Bio

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Aaron Wallis was born in Tacoma, Washington, and has lived primarily in Virginia and California. During adolescence his father worked for television evangelist Pat Robertson, and Aaron was the reluctant product of an evangelical Christian upbringing. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University and graduated with a BFA in Painting & Printmaking in 2000. Aaron specializes in silkscreen and a variety of other printmaking media including lithography, intaglio, letterpress and woodcut. His current body of prints, The Street Bible, depicts rappers and drug dealers in the context of the illuminated manuscript. Aaron’s other work includes Angry Trees, a series of acid landscapes in oil and water based media. He is the recipient of a 2014 Visual Arts Fellowship from the Wyoming Arts Council, and exhibited in the 2015 Wyoming Art Council Fellowship Biennial. Other awards include selection for Community Supported Art Jackson Hole 2014 and a grant from the Center of Wonder. Aaron currently lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and helped found the Teton Artlab. Aaron is a Taurus who enjoys philosophy, literature, fine cuisine, long walks on moonlit beaches, pornography, narcotics, yoga and sarcasm.

 

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Aaron Wallis C.V.

Education:

1998-2000 Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts; BFA in Painting and Printmaking

1996-1998 Tidewater Community College, Visual Arts Campus

1995-1996 Governor’s School for the Arts; Norfolk VA

Exhibition History:

2015 Mestizo, Salt Lake City UT

Wyoming Biennial Fellowship, Laramie WY

2014 Pink Garter Theater, Jackson WY

2012 Big Haus Studios, Jackson WY

2011 Factory Studios, Jackson WY

2010 Teton Artlab, Jackson WY

Art Association of Jackson Hole, Jackson WY

2009 Teton Thai, Jackson WY

Teton Artlab, Jackson Hole WY

2008 Lyndsay McCandless Contemporary, Jackson WY

Cream Coffee, San Diego CA

Coalesce Gallery, San Diego CA

CA Sound and Light, San Diego CA

Coliseum Fine Arts, San Diego CA

Bridge Storage Gallery, Richmond CA

Teton Artlab, Jackson Hole WY

2007 Teton Artlab, Jackson Hole WY

2006 Chop Suey Tuey, Richmond VA

Relative Theory Records, Norfolk VA

2005 Nesbit Salon, Richmond VA

Cauthorne Paper Corp. Gallery, Richmond VA

2004 Gallery 5, Richmond VA

Plant Zero Cafe, Richmond VA

Relative Theory Records, Norfolk VA

2003 Hell’s Kitchen, Virginia Beach, VA

2002 The Loft, Norfolk VA

Generic Theater, Norfolk VA

RK Chevrolet Showroom, VA Beach VA

2001 Jaffe Art Center, Norfolk VA

2000 Riverview Gallery, Portsmouth VA

Anderson Gallery, Richmond VA

VCU Medical Center, Richmond VA

1999 1708 Gallery, Richmond VA

Virginia Commonwealth University Student Art Space, Richmond VA

Anderson Gallery, Richmond VA

1998 Visual Arts Center, Portsmouth VA

ODU University Gallery, Norfolk VA

1997 Visual Arts Center, Portsmouth VA

1996 ODU University Gallery, Norfolk VA

Norfolk State University Gallery, Norfolk VA

Awards:

2014 Inclusion in Wyoming Arts Council 2015 WY Biennial

Cultural Council of Jackson, Arts for All Grant

Wyoming Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship

2013 Inclusion in Jackson CSA Community Supported Art Project

Recipient of Center of Wonder Artist Grant

2000 VCU/MCV Medical College of Virginia, President’s Purchase Award

1998 Award of Excellence for Expression, Tidewater Community College Annual Student Exhibition

1997 Award of Excellence for Drawing, Tidewater Community College Annual Student Exhibition