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  • Profile:

    Aaron Krach is an artist and writer based in NYC. He works with people, books, rocks, text, vodka, and frogs to make books, sculptures, prints, and installations. He exhibits in galleries, book fairs, and public spaces in cities large (Sao Paulo, NYC) and small (Lake Ohrid, Macedonia). He once hired a hustler to make paintings with a frog. He has also collaborated with American soldiers in Afghanistan to ship useless stones from Kabul to NYC.

    Often his work distributed through newspapers, email, T-shirts, and bookstores. Recent books include, “Almost Everything (Dark Pools),” about the dark side of Mies Van der Rohe; “Richard Prince Cowboy,” “CHRIS,” and “JENNIFER” which underline and undermine the star system. Recently he reconstructed a 25,000-image archive into a set of 10 encyclopedic image books. Aaron is a two-time recipient of a Lower Manhattan Cultural Grant for Public Art. His first novel, “Half-Life,” was published by Alyson Books.

    Degrees Held:

    MFA, Purchase College, State University of New York                                      

    BA, University of California, San Diego, Visual Arts (Cum Laude)                 

    University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Art History    

    Recent Publications:

    2018
    "RYAN," 48 pages, color, Edition of 50
    "Installments 9," with Margaret Rizzio, Edition of 20, Unique


    2017
    "Found on eBay and Printed in a Book," 10-book set
    "Installments 8," with Margaret Rizzio, Edition of 20, Unique

    2016
    "6 Place d’Lena (Axis Mundi)"
    "CHRIS, Vers. 2," four 24-page book-set
    "JENNIFER,"
    "Richard Prince Cowboy," unlimited editions of 5

    2015-2013 
    "Greenwich Village Book Desecration League"
    "Almost Everything (Dark Pools)," 88 pages, B&W, paperback with screenprinted cover; Deluxe edition with 1977 MoMA catalog. 
    "4,582 Stars," edition of 500
    "Things To Tell Your Lover (21 Postcards)
    "The Author of This Book Committed Suicide (NYPL)" 

    Research Interests:

    Reading, writing, and making. 

    Afghanistan, Readymades, and Text

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