About the Artist

Artist Statement:

As a disabled Veteran who lives in constant pain, I strive to take the brokenness and deterioration of life and present it in a new light. Using found objects and unconventional techniques, my goal is to not simply present the viewer with a piece of art, but offer a transformation of thought. I create environments to step into, offering the viewer an opportunity to experience the art, not just see it.

Believing that there is more to life than what we initially see on the surface, layers invite the viewer to dive deeper. Distortion and fractured images create a constant motion in a otherwise static object, offering a dialogue for those feeling trapped by inner turmoil. Found objects take broken and discarded things and offer a new life viewed through a different lens. Light illuminates the dark and broken places within us all, and creates an opportunity for healing.

CV:

Aaron Novak, (b. 1982, Fort Madison, IA)

Education

2020 Master of Fine Arts In Studio Art, HBU, Houston, TX
2018 BFA in Cinematic Arts, HBU, Houston, TX

Experience

2020 – Gaffer, Double Booked
2019 – Propmaker/Set Dresser, The Challenger Disaster
2018 – Grip, 11 Seconds
2018 – Director, Cinematographer, Actor. Spyder’s Web

Exhibitions

2020 – Unified Theory, Hardy & Nance Studios, Houston Artcrawl, Houston, TX
2020 – Aaron Novak – Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX
2020 – The Class of 2020, Juror Michael Itkoff, In the In-Between, Online Exhibition
2020 – Tagebuch – COVID 19 – Daybook, Moenchskirche Salzwedel, Germany
2020 – Art of Possibilities, Minneapolis, MN
2020 – Rising Eyes of Texas, Juror Rebecca Gomez, Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, TX
2020 – Get Ready II, Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX
2019 – Rising Eyes of Texas, Juror Hollis Hammonds, Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, TX
2019 – Get Ready, Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX

Private Collections

Waves of Mercy
Chrysalis
Through the Trees
I Don’t Want to Be Here
Broken Places – Photographic Print
What Remains
Reflections of the Son 1
Reflections of the Son 2
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Publications

“Mother Nature.” Meet Rachel Gardner: Artist, Art Professor, Mother. Shoutout HTX, 2020
|”Indistinct Visions of Divided Wings.” A Piece of the Past Essay Contest, 2nd Place Winner, 2018

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