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About

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Aaron McKinney was born in Great Yarmouth, England. He was fortunate enough to have spent his childhood scattered across the world from Scotland to Indonesia to Egypt. He attended Ringling College of Art and Design where he received a BFA in Illustration. Aaron’s artwork combines a childlike fixation on funny creatures and odd hybrids with a peculiar, nightmarish monumentalism. Bold colors and watercolored, color block backgrounds frame the pieces, while fairytale-ish spotlights illuminate key players. But the key is the absolute believability of his completely fantastical, fabricated reality. His artwork has appeared in numerous publications and galleries throughout the United States and abroad. Aaron lives and works in Atlanta with his beautiful and inspiring wife Jen and their two children, Jude and Lola.

Selected Exhibitions

2009

2009
Distinction Gallery
Escondido, California
Group Show

2008

2008
Alpha Cult Gallery
Los Angeles, California
Group Show
2008
The Alcove
Atlanta, Georgia
Group Show
2008
1988 Gallery
Los Angeles, California
Group Show
2008
FoundationOne Gallery
Atlanta, Georgia
Group Show

2007

2007
WindUp Gallery
Mesa, Arizona
Group Show
2007
BLVD Gallery
Seattle, Washington
Group Show
2007
The Jem Gallery
Vancouver, British Columbia
Group Show

2005

2005
Receiver Gallery
San Francisco, California
Group Show
2005
The Reed Space Gallery
New York, New York
Group Show
2005
The Lab 101 Gallery
Los Angeles, California
Group Show
2005
Andenken Gallery
Denver, Colorado
Group Show

2004

2004
Community Centre for Media Arts
Hamilton, Ontario
Group Show

2003

2003
Star Dust Café
Orlando, Florida
Solo Show
2003
OVAL Art Gallery
Orlando, Florida
Group Show

Experience

A list of book publishers, advertising agencies and various media clients I've worked with over the years.

Advertising

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AOL Productions

Blue Sky Agency
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Blue Sky Agency

Blue Sky Agency

JBL
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JBL

JBL

Moe's Southwest Grill
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Moe's Southwest Grill

Moe’s Southwest Grill

PepsiCo Incorporated
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PepsiCo Incorporated

PepsiCo Incorporated

TBWA\CHIAT\DAY
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TBWA\CHIAT\DAY

TBWA\CHIAT\DAY

Tribal DDB
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Tribal DDB

Tribal DDB

Book Publishers

Becker & Mayer!
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Becker & Mayer!

Becker & Mayer!

Mark Batty Publisher
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Mark Batty Publisher

Mark Batty Publisher

Penguin Random House
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Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House

Magazines & Newspapers

Chicago Reader
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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

Las Vegas CityLife
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Network World Magazine
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Network World Magazine

Network World Magazine

Pine Magazine
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Pine Magazine

Pine Magazine

Scholastic
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Scholastic

Scholastic

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The L Magazine

The Source
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The Source

The Source