Brita Visiting Artist – Aaron Coleman – Tue March 30, 6pm | New Mexico State University - BE BOLD. Shape the Future.
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Visiting Artist – Aaron Coleman – Tue March 30, 6pm

Born January 29th, 1985 - Washington D.C. Aaron is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Arizona. He received his MFA from Northern Illinois University in 2013 and BFA from Herron School of Art and Design in 2009 Aaron’s studio practice comprises an amalgam of creative processes and historical research. Through printmaking, painting, collage, sculpture, and installation he creates works that address how mundane and seemingly anodyne artifacts embody the complex and pervasive history of race/racism and class/classicism in the United States. Employing a multi-media approach, Aaron reworks and re-contextualizes images and objects to foreground their interactions – both past and present – in this history. The objects (e.g., picket fences, coloring books, embroidery or pop-culture ephemera) are visually or physically juxtaposed with contrary or jarring images that release uncomfortable truths and suppressed stories which are both personal and political. Aaron has exhibited internationally and received numerous awards, scholarships and fellowships for his work in lithography and mezzotint. His work can be found in the collections of The University of Colorado, Wichita State University, the Ino-cho Paper Museum in Kochi, Japan, The Yekaterinburg Museum of Art in Yekaterinburg, Russia, the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s Ewing Gallery Collection, and The Artist Printmaker and Photographer Research Archive among many other public and private collections. Aaron is a husband, a dog lover and a workaholic.

All events are free and open to the NMSU community and the public. Sponsored by the NMSU Department of Art, University Art Museum and paid for by the Lilian Steinman Fund. To Sign up for the Zoom Lecture visit: