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Aaron Krach

Lecturer of Printmaking

Aaron Krach is an artist, writer, and educator in NYC. He works with books, people, text, rocks, spray paint, vodka, and plants, among other things, to make installations and experiences, sculpture and books. He exhibits in galleries, book fairs, and public spaces in cities large (Sao Paulo, NYC) and small (Lake Ohrid, Macedonia). Aaron has made paintings with a frog, collaborated with soldiers in Afghanistan, and flea market shoppers in Georgia, the country not the state.

As often as inside the art world, his work appears outside of it showing up in newspapers and email, on T-shirts, and libraries. A recent project for The Wrong Biennial called “Rumors and Hope” appeared on Google Earth. Last year, he published a set of ten books “…Found on Ebay And Printed In A Book” from a 25,000-image archive he found on eBay. The books are now in private and institutional collections including libraries at The Whitney Museum of American Art and MACBA, Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona. His most recent books include “Not for Nothing” dedicated to Anne Imhof’s “Faust” at the Venice Biennale in 2017, where Aaron became obsessed with one of the performers. And “Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip,” his first completely Risograph zine printed in gold (ink).

Aaron is a two-time recipient of a Lower Manhattan Cultural Grant for Public Art. His work is in the collection of The Whitney Museum of American Art, the library at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona, and Yale University, among others. His first novel, “Half-Life,” was published by Alyson Books.

Representative Courses

Key Class
The Image: Beautiful Chaos
Lens and Time
Book Arts: Time, Space, Structure