Aaron Swindle

Drawing & Painting, Teens & Adults | Art for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students
New to the Workshop! Aaron is a professional artist with an MFA from the prestigious New York Studio School. His life story is creative and unique beginning with a passion to draw three-dimensional airplanes as a child. His parents took notice and connected him to private lessons with an art teacher who taught at the nearby community college. He studied under her tutelage until he moved to Texas in 1994.

Aaron began to pursue other interests, such as skateboarding, and while he was in middle school, he started studying percussion. Art primarily went by the wayside in high school while Aaron delved deeper into his musical pursuits. In high school, he landed a music scholarship from Dame Evelyn Glennie. After trying out animations and ceramics for a few years in college, he decided to attend The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Upon graduating in 2006, Aaron moved back to Austin, Texas, and continued to paint landscapes and odd piles of rocks. In Texas, Aaron was a private art and music instructor for children and teens. Former students’ parents tell us he was a warm encourager and positive role model while their children needed creative outlets.

The breadth of his experience and education make him a natural collaborator with our adult and teen drawing and painting classes and programs. Aaron is comfortable drawing or painting or collaging or building artwork both representational and abstract.

Aaron’s own artwork has been included in group shows in New York City, Chicago, Italy, and Texas. Recently he has shown his work in the Rotating Art Program at Bausch + Lomb and one of his collages was on view in the 66th Rochester-Fingerlakes Exhibition on view at MAG from June 16 to September 15, 2019. The most recent teaching endeavor Aaron participated included teaching a collage workshop at the RIT/Dyer Arts Center to a group of fifteen people, ages varying from young college students to older adults. He loves exposing the traditional pictorial structural elements in art. He also introduces contemporary aesthetic trends and teaching the importance of reading the image and fortifying its power to the masses.

Fluent in ASL and English, Aaron was a private art and music instructor for both Deaf and hearing children and teens in Texas. He is available to teach private lessons through the MAG’s Creative Workshop program. Please contact Aaron via email at aswindle@mag.rochester.edu for more details.

Learn more on his website: www.aaronswindle.com