Wednesday, October 13 @ 5 – 6:15pm
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Online at Zoom: go.wisc.edu/uw-art-talks
Aaron S. 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.
In his new bodies of work, Coleman dives into stories of personal history and global sociopolitical events, inspired by ongoing efforts to understand and his life as a biracial person and the impact of settler colonialism both past and present. Separated by the perceived gap between personal experience and global history and brought back together by the threads of generational trauma, his works point to the origins and ongoing impact of settler colonialism and white supremacy.
Coleman has exhibited internationally and received numerous awards, scholarships and fellowships for his work in lithography and mezzotint. His 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 Yekaterinburg, Russia, the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s Ewing Gallery Collection and many other public and private collections.
Coleman (born in Washington, DC) is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Arizona. He received his MFA from Northern Illinois University in 2013 and has taught all levels and media in printmaking at California State University Fresno and Northern Illinois University. Coleman also taught traditional stone lithography at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative. aaroncolemanprintmaking.com