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Sept. 15, 2006

Visiting Painter Jose Lerma Will Give Lecture At UI Sept. 28

Jose Lerma, a visiting artist in the painting area of the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, will present a public lecture on his work at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in Room 116 of Art Building West -- the new art building -- on the University of Iowa campus.

The lecture, which is sponsored by the painting area, will be free.

Lerma was born in Spain and grew up in Puerto Rico. He studied political science at Tulane and went on to study law at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In Wisconsin, a few months shy of graduation, he switched his major to art. Subsequently he was granted a yearlong residency in Puerto Rico, participated in the Skowhegan (Maine) School of Painting and Sculpture, and most recently completed the Core Program affiliated with the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas.

Lerma recently moved to New York. He has had solo exhibitions with Andrea Rosen Gallery in New York, Galerie Xavier Hufkens in Belgium and Galleria Il Capricorno in Venice, Italy. Although he has done installation, video and photography, his current work concentrates on painting.

More information and photos of Lerma's artworks can be found on his Web page at

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