About Aaron Stansberry
Aaron Stansberry, born 1978 in Portland, OR, is an acclaimed multidisciplinary artist living in the Pacific Northwest. His most recent works come in a variety of mediums, including a mix of calligraphic and abstract paintings, as well as landscape photography.
Aaron’s interest in calligraphy dates back to his earliest memories of learning how to write. Inspired by the long looping letters and fluidity of his parents’ signatures, he filled countless notebooks trying to create his own unique style, which is still evident today. A lifetime of love for music, poetry, graffiti, and typography has given rise to Aaron’s current series of multi-layered calligraphic paintings. The intention of this series is to capture the curiosity of his viewers by inscribing, in layer after layer of oil and wax, the words that have made an impact on his life. Through careful examination, you may discover these quotes, lyrics, and phrases, which will hopefully elicit some of the same emotions that went into creating each piece. Since we can all relate a
song to a particular experience or period in our lives, it’s easy to connect to this body of work.
Aaron’s abstract work is a minimalistic expression of the years he has spent near the Pacific Coast. His usual monochromatic palette of blacks, whites, and blues give his audience a sense of calm in a chaotic world. Though soft and minimal in tone, his paintings are not without a “punch in the face” of texture. Aaron primarily uses palette knives instead of brushes, which lend an added depth and palpable quality to his work.
Aaron’s work has been featured in a number of national and international publications, a feature film, and is currently on display at hotels, commercial lobbies, galleries, and private residences throughout the world.
2018 Basic Space Gallery – Portland OR – United States
2018 Music For Your Eyes – Orange County Center for Contemporary Art – Santa Ana, CA – United States
2018 LA Art Show – Art Unified Gallery – Los Angeles, CA – United States
2017 SOFA – Art Unified – Chicago, IL – United States
2017 Wordplay – Partners Gallery – Fort Bragg, CA – United States
2017 Mark Making – Saatchi Gallery – Santa Monica, CA – United States
2016 Westfield Pop up Gallery – Studio City, CA – United States
2016 Art Unified Live Art Supper – G2 Gallery – Venice, CA – United States
2016 NMS Leasing Gallery – Santa Monica, CA – United States
2015 Building Bridges Art Exchange Gallery – Bergamont Sation – Santa Monica, CA – United States
2015 The Compound – Culver City, CA – United States
2015 LA Magazine Featured Artist Event – Marina del Rey, CA – United States
2015 Cappellini / Poltrona Frau – Beverly Hills, CA – United States
2014 "Out There" – Gallery 825 – West Hollywood, CA – United States
2013 Annual Benefit Auction – Gallery 825 – West Hollywood, CA – United States
2013 Scores LA – Culver City, CA
2013 Esprit Art Walk – Marina del Rey, CA – United States
2012 Annual Benefit Auction – Gallery 825 – West Hollywood, CA – United States
2012 LA vs NY – Los Angeles, CA
2011 Art Platform – Los Angeles, CA – United States
2010 "Arts and Gastronomy" – The Library Hotel – Koh Samui, Thailand
2010 "Work" - Art Front Gallery – Los Angeles, CA – United States