Lives and works in Los Angeles, Ca

Education

2007     MFA     Fine Arts        Cal Arts, Valencia, Ca
2003     BA       Studio Arts     University of California, Irvine, Irvine, Ca

Exhibitions
2015
THIS HOLLOWED GROUND, Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles, Ca (solo exhibition)
PLAINLY TO PROPOUND, Gavlak Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Ca
2014
BLESSED OBLIVION, Gavlak Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Fl
OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND, Machine Projects, Los Angeles, Ca
2013
KISS ME DEADLY, curated by Price Latimer Agah, Paradise Row, London, UK
2012
DESIRE ARMED, curated by Cesar Garcia, LAXART, Los Angeles, Ca (solo exhibition)
ARTISTS’ TOWER OF PROTEST, curated by Cesar Garcia, West Hollywood, Ca
2011
ON FORGERY, curated by Lesley Moon and Andrew Berardini, LAXART, Los Angeles, Ca
2010
SOMETHING IN THE AIR, curated by Habib Zamani, LBCC Art Gallery, Long Beach, Ca
2009
STAR CROSSED EVASION, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca (solo exhibition)
FROM A HILL, BLASTING!, Creative Artists Agency, Los Angeles, Ca (solo exhibiton)
MARCO RIOS, AARON SANDNES, ROSHA YAGHMAI, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca
2008
CALIFORNIA BIENNIAL, curated by Lauri Firstenburg, Estación Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico
(LET THE WILD RUMPUS START!) We Own The Sky But Don’t Even Know It, with Groeflin Maag Galerie, NADA Art Fair, Miami, Fl (solo exhibition)
THE WAR IS OVER, with Liat Yossifor, See Line Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca
UBERSTARS, organized by Glenn Kaino, The Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pa
CRIMINAL: ART & CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA, curated by Sharon Bliss, Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, Ca
2007
STRANGE ATTRACTOR, Groeflin Maag Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland (solo exhibition)
DON’T TORTURE THE ROTTEN DUCKLINGS, curated by Gean Moreno & Nicholas Frank, Inova/Kenilworth Gallery, Milwaukee, Wi
SWAN SONGS, curated by Christopher Fitzpatrick, Photo Epicenter, San Francisco, Ca
FOR EVER, curated by Eungie Joo & Clara Kim, 915 Mateo Warehouse, Los Angeles, Ca
2006
LOST STREAMS: THE FIRST FRONTIER WAS THE WATER’S EDGE, Estación Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico
IT WAS THE BLURST OF TIMES, Commerce St. Artist Warehouse, Houston, TX
2005
I’VE DONE THIS BEFORE, Slanguage, Wilmington, Ca
BOUNDLESS, The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway
2004
VIRULENCE, Groeflin Maag Galerie, Basel, Switzerland (solo exhibition)
YANK, Andrea Bowers’ & Sam Durant’s Studio, Los Angeles, Ca

Performances
2009
Flying False Colors, Perform! Now!, Chung King Road in Chinatown, Los Angeles, Ca

Selected Bibliography

2016
Sandnes, Aaron. "Every Thought," Los Angeles: Kayne Griffin Corocoran Gallery, 2016
2015
Williams, Maxwell. "Heroism and Anarchism Intertwined in the Work of Aaron Sandnes," http://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-heroism-and-anarchism-intertwined-in-the-work-of, September 24, 2015
Varanian, Hrag. “Required Reading,” http:www.hyperallergic.com/178964/required-reading-202, February 1, 2015
2014
Hundley, Jessica. “The TV Exec and the Fresh L.A. Voice,” The Hollywood Reporter, December 12, 2014, Pg. 70
Cattelan, Maurizio and Ali Subotnick, “Maurizio Cattelan’s L.A. Art Tour, With a Stop at Jim Carrey’s Painting Studio,” http://www.vulture.com/2014/12/maurizio-cattelan-and-ali-subotnick-on-la-art.html, December 11, 2014
Vankin, Deborha. “At the Edge of Feline Fun,” Los Angeles Times, August 20, 2014, Pg. D, D3
Yank, Susan Bell & Glenn Kaino. “Aaron Sandnes,” CIPHER, Vol. 1, 2014, Pg. 42-45, 47.
Perry, Barlo. “Anarchy in the Belle Époque: Aaron Sandnes and the Bonnot Gang,” PARIS, LA, Spring 2014, Issue #11, 2014, Pg. 46-52.
2013
Cashdan, Marina. “What Does the Future of Art Look Like?,” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marina-cashdan/what-does-the-future-of-art-look-like_b_3181597.html, May 2, 2013
Sutton, Benjamin. “Preview Works From Wednesdays Whiteney Art Party Auction,” http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/896830/preview-works-from-wednesdays-whitney-art-party-auction-on-pre, April 29, 2013
Artsy Editorial. “Aaron Sandnes Creates His Own Path,” http://artsy.net/post/editorial-aaron-sandnes-creates-his-own-path, April 19, 2013
Tuck, Geoff. “Talking about ‘Desire Armed’ – a correspondence with Aaron Sandnes,” http://notesonlooking.com/2013/01/talking-about-desire-armed-a-correspondence-with-aaron-sandnes/, January 4, 2013
2012
Gilsdorf, Bean. “From Los Angeles: Desire Armed,” http://www.artpractical.com/review/desire_armed, December 7, 2012
Wolff, Natasha. “Up Close And Personal With Artist Aaron Sandnes,” http://www.dujour.com/2012-12/667/up-close-and-personal-with-artist-aaron-sandnes, December 2012
2011
The Conversation: An Artist Podcast, interview with Michael Shaw, www.notesonlooking.com, November 12, 2011
2009
Bliss, Sharon. "Prison / Culture," City Lights, San Francisco, 2009
Emerling, Susan. "Marco Rios, Aaron Sandnes, Rosha Yaghmai," Artnews, October, 2009, Pg. 135
2008
Berardini, Andrew. “California Dreaming,” www.Artforum.com, November 4, 2008
Chang, Richard. “A Broader Biennial,” Orange County Register, October 26, 2008, Pg. 1,4
Firstenberg, Lauri. “2008 California Biennial,” Newport Beach, 2008
2007
Fitzpatrick, Chris. “Swan Songs,” San Francisco, 2007
Lion, Lea. "A Show of Their Own," Los Angeles Downtown News, June 18, 2007, Pg. 25
Fitzpatrick, Chris. “Swan Songs,” San Francisco, 2007
Moreno, Gean. “Ten By Ten: Next Generation of Emerging Artists for February 2007,” www.uber.com/art, February 2007
Olivares, Pablo. If I Break My Tongue (In That Tunnel Vision), “Eleven:Fifty-Nine:Sixty-One,” Los Angeles, 2007
2006
Martinez, Daniel Joseph and David Levi Strauss. “Teaching After the End,” Art Journal, Vol. 64, No. 3, 2006, Pg. 28-45.
Rhodes, Dusti. “Getting the Words Wrong, ‘Blurst of Times’ Makes Art From Miscommunication,” Houston Press, Vol. 18, 2006, Pg. 29
Serrano, Eveyln. The Question, “Lost Streams: The First Frontier was the Water’s Edge,” Tijuana, 2006
2005
Alvarez, Saul, Daniel Martinez, Aaron Sandnes and Kara Tanaka. “I've Done This Before,“ Los Angeles: Cakemountain, 2005
2004
Aaron Sandnes: Virulence, www.regioartline.org, Seit Dienstag 14. Dezember 2004
Baur, Simon. “Maschinelle Minimal-Art, Die Ratselhaften Kommunikationsmaschinen Von Aaron Sandnes,” BASLER ZEITUNG, KULTURMAGAZIN, December 2004, Seite 16
Weeden, John W., “Virulence,” Memphis, 2004

Awards
2016
California Community Foundation Fellowship Award for Visual Artists

Public Talks & Presentations
2015
Guest Lecture: Aaron Sandnes Artist Talk, AV Academy High School, Palmdale, Ca
Sandnes' Speedway K.A.M.P., Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Ca
2013
Guest Lecture: Aaron Sandnes Artist Talk, Philosphy Course B, The Social Justice Humanitas Academy, Sylmar, Ca
2012
Guest Lecture: Aaron Sandnes Artist Talk, Philosphy Course B, The Social Justice Humanitas Academy, Sylmar, Ca
2009
CB08 Artists in Residence: Jedediah Caesar and Kara Tanaka in discussion with CB08 artists Daniel Joseph Martinez, Marco Rios and Aaron Sandnes, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, Ca

Public Collections
Creative Artist Agency, Los Angeles, Ca
Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, Ca