Aaron Curry (born in San Antonio, TX) will be the subject of a solo exhibition at the Bass Museum of Art, Miami in 2017. One-person shows of his work have also been organized recently at the Rubell Family Collection, Miami (2014); CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, France (2014); Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York (2013); and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta (2012). Curry’s recent and notable group exhibitions include After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists, Wexner Center for Contemporary Art, Columbus, Ohio (2015); Pom’ po po pon pon pon pom pon, Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp (2015); COOL– As a State of Mind, Marseille Modulor, Marseille, France (2015); The Los Angeles Project, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2014); Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2014); and Cosmic Future, Ballroom Marfa, Texas (2013). His work is featured in public collections worldwide, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the Yuz Foundation, Shanghai, among others. Curry lives and works in Los Angeles.
Kim Fisher received a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design. Fisher transforms small clippings of paper from newspapers and magazine pages into paintings and installations. The works recall the sun baked landscape of Los Angeles and address questions of time, location and identity. Her most recent exhibit A Little Bit of But at LA><ART featured a new body of paintings and her largest installation to date. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including the 2014 Made in L.A. Biennial at the Hammer Museum, Dirty Kitchen at the Modern Institute and the 2004 Whitney Biennial. She is an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate Fine Art department at the Art Center College of Design and a visiting faculty member in the Art department at UCLA. She is currently working on a series of paintings and installation works for a forthcoming show at Shane Campbell Gallery this May.
Brian Roettinger is a Los Angeles-based artist and graphic designer. Roettinger launched his own record label in 1998 called Hand Held Heart and began to release albums by bands such as the Liars, No Age, and the Chromatics, featuring artwork that he designed and produced himself. The majority of his work is in the form of printed media (books and ephemera) for cultural institutions, artists, and architects. The moniker Hand Held Heart came to encompass all of his creative output—curating, publishing, editing, artwork—including stints as the in-house designer for the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), art director for LA-based fashion magazine JUNK. In 2013 he partnered with Aaron Curry to create Bad Dimension Press, an imprint focusing on small run artist books and editions. He is also a partner and art director for Hat & Beard Press publishing illustrated nonfiction books of pop-cultural and historical significance, drawing on existing cult audiences.
He continues to work exstsively in the music industry. As Rolling Stone’s 2009 Album Designer of the Year, Roettinger has created album artwork for Lady Gaga, Duran Duran, Selena Gomez, Mark Ronson’s Uptown Special, Childish Gambino’s Because the Internet, Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail, and recently, Florence + The Machine’s How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, which was nominated for a Grammy (his third nomination).
Roettinger was also responsible for celebrating, both the now-legendary Colby Printing Press in Los Angeles, as well as LA’s “first wave of punk” cult magazine SLASH. Both which he created an official archive, curated an exhibition, and designed and edited the catalogues.
In 2015, TTQ released a monograph of his work as an edition of The Thing Quarterly, a subscription-based service that delivers a new art object to your door every three months. Roettinger’s work has been shown at galleries and museums in Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brno, and Los Angeles.