Selected Works

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Press

Education

Wade Aaron

1977-

flesh, bone, assorted toxins

dimensions variable

"X"

2012

joint compound, spray paint, ink, inkjet on paper mounted on plywood

45 x 15 inches

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Untitled Pallet Drawings

2011-2012

copper leaf, inkjet, graphite on paper

12 x 12 inches, each, 8 pieces

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Drawing from the Index

2012

aluminum and Dutch gold leaf, joint compound, spray paint, ink, inkjet on paper mounted on plywood

45 x 45 inches

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Untitled (INTENT)

2011-2013

commercial light fixtures with incandescent lamps

45.5 x 185.5 x 10.5 inches

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Study for Purgatory

2011

watercolor on paper

22 x 30 inches

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Assorted Thoughts and Aspirations

2011

Dutch gold leaf, watercolor on paper

30 x 22 inches

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The Myth of Compromise

2011

aluminum leaf, watercolor on paper

22.5 x 30 inches

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Untitled

2011

watercolor on paper

22.5 x 30 inches, each, 2 pieces

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A Heap of Bullshit

(Study after RS)

2011

graphite, ink on paper

16 x 22 inches

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No Sol

2010

inkjet on paper mounted on MDO plywood

44 x 44 x 44 inches

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One Thousand Words: Ruminations on the Cataclysm of Knowledge

2010

multichannel digital projection, projection hardware

10 minutes

installation dimensions variable

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A Loose Cognition in Ten Parts

2010

inkjet on paper; colored fluorescent lamps

installation dimensions variable

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Broken Stowage

2010

metal leaf, graphite on paper

22.5 x 15 inches, each

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Package for an Unwieldy Formulation

2009

graphite on paper

12 x 9 inches, each, 14 pieces

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Untitled (Box)

Untitled (Pallet)

Untitled (Flat File)

Untitled (Crate)

2009

graphite on paper

12 x 9 inches, each

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Burn My Shadow

2009

acrylic linocut print, nichrome wire on paper

7 x 5 inches, with 72-inch power cord

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None and Three (after JK)

One and Three (after JK)

One and None (after JK)

2009/2011

pigment print on paper

22 x 33 inches, each

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A Work in Progress

2009

multichannel digital projection, projection hardware

21 minutes 14 seconds, continuous loop

installation dimensions variable

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Tomorrow (I'm OK)

2008-2077

acrylic on canvas

11 x 14 x 1.5 inches

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Eight to Four (Husky)

2008

video (1080i HD) with audio

4 minutes

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Expiration Prints

2008-2077

acrylic screen print on paper

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Feels So Good To Stop (Genuine Hickory)

2008

commercial light fixture with incandescent lamp, hammer

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Torch Song

2008-

commercial light fixtures with incandescent lamps, extension cords, cardboard

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Mortal Coil

2008-

commercial light fixture with incandescent lamp, extension cord, pine wood

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Aperture

2007

video (720p HD)

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Danny Got Greedy

2007

acrylic, ink on mylar; birch plywood, glass frame

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Early Canvas Work

2000-2007

acrylic, thread on canvas

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Early Concrete Work

2005-2006

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Perception Shift

Stockton College

Galloway, NJ

Sep 2012 - Dec 2012

Sparking Dialogue

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Boston, MA

Sep 2011 - Sep 2013

Space | Light | City

13FOREST Gallery

Arlington, MA

Jun 2011 - Sep 2011

A Condition of One's Making

Nesto Gallery, Milton Academy

Milton, MA

Nov 2010 - Dec 2010

Wade Aaron

Real Art Ways

Hartford, CT

Jul 2010 - Sep 2010

Sensed, Unseen

GASP Arts

Brookline, MA

Apr 2010 - May 2010

A Work in Progress

Tufts University Art Gallery

Medford, MA

May 2009

Boston Young Contemporaries

Gallery 808

Boston, MA

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008

Subtractive

Locco Ritoro

Boston, MA

Mar 2007 - Apr 2007

Wade Aaron

Kelli Presutti

Art for Rollins: The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art

Ed. Abigail Ross Goodman

2013

Aaron's works are often models for knowledge: attempts to understand the reciprocity between the arrangement of the physical world and the way we organize ideas in our mind.

Opening up to big changes at the MFA

Sebastian Smee

The Boston Globe

2011

The theme of text and neon feels smart. The weaker works are compensated for by strong pieces by the likes of Lawrence Weiner, Jenny Holzer, Cerith Wyn Evans and the young School of the Museum of Fine Arts alum Wade Aaron.

Recent arrivals, now in a museum's spotlight

Geoff Edgers

The Boston Globe

2011

"His piece is meant to die out," says Jen Mergel, the MFA's senior curator of contemporary art. "It's a great poetic challenge to ideas that art should be permanent or last forever."

Inside Three Dimensions

Cate McQuaid

The Boston Globe

2011

The piece captures the artistic process of making something out of nothing.

Wade Aaron

Harper Montgomery

2010

In the end, Aaron sets up his rigorously defined systems -- be they drawings, video projections, scrolls of ink-jet prints illuminated by bare red, green, and blue bulbs -- which he enlists his viewers to knock down.

Shadow World

Cate McQuaid

The Boston Globe

2010

It's a clever exploration of space, asking the viewer to imagine beyond the gallery walls.

Wade Aaron: A Work in Progress

Steve Starger

Art New England

2010

Aaron's method is multidisciplined, simultaneously drawing from the past and speeding headlong into the future.

Master of Fine Arts

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Boston, MA

2006-2009

Bachelor of Science

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

1995-1999