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Aaron Sinift

Aaron Sinift

2002 MFA in Painting, Boston University College of Fine Arts
1995 BFA in Painting, University of Iowa

2012-2015 Exhibitions Specialist ; Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC
2012-2014 Exhibitions Specialist ; American University Katzen Center, Washington DC
2008-present 5 Year Plan.org
2004-2011 Assistant to Director/Preparator, Feature Inc. (NYC)
2003-2011 Co-Founder, “Betty’s” Studio Collective, Brooklyn (NYC)

Teaching & Visiting Artist/Lectures
2015 Visiting Lecturer, The Museum of Printing History, Houston TX.
2014 Visiting Artist; SUNY Oswego NY
2013 Visiting Artist ; Grinell University, Grinell Iowa
2013 Visiting Artist ; Center for the Book, University of Iowa
2013 Visiting Artist/ Panel Discussion CFA Boston University
2011 Visiting Artist, MFA Painting Program (Boston University)
Visiting Artist/Lecturer, Indian Institute of Craft and Design (Jaipur, India)
Guest Lecturer, This Red Door, Performance Space 122 (NYC)
2010 Artist in Residence, People Tree (New Delhi, India)
2004 Life Drawing Assistant, Spring Studio (NYC)
2000-2002 Teaching Assistant, Drawing (Boston University)

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2014-15 “5 Year Plan Project: Gandhian Folk Culture / Village Pop Art”; Museum of Printing History, Houston TX
2009 Envoy Enterprises (NYC)
2006 Hudson River Gallery (Iowa City)
2004 Crosby Studios (NYC)
2004 Campbell Steele Gallery (Marion, IA)

Selected Group Shows
2014 Artists' Books & Prints in the Watkinson Library; Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut
2014 Diamond Leaves ; Museum of Printing History, Houston TX
2014 The Real Cowboys and Cowgirls; Urban Individualist Gallery, Richmond VA
2013 Magic Carpets, Feature Inc. NYC
2012 Diamond Leaves; Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing China
2011 Exquisite Corpse, DeliZeeberg, (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
2011 Temporary Antumbra Zone, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery (Brooklyn, NY)
2011 Booklyn Artist Alliance (Brooklyn, NY)
2010 Consider the Oyster, James Graham & Sons (NYC)
2008 How to Cook a Wolf, Dinter Fine Arts (NYC)
2008 Disarmory, dBfoundation (NYC)
2007 Common Objects, Dinter Fine Arts (NYC)
2006 Night Shift, White Box (NYC)
2005 National Arts Club (NYC)

Awards and Grants
2011 Puffin Foundation Grant
2000 Boston University’s Constantine Alajalov & SFA Visual Arts Scholarships
2000 Iowa Arts Council Grant: Landscape painting in India

Selected Bibliography
2013 “Who is the Citizen Artist?” by Lara Ehrlich; Esprit Boston University CFA ; summer edition
2011 “Ten Highlights from the Editions/Artists Book Fair” Faye Hirsch Art In America; Nov 4, 2008 “How to cook a wolf” Roberta Smith, NY Times; Nov 6, 2008
2007 “Elipsis” Nico Israel, The Disarmory,
2007 “Going the way of All Flesh, Artistically” Roberta Smith review NY Times; Oct 10
2004 “The RNC Party Pooper”, (editor & publisher), collaborate magazine, NYC
2004 “Chai Chillum Chapati”, (author), art book published in Trichur, India
2009 to present “5 Year Plan” artist book, published in India
Artist Books
2015 “OTHER IMAGININGS” block+ silkscreen onto hand-spun khadi cloth, India Ed. 100
2010 “5 Year Plan” block+ silkscreen onto hand-spun khadi cloth, India Ed. 180
2004 “Chai Chillum, Chapati” color offset, printed in Trishur, Kerala,India, ed. 1000
1994 “Big Level” color offset, printed in Shivakasi Tamil Nadu, ed.1000
1992 “Hot Flying Spunk” offset press, ed. 500
1987 “Spontaneous Combustion” photocopy ‘zine, ed. 50

Artist Books in Institutional Collections:
Boston Athenaeum
Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Stanford University Special Collections Library/ Stanford University Art Library
University of Iowa Art Library
Yale University
Harvard University Art Library
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Joan Flasch Book Collection)
U.S. Library of Congress
Universitat fur angewandte Kunst Wien (University of Applied Arts Vienna)
Howard Gottlieb Research Center at Boston University
Brooklyn Museum
Oberlin College
Chapman University
Smith College, Mortimer Rare Book Room
Bucknell University
Swarthmore College
Lafayette College
University of Washington (Sandra Kroupa Library)
University of Oregon, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Multnomah County Public Library
Duke University
Occidental College, Louisiana
University of Connecticut
Emerson College, Boston MA.
Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA.
University of Arizona
Trinity College
University of Wisconsin (Madison), Special Collections
DePaul University
University of Delaware Library
Emory University
National Art Library, London
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The Menil Collection, Houston TX
Museum of Printing History, Houston TX