Aaron P. Brown, Chicago, IL Member Since June 2010 Artist Statement "I have been drawn to art since elementary school. About third grade, my knack for creative expression was noted and fostered by mentors such as Doris Miller (then head of the Kalamazoo Public School Art Department), and later Ric Todd (a dedicated high school instructor), among others. Scholarships for weekend drawing and painting classes at the Kalamazoo Art Center would lead me to interests in various disciplines. During my senior year of high school, I received the Rhode Island School of Design Book Award for outstanding art students.
"Chicago became my home in the late '80s, as I pursued study in the design field at the International Academy of Merchandising and Design. Later, I followed many of my Academy instructors who began teaching for Columbia College's design programs. Presently, I am embracing the relationship between art and technology, using all learned skills to create and design EVERYTHING."