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Aaron Allen Marner

Artist – Painter







I am a native Phoenician currently working as a full time self taught artist. Being heavily involved in art as a child, I reignited my passion and love for art and painting 10 years ago in Los Angeles. From there I began honing my craft and exhibiting work in various spaces. Over the last year my art career led to life changing opportunities and notable experiences such as being spotlighted by the Phoenix Art Museum as an emerging artist, solo interdisciplinary shows at Arizona State University, gaining gallery representation, from Framed Gallery of Cleveland, Ohio, creating public art displays, creating my own pop-up art gallery, Pink Elephant and also showing in the Children’s Museum of Phoenix.


While mostly working with acrylics, acrylic pen, oil and spray paint, my approach to portrait and figurative painting, ranges from using collage style, vibrant, colorful hues while often adding geometric shapes and aspects of nature moreover; giving views a sense of abstraction and surrealism. Not being subjugated to one style, texture, heavy application of acrylic paint, palette knife strokes while using a more monochromatic style has become a vast part of my creativity.  


The purpose in my work often is to convey my experiences but also give viewers a sense of power and emotion. My mission is to inspire youth as well as anyone who dreams of becoming an artist. I think representation is essential. Having the ability to see someone who looks like you from the same community gives others the motivation to pursue their passion in art.

Installations and Gallery Showings

Children’s Museum of Phoenix Solo Exhibition Jan 2023

Sisao Gallery Tiny Group Show – December 2022

Cartel Cafe Exhibit – November – December 2022

Mood Room Phoenix Solo Exhibition Oct-Nov 2022

Pink Elephant Art Gallery solo exhibition March- April  2022 

Pink Elephant Art Gallery group exhibition February- March 2022 

Children’s Museum of Phoenix “Language of Flowers” February- March 2022

ASU West Artscape “Life Beyond Measure” solo exhibit February 1-28th 2022

New City Studio “BLCK’ group exhibition February 2022 

Tempe Utility Box Mural Project: January 2022

Owner, Curator and resident Artist of Pink Elephant Art Gallery January 2022- Present 

Resentation by Framed Gallery of Cleveland, Ohio October 2021- Present

First Studio Gallery “Piecing it Together” Group Art Show  October- November 2021 

Portland on the Park Exhibition Cycle 7- August -December 2021

Greater Phoenix Economic Council Quarterly Art Exhibition- July-October 2021

NPR KJZZ Radio Interview and Feature for Made in Arizona- June 2021

Painter Aaron Allen Marner: Made In Arizona

Exposed Gallery and Studio/Solo Exhibit- June-July 2021

Phoenix Art Museum Artist Spotlight- April 2021 


February 1-29, 2021: ArtSpace West, Arizona State University West, Virtual installation of sixty-four works as part of the campus Black History Month Celebration. Sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance program. 

Melrose Collective Art Gallery/ Solo Exhibit – April 2017- May 2017

Stacy’s on Melrose /Art Gallery /Solo exhibit- March 2017- April 2017 

Raw Phoenix Communique, Monarch Theater in Phoenix, AZ – July 2014 

ASU Walter Cronkite Monthly Art and Coffee Show in Phoenix, AZ – February 2014 

First Friday Goings Gallery/Solo Exhibit- Phoenix, AZ – January 2014 

Roo Pho Realty First Friday Solo Exhibit- Phoenix, AZ – October 2013 

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show in Phoenix, AZ – September 2013 

Exposed Studio and Gallery- Phoenix, AZ – April 2013 

Café Noho/ Solo Exhibit -North Hollywood, CA – April 2013