University of Maryland, 1983, BS
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Patricia Aaron is award winning contemporary abstract painter. Her distinctive work has deep roots: much of her signature style encaustic art was inspired by her childhood home near Ohio’s busy steel mills. Youngstown’s heavily industrialized environment left an indelible impression, one that catalyzed Aaron’s interest in integrating cultural landscape into her artwork. Aaron also draws inspiration from street art and graffiti, evident in her evocative mark making and striking, graphic imagery. Aaron has held artist residency fellowships in Iceland, France, Hawaii, Virginia, New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming.
Aaron uses the malleability of pigmented wax to create lustrous, uniquely beautiful surfaces. Each piece is textured and layered upon, building a captivating, tactile surface with expressive depth. Her use of vivid colors, bold lines and daring composition continues to evolve, resulting in ever-more dynamic, distinctive work.
Aaron’s work has been featured in solo museum and airport exhibitions as well as invitational gallery exhibits throughout the United States, and featured in numerous regional and national publications. Aaron's work is held in private, corporate, and museum collections throughout the US, UK, Japan, Iceland, and Europe. Aaron is an adjunct professor at University of Denver, Denver, CO.
Aaron will be featured in the Denver International Airport 2016 solo exhibition, Passport, and the invitational Colorado Women in Abstraction 2016 exhibition at the Center for Visual Art in Denver, CO. Space Gallery in Denver, CO will feature a solo show of Aaron’s recent work, On Ice, from Reykjavik, Iceland during the fall of 2016.
During 2017 Aaron's work will be featured in a solo show, Giving Way to Still, at Globe Fine Art Gallery, 727 Canyon Road Santa Fe, NM July 7 - August 5, 2017. Space Gallery 400 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO will also host a solo show of Aaron's new work, September 28 - November 4, 2017.