington Post, 6 September.

Yood, James. “Review: Angel Otero,” Artforum, April.

Viera, Lauren. “Artists gear up for Armory: Local talent represented at fair, Biennial exhibition

in New York,” Chicago Tribune, 4 March.


2009 Francis, Sean. “4 under 40 artists to watch,” Chicago Tribune Magazine, 19 April.

Walker, Cassie. “Color Scheme,” Chicago Magazine, April.


2008 Perez, Manolo. “La Ola que Viene del Otro Lado del Oceano,” Diario de Avisos, 23


“New Wave,” Diario de Avisos, 21 November.

Broeren, Ben. “Contemporary Art Workshop,” Newcity, 1 May.

Artner, Alan. “Young artist’s abstractions teeming with exuberance,” Chicago Tribune, 9


Nance, Kevin. “Sight for Sore Feet,” Chicago Sun Times, 2 May.

Cirino, Yanira. “Inspirado por la Pintura,” El Vocero, 15 May.





2009 The Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Performing and Visual Arts


2007 Trustee Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

First Place Award and Members Choice Award, Visual Arts Competition

Civic and Arts Foundation, Union League Club of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago, BFA Fellowship Award


2005 Recognition Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago





Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey

Berezdivin Collection, Puerto Rico

DePaul University Museum of Art, Chicago, IL

Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond, VA

​Margulies Collection, Miami, FL

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, KS

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

UBS Art Collection, Chicago, IL


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