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SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2015 Pisockophilia, Stux Gallery, New York, NY.
2013 Sock Paintings, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012  Liberty Chomp, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2011  Freedom from Want, Stux Gallery, New York, NY.
2010  Scars and Stripes, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2010  Don’t Be Scared, You’re Supposed to Be, Irvine Contemporary, Washington DC.
2008 Star-Crossed, Stux Gallery, New York, NY.
2008 Where the Buffalo Roam, Mogadishni, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2007 Love Songs for Demons, Mogadishni, Aarhus, Denmark.
2007 Hellhound Rodeo, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY.
2005 Fiend Club Lounge, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY.
2004 Bubblin’ Crude, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY. 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2015
Walk in my Shoes, Mass MoCA, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA.

2014
The Halloween Show, Gitler & ______, NY, NY.
Burning Bright: Tiger, Tiger, Stux Gallery, New York, NY.
Heat, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Awkward Phase, Pop Up curated by Jeremy Willis, Brooklyn, NY
If Winter Comes, Can Spring Be Far Behind? Stux Gallery, New York, NY.

2013
Hello Nasty, Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York, NY.
The Wild Bunch, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Die Wunderkammer, The Lodge, New York, NY
One Hundred Little Deaths, Bravin Lee Programs, New York, NY.

2012

Exquisite Corpses, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.
Like Comment Share, American University Art Museum Katzen Center, Washington DC.
The Dirty Double Dozen, Freight and Volume, New York, NY.
Piping Down the Valleys Wild,  Stux Gallery, New York, NY.
Drawn to You,  Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2011
Good Intentions, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel. 
You Are Free, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, WUK Werkstaetten und Kulturhaus, Vienna, Austria.
Facemaker, Royal T, Los Angeles, CA.  Curated by Kathy Grayson.
Sick!, Misc. Project, New York, NY.
Bitches Brew,
Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Volta New York, represented by Galeria Mito, New York, NY.
 Desires, Nightmares, Dreams 2.  Running Horse Contemporary Art Space, Beirut, Lebanon.

 2010
Run and Tell That: New Work from New York, SU Art Galleries, Syracuse, NY.
Big Picture, Priska C. Juschka  Fine Art, New York, NY.
Dawn Frasch, Aaron Johnson, Wes Lang, Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo, Norway.
The Irrascible Assholes,
Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Bushwick Schlacht,
Fortress to Solitude, Brooklyn, New York.
You Are Free,
The Tape Club, Berlin, Germany.
Inflection, The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY.
The Antidote, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, NY.
The Rise and Fall of Excess Culture, Stux Gallery, New York, NY.

2009
Ridykeulouse Hits Bottom, Leo Koenig Projekte, New York, NY.
Desires, Nightmares, Dreams.  The Running Horse Contemporary Art Space, Beirut, Lebanon.
Low Blow: and Other Species of Confusion, Stux Gallery, New York, NY.
Octo Pusses, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA.
Tales of Wonder and Woe, Castle Gallery, New Rochelle, NY. 

2008
Grotesque Histories, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
From Head to Toe, Stux Gallery, New York, NY.
Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY. 

2007
Size Matters Part One: XS- Recent Small Scale Paintings, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art,  Peekskill, NY;(2008) Knoxville Museum of Contemporary Art, Knoxville TN
Size Matters Part Two: XXL- Recent Large Scale Paintings, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY.
Irrational Exuberance, Maddox Art, London, England. 

2006
Summer Group Show, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY.
Six Degrees of Separation, Stux Gallery, New York, NY. 

2005
New Art, New York: Reflections on the Human Condition, Trierenberg Holding AG, Traun, Austria.
Kiss Me Long and Hard, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY.
Go Figure! JET Art Works, Washington DC.
MFA Thesis Exhibition XXV, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY.
Group Show, Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 

2004
On-Site - A Site-Specific Group Show, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY.
New American Talent- The 19th Exhibition, Art House Texas, Austin, TX, curated by Jerry Saltz.
Surface Tension, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York, NY.
A Sense of Place, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO. 

2003
Tits and Art 3, GV-AS Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
Dirty Old Toy Box, Fluxcore Art Space, Brooklyn, NY.
Love, Art, and War, Altman Gallery, New York, NY. 

2002
Launch, Fluxcore Art Space, Brooklyn, NY.
Memetics, Meme Project, New York, NY. 

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Mair, Moray, "Aaron Johnson's Sock Paintings are a Grotesque Satire on Modern Life", Mutant Space, 11/25/2013.
Jablon, Sam, "The Horror of Socks", Hyperallergic, 11/7/2013.
Frank, Priscilla, "These Sock Paintings Are More Unsettling Than You Can Imagine (NSFW)", The Huffington Post, 10/6/2013.
Sock Paintings Exhibition Catalog, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, 2013.
Frank, Priscilla, “Stux Gallery’s ‘Piping Down the Valleys Wild’ Explores Innocence in the Contemporary World”, The Huffington Post, July 2012.
Liberty Chomp Exhibition Catalogue, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, 2012.
Indrisek, Scott, “Art Reviews: Aaron Johnson at Stux Gallery”, Modern Painters, 12/2011.
Freight and Volume Magazine, interview with artist Mi Ju, 12/2011.
Lindboe, Af Ole.  “Aaron Johnson Djaevle Med Knal Pa”, Kunst Magazinet, Nr. 1/2011, pg 12-17
Indrisek, Scott.  “Big Picture.”  Modern Painters, October 2010.
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Judkis, Maura.  “Barnaby Whitfield and Aaron Johnson at Irvine Contemporary.” Washington Citypaper,  5/14/2010.
Inflection, exhibition catalog, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, 2010
Beautiful/Decay book 2.  2010.
Indrisek, Scott, “Aaron Johnson.” Whitewall Magazine, issue 13, pg 64-65, 2009. 

Smith, Roberta, “Art In Review.” The New York Times. 10/17/08.
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Cotter, Holland. “Politics that Makes Peace with the Beauty of Objects.” New York Times, 6/18/04
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Exhibition catalog: New American Talent – The 19th Exhibition, Arthouse Texas. 04.
Pratt Publications: “Two Years After.” Gateway. Volume 13, Number 12. 2/17/03. 

EDUCATION 

2005 Master of Fine Arts, Hunter College, New York, NY.
1999 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.
1998 National Academy of Design, New York, NY.
1997 Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. 

AWARDS

2016 CCA Andratx Residency, Mallorca, Spain
2015 VCCA Virginia Center for Creative Arts Residency
2013 Yaddo Foundation Residency
2012 MacDowell Colony Fellowship
2006 Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Residency
2006 Chashama Studio Residency
2004 Graf Travel Grant, Hunter College, research trip to India. 

COLLECTIONS 

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
Fundación Mer, Madrid, Spain