Born 1972, San Francisco, California
Lives and works in New York City
2004 Yale University (MFA)
2001 San Francisco Art Institute (BFA)

Solo Exhibitions
Limited Exposure, Massimo De Carlo, London, England
Locals, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
No Fucking Way, The Company, Los Angeles, CA
ALWAYS FOREVER NOW, Almine Rech, Paris, France
SPIT & FIGHT CURSE & BITE, Carlson/Massimo de Carlo, London, UK
BUILT TOUGH, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY
Museo Civico Diocesano of Santa Maria dei Servi, Città della Pieve (PG), Italy
MACRO (Museo d’Arte Contemporanea), Rome, Italy
Teatro di Marcello, Rome, Italy
Repeat Offender, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
THE RIGHT WAY TO DO WRONG, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
SEMPER IDEM, Galerie Almine Rech, Brussels
Pan Museum, Naples
Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France
PUNCHLINE, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY
Arc Light, Moscow, Gagosian Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Smoke Flows in all Directions, Naples, Italy
Pit Stop, Tit Stop, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY
Greeting Card, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY
Art Positions, Art Basel Miami Beach, FL
1%, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY
Aaron Young, Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
Kick the Dog, Herzilya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzilya, Israel (catalogue)
Never Work (Bootlegs and other operations), Sister Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Tender Buttons, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN

Group Exhibitions
Merci Mercy, Bortolamy Gallery, New York, NY
Istanbul International Arts & Culture Festival, Istanbul, Turkey
Rebel, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Beasts of Revelation, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
Fresh Kills, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
George Herms : Xenophilia (Love of the Unknown), curated by Neville Wakefield, MOCA Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
Post 9-11, OHWOW, Los Angeles, CA
With One Color, curated by Paul McCabe, Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York, NY
California Dreamin - Myths And Legends Of Los Angeles, Curated by Hedi Slimane, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France
Yotta Paintings, Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy
Exhibition Exhibition, curated by Adam Carr, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
Re-Dressing, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY
Celebration 8, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
I WANT TO SEE HOW YOU SEE, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dichtor Hallen Aktuelle Kunst Haus Der Photographie, Hamburg, Germany
Brucennial, curated by Vito Schnabel, New York, NY
Wall & Floor, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France
Light Breaks Where No Sun Shines, Bortolami Gallery at The Webster, Miami, FL
IT AIN’T FAIR 2009, OHWOW, Miami Beach, FL
Rotating Views #2 - Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Astrup Fearnley Museum Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
Play, Paradise Row, in collaboration with Prakke Contemporary, London, UK
100 Years (Version #2, PS1) Julia Stoschek Foundation, PS1, New York, NY
Spite House, Lawrimore Project, Seattle, WA
Abstract America: New Painting and Sculpture, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
The End, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Fragile, Julia Stoschek Collection, Du?sseldorf, Germany
Political/Minimal, curated by Klaus Biesenbach, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin and The Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz, Poland, 2009
The Unforgiven, Stellan Holm Gallery, New York, NY
Off, Off Bowery, Curators Aaron Bondaroff & Jen Brill, Chez Colette, Paris, France
For What You Are About To Receive, Red Ocotober Chocolate Factory, Moscow, Russia
Shaping a space II, Mário Sequeira Gallery, Braga, Portugal
Murder Letters, Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal
United Artist Ltd., Marfa, TX
Substraction, Deitch Projects, curated by Nicola Vassell, New York, NY
Pop Art is: Gagosian Gallery, London, UK
Invisible Colours, Marian Goodman, Paris
Uncertain States of America, Rudolfinum Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
Grups, Hydra School Project, Hydra, Greece
No.1: Destroy she said, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, Germany
Beneath the Underdog, Gagosian Gallery, curated by Nate Lowman and Adam McEwen, New York, NY (catalogue)
Last Attraction, Next Exit, Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK
Dark Victory, Ileana Tounta Contemporary, Athens, Greece
Uncertain States of America, CSW Centrum Sztuki, Wspolczesneij/Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
Uncertain States of America, Herning Kunstmuseum, Herning, Denmark
ParisStop Jalouse Magazine, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Works from the Berezdivin collection, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
2nd Moscow Biennale for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
View (Eleven): Upstate, Curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
Uncertain States of America, Serpentine Gallery, London, U.K.
Yes Bruce Nauman, Zwirner & Wirth, New York, NY
Uncertain States of America, American Art in the Third Millenium, Hessel Museum of Art & Center for Curatorial Studies Galleries at Bard College, New York, NY
Whitney Biennial 2006, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Action, FRAC PACA, Marseille, France
The Show Will Be Open When The Show Will Be Closed, Curated by Adam Carr, STORE gallery and various locations, London and the Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France
Survivor, Curated by David Rimanelli, Bortolami Dayan, New York, NY
Mid-Life Crisis, Salander-O’Reilly, New York, NY
Montezuma’s Revenge, Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, NY
Globalizacion: indicaciones/efectos secundarios/advertencias, Espacio 1414, Santurce, Puerto Rico
Uncertain States Of America, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Daniel Birnbaum and Gunnar B. Kvaran, Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway; traveling to Reykjavik Museum of Art; Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; Serpentine Gallery, London; Centre of Contemporary Art, Warsaw; Moscow; Musee de Sérignan, Sérignan and Songzhuang Art Center, Beijing (catalogue)
NEW ART. NEW YORK: Reflections on the Human Condition, Traun and Salzburg, Austria (catalogue)
DAY LABOR, P.S.1/MOMA Long Island City, NY (catalogue)
NEW PHOTOGRAPHY, JJC Museum, Kansas City, KS (catalogue)
New Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Bridge Freeze Before Road, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
Sticks and Stones, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York, NY
Greater New York 2005, P.S.1/MOMA, Long Island City, (catalogue)
Withdrawal, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France
PREMIERES, Museum Of Modern Art, New York, NY
Curatorial Choices: Drawing, University of Minnesota Museum, St. Paul, MN

Always Already Passé, Gavin Brown Enterprises @ Passerby, New York, NY
Some Exhaust, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY
Let The Bullshit Run A Marathon, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
Miami Heat, Pacemaker, Gallery Miami, FL
From Here On, Guild & Greyshkul Gallery, New York, NY
Circus, 8th Havana Bienal, Havana, Cuba
Cinco Artistas Jovenes de Diferentes Paises, Galeria Luis Andelatado, Valencia, Spain
New Orleans Performance Festival, New Orleans, LA
Strictly Ballroom, Stanford University Museum, Palo Alto, CA
Paladar, 7th Havana Bienal, Cuba

2011 Art Institute of San Francisco, CA

Museum Collections
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Astrup Fearnley Museum for Moderne Kunst
JJC Oppenheimer Fund
Jumex, Mexico City

The Chancey McKeever Award, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
The New Genres Award, San Francisco Art Institute

ART: Aaron Young The Rake December 2004
Dunham, Carla Ruth Aaron Young at Midway Contemporary Art Arts US March-April 2005
Gardner, James Greater New York The Post March 2005
Gorgon Irreverent Truths March 2005
Miles, Christopher Exhibitionism: Greater New York Flaunt No. 63, April 2005
Kley, Elizabeth Greater New York 2005 Art News May 2005
Rimanelli, David Greater New York 2005 Artforum May 2005
Aaron Young at Midway Contemporary Art Contemporary July 2005
The Renegades W Magazine January 2006, pp. 222-36
Goldfine, Gil Menace of the Forest The Jerusalem Post. February 17, 2006
McCormick, Carlo What to Look For in the Whitney Biennial Artnet February 23, 2006
Rosenberg, Karen Ready to Watch New York Magazine February 27, 2006
Cotter, Holland Midlife Crisis The New York Times, 23 June 2006
Searle, Adrian Rebels without a cause The Guardian, September 12, 2006
Mendehlson, Adam E. Aaron Young: 1% Time Out New York, September 28, 2006
Cotter, Holland Aaron Young: 1% The New York Times, 6 October 2006
Honigman, Ani Finel New York Horticulture Artnet, October 2006
Saltz, Jerry All Art is Contemporary Art Modern Painters, November 2006
Banai, Nuit Review: Aaron Young Modern Painters, December 2006
Clintberg, Mark Art Positions: Writing in Sand The Art Newspaper, 7 December 2006
Robinson, Walter Miami Heat Artnet, December 8, 2006
Smith, Roberta More Than You Can See: Storm of Art Engulfs Miami The New York Times, 9 December 2006
Stillman, Nick Review: Aaron Young Artforum, December 2006
We Brake for the Armory The New York Times, 20 July 2007
Full Cycle The New Yorker, 13 August 2007
Tough Guys Don’t Paint Men’s Vogue September 2007
Vogel, Carol After Test Runs, an Armory Is Ready to Declare, ‘Artists, Start Your Engines’ The New York Times, 17 September 2007
Smith, Roberta Art in Review: Aaron Young, Greeting Card The New York Times, 21 September 2007
Bollen, Christopher UES Motocross New York Magazine, 1 October 2007
Allsop, Laura Substraction Art Review, June 2008
Aaron Young in “Smoke Flows in All Directions” Caserta News, 21 September

Mazria-Katz, Marisa Russian Evolution on a Factory Floor Financial Times, 22 September 2008
Marino, Fuani Aaron Young Corriere della Sera, 23 September 2008
Renata Caragliano and Stella Cervasio Aaron Young, l’Artista Spericolato La Repubblica, 24 September 2008
Sutton, Kate Red Planet, 26 September 2008
Pittura d’Azione, la Poesia in Flussi di Fumo e Giravolte di Calore, Il Roma, 26 September
Aaron Young al Volcano Solfatara Arte e Critica, September 2008
Trione, Vincenzo Young, l’Effimero Si Fa Spettacolo Il Mattino, 27 September 2008
Performances Exibart.pdf, 28 September 2008
Aaron Young: Smoke Flows in All Directions RAI Regione Campania, 29 September 2008
Aaron Young: Smoke Flows in All Directions Arte.go, 29 September 2008
Motociclisti alla Solatara: “Pittura d’Azione” Sotto le Ruote Leggo, 29 September 2008
Kim, Sebastian Aaron Young Interview, October 2008
Douglas, Sarah A Bright Flame Art + Auction. October 2008
Pigozzi Multitasking Vanity Fair (Italia), 1 October 2008
Resoconto: Aaron Young, 7 October 2008
Taylor, Alex Thursday Art Crawl: Two Shows Tonight The New York Observer, 13 November 2008
Vallora, Marco Aaron Young, la Texture dell’Apocalisse Cronache di Liberal, 15 November 2008
Fabiola Santiago and Jane Wooldridge Slow But Steady Opening for VIPs at Art Basel, 4 December 2008
Rosenberg, Karen Aaron Young, Punchline The New York Times, 5 December 2008
Bones Bones’ Beat: Aaron Young at Bortolami Gallery The Village Voice, 11 December 2008
Obrist, Hans Ulrich Aaron Young: Warhol’s Child Flash Art, January 2009
Phillips, Owen Aaron Young Flash Art, March 2009
Hugon, Francois “I Was Surprised It Went So Fast”: Aaron Young Intersection, Spring 2009
Valloire, Delphine De Bruit et de Fureur. Créateur en Roue Libre Jalouse (Galerie Almine Rech), April 2009
Schmit, Sophie Expositions Parisiennes: Entrées Libres 30 April 2009
Céh, Yan Forever Young Blast (Galerie Almine Rech), 20 May 2009
Wullschlager, Jackie “Abstract America” at Saatchi Gallery Financial Times, 30 May 2009
Jones, Laura K. Paris Dispatch
Searle, Adrian Review: The Saatchi’s Art Exhibition Abstract America is Stupid Stuff Turned Out Smart,, 2 June 2009
Abstract America: New Painting and Sculpture on view at the Saatchi Gallery, 4 June 2009
Aaron Young, The Parisian, 17 June 2009
Hackett, Regina Spite-The Art Version ArtsJournal.com19 August 2009
Daly, Ian Artistic License, Details Magazine, April 2010 ill pg 89-92.
Mooney, Christopher, Hellraiser, ArtReview, January/February 2010
Williams, Maxwell, Aaron Young, Assessing Contentment Through The Collaborative Processes, Flaunt Magazine, 2010 ill. Pg 42 -43.
Il Macro punta sul 7: Da Aaron Young fino a Jacob Hashimoto, Corriere della Sera, April 28, 2010
Marocco, Terry, Più che un segno, lascerò una sgommata, Panorama, June 3 2010
Aaron Young. You can run but you can’t hide,, July 12, 2010
Gaymer, Dann, Aaron Young; Jackson Pollock Meets the Hell’s Angels, Eloquence, July 2010
A.D.D. Attention Deficit Disorder, Abitare, September 2010
Perra, Daniele, Aaron Young, Kult, September 2010
Ng, David, Jefferey Deitch Welcomes You to His Posh L.A. House, Los Angeles Times, October 28, 2010


Nov 14, 2013 - Dec 31, 2013

Jul 2, 2010 - Aug 5, 2010


Painted brass, burnt rubber
96 x 72 inches, 244 x 183 cm

Painted brass, burnt rubber
96 x 72 inches, 244 x 183 cm




Exhibition: Locals