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Aaron Wuerker

Art by Aaron Wuerker



       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 these scenes 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 This controlled study of objects lets me play with historical content while exploring painterly mood.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


MFA  Yale University, 1995
BFA   Kansas City Art Institute, 1992


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


2012, 2011, 2010, 2007, 2006, 2005, 1997 Art Auction Exhibit, YELLOWSTONE ART MUSEUM, Billings, MT                   

2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Annual Auction Exhibition, NICOLAYSEN MUSEUM, Casper, WY

2007   Wyoming Invitational: A Range of Expression, UCROSS FOUNDATION, Clearmont, WY

2008, 2005, 2004, 2003 Invitational, BRADFORD BRINTON MUSEUM, Big Horn, WY

2000   3 painters Return, KCAI ALUMNI GALLERY, Kansas City, MO

1999  Landscapes, BOWEN BROOK ART CENTER, Franconia, NH

1998  Aaron and Jenny Wuerker, STREETERVILLE GALLERY, Chicago, IL

1997   Aaron Wuerker: Rural America, UCROSS FOUNDATION, Clearmont, WY

1996   Aaron Wuerker: Passages  UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT, Torrington, CT

1995   Faculty Show, WASHINGTON ART ASSOCIATION, Washington, CT

1992  Aaron Wuerker Landscapes, CAMBRIDGE EXHIBITION SPACE, Kansas City, KS

1991   Urban Landscapes, MWMWM GALLERY, Chicago, IL


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

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