Born in Aurora, Missouri, Aaron Wrinkle received his BFA in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA in Studio Art from CalArts. At CalArts, he carried out various spoken word, guitar, and object-oriented performances on a weekly basis, culminating in the restoration of CalArts’ former dean Douglas Huebler’s 1977 Volvo with his father, an auto refinisher. From 2008 to 2011 he played music with Laura Kim under the name DG (Drums and Guitar), continued performing solo pieces, and facilitated projects under the gallery Dan Graham in Echo Park and Chinatown, Los Angeles. He has also exhibited at the Night Gallery and Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, and Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York. His works and projects have been featured and reviewed in Artforum, ArtJournal, Artnet, ArtScene, Interview Magazine, LAWEEKLY, Modern Painters, Notes on Looking, and The New York Times. His work was published in the New Museum’s Younger than Jesus Artist Directory by Phaidon Press in 2009. His forthcoming exhibition will be staged at there-there in Los Angeles. Wrinkle is based in Los Angeles.
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About Aaron Wrinkle
Aaron Wrinkle, born 1978, Aurora, Missouri
Aaron received his BFA in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA in Studio Art from CalArts. At CalArts various spoken word, guitar and object-orientated performances were carried out weekly. For his final project he restored CalArts’ former dean Douglas Huebler’s 1977 Volvo with his father, an auto refinisher. The Volvo was exhibited in 2015 at Night Gallery in L.A. In the last few years his focus has returned to an intuitive and somewhat surreal approach to drawing and painting. His works and projects have been featured and reviewed in ‘Artforum,’ ‘ArtJournal,’ ‘Artnet,’ ‘ArtScene,’ ‘Interview Magazine,’ ‘LA WEEKLY,’ ‘Modern Painters,’ ‘Notes on Looking’ and ‘The New York Times.’ He has collaborated with Raymond Pettibon and his work was published in the New Museum’s ‘Younger than Jesus Artist Directory’ by Phaidon Press in 2009. Aaron currently resides in Chinatown, Los Angeles.
American, b. 1978, Aurora, MO, United States, based in Los Angeles, CA, United States