alish@cocc.edu

http://aaronlish.com

 

 

BIO

 

Born in San Diego, California, 1971

 

Live in Bend, Oregon, USA; work world-wide

 

 

EDUCATION

 

2013      MFA in Visual Art, The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Boston, Mass., USA

 

1995      MS in Exercise Science, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Mich., USA

 

1993      BS in Sport Science, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Mich., USA

 

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS

 

2015      Sweet Nothings and Other Stories, Public project for “A Day in Paradise,” Commissioned and curated by

              Fallen Fruit, Portland, Ore., USA

 

2015      glacierquilt, Ongoing public project via social media, K-12 classes, nature centers, and college / university

              outdoor programs (http://glacierquilt.org)

 

2015      Caldera Arts Center, In Praise of Profanation, Participatory project, Blue Lake, Ore., USA

 

2014      Shangyuan Art Museum, The Mother Well, Solo exhibition, Beijing, China

 

2014      Shangyuan Art Museum, Primal Histories (Qu Shui Liu Shang), Public project, Shayouko Village, Beijing,

              China

 

2014      Caetani Cultural Centre, Think Like an Animal, Public project, Vernon, B.C., Canada

 

2014      Mobius, What’s Next Boston? A participatory performance, Boston, Mass., USA

 

2014      The Pallet Pavilion, What’s Next? (line by line), A participatory performance,Christchurch, New Zealand

 

2013      Do It DIY, Ongoing participatory project via the web (http://doitdiyart.blogspot.com)

 

2013      The Art Institute of Boston, HD 499 Seminar: A Survival Kit for the 21st Century, Dialogue-based project,

              Boston, Mass., USA

 

2013      Pence Gallery @ Central Oregon Community College, Play-time and an Open Office Culture, Participatory

              gallery space, Bend, Ore., USA

 

2013      Mobius, AN UN-INTERPRETED EXPERIENCE Version 2.0 (Just another day), Dialogue-based project,

              Boston, Mass., USA

 

2012      Bend Fall Festival, This Is Exchange (Sorry, no cash, check or charge payment), Public project, Bend, Ore.,

              USA

 

2011      tbd community gallery annex, Coming of Age in a Pre-Apocalyptic Post-Modern World (Life is a fishbowl),

              Participatory project, Bend, Ore., USA

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS, PROJECTS AND PERFORMANCES

 

2016      Indian Council for Cultural Relations and Painter’s Studio 99, Kolkata International Art Exhibition, Invitational

              Exhibition, Kolkata, India

 

2015      ArtPrize Seven, International Juried Exhibition, Grand Rapids, Mich., USA

 

2015      Warehouse XI, Re: CLASSIFIED, Invitational Exhibition, Somerville, Mass., USA

 

2015      Provincetown Conservation Trust, Appearances, International Juried Exhibition, Provincetown, Mass., USA

 

2015      Schuylkill Center, Open Spaces, Invitational Exhibition, Philadelphia, Penn., USA

 

2014      Lincoln Center, Incite Insight, National Juried Exhibition, Fort Collins, Colo., USA

 

2014      Shangyuan Art Museum, Inter-national, International Juried Exhibition, Beijing, China

 

2014      Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Art in the Open, National Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia, Penn., USA

 

2014      Provincetown Conservation Trust, Appearances, International Juried Exhibition, Provincetown, Mass., USA

 

2013      1010 Church Gallery, RiTUAL (book show), Philadelphia, Penn., USA

 

2013      The Art Institute of Boston, MFA Graduate Show, Boston, Mass., USA

 

2012      tbd community gallery, Have | Have Not, Regional Juried Exhibition, Bend, Ore., USA

 

2012      Pence Gallery @ Central Oregon Community College, Art Faculty Show, Bend, Ore., USA

 

2012      tbd community gallery, HAVOC | HARMONY, Local Juried Exhibition, Bend, Ore., USA

 

2012      tbd community gallery, Consume | Preserve, Local Juried Exhibition, Bend, Ore., USA

 

2012      PoetHouse Art, Seeds of Capitalism, Local Invitational Exhibition, Bend, Ore., USA

 

2011      tbd community gallery, Transcendence, Local Juried Exhibition, Bend, Ore., USA

 

 

COMMISSIONS, AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

 

2015      Public Art Commission, Fallen Fruit, Portland, Ore., USA

 

2015      Ford Family Foundation, Golden Spot Artist Award

 

2015      Caldera Arts Center, Artist-in-residence, Blue Lake, Ore., USA (invited)

 

2014      United Nations Water for Life artist

 

2014      Shangyuan Art Museum, Artist-in-residence, Beijing, China (juried)

 

2014      Caetani Cultural Centre, Artist-in-residence, Vernon, B.C., Canada (juried)

 

2013      Public Art Commission, Bend Winterfest, Bend, Ore., USA

 

 

PANELS AND LECTURES

 

2015      Ithaca College, Artist talk, “The Mani Project and the Expanded World of Drawing,” Ithaca, N.Y., USA

 

2015      Central Oregon Community College, Artist talk, “A New Look at Landscape,” Bend, Ore., USA

 

2014      Shangyuan Art Museum, Artist talk, “The Mani Project,” Beijing, China

 

2014      Allen Brooks Nature Centre, Artist Talk, “From Nature’s Perspective,” Vernon, B.C., Canada

 

2014      Shangyuan Art Museum, Artist talk, “Empowering Water,” Beijing, China

 

2013      The Art Institute of Boston, MFA graduate presentation, “The Aesthetic Experience of Generative Dialogue,”

              Boston, Mass., USA

 

2013      Atelier 6000, Artist talk, “Dialogue as Both Art Form and Art Process,” Bend, Ore., USA

 

2013      Pence Gallery @ Central Oregon Community College, Artist talk, “The Re-mix and the Loss of Subjectivity,”

              Bend, Ore., USA

 

2012      The Art Institute of Boston, Student presentation, “The Strip Tease and the Creation of New Knowledge

              Through Encounters with Relational Art,” Boston, Mass., USA

 

2012      PoetHouse Art, Guest Artist Talk, “Participation in Art,” Bend, Ore., USA

 

2012      PoetHouse Art, Guest Artist Talk, “Tactics in Political Art,” Bend, Ore., USA

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

"Arts Op-Ed: AIB Alum Records Final Prayers of Ancient Pilgrim Trail in Tibet,” www.openmediaboston.org. Open    

          Media Boston, Sept 12, 2014. Web.

 

“Thoughts on this summer’s immersive art environment in New York City.” www.cascadeae.com. Cascade A&E

          Weekly, July 24, 2013. Web.

 

“The Aesthetic Experience of Generative Dialogue.” Graduate Thesis. The Art Institute of Boston. June 2013. Print.

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Water for Life, 2005-2015. A United Nations publication, 2015. Print.

 

“Art Watch,” The Source, Oct 15, 2015. Print.

 

“Aaron Lish – Participatory Art and Asking What If,” www.lesley.edu, Lesley University College of Art and Design, 2015.

          Web.

 

“Shangyuan Art Museum 2014,” Documentary film, Shangyuan Art Museum, 2014. Web.

 

"Local Artist Records Final Prayers of Ancient Pilgrim Trail in Tibet..." Cascade A&E, Oct 2014, p. 24. Print.

 

“Artist Gets Close With Nature,” The Morning Star, July 6, 2014. Print.

 

Barr, Sarah. "Art in the Open in the Park on the River," www.hiddencityphila.org, Hidden City Philadelphia, May 12,

          2014. Web.

 

"Aaron Lish Creates Self Portraits of the Natural World," Cascade A&E, Feb 2014, p. 10. Print.

 

 

CURATING AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

 

2014       Curator, Nature (Self) Portraits, Allan Brooks Nature Centre, Vernon, BC, Canada

 

2014       Instructor, Portraiture and Nature, Workshop, Caetani Centre, Vernon, BC, Canada

 

2012       Artist assistant for Cesare Pietroiusti, Transitory Possession (a participatory project), Isabella Stewart        
               Gardner Museum Grand–opening of the new contemporary wing,  Boston, MA, USA

 

2010-      Curator, An Emotional Response to Eight Days in the Wilderness, Annual show,

2014       Central Oregon Community College Campus Center, Bend, OR, USA