Isaac Aden is an American artist. Aden’s work has always engaged painting from the periphery and approached content as a conceptualist. Deeply informed by Art history, Aden implements a structuralist theory developed Rosalind Krauss in her seminal text Sculpture in the Expanded Field to painting. One aspect of Aden’s work remains true to the tradition of painting while the other veers into new territory.
Aden has exhibited internationally, including: dOCUMENTA 13, MassMOCA, The Fidericianum, White Box, Kassel Werkstadt, Gallerie Rasch, Ulrike Petschel Gallerie, Ethan Cohen Fine Art, SPRING/BREAK, Art Miami, Contemporary Istanbul, VOLTA Basel, Sotheby’s, The Jerome A. Cohen and Joan Lebold Cohen Center for Art. The Bertha and Karl Luebsdorf Gallery, The International Gallery of Contemporary Art, The Parthenon Museum, The New York Public Library and the World Trade Center. He has been awarded Fellowships from the Kossak Foundation, Creative Capital, The New York Foundation for the Arts and the United States State Department.