Aaron Coleman is a mixed media artist and printmaker creating works focused on political and social issues. He combines imagery from comic books and stained glass windows to raise questions concerning misconstrued belief systems and twisted moral values in our society. Aaron’s background in hip-hop culture and street art remains as a major influence in his fine art practices.
Coleman is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Arizona. He received his MFA from Northern Illinois University in 2013. He has exhibited internationally and received numerous awards, scholarships and fellowships for his work in lithography and mezzotint. Aaron’s work can be found in the collections of The University of Colorado, Wichita State University, the Ino-cho Paper Museum in Kochi, Japan, The Yekaterinburg Museum of Art in Russia, and the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s Ewing Gallery Collection.
This ART 158 lecture series event took place March 7, 2018, in the University of Utah Art & Art Building, Salt Lake City, UT. While here at the University of Utah, Aaron editioned a new print with the assistance of Printmaking students, Professor Andrew Rice, and Professor Justin Diggle. Everyone worked hard to print a 6 color lithograph with two layers of screenprint. Photos os the workshop can be found here: art.utah.edu/aaron-coleman-visiting-artist-in-printmaking/