Aaron Kissman

b.1988

Aaron David Kissman is a artist based in San Francisco, California primarily working with Photography and Video. Aaron was awarded a BFA at The Savannah College of Art and Design and an MFA at The San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI). Aaron Kissman is also the Co-Director of exhibitions at The Diego Rivera Gallery in San Francisco.

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My work regularly investigates modern day stigma centered on HIV/AIDS from a personal experience. Themes of negotiation of intimacy and diagnosis; questions of isolation, failed communications, apathy, and disclosure are all investigated and reexamined in a “post” AIDS crisis environment. Through modes of photography, video, sculpture, and installation—I continue to unapologetically push the conversation through work that is both arresting and spectacular. 

Education:
The San Francisco Art Institute, MFA, 2015
The Savannah College of Art and Design, BFA, 2011

Publications:
Juxtapoz Magazine, 2015
Bohemian Magazine, 2015
BUTT Magazine 2014 Calendar, 2013
Silver & Ink, 2009

Exhibitions:

"Tramps Like Us" Solo Show, Strut (San Francisco AIDS Foundation), San Francisco, 2016

"Conspiracy" Group Exhibition, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, 2016

"LGBT Love, por vida" Group Exhibition, Adobe Books, San Francisco, 2015
“You Kind of Had To Be There” Group Exhibition, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, 2015
“I Have Nothing To Say and I’m Saying It” Curator, The Diego Rivera Gallery, 2015
“Disclosional” Group Exhibition, SVA, New York, 2015
“Holy Hole!” Group Exhibition, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, 2015
"BADLANDS" Group Exhibition, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, 2014
"Someone Left The Cake Out In The Rain" Curator, The Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, 2014
"Gold Rush" Group Exhibition, The Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, 2014
"Future Love" Solo Show, The Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, 2014
Bombay-Sapphire Artisan Series, Group Show, Gallery Guichard, Chicago, 2011
Silver & Ink, Group Show, Savannah, 2009

Das Sein; Invisible Naked Me, Group Show, Phoenix, 2007

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