Juan Antonio “Erman” Gonzalez
B. 1956, Havana, Cuba.
Education- Miami Sr. High School, Class of ‘75
MDCC, Kendall Campus, Class of ’78. AS. Fashion Design/ Merchandising Professional Experience -
June '07 to Jan '08 Instructor, Conservatory Prep High School, Davie. Fl.
Sept. '07 Instructor/Visiting Artist, BCC Central Campus Art Dept.
Feb.‘06 Biennale Artists Retreat, The National Gallery and Popop Studios, Nassau,
Bahamas Nov.’05. Artist/ Facilitator for The Miami Fellows Program, directed by Abbey Chase.
Oct.‘05. Guest artist, The National Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas.”Artists and Critics Series.” Oct.‘04. Guest lecturer. Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC. Fiber Arts Dept.
Dec.’04/ Sept.‘05, Art Therapist. Access Services. Miami Dade Parks and Recreation
Dept. CAC Senior Centers and After School Programs. 2000/ 2003- Instructor. MDCC School of Continuing Education, Kendall Campus.
2000/present- Studio visual artist with gallery affiliation.
1998/2006- Miami Jewish Home and Hospital. Art Therapist. Activities Dept. 1998/ 2000- Area 8 artist representative to Florida Craftsmen’s Board of Directors.
Aug. 1998- Guest lecturer. Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Co. Art and Consumer
1996/present- Freelance pattern maker for the local fashion industry. 1990/1996. Resident Artist, South Florida Art Center, Miami Beach, Fl.
1979/1990- Fashion Designer/Owner "Erman" label in NYC. Freelance illustrator.
2008 Up coming " The Edge," The Armory, Palm Beach, Bonnie Clearwater curator
Up coming "A Stitch in Time," Solo, Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, Fl.
"Cortando, Cociendo Y Recordando," Solo, Lincoln Center, Ft. Collins , Co.
2007 "Safety Zones" Art Basel. Diaspora Vibe Gallery. catalogued.
"Cortando, Cociendo Y Recordando," solo, BCC Central Fine Arts
Davie, Fl. catalogued, traveling.
Sacatar Foundation, Bahia, Brazil. Eight week artist residency.
“Handmade,” New World School of the Arts Gallery, Miami.
Art Miami, International Currents, Miami Beach Convention Center.
“Out Castes,” Art basel, Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, Fl. catalogued.
"Handmade" New World School of the Arts, Miami
"51st Annual Florida Craftsmen Exhibit,” BCC, Davie, Fl.
Award of Excellence, Lewis Wexler, juror.
“Tea, Glorious Tea” Revolution Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica.
"Combined talents '05" Museum of Fine Arts, FSU, Tallahassee, Fl. catalogued
“Spotlight 2005" Kellogg Center for Creativity and Design, UNC. Hendersonville,
“Aruba Revisited” Insight Gallery, Oranjestad, Aruba.
“Deep Blue: Caribbean-American Statements,” traveled. Florida Crafstmen Gallery
Diaspora Vibe Gallery. traveled, Erman curator.
“Erman, New Works,” solo Klein Gallery, Florida Craftsmen, St. Petersburg, Fl.
“Five Artists and Their Visions,” Center Gallery, Douglas Gardens.
“Five” Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, Fl. Rosie Gordon -Wallace, curator.
“Off The Main” Puck Bldg.. NYC, NY.Catalogue and printed media available.
“Crafts National 38" Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, State College, .
“Surviving Memories” . Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, Fl.
“South Florida Fiber Artists and Friends” Futernick Gallery, Miami,Fl.
“Exit, Moving Inside Out” Merryshaw House, Grenada.
“Thresholds, Expressions of Art and Spiritual Life” City Gallery at River Park,
Charleston, SC. Eleanor Heartney, curator. Traveled/catalogued.
“Strata: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, Fl.
“Metamorphosis” Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, Fl..
“50th. Anniversary” Deland Museum of Art, Deland, Fl. Traveled/catalogue
“Land and Roots” Diaspora Vibe gallery, Miami, Fl.
Art to Wear” 7th Biennial Exhibition. Larson Gallery, Yakima, Wa.
Award “Fabrics at Their Best,” Rosemary Eichorn, juror.
“Wearable Expressions” Palos Verdes art Center,P.V. Ca.
“Ideas, Preocupaciones Y Otras Espinas” solo, May Center, Miami, Fl .
“Uncommon Threads” The Fine Line Arts Center, St. Charles, Ill.
Best of Show, Alyce Van Acker, juror.
“Mental” Larios Restaurant, South Miami, Fl. Permanent installation.
“Art is in the Bag” Ohio Crafts Museum, Columbus, Ohio.
“Crafts Concepts” The Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ. Invitational exhibit.
“49th Annual Florida Craftsmen Exhibition” Center fur the Arts, Vero Beach, Fl. 2001
"Hot” Gayle Wilson Gallery, East Hampton, NY. Benjia Morgenstern, curator.
“Wearable Expressions” Palos Verdes Art Center, P.V. Ca.
“Art Wear” Lincoln Center, Ft. Collins, Co. Best of show ‘95 and ‘97.
”Beyond The Fringe” Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami.
“Unveiling” Gayle Wilson Gallery, East Hampton, NY.