EDUCATION

BFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013 “Aaron Smith,” Sloan Fine Art at Rusk Renovations, 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

2013
“Undertow 3,” Sloan Fine Art at Rusk Renovations, New York , NY
“Paradox Maintenance Technicians,” The Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2012
“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

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