LEROY.LAND


PAUL LEROY GEHRES


EDUCATION


2006 MFA

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA.


1986 BFA

The Cooper Union, NY, NY.


1982 AA

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.


SELECTED NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS


2019

Roles of Engagement, Morean Art Center, St Petersburg, FL.


MINI, Mize Gallery, St Petersburg, FL.


Postcards From The Edge, Bortolami, New York, NY.


No Glitter Allowed, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY.


ICONS, Mize Gallery, St Petersburg, FL.


Errors, Fakes and Oddities, New Hamshire Institute of Art, Peterborough, NH.


2018

MOD, Mize Gallery, St Petersburg, FL.


Best Hair Contest, Mink Rancher, Auburn, NY.


Mail Art Show, Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano, Milan, Italy.


Post Secret, Community Mail Art Project, Germantown, MD.


Visions, Crowder College, Cassville, MO.


Antifluxis, Moan Lisa, Atlantic Beach, FL. 


Randomize, Mize Gallery, St Petersburg, FL.


Members Show, Morean Art Center, St Petersburg, FL.

 

Figure Drawing Exhibition, Morean Art Center, St Petersburg, FL.


Lady Madonna, Heronimus Bosch Art Center, Chaam, Netherlands.


Loss, 1-3-5-7 Projects, San Francisco, CA.


2017

The World of Anna Sui, The Fashion and Textile Museum, London, UK.


Postcards from the Edge, Metro Pictures, NY, N.Y.


Figure Drawing Exhibition, Eckerd College, St Petersburg, FL.


2016
RIP Pinky, Woodfield Fine Art, St Petersburg, FL.


GSP Artist Showcase, GSP Fine Art, Clearwater, FL.
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2015
Figure Drawing Exchange, Morean Art Center, St Petersburg, FL.

2014
Art of Dog, Morean Art Center, St Petersburg, FL.

2013
The 2 Minute Film Festival, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA.


5X5, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL.


Black & White Ball, Featured Artist, Artpool Gallery, St Petersburg, FL.

Juried Exhibit, SUNTAN Art Center, Pass-A-Grille, FL.

2012
What’s Up Pittsburgh? Clarion University Art Gallery, Clarion, PA.


Uncensored: Queer Art and the Church, Leslie Lohman Annex, New York, NY.

2011
I’m a Lover Not a Fighter, The 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 
Pittsburgh, PA. Curated by Eric Shiner, Dan Byers, Astria Suparak and Adam Welsh.
 
Save A Million Dollars for Retirement, Westmoreland Community College, Youngwood, PA. 
Curated by Christine Kosavar

BIG BOOBS: A Gay Man Celebrates The Female Form, Panza Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA.

The Sketchbook Project, The Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY.


Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art, August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh, PA.


DoubleTakes: The Salvadore Dali Look-alike Contest, The Salvadore Dali Museum, St Petersburg, FL.


2010

Statue of Anne 1710, Installation Art by Lady LeRoy “The Dowager King”  The Waiting Room,

Panza Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA.


Alphabet Art: A Juried Exhibition of Queer Artists, The Music City Sisters, Nashville, TN.


Found on Facebook, Arthur M. Berger Art Gallery, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY.
Curated by Charles McGill.

2009
Lonesome LeRoy as Little Evie Sedgwick in remembrance of Eve Kofosky Sedgwick, 
Brillo Box Discotheque, Pittsburgh, PA.

2008
Paid Sick Days, Panza Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA.


2007
Work and Pray: The Quilt Show, Gallery M, NY, NY. Curated by Tod Roulette.


Face Control, La Vie Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA.


Andy Warhol’s Dead, Wax Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA.

Lush Life, Digging Pitt Gallery, Pittsburgh PA.

Funny Business, Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA.

2006
i~~we: i is not not we, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana PA.


Points of View, Graduate Art Association Annual Student Exhibit, Indiana University Museum, Indiana PA.

Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Juror.

2005

Holla Back Exclamation Points: Finding Humor in the Darkness of the Gay 90’s, Robert Shaw Gallery, Indiana University

of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA.


Engendered Species, Gatov and Merlino Galleries, California State University, Long Beach, CA.


National Psyche Pandora Box DVD Collection, The LAB, San Francisco, CA. Curated and developed by Elliot Lessing.

Go Figure, Panza Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA.

Carnivalesque A Grim Guignol, Digging Pitt Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA.


Graduate Art Association Annual Student Exhibit, Indiana University Museum, Indiana, PA. Chakaia Booker, Juror.

2004
The Sprout Fund Juried Show, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA. 
Tom Sokolowski, Juror.


She Sells Sea Shells, Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, Fire Island, NY

2002
Not Without Laughter, Gallery M, NY, NY. Curated by Tod Roulette.

2001
Charles McGill’s "Playing Through" Site specific photography/video performance collaboration 
with Artist Charles McGill golfing through Harlem, NY, NY.


2000
SURRENDER, I wanna give you devotion, Nimm hin es ist mein Geist und Sinn,
AEROPLASTICS Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium.

Ode aan de goden, Zone 5300, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

1999
Young Guns 2, The Art Directors Club, NY, NY.


Edifying Sappho and Socrates, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Curated by Rafael von Uslar.

1997
The Devil Won’t Let Me Sleep, The New York Gay and Lesbian Film Festival,
 NY, NY. A documentary about LeRoy “King of Art” directed and produced by Tim Smyth.


Home Is Where The Heart Is, Gay & Lesbian Family Values, White Columns, NY, NY.

Curated by Dr. Cassandra Langer.


Styles and Aesthetics, La Mama La Galleria, NY, NY.


1996

I Love Your Shoes, Your Hair Looks Great, MTV Green Room, NY, NY.
Curated by Bronwyn Keenon.


The Most Important Thing in the World, The Art Exchange, NY, NY.
Curated by Bill Arning.

1994
Stonewall 25, White Columns Gallery, NY, NY. Curated by Bill Arning.

Sex/Industry, Stefan Stux Gallery, NY, NY. Curated by John Yau.
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No Small Feat: Investigations of the Shoe in Contemporary Art, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, 
Chicago, IL. Curated by Monique Meloche.


ONGOING PROJECTS
1987 – 2018
LeRoy “King of Art”, St Petersburg, FL, Freelance Illustration. Client list includes: The New Yorker, 
Andy Warhol’s Interview, VH1, Anna Sui, Jonathan Adler, The New York Times, The Village Voice,

Entertainment Weekly, Spin, FHM, Egg, Macy's, Seventeen, Details, Bride's and Playguy.


2009-2018
Conversations with Andy, A documentary of visitors to Andy Warhol’s Grave by Madelyn Roehrig,
Pittsburgh, PA.


2003 – 2018
Elegant American Quilts - Cranky Quilts by Lonesome LeRoy.


2001 – 2018
Pet Portraits by LeRoy “King of Art”


1996 – 2018
Collectable Superstar Shoes, an ongoing project of producing celebrity shoe drawings and prints.


1999 - 2018

Postcards from Paradise: A tribute to Ray Johnson

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Steven Cohen, Courtney Love, Sylvia Miles, Joan Rivers, Holly Soloman, Paige Powell, Jeffery Slonim,

Eric Shiner, Ingrid Sischy, Anna Sui, Steven Meisel, Michael Vollbracht, Jason Weinberger, Lithgow Osborne,

Graham Shearing, Bruce La Bruce, Jonathan Adler & Simon Doonan, Bill Arning, Cary Leibowitz/Candyass,

Karen Kilimnik and Mom.