Nery Gabriel Lemus was born in Los Angeles in 1977. The subjects in his work range from issues of division, stereotype and immigration to problems in society that lead to the failure of families. Lemus received his BFA at ArtCenter (2007) and his MFA at the California Institute of the Arts (2009). Lemus also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine (2008). His work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Charlie James Gallery (Los Angeles), Steve Turner Contemporary (Los Angeles), The Bindery Projects (Minneapolis) and Project Row Houses (Houston, TX). Group exhibitions include "Fútbol: The Beautiful Game" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and "Made in L.A. 2012" at the Hammer Museum. He is the recipient of a California Community Foundation Fellowship, a COLA Fellowship Grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, and the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Fellowship Award.