• Aaron Michael Skolnick

    Me & River 1 (Transforming into River Phoenix from My Own Private Idaho), 2023

    Oil on linen

    12 x 16 inches

  • Aaron Michael Skolnick

    Sunset, 2023

    Oil on linen

    12 x 9 inches

  • A painting by Aaron Michael Skolnick titled Imaginary Friend 2 showing abstracted eyes in a blue-red space, dated 2023.

    Aaron Michael Skolnick

    Imaginary Friend 2, 2023

    Oil on linen

    12 x 9 inches

  • A painting by Aaron Michael Skolnick titled Imaginary Friend 3 showing abstracted eyes in a blue-white space, dated 2023.

    Aaron Michael Skolnick

    Imaginary Friend 3, 2023

    Oil on linen

    16 x 12 inches

  • Aaron Michael Skolnick

    After working on the trail, 2022

    Oil on canvas

    9 x 12 inches

  • Aaron Michael Skolnick

    Poem, 2022

    Oil on canvas

    14 x 11 inches

  • Aaron Michael Skolnick

    Under the Eyes of a Dry Mountain 3, 2022

    Oil on canvas

    48 x 36 inches inches

  • A painting by Aaron Michael Skolnick titled Nest, dated 2020.

    Aaron Michael Skolnick

    Nest, 2020

    Oil on linen

    10 x 8 inches

  • A painting by Aaron Michael Skolnick titled Women Left Lonely, dated 2021.

    Aaron Michael Skolnick

    Women Left Lonely, 2021

    Oil on linen

    24 x 18 inches

Under the Eyes of a Dry Mountain

Aaron Michael Skolnick

October 13 -December 3, 2022

Pre-Renovation Potluck

Inaugural Exhibition

May 22 -June 30, 2021

The Language of Flowers

MARCH x Reyes | Finn

February 19 -April 16, 2021

Between Two Suns

Aaron Michael Skolnick

October 19 -December 1, 2020

Selected Solo Exhibitions

To Drag The Earth With A Sleepy Rhythm
Aaron Michael Skolnick
Ochi Projects
2022

Like A Child Stuck In The Wave
Aaron Michael Skolnick
Mindy Solomon Gallery
2021

Your Voice Lying Gently In My Ear
Aaron Michael Skolnick
Institute 193 (1B)
2019

Feel It on Their Faith
Aaron Michael Skolnick
Incident Report
2019

A Landscape that I Know
Aaron Michael Skolnick
Fierman Gallery
2018

Running Where We Stand
Aaron Michael Skolnick
Glacier Gallery
2016

Pick Me Up and Turn Me Round’
Aaron Michael Skolnick
Institute 193
2013

Selected Group Exhibitions

Spring.
Primary.
2023

The Midnight Hour,
The Hole / scroll
2022

Small Paintings
Venus over Manhattan
2022

Fairyland
Aaron Michael Skolnick
Mindy Solomon Gallery
2021

The Language of Flowers
Reyes | Finn
2021

You Got Your Secret On
Quappi Projects
2021

A Show of Hands
September Gallery
2020

Everyday is Sunday
United Artists Space
2020

NADA NY (ONLINE)
Fierman Gallery
2020

Circus of Books
Fierman Gallery
2020

This is America
University of Kentucky Art Museum
2020

We Go Fast
Left Field Gallery
2019

Young Hudson Biennial
September Gallery
2019

If I could Turn Back Time
Transylvania University
2019

Atlanta Biennial
Atlanta Contemporary
2019

Personal Spaces
Danese/Corey
2019

In The Hot Seat
Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts
2019

Up In Arms
University of Kentucky Art Museum
2018

Summer Studio
Elaine de Kooning House
2018

Drawn to Bodies
Zephyr Gallery
2016

Something
Berry Campbell Gallery
2016

One Big Holiday
New Hampshire Institute of Art
2016

Peoples Portal
University of Kentucky Art Museum
2015

Surface Tension
New Baroque
2015

COLORS
Louis B. James Gallery
2015

60 Americans
Elga Wimmer PCC
2015

Constructed Histories
David B. Smith Gallery
2015

Ducks
Minotaur Projects
2015

Live Amateurs
Mint Gallery
2014

Currents
Loudoun House
2013

Wayward Bound
RARE Gallery
2013

Face Time, The Portrait in Contemporary Art
849 Gallery
2013

Aaron Michael Skolnick’s (b. 1989) paintings address the most human of moments through both literal and allegorical methods. Building on universal themes of intimacy, desire, and mortality, Skolnick’s work bears the mark of his own history. A means to investigate the most profound and complex of experiences, these paintings range from the most graphic of nudes to the most graceful of still lives. By nature, such visual intimacies serve also as symbols of intangible experience, revealing hidden memories, desires, and thrills. Uncomfortable moments of pure emotion, motivational quotes, and transformative portraits define Skolnick’s most recent work. Informed by Andy Kaufman’s absurdist performances and his audience’s equally intriguing reactions, he works in pursuit of assumptions and second-guessing.

Aaron Michael Skolnick was born in 1989 in Erlanger, Kentucky. He received a BFA from the University of Kentucky in 2012. He is currently based in New York State. Previous solo exhibitions include Under the Eyes of a Dry Mountain at MARCH (New York, NY), Between Two Suns at MARCH (Taylor County, KY), Your Voice Lying Gently In My Ear at Institute 193 (1B) (New York, NY) and Feel It on Their Faith at Incident Report (Hudson, NY) in 2019, A Landscape that I Know at Fierman Gallery (New York, NY) in 2018, Running Where We Stand at Glacier Gallery (Cincinnati, OH) in 2016, and Pick Me Up and Turn Me Round’ at Institute 193 (Lexington, KY) in 2013.

Skolnick has been included in exhibitions at September Gallery (Hudson, NY), United Artists Space (Los Angeles, CA), Atlanta Contemporary Art Centre (Atlanta, GA), KMAC (Louisville, KY), and RARE Gallery (New York, NY). He has given guest lectures at the Speed Museum (Louisville, KY) and the University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY) in 2014, and attended the Maple Terrace artist residency (Brooklyn, NY) in 2018. Skolnick received the Theophilia Joan Oexmann Original Art Award and the Merit Award of Excellence from the University of Kentucky in 2012.  He has been represented by MARCH since 2020.

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Upstate Diary, Issue 17
October 2023
The Art of Wearing
By Adam Snyder

Whitehot Magazine
November 2022
Under the Eyes of a Dry Mountain: Aaron Michael Skolnick’s intimate still lifes at MARCH
By Sonja Teszler

Under Main Magazine
November 15, 2022
Aaron Michael Skolnick: Under the Eyes of a Dry Mountain
By Boshko Boshkovic

BURNAWAY
December 10, 2020
Cruising the Farmhouse: Aaron Skolnick’s Between Two Suns
By Ryan Filchak

GAYLETTER
October 26, 2020
Aaron Skolnick
In conversation with Stuart Horodner

HYPERALLERGIC
November 9, 2019
Male Nudes, Exposed and Examined
By Edward M. Gomez

GAYLETTER
November 2019
Aaron Michael Skolnick – Your Voice Lying Gently In My Ear – Institute 193
By Tyler Akers

BURNAWAY
December 19, 2018
Aaron Michael Skolnick on Drawing Queer Intimacy
By Paul Michael Brown

artcritical
February 5, 2016
Something Old, Something New: Glitter and Glam at Berry Campbell
By Sadie Starnes

The Jealous Curator
January 9, 2014
Aaron Skolnick
By Danielle Krysa

Leo Weekly
February 19, 2014
The Local Speed Doesn’t Do ‘Nice’
By Jennifer Harlan

BURNAWAY
August 8, 2013
Review: Wayward Bound at RARE Gallery, New York
By Louis Zoellar Bickett

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