Aaron Wuerker

Wuerker Fine Art



Still Lifes

A Look Back

Crazy Woman Fine Art Gallery

         My work has continually returned to a realist vision of the landscape. I'm usually drawn to compositions where mechanized forms either mimic or contrast with the natural forms in the landscape. Painting outdoors gives me the time to meditate on color saturation, and generally obsess over light and the texture of the things I see. I became interested in Still Life painting after a few years of teaching art history. This controlled study of objects lets me play with historical content while exploring painterly mood.

Born in IOWA 1970

BFA   Kansas City Art Institute  1992
MFA  Yale University   1995

selected awards:
Gold Key award for watercolor, National Scholastic Art Awards, 1987
Oil painting award, Washington DC chapter, National Society of Arts
and Letters, 1993
Victor Wilson Fellowship to Yale University, 1993
Elizabeth Canfield Hicks Award for excellence in life painting, Yale
University 1995

selected exhibitions:
1996 solo show, University of Connecticut, Torrington, CT
1997 solo show, Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY
1997 Streeterville Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004 Wyoming Invitational, Bradford Brinton Museum, Big Horn, WY
2005 Auction Invitational, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT
2007 Auction Invitational Exhibit, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY
2008 Auction Invitational Exhibit, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY

Permanent Collections:
Kemper Collection, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Kansas City, MO
Nicolaysen Art Museum & Discovery Center, Casper, WY

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