Saturday, April 14, 2007

Aaron Coberly

7419 138th Place NE
Redmond, Wa 98052
206 399 3246

Aaron Coberly was born in Seattle in 1971. Aaron has been drawing for as long as he can remember. He started taking drawing seriously in his late teens when invited to his first life drawing class by a friend and teacher. Aaron has been participating in life drawing sessions weekly since his late teens. Over the last several years he has run his own open sessions in downtown Seattle. Although dabbling in it before he fell in love with painting in 1999 and turned one of his life drawing session into a painting session. He has been painting there, at home and out in the wild ever since.

Self taught


2004 Won 1st place in 2 dimensional category at the North Kitsap county arts and crafts fair

2005 How did you paint that? 100 ways to paint. People& Figures

Solo Exhibitions:
2006 The Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, Wa
2003 Paramount Cafe, Seattle, Wa
2002 Cafe Ladro, Seattle, Wa
2002 Paramount Cafe, Seattle, Wa
2001 Black Lab Gallery, Seattle, Wa

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2007 The Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, Wa "Contemporary Figure"
2005 The Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, Wa "Human Figure: The art of telling stories"
2003 SGI-USA Seattle Cultural Center, Seattle, Wa "Choose Hope Series 2"
2003 The Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, Wa "Linkages: Human Figure 2003"
2002 Bemis, Seattle, Wa "Consequences"

2003 Seattle Weekly "Paramount Cafe: Aaron Coberly's moody work depicts alienation, sadness, and the serenity of desolation. The people he paints are inscrutable, cold, and conflicted."