PAUL LEROY GEHRES
I got my AKA in New York City before earning the MFA at IUP located in the Hometown of Hollywood Superstar Jimmy Stewart!
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, MFA Outsider, Indiana, PA
The Cooper Union, Studied with Famous Artists Louise Fishman & Bob Breer, New York, NY
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Fashion Illustration Major, Pittsburgh, PA
SELECTED NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
More or Less, Studio at Public House, St Petersburg, Florida
12x12, Studio at Public House, St Petersburg, Florida
The Worked Shoot, Department of Contemporary Art, Tampa, Florida
Irascibles, Curated by Raheem Fitzgerald, The Factory Gallery, St Petersburg, Florida
Brooklyn Art Library/The Sketchbook Project, St Petersburg, Florida
Figure Drawing at Eckerd: Works by Off-Campus Artists, Elliott Gallery, St Petersburg, Florida
Black is Beautiful, The Factory Gallery, Curated by Carla Bristol, The Factory Gallery, St Petersburg Florida
Camp@Clamp, ClampArt Gallery, New York, NY
Robot Exchange, The Factory Gallery, Curated by Zulu Painter and Arillius Artist, The Factory Gallery, St Petersburg, Florida
Jack Kerouac's 100th Birthday, Studio 620, St Petersburg, Florida
SAY GAY FLORIDA!, Mize Gallery, St Petersburg, Florida
The Factory Gallery, Opening Exhibit, Curated by Ashley Rivers, The Factory St Pete, St Petersburg Florida
The World of Anna Sui, NSU Art Museum, Ft Lauderdale, FL
Visual Aids NYC, Postcards from the Edge 2021 (Virtual)
Floppy Disk, Geislingen an der Steige, Germany
Artists for a Better World, Honoring Artists, Los Angeles, CA
Open Studios, The Factory St Pete, St Petersburg, FL
Neighborhoods, Mize Gallery, St Petersburg, FL
Rainbow, Mize Gallery, St Petersburg, FL
So Cute, Mize Gallery, St Petersburg, FL
Culture as a Dare Festival, Southend-on-Sea, UK
Vision 20/20, California Flux Fest, Westminister, CA
Alpha Mail, Camby, IN
Visual Poetry After Covid-19, Milano, IT
Fe*mail*Art: 2020 Postcard Exhibition, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Don't Ask, Do Tell, Mize Gallery, St Petersburg, FL
FLOWER POWER, Mize Gallery, St Petersburg, FL
TV Show, Mize Gallery, St Petersburg, FL
Marginal Stamps, DADA Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Visual Aids Postcards from the Edge 2020, Bortolami, New York, NY.
The World of Anna Sui, the Modern Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Roles of Engagement, Marcia Jeffries: Aquarius, Morean Art Center, St Petersburg, FL.
Thursday Night Live: Figure Drawing at Eckerd College, Elliott Gallery, St Petersburg, FL.
Presents for Jonas Mekas, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
Mailmania, Victoria, BC, Canada
Who Knew Michael Voo Doo? IUOMA, Lake Park, FL.
Travel Show, Lake Worth Historical Museum, Lake Worth, FL.
The World of Anna Sui, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY
The Postal Museum, Hawkinge, Kent, UK.
MINI, Mize Gallery, St Petersburg, FL.
Visual Aids Postcards From The Edge 2019, 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.
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.
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.
RIP Pinky, Woodfield Fine Art, St Petersburg, FL.
GSP Artist Showcase, GSP Fine Art, Clearwater, FL.
Figure Drawing Exchange, Morean Art Center, St Petersburg, FL.
Art of Dog, Morean Art Center, St Petersburg, FL.
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.
What’s Up Pittsburgh? Clarion University Art Gallery, Clarion, PA.
Uncensored: Queer Art and the Church, Leslie Lohman Annex, New York, NY.
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.
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.
Lonesome LeRoy as Little Evie Sedgwick in remembrance of Eve Kofosky Sedgwick,
Brillo Box Discotheque, Pittsburgh, PA.
2009 - 2021
Conversations with Andy, A documentary of visitors to Andy Warhol’s Grave by Madelyn Roehrig,
Pittsburgh, PA, Beaufort SC and St Petersburg, FL
Paid Sick Days, Panza Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA.
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.
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.
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.
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
Not Without Laughter, Gallery M, NY, NY. Curated by Tod Roulette.
Charles McGill’s "Playing Through" Site specific photography/video performance collaboration
with Artist Charles McGill golfing through Harlem, NY, NY.
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.
Young Guns 2, The Art Directors Club, NY, NY.
Edifying Sappho and Socrates, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Curated by Rafael von Uslar.
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.
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.
Stonewall 25, White Columns Gallery, NY, NY. Curated by Bill Arning.
Sex/Industry, Stefan Stux Gallery, NY, NY. Curated by John Yau.
No Small Feat: Investigations of the Shoe in Contemporary Art, Rhona Hoffman Gallery,
Chicago, IL. Curated by Monique Meloche.
1987 – Present
LeRoy “King of Art”, St Petersburg, FL, Freelance Artist & Illustrator. 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.
2003 – Present
Elegant American Quilts - Cranky Quilts by Lonesome LeRoy.
2001 – Present
Pet Portraits by LeRoy “King of Art”
1996 – Present
Collectable Superstar Shoes, an ongoing project of producing celebrity shoe drawings and prints.
1999 - Present
Postcards from Paradise: A tribute to Ray Johnson
Steven Cohen, Courtney Love, Sylvia Miles, Joan Rivers, Holly Soloman, Paige Powell, Jeffery Slonim, Eric Shiner, Ingrid Sischy, Anna Sui, Steven Meisel, Jason Weinberger, Michael Vollbracht, Lithgow Osborne, Sharr White, Alex Fialho, Graham Shearing, Bruce La Bruce, Bill Arning, Jonathan Adler & Simon Doonan, Joseph Savastano & Gerard Dalmon, Liz Dimmitt & Piers Davies, Cary Leibowitz/Candyass, Karen Kilimnik and Mom.