Aaron Garber-Maikovska AMERICAN, b. 1978


Aaron Garber-Maikovska is perhaps best known for his bold abstract paintings, which feature expressive mark-making and cryptic compositions, though his practice also spans drawing, sculpture, and video. The Los Angeles–based artist uses ink, oil stick, pastel, and acrylics to create his cacophonies of electric linework and geometric forms, which can evoke the styles of artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cy Twombly, and Willem de Kooning. Garber-Maikovska received his BFA from UCLA in 2006 and has exhibited in Los Angeles, Paris, New York, Milan, London, and Oslo, among other cities. His work belongs to the collections of the Hammer Museum, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Pérez Art Museum Miami, and Walker Art Center. In his sculpture, video, and performance practices, Garber-Maikovska considers late capitalism and neoliberalism through kinetic movements and dances; a keen interest in movement and gesture unites all the artist’s work.