Sculptor, Los Angeles, California
Guna S. Mundheim Fellow in the Visual Arts - Class of Fall 2010
Aaron Curry was born in San Antonio, Texas, and lives and works in Los Angeles. His art, which includes sculpture, painting, drawing, and collage, has been described as oscillating between abstraction and anthropomorphism, rich in references to artists ranging from Pablo Picasso to Jean Dubuffet, from Isamu Noguchi to David Smith. Curry has a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. In 2008 and 2009 UCLA’s Hammer Museum hosted his first solo museum exhibition, with new works that explored aspects of camouflage used during World War I. Curry has recently shown in solo exhibitions at David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles, the Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Bergamo, Italy, the Galerie Daniel Buchholz in Berlin and Cologne, and Michael Werner Gallery in New York and London, among others, as well as in recent group exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the Hammer Museum. Two commissioned sculptures are currently on view in New York’s City Hall Park as part of the Public Art Fund’s outdoor exhibition “Statuesque” (2010).