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Aaron Karp


Aaron Karp Flash Spectrum
Aaron Karp Ghost Rocket
Aaron Karp Night Jewels
Aaron Karp Space Tunnel
Aaron Karp Fanfare Fireball
Aaron Karp SYZYRGY

Aaron Karp in Studio
Aaron in the studio removing the taped off areas

Aaron Karp is a practicing artist of more than 40 years. Originally from New York he has lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico since 1979 where he worked as an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of New Mexico until 1984. Since leaving the University he has painted full time, has exhibited his work extensively and has received recognition through a number of awards, grants and artist in residencies. Aaron Karp has developed a style of painting utilizing various systems of taping to develop fractured fields of color and space. In 2001 Karp was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and in 2002 a Kittredge Foundation Grant. Also in 2002 he was awarded an artist-in-residency in Costa Rica at the Julia and David White Artists’ Colony. In 2004 Karp was awarded a residency and a monetary grant through the Robert M. MacNamara Foundation located on Westport Island, Maine. In 2006 the Fundacion Valparaiso in Mojacar, Almeria, Spain awarded him an artist-in-residency. In October, 2007 he was invited for two months as a visiting artist at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska and in February 2008 Karp had a solo exhibition entitled “Bemis Grids” at the Albuquerque Museum. In 2013 Karp participated in a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Aaron Karp


1969 BA Buffalo State University, Buffalo NY
1973 MFA Indiana University, Bloomington IN

Selected Recent Exhibitions

2016  Art Aspen, Duane Reed Gallery
          Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
          William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO
2015  Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2014  Artspace/Virginia Miller Galleries, Coral Gables, Miami, FL
2013  New Concept Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
          William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO
2010  New Concept Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2009  Raleigh Civic Center, Raleigh, NC
2008  Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
          William Havu Gallery, Denver CO
2007  Cine Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
          New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
2005  Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2004  William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO
2002  Tercera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002  Carson-Masuoka Gallery, Denver, CO
2001  Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2000  University of New Mexico Art Museum, Santa Fe, NM

Selected Collections

Ackland Art Center, Chapel Hill, NC
Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria, Austin, TX
Albuquerque International Airport, Albuquerque, NM
Cheney Cowles Memorial Museum, Spokane, WA
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Museum of Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM
Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM
Pan Pacific Singapore Hotel, Singapore
Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY
State Capital, Santa Fe, NM
University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM
University of Texas, San Antonio, TX


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