motivated by the physical aspect of creation and the process-oriented nature of print making, i challenge what a print is, or could be. this often manifests in the form of artists books, the occasional 11”x11” condom wrapper, and shrines to dolly parton. for the duration of my career i have been exploring topics such as gender performance/femininity, suburbia and domesticity, relationships, and the importance of language. the kitschy undertones deeply embedded in my practice speak directly to the experience of a twenty-something making work in the internet age.

ASPEN BARBRO
aspen923@yahoo.com

barbroaa@mail.uc.edu

EDUCATION
University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, BFA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019        Summer Showcase // The Red Door Gallery, Akron, OH

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019        Day Dreaming // 840 Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2018        Objectif Obscura // 840 Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
                Eat Your Heart Out // 840 Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
                I Don't Need You // Bunk Spot Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
                Timewarp // 840 Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2017        Rocky's Reels // DAAP Galleries, Cincinnati, OH

PUBLICATIONS 

2017        Yearbook // featured work, Hot Take Press, Cincinnati, OH
                God Dammit // design and production, self published, Cincinnati, OH
                Hot Take // production, Hot Take Press, Cincinnati, OH

RESIDENCIES

2019        Live in artist-in-residence // Rubber City Prints, Akron, OH

ASSISTANTSHIPS

2018        Research Assistant // Carolyn Peterson, Women's, Gender + Sexuality Studies Dept., Cincinnati, OH

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"people say i look so happy - and i say, that's the botox." -dolly