Rocks, words, booze, broken toys, plants, decoys owls and lost earrings. Stuff. Aaron works with stuff he finds, collects, rearranges, and combines. He isolates, remixes and re-frames to reveal what is overlooked, highlight what is too-often missed, and ask questions.
Where are we going? What is freedom? Who am I?
He has hired a hustler to make paintings with a frog and collaborated with gay soldiers in Afghanistan. Aaron combines accessible materials with existing distribution methods to create art that can spread far beyond him. You can find work work in galleries, but more often on a billboard, in a newspaper, or in your mailbox.
Aaron is a two-time recipient of a Lower Manhattan Cultural Grant for Public Art and a Puffin Foundation Grant. His books are in the libraries of major museums including The Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and The Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona. His first novel, “Half-Life,” was published by Alyson Books.
He currently teaches art and design at Parsons, The New School for Design.