(Travel Fellow, 2018-19)
Aaron Fine is Professor of Art and Department Chair at Truman State University where he has worked since 1999. From August 2015 to May 2016, Mr. Fine was on sabbatical writing and drawing about color theory, including his book Dialogues on Color for Are Not Books and Publications. He is working on a new book, Color Theory: A Critical Introduction, for Bloomsbury, to be published in 2020.
Born in Milwaukee in 1971, Aaron Fine moved to a dozen different homes in four college towns before he was 18. Raised in an intellectual, creative, politicized, and loving environment, Aaron had chosen his career as artist before kindergarten. He attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, where he wrote a Philosophy honors thesis on Spinoza and received a BFA in Painting in 1993. Moving to Los Angeles, Mr. Fine attended Claremont Graduate University, where he studied art in an interdisciplinary environment, learned the basics of drywall installation, and received his MFA in Painting in 1996. At Truman he met his wife, artist Priya Kambli.