Michael Ajerman

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Biography

Education

2001-2003 Slade School of Art, University College London, MA Fine Art
2001 Yale at Norfolk Summer Art Program, Connecticut, USA
1998–2001 New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture
1999-2000 Slade School of Art, University College London Exchange Program
1996-1997 Corcoran School of Art, Washington DC, USA

Awards

2012-2014 Manhattan Graphics Center, SummerINK Scholarship
2003
British Institute Royal Academy Award
2002-2003 Slade Bursary
1996 William Newman Memorial Painting Award

Solo Exhibitions

2017
Far From Tahiti, HemingwayArt Gallery, Oxford, UK
2013
Squash, Transition Gallery, London, UK
2012
Unexpected, Galleria Ghetta, Ortisei, Italy
Inatteso/Unexpected, Marcorossi Artecontemporanea Milan, and Eventinove Borgomanero, Italy
2011
Heads or Tails, HemingwayArt, Oxford, UK
2010
Glossolalia, Toomey-Tourrell Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Third Floor, Eventinove Artecontemporanea, Torino, Italy
Fishermen, Strawberry, and Devil Crab, Transition Gallery, London, UK
Third Floor, Marcorossi Artecontemporanea, Verona, Italy
2009
My Friends, Jerwood Project Space, London, UK
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Rothschild Fine Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2007
Solo Project Space, Bridge Art Fair, London, UK
Reclamation Point, Bischoff/Weiss, London, UK
2006
The Norfolk Lesson, AR Contemporary, Milan, Italy
2005
Long Way Round, Bischoff/Weiss, London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
In This Soup We Swim, Kingsgate Workshops, London, UK
The Names, Transition Gallery, London, UK
2015
Contemporary Drawing from Britain, Xi'ian Academy of Fine Arts, China
The Names, Sluice Art Fair, Transition Gallery, London, UK
East End Painting Prize, The Rum Factory, London, UK
The Auction of Desire, Transition Gallery, London, UK
2014
BFAMI Fundraising Event, Phillip's, London, UK
2013
Atomic, Transition Gallery, London, UK
BFAMI Fundraising Event, Sotheby's, The Roundhouse, London, UK
2012
RA Summer Show, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK
Bad For You, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody, Shizaru Gallery, London, UK
This is London, Shizaru Gallery, London, UK
Summer, HemingwayArt, Oxford, UK
Equinox, Transition Gallery, London, UK
2011
MiArt Fair, Marcorossi Artecontemporanea, Italy
Rabbia, Eventinove Artecontemporanea, Torino, Italy
Bologna Art Fair, Marcorossi Artecontemporanea, Italy
2010
Ajerman Maggis Ydanez, Rosso27, Rome, Italy
Aqua Art Fair, Toomey-Tourrell Gallery, Florida, USA
ART BLITZ, Transition Gallery, London
2009
thecentre:mk Painting Exhibition, FRINGEMK, Milton Keynes, UK
Kunskog, 500 Dollars, London, UK
Threadneedle Painting Prize 2009, ICA Gallery, London, UK
Summer Show, Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, USA
Return to Reason, Shades and Woods, London, UK
The Figure Show 09, Jill George Gallery, London, UK
2008
Dreams - Michael Ajerman and Leonardo Greco, Spirale Arte, Monza, Italy
Awopbopaloobop, Transition Gallery, London, UK
Blu, Spirale Arte, Milan, Italy
10 Years, Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, USA
Frequencies - Michael Ajerman and James Kao, Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, USA
Art Daegu - Michael Ajerman, Tess Jaray, and Rana Begum, I-MYU Projects, Seoul, Korea
3 Points of View, Spirale Arte, Verona, Italy
Bridge Art Fair, Toomey-Tourell Gallery, New York, USA
East Wing Collection 8, Courtauld Galleries, London, UK
The Painting Room, Transition Gallery, London, UK
The Figure Show 08, Jill George Gallery, London, UK
2007
Friends and Relatives, Spirale Arte, Milan, Italy
Bomberg’s Relevance, Ben Uri Gallery, London, UK
Repetition and Sequence, Jerwood Space, London, UK
Sequence and Repetition, Beldam Gallery, Brunel University, UK
Creekside Open x2, A.P.T Selected by Victoria Miro, London, UK
2006
Mirror-Image, Artonomy Fine Art, Cornwall, UK
Myth of Place, Nolia’s Gallery, London, UK
To Old Ladies, House Art Space, Macao, China
Private: Staff Only, ICA, London, UK
Enlightenment, Sotheby’s, London, UK
2005
SCOPEmiami, Bischoff/ Weiss, Miami, USA
ARTfutures 2005, Contemporary Arts Society, London, UK
SCOPElondon, Bischoff/ Weiss, London, UK
The Figure Show 05, Jill George Gallery, London, UK
2004
The Relaxed Audience or Why Are We So Wise, Jeffrey Charles Gallery, London, UK
Greetings from Chelsea, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, USA
DLA Art Award, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London, UK
ARTfutures 2004, Contemporary Arts Society, London, UK
New Work, New Artists, Jill George Gallery, London, UK
The Figure Show, Jill George Gallery, London, UK
2003
RA Summer Show, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK
1999
Absolut Secret, David McKee Gallery, New York, USA

Selected Articles

2015
The Names, Alli Sharma, Garageland Magazine, Issue 19 December, pages 6-11
Tondo Art talks to Michael Ajerman, Three Podcasts, tondo.is
2014
Arte, Un Affare Collecttivo, Catherina Belloni, letteradonna.it
2013
Michael Ajerman - Squash, Michael Hall, invisibleprintstudio.co.uk
Small is Big in October, Paul Carey-Kent, paulsartworld.blogspot.co.uk
Michael Ajerman, ritratti ad alta Potenza di colore, Arte, August, page 115
2012
Royal Academy Summer Show, Kensington & Chelsea Today, 27 June
2011
Looking back at the art year 2011, Sura Wood, Bay Area Reporter, 29 December
Michael Ajerman: HemingwayArt, Theresa Thompson, Oxford Times, 6 April
Coming soon to an art gallery near you, Sura Wood, Bay Area Reporter, 12 January
2010
Glossolalia at Toomey-Tourrell, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 December
Ombre Rosse, Ajerman a Verona, Arte magazine, Italy, June issue
2009
Michael Ajerman: No Poster Boy, Noa Barack, Maariv, 20 January
2008
Studio Profile: Michael Ajerman, Garageland, Issue 7
Friends & Relatives, Riccarda Mandrini, Flash Art, February - March
Friends & Relatives, Cinzia Compalati, ARTKEY magazine, teknemedia.net
Painting Room, Sarah Yates, artartartgallery.com
Preview: East Wing Collection VIII, saatchi-gallery.co.uk
Visual Arts Diary: The Painting Room, Kristine MacMichael, transitiontradition.com
2007
Bomberg’s Relevance, JJ Charlesworth, Time Out London, 4 September
Going Out: Bomberg’s Relevance, Independent Magazine, 11 August
Beauty and the Repeat, Lucy Bayley, London Paper 28 August
Repetition and Sequence, Lupe Nunez-Fernandez, Saatchi.blog August
Reclamation Point, Heather Waddell, hwlondonartandartistguide.com, March
To wear your art on your sleeve, Julia Weiner, Jewish Chronicle, 23 March
Keep in Dark, Francesca Gavin, bbc.co.uk/ collective, 8 March
Reclamation Point, London Paper, 6 March
2006
Michael Ajerman, Ginevra Bria, Exhibart.com, November
How to Collect, Paul Arendt, The Guardian, 12 October
Both an Outsider and a Painter's Painter, Joao Ribas, The Sun, 27 June
2005
Ultimate Basel Blog: Days 4 & 5, Artinfo.com, 4 December
Emerging Artists: Fair Game, Joao Ribas, Artinfo.com, 28 November
Interview with Michael Ajerman, H. Waddell, London Art and Artist Guide
Monet, Manet, Money, Lucia Van Der Post, The Times, 19 January
2004
Greetings from Chelsea, New York Times, 9 July
What’s On - DLA Art Award, Metro Weekly, 6 April
2003
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts Magazine, Issue 79
 

 

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