Aaron Wilder is an interdisciplinary artist who blurs boundaries between the analog and the digital, the public and the private, and the unassuming and the instigative. He uses his own experiences and sense of identity as a lens through which he explores the introspective and social processes of contemporary culture.
Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Wilder has also lived in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, DC, and France and currently resides in Roswell, New Mexico. With the history of being a self-taught artist since 2002, Wilder received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2017. He has exhibited his work extensively across the United States as well as in Italy. “Omission Rituals” is Wilder’s first solo exhibition at Amos Eno Gallery after joining as an artist member in 2020.
Wilder’s curatorial practice organically grew out of his artistic practice starting in 2009 and he is currently Curator of Collections & Exhibitions at the Roswell Museum. His curatorial philosophy is centered on the belief that art can change the world. Wilder has a deep interest in emphasizing the possibilities of artistic practice to engage with others about not only art, but also about the world and how we perceive it individually and socially.