EDUCATION

 

BFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 "Others" (3 person) Faction Art Projects/Coates & Scarry, Harlem, NY

2015 “In the Snuggery of Airs and Graces”, Sloan Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

2013 “Past the Pillars of Hercules” Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY

2011 “Coterie of the Wooly-Woofter,” Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY

2009 “Mandrakes, Martyrs & Muck Snipes,” Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY

2008 "Estofada," Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2004 "Day for Night," Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003 "Nimbus and Shadow," Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL

2001 "Calamus," Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2000 "New Paintings and Drawings," Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL

1998 "Recent Paintings," Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

"Five and Under", Arcadia Gallery, Pasadena CA

“Indulge”, John Wolf at ArtMovement, Los Angeles, CA

"fresh stART2018", Santa Monica Art Studios, Santa Monica, CA

2017

“Figure 8”, Gallery Victor Armendariz, Chicago IL

“For the Good Times”, sp[a]ce, Pasadena, CA

“Coming Attractions”, Gallery Victor Armendariz, Chicago IL

2016

“Instinctual Drift”, Sloan Fine Art at Heron Arts, San Francisco, CA                    

"My Blood Runs Yellow: A Tribute to Giallos”, Sloan Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

"Sloan Fine Art Salon”, Bert Green Fine Art, Chicago, IL

2015

“Vestige”, Coates & Scarry, London UK

“40x400”, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena CA

“Incognito”, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica CA

“The Power of 3”, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena CA

2014

“Sloan Fine Art”, LA ART SHOW, Los Angeles CA

“Derby Deconstructed”, Holiday House, New York NY

“Incognito”, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica CA

2013

“Undertow 3,” Sloan Fine Art at Rusk Renovations, New York , NY

“Paradox Maintenance Technicians,” The Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2012

“Sloan Fine Art”, artMRKT, San Francisco CA

“Self Possessed: Examining Identity - 21st Century”, Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011

“La Luz de Jesus 25,” La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011

“Kink,” Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“Amuse Bouche,” Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY

“Empty Time,” The Fridge, Washington, DC

2009

“+2,” Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY

“The Human Eclectic,” Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008

“Summer Salon,” Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY

Opening Exhibition, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY

2007

“Deep End,” Aidan Savoy Gallery, New York, NY

2006

“Undertow 2,” Roq la Rue Gallery, Seattle, NY

“Undertow,” Metalstone Gallery, New York, NY

“Drawn to Expression," Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

2004

“Art on the Frontier,” Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL

2002

"Drawings VI," Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2000

"Representing LA: Pictorial Currents in Southern California Art," Frye Art Museum, Seattle,

WA; traveling to Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX and Laguna Art Museum,

Laguna Beach, CA

"Drawings V," Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1999

"Group Show," Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles

1998

"Tribute to La Luz de Jesus," Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

"Precious," Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

"Group Show," Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL

1995

“Really Recent Surreal," Da Vinci Gallery, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, CA

"Post Pre-Raphaelites," Terrain Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017

Sarah La Barbière de Paris, “Beards Rock: Facial Hair in Contemporary Art and Graphic Design"

Mark Heflin, "American Illustration 35"

2015

Sloan, Alix, “Launching Your Art Career: A Practical Guide for Artists.

2012

Emmenegger, McLean, “Aaron Smith,” Bluecanvas, Issue 14

Ramirez-Montagut, Monica, “Aaron Smith,” New American Paintings, 103

Ankenbauer, Darren, “Aaron Smith,” handbook: alternative quarterly, issue 02/ volume 06

2011

Various,“La Luz de Jesus 25,” La Luz de Jesus Gallery

Moltoni, Antonio, “Aaron Smith,” Hunter Fashion Magazine, Autumn/Winter 2011/2012

2010

Sloan, Alix, “Victorian Excavation,” NY Arts, Summer

Katz, Andrew, Studio Visit 11

Melrod, George, “Painters’ Painters,” Art Ltd., May/June

2009

Gonzalez, Rita, “Aaron Smith,” New American Painting 79

2008

Myers, Holly, Art Reviews, Los Angeles Times, March 28

Meliksetian, Anna, “Estofada,” Art Ltd., August

Art Scene, Recommended Exhibition, March

2004

Art Scene, Recommended Exhibition, October

2003

Hawkins, Margaret, Gallery Glance, Chicago Sun Times, September 19

2001

Ollman, Leah, Art Reviews, Los Angeles Times, September 21

Wadewitz, Mikel, “Figuratively Speaking,” Frontiers, October 12

1998

Camper, Fred, “Aaron Smith,” Chicago Reader

Hawkins, Margaret, “Gallery Season Holds Promise,” Chicago Sun Times, September 11

Various, Tribute to La Luz de Jesus (catalog)

1996

Gunnin, John “Aaron Smith,” Juxtapoz Magazine

 

 

SELECTED HONORS & AWARDS

 

Artist in Residence, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA, Currently

Associate Professor/Associate Chair, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Currently

Artist Lecture, Artistic Demonstration Series, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

© 2018 Aaron Smith