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AARON FOWLER

1988
Born in St. Louis, MO

Fowler creates elaborate assemblage paintings from discarded found objects and unconventional materials sourced from his local surroundings. Through intuitive layering of castoff furniture, oil and acrylic paint, and collaged elements including iridescent CDs, water bottles, LED lights, sneakers, and plastic bags, Fowler meticulously constructs hybrid tableaux infused with a sense of raw urgency.

Fowler received his MFA from Yale University School of Art in 2014 and BFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 2011. He was an artist-in-residence at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2014 and was the recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant in 2015. Fowler has exhibited throughout the United States and abroad, including shows at TOTAH, Saatchi Gallery, SCAD Museum of Art, The Rubell Family Collection, Beeler Gallery, Columbus College of Art and Design (solo), Diane Rosenstein Gallery (solo), and the Studio Museum in Harlem. In May of 2018, Fowler will present a window installation at the New Museum in New York, NY. He lives and works in Harlem, Los Angeles and St. Louis.

Donkey of the Lou, 2018
acrylic paint, enamel paint, sand, mirror, concrete cement, orange plastic wrap, screws, hair weave, beard hair, photo printout, plexiglass, cotton balls, LED rope lights, chains and pegboard on cubicles
108 x 114 inches (275 x 290 cm)