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Biography Jeff Aeling
Jeff Aeling was born in 1958 in Iowa City, Iowa and currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri. His father was an Army physician during the 1950s and 1960s so the family moved from one hot spot to another when the Cold War dominated the American consciousness. Jeff Aeling's connection to nature came when the family was posted in Hawaii.
Evening Wave Aliomanu Bay Kauai , Oil on Masonite, 34" x 48"
In addition to painting absorbing landscapes images at his home studio in Kansas City, Missouri, Jeff Aeling recently concluded a monumental exhibition that took over two years to design and create. "The Layman's Guide to the Passage of the Millennium" included over a hundred exquisite three-dimensional assemblages and paintings addressing the anxieties of contemporary culture. Jeff Aeling's painting travels take him all over the southwest. He finds himself returning to particular areas that allow clear observations of the weather, atmosphere and the unobstructed lay of the land.
Jeff Aeling, Rain on the Desert, NM/AZ Border, Oil on Masonite, 34" x 48"
Out on location, Jeff Aeling absorbs the geography and the rich earth colors, terra verde, ochre and reds that permeate the landscape. Jeff Aeling's universal landscapes possess a stunning intimacy that conveys unexpected power and emotion. His paintings draw upon a vastness that gives you a sense of wonder and awe about the universe.
Jeff Aeling, Evening Sky San Cristobal, NM , Oil on Panel, 27.5 " x 48 "
Once in the studio, Jeff Aeling paints with economy. He keeps his brush strokes gestural, often painting at arm's length, as he applies pigments to board he uses the smallest number of brush strokes. Jeff Aeling's paintings have been shown in exhibitions and purchased for collections across the United States.
Selected Highlights from the Career of Jeff Aeling
BFA painting & printmaking
Kansas City Art Institute, Art Institute Chicago
Lowick House of Printmaking Grant, Lowick, United Kingdom
Autumnal Fund Grant, Kansas City Art Institute
Margaret Hall-Silva Sculpture Foundation Grant
H & R Block
Johnson National Bank, Racine, WI
St. Regis Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
Rennaisance Grand Hotel, St. Louis, MO
Boyd Collection, Johnson Wax
Johnson Collection, Johnson Wax
Hall-Silva Collection, Hallmark
Hall-Marshall Collection, Hallmark
Ronald Dunn, Brooks and Dunn
Kathleen Collins, President, Kansas City Art Institute
American Century Investments
Gates Rubber Company
Wilmington Trust Company
D. S. T. Systems
Exeter Oil Company
Johnson County Community College
Western Art Collector, January 2009
Canyon Road Arts, 2007-2008 issue
Western Art Collector Premiere Issue 2007
Southwest Art, July 2002
New American Paintings, August 1998
Kansas City Star, July 1998
Santa Fe New Mexican, July 1998, Jeff Aeling: The Essentials of Landscape
St. Louis Post Dispatch, March 1998
Dialogue Magazine, February 1998
Southwest Art, January 1998, What's New in the Santa Fe Galleries
Focus Santa Fe, January 1998, Searching for Essentials
NYU Press, September 1997, Peter Von Ziegasars Essays "Apocalyptic Art Since 1970" in The Year
2000: Essays on the End.
St. Louis Post Dispatch, March 1997
Kansas City Star, November 1996
Kansas City Star, May 1993
Beach Museum, Manhattan, KS
Daum Museum, Sedalia, MO
Denver Art Museum, CO
Museum of the West, Tucson, AZ
2009 - Solo Exhibition, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2007-2009 - Annual Santa Fe Winter Small Works Show and Sale, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2007 - Arizona: A Millennium of Arizona Art, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2001, 2003, 2004 - Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery – Santa Fe, NM and Tucson, AZ
2002, 2007, 2009 - Solo Shows, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Santa Fe, NM and Tucson, AZ
1997 - 2004 - Art Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL & New York, NY
2000 - 2004 - FADA, Los Angeles, CA
2004 - “5 Views of the Midwest,” traveling museum show
2002 - “Exhibition of Works From Permanent Collection,” Daum Museum, Sedalia, Missouri
2001 - Los Angeles Art and Antique Show
2000 - Art San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
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