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Aaron Kraten

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San Francisco

Birth year

Lives in
Santa ana

Works in
Santa ana


Ocean View, 1992

Representing galleries
1988 Laguna Art Museum , the jflynn gallery , MOCA - The Geffen Contemporary, Gallery C, Alpha Cult, The Box

Fine, Art, Painter, self_taught, LOWBROW, underground, pop_culture, kraten, mixed-media


Kraten was born in 1974 in San Francisco, California. He moved out of the city to Huntington Beach in Southern California while he was young. Kraten is interested in street graffiti and skateboarding. He worked full-time jobs while establishing himself as an artist, taking jobs in factories and working a stint as a courier. He gained recognition in the 2000s, and subsequently set up a factory-like studio in a Costa Mesa loft on the East side.

Kraten's early work was in the form of conceptual painting. One of his best known paintings is Workers Compensation 2003, which depicts a table found in the trash. It was entirely fingerpainted.

Recent Exhibits

Aaron Kraten participated in these exhibits:

Jul, 2012 Launch2012
The Landmark Building
Feb, 2012 Laguna Art Museum Benefit Auction
Laguna Art Museum
Aug, 2011 The art of Launch 2011
The Artisan at Uptown
Jun, 2011 Aerosols to Airplanes
The Box Gallery
Apr, 2011 Doll Haus: The Modern Matryoshka
Rothick art haus
Dec, 2010 Lorem Ipsum
The Box Gallery
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