Aaron Fowler

  • 2 , 2015

  • 1 , 2015



Born 1988 in St. Louis MO
Lives and works in New York


2014 The Fourth Annual Skowhegan PERFORMS at Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY

Yale MFA Thesis Show, Yale School of Art, New Haven CT

2013 Aaron Fowler and Michael Shultis, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY

Summer Mix, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY

2012 Promising Artist of the 21st Century Exhibition, Sophia Wanamaker Gallery, San Jose, Costa Rica
 It’s a Small Small World, Family Business Gallery, New York, NY

Annual Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2011 Annual Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA 2009 Art St. Louis Varsity Art Show


2014 MFA, Yale University School of Art, New Haven CT

2011 BFA, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA 2009 Florissant Valley Community College, St. Louis MO

Awards / Residencies

2014 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan MN 2012 Yale School of Art Scholarship

Philadelphia Watercolor Society Certificate of Merit The J. Henry Shiedt Memorial Travel Scholarship The Philadelphia Watercolor Society Prize

The John Golasso Memorial Prize

The James O. Dumont Prize 2011 Yale Norfolk Summer School

The Angel Pinto Prize for Experimental Work
 Academy Scholarship

Academy Arts Merit Scholarship

Friends of PAFA Scholarship

2010 Academy Scholarship
Academy Merit Scholarship

2009 Academy Scholarship
 Academy Merit Scholarship


Charles Saatchi Collection

Jimenez-Colon Collection

Permanent Collection of Jeffery Gibson

Permanent Collection of Jack Tilton

Permanent Collection of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Permanent Collection of St Community College of Florissant Valley


2014 http://blogs.artinfo.com/artintheair/tag/aaron-fowler/

2013 New American Paintings "Youth in Revolt: Aaron Fowler x Michael Shultis "

2012 “One Million Years of Painting Temporarily and Monumentality in the Paintings of Aaron Fowler”, Title Magazine


Pulling from reality and imagination, Aaron Fowler's work describes certain conditions of the human experience, and memorializes individuals who are important to him. Using discarded materials from his immediate environment, Fowler communicates ideas about transformation, community, and salvation. Metaphorical imagery symbolize those who are left to navigate the world with the tools society has left for them, and those who get stuck in its constructs. Growing up in St. Louis, Fowler often references issues he has experienced from his personal history. By building on stories from his past, and using the materials and experiences in his present, Fowler's work becomes a proposition for a political and social re-imagining of not only where he comes from, but also the society where we all are.