Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez was born in Havana, Cuba in 1983. He is an interdisciplinary artist and writer of poetry.
He holds his BFA and Master of Arts in Digital Arts degrees from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and is currently
supplementing his studio practice with Archaeological, Geological, and Paleontological field research.

Lesser's work is inspired by proto-languages, cuneiform, and a study of the archaic in the context of contemporary experience.
While his works are informed by ancient symbolism and regular archaeological inquiry, he is not interested in revisiting primitivism,
but rather in presenting a contemporary language that is at once familiar, yet of indeterminable origin, devoid of provenance,
owing more perhaps to the concept of planned obsolescence pushed to an absurd conclusion, than to primitive mark-making.




Lesser is also a writer of contemporary poetry.

His first major collection of poems, 'Morbid Belly Aching', was published by CARSAREREAL, in the Fall of 2013.

A frequently updated online catalog of his writing can be found here at Daily Posts.

Some recent contributions to ACRES #3, a Baltimore/LA-based publication, can be found at ACRES.


Lesser is also a professional illustrator.

His illustration work has been featured in
Metropolis, Esquire, The Believer, Flaunt,
and at Moma PS1.