Aaron Karp is a practicing artist of more than 40 years. Originally from New York he has lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico since 1979 where he worked as an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of New Mexico until 1984. Since leaving the University he has painted full time, has exhibited his work extensively and has received recognition through a number of awards, grants and artist in residencies. Aaron Karp has developed a style of painting utilizing various systems of taping to develop fractured fields of color and space. In 2001 Karp was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and in 2002 a Kittredge Foundation Grant. Also in 2002 he was awarded an artist-in-residency in Costa Rica at the Julia and David White Artists’ Colony. In 2004 Karp was awarded a residency and a monetary grant through the Robert M. MacNamara Foundation located on Westport Island, Maine. In 2006 the Fundacion Valparaiso in Mojacar, Almeria, Spain awarded him an artist-in-residency. In October, 2007 he was invited for two months as a visiting artist at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska and in February 2008 Karp had a solo exhibition entitled “Bemis Grids” at the Albuquerque Museum. In 2013 Karp participated in a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.