Jovan Karlo Villalba

Jovan Karlo Villalba

Miami, FL, United States

About Jovan Karlo Villalba

Jovan Karlo Villalba (b. 1977. Quito, Ecuador) was raised in Miami, Florida. He is an alumnus of New World School of the Arts in Miami and the Cooper Union School of Art in New York City. During the first decade of Villalba's career he worked out of his art studio in Chelsea, New York City. He began exhibiting his work at local galleries and soon after was invited to participate in exhibitions at galleries, art institutions, and fairs throughout the United States. His work has been featured in solo shows in Los Angeles, Miami and New York City, as well as at biennial exhibitions at the Queens Museum of Art and the Hollywood Art and Culture Center. Villalba's work will be included in "Audacious: contemporary artists speak out" exhibition at the Denver Art Museum in February.

Villalba presently lives and works in Miami, FL.


1999 The Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY (BFA)

1995 New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL


2016 Audacious: Contemporary Artists Speak Out, Denver Art Museum, CO
2015 New Familiar, The Brayer Galley, Ventura, CA
2015 VII Latin American Art Exhibit, AOTA at Pfizer, New York, NY
2015 All-Media Biennial, Art & Culture/Hollywood, FL
2014 Turning Tides: Art Basel Showcase, Hotel Victor South Beach, Miami Beach, FL (solo)
2014 Sea Rising, The Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
2014 Abracadabra, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL
2013 SCOPE Miami, Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finale, Miami Beach, FL
2013 Irreversible Winners Exhibition, Gallery 2014, Hollywood, FL
2013 Water Rites, GUILD at Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, FL
2013 Dirt, Yuta Suelo Udongo Té, Spear Building, Miami, FL
2013 Affordable Art Fair NYC - Taché Gallery, New York, NY
2013 Jovan Karlo Villalba, Project Fine Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2013 Terra Incognita, A.D. Gallery at The University of NC, Pembroke, NC
2012 SCOPE Miami, Bombay Sapphire Artisan Finale, Miami, FL
2012 Out of Site, curated by Fredrick Snitzer at CasaLin, Miami, FL
2012 Puro, GUILD at the Coral Gables Museum, Coral Gables, FL
2012 Ink, GUILD at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami FL
2012 A Midsummer Night’s Dream II, Warehouse Alternative Space, Miami, FL
2012 Transitional Dwellings, Taché Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2012 Affordable Art Fair NYC - Taché Gallery, New York, NY
2011 Verge Art Fair – Tomorrow Stars, The Greenview Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
2011 Paint Works, Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Artisan Series - Bombay Sapphire, Miguel Paredes Fine Art, Miami, FL
2011 Around the Block, Christopher Miro Gallery 139, Miami, FL
2011 Young Blood: So Fresh, Flagler Art Space, Miami, FL
2011 Jovan Karlo Villalba: Steps From Here, The Ladder Room Gallery, Miami, FL
2011 I love you so…, National Arts Club with Phenomena Projects, New York, NY
2011 All-Media Juried Biennial, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL
2011 Artbitch, Calix Gustav Gallery, Miami, FL
2010 Verge Art Fair - Artformz, The Catalina Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
2010 I’m from Miami Bitch, Yamel Art Project, Little Havana, FL
2010 Natural Selection, Coconut Grove Art Gallery, Miami, FL
2010 New*Art, The Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL, judged by Fredric Snitzer
2010 Crossing the Line, Buena Vista Building, Miami, FL
2010 Latin Views Biennial, Alexey von Schlippe Gallery, Groton, CN
2010 New Beginnings, Demossa Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA (solo)
2010 Young Blood; New Wave, Artseen Gallery, Miami, FL
2010 The Passing, Calix Gustav Gallery, Miami, FL
2010 Small Wonders, Artformz Gallery, Miami, FL
2010 Storm, Submergedart Gallery, Newark, NJ
2010 The Rite of Spring, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2010 Paint, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (catalogue)
2010 The Group Show, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Art for Haiti, Relief Auction, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
2009 Young Blood: New World Mixx, ArtSeen Gallery, Miami, FL
2009 Queens International 4, Queens Art Museum, Queens, NY curated by Erin Sickler and Jose Ruiz (catalogue)
2008 Latin Views 08, Alexey von Schlippe Gallery, Groton, CN (catalogue)
2008 Associates Show 08, Artformz Gallery, Miami, FL
2008 Magnitude 7, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (catalogue)
2008 30 Small Works, Gallery Up, Rock Hill, SC
2008 The Last Picture Show, Artformz Gallery, Miami, FL
2008 Premonitions, Tria Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2007 Deviant Behavior, Artformz Gallery, Miami, FL
2006 Latin Views Biennial, Mystic Art Center, Mystic, CN
2006 The Studio Visit, Exit Art, New York, NY
2005 Art Basel: Visages & Secrets, Laure De Mazieres Gallery, Miami, FL
2005 Exit Biennial II: Traffic, Exit Art, New York, NY
2004 CDG Exhibition, Vincent Gerard Gallery, Marina Del Rey, CA
2004 Transitions, Sono Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Nelson Franco (solo)
2004 Bino-scapes, Berlinerkunst Project, Berlin, Germany
2003 Beyond the Skin, Sono Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Entity, Paula Barr Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Wet Paint, OfficeOps Gallery Space, Brooklyn, NY