Aaron Krach

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Aaron Krach
Aaron Krach
Born (1972-02-15) February 15, 1972 (age 45)
Ionia, Michigan
Nationality American
Alma mater University of California, San Diego
Website aaronkrach.com

Aaron Krach is an American artist, writer, and journalist currently living in New York City.[1]


Aaron Krach was born in Ionia, Michigan on February 15, 1972. He grew up in Alhambra, California, and graduated from Alhambra High School. He attended the University of California, San Diego in La Jolla, CA, graduating with a B.A. in Visual Arts in 1994. Aaron Krach moved to New York City in 1995. He received his MFA from Purchase College in 2012.[2] He lives and works in Manhattan.[3][4]



Krach has written for Time Out New York, Out magazine, InStyle, Oui, The independent film & video monthly, Indie Wire, HX, The Villager, a former editor of Empire Magazine,[5] arts editor of Gay City News, and was a former editor of Empire in New York City, and was a senior editor at Cargo,[4][6][7] which work was lengthily quoted in San Diego Union Tribune.[8] He was an editor at BravoTV.com, and affiliated sites OUTzoneTV.com and BrilliantButCancelled.com.[4] He was the features editor at House Beautiful, a Hearst publication, until August 2010. He received his MFA from SUNY Purchase in 2012.[9]


Krach's debut novel Half-Life[3] was published to critical acclaim[10] by Alyson Books in 2004.[11] The novel was nominated for a Violet Quill Award and was among the 2004 Lambda Literary Award finalists.[12][13] Of Half-Life, Reed Business Information wrote "Gay readers will relish the attention lavished on love's growing pains and the smart dialogue between Adam and his high school buddy."[11] His second book, 100 New York Mysteries, was published in 2006.[14]



His work has been exhibited in Olympia, Washington, New York City, St. Petersburg, Florida, and Copenhagen, Denmark. In 2006, his solo exhibition titled "100 New York Mysteries" was presented at DCKT Contemporary in Chelsea, New York.[15] In 2007, new photographs and sculpture were exhibited at 3rd Ward, Jack The Pelican Presents in Brooklyn, Gallery 312 Online in Nova Scotia, Canada, and Massachusetts's College of Liberal Arts. In 2009, "Longer Periods of Happiness," appeared at DCKT in Manhattan.[16] His Paul Gauguin-inspired installation, "Where are you going? Why are you leaving? Will you come back?" debuted at The Reading Room,[17] Dallas, in 2015; and was included in a group show, Referenced, at Danese/Corey gallery, NYC, in 2017.[18]

Christopher Muther of the Boston Globe wrote of Krach's work as "[playing] with the familiar."[19]

Numerous art books [20] have been exhibited in galleries[21] and at art book fairs[22][23] including New York,[24] Los Angeles,[23] and Basel, Switzerland.[25] Recent titles include: The Author of This Book Committed Suicide (NYPL), 2012[26]; 4,582 Stars, 2013[27] and Dark Pools (Almost Everything), 2016[28].


In October 2009, Krach curated the exhibition, "Artists Who Use Text To Say Nice Things".[29] Artists featured in exhibition included; Alex Da Corte, Carl Ferrero, Dana Frankfort, Incidental, Chris Johanson, Cary Leibowitz, Gillian MacLeod, Mark Mahosky, Heath Nash, Kate O'Connor, Jack Pierson, Megan Plunkett, Franklin Preston, Trevor Reese, Alyce Santoro, Sighn, Mickey Smith, Charlie Welch and Shawn Wolfe.[30]

In January 2011, Krach curated the exhibition "Soon-Yi Purchase" at 206 Rivington Gallery, New York City. Artists included; Courtney Childress,[31] Margaret Rizzio, Glenn Wonsettler, Jonathon Price, Bradford Smith, Jen Dawson, Alex Branch and Aaron Krach.


  1. ^ "Aaron Krach – L.A. Paris, New York Interview". Ohlala Magazine. August 28, 2005. Archived from the original on March 3, 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  2. ^ http://www.artandeducation.net/announcement/8-degrees-mfa-exhibition-2012/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ a b Riordan, Kevin (May 27, 2004). "Interview with Michigan born Aaron Krach". Between The Lines. Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  4. ^ a b c Shapiro, Alex. "Interview with Aaron Krach". Absolute Write. Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  5. ^ Abbe, Elfriede Martha (2003). The Writer's Handbook 2004 (68, illustrated ed.). Watson-Guptill. p. 392. ISBN 0-87116-200-8. OCLC 52966163. 
  6. ^ Krach, Aaron (2000). The independent film & video monthly. 23. Foundation for Independent Video and Film. Retrieved October 28, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Half Life by Aaron Krach". Powells Books. Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  8. ^ Brown, Suzanne S. "The time appears right for five o'clock shadows". New York Times. San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  9. ^ "Artists". SUNY Purchase MFA. Archived from the original on March 21, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Unconventional coming-of-age". Lambda Book Report. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 
  11. ^ a b Krach, Aaron (2004). Half-life: a novel. Alyson Books. ISBN 1-55583-854-5. OCLC 53971973. Retrieved October 26, 2009. 
  12. ^ a b c "Books Reviewed In Books To Watch Out For: The Lesbian Edition #13 & #14". Books To Watch Out For. Archived from the original on November 21, 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 
  13. ^ a b "2004 Lambda Literary Awards Recipients and Finalists". Lambda Literary Foundation. Archived from the original on September 13, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 
  14. ^ Krach, Aaron (2006). 100 New York Mysteries. Lulu Press. ISBN 1-4116-9581-X. OCLC 123490629. 
  15. ^ "Aaron Krach, 100 New York Mysteries". DCKT Contemporary. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 
  16. ^ "Aaron Krach, Longer Periods of Happiness 2009". DCKT Contemporary. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 
  17. ^ thereadingroom. "The Reading Room". Retrieved 2017-02-13. 
  18. ^ "Ref•er•enced - Exhibitions - Danese/Corey". www.danesecorey.com. Retrieved 2017-02-13. 
  19. ^ Muther, Christopher (January 29, 2009). "For these artists, T-shirts are their canvas". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  20. ^ "Printed Matter". www.printedmatter.org. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  21. ^ "Show #6". Field Projects. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  22. ^ Johnson, Paddy; Kirsch, Corinna. "Highlights from the New York Art Book Fair". Art F City. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  23. ^ a b "Exhibitors | PRINTED MATTER'S LA ART BOOK FAIR". laartbookfair.net. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  24. ^ "Exhibitors | NY Art Book Fair Presented By Printed Matter". nyartbookfair.com. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  25. ^ "The exhibitors for the I Never Read, Art... - I Never Read, Art Book Fair Basel | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  26. ^ "The Author of This Book Committed Suicide by Aaron Krach | McNally Jackson Books". www.mcnallyjackson.com. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  27. ^ "Printed Matter". www.printedmatter.org. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  28. ^ "Printed Matter". www.printedmatter.org. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  29. ^ "Artists Who Use Text To Say Nice Things". One Art World. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 
  30. ^ "Artists Who Use Text To Say Nice Things". Fleisher-Ollman Gallery. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  31. ^ "Sculpture > New Work 2010/2011". Courtney Childress. Archived from the original on August 13, 2011. 

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