Aaron Blake Bos-Wahl was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and grew up in Wisconsin and Iowa. He received a BFA in painting and a BA in English from the University of Iowa, and he earned his MFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2010. He has taught art at Washington University in St. Louis and Mt. Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Currently, he lives and works in Philadelphia, where he teaches elementary art. His work has been shown nationally and internationally and was recently featured in the two-person show, Most Days Not Much Happens, with Lawrence Keaty at Comfort Station in Chicago, Illinois.  



Lives and works in Philadelphia, PA 

b. 1982, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


2010    Washington University in St. Louis, MFA

2007    University of Iowa, BFA in Painting and Drawing, Dean’s List

Selected One and Two-Person Exhibitions:

2016    Most Days Not Much Happens (with Lawrence Keaty) at Comfort Station, Chicago, Illinois 

2015    Works on Paper and Multimedia, The Virginia M. & Edward Juergensen Gallery, Mohawk Valley Community College,

Utica, New York

2012    With the Grain, Organic Valley Headquarters, La Farge, Wisconsin Open Studios, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

2011    Natural History, University City Public Library, University City, Missouri

2009    Venerate/Connect, Lewis Center, Washington University in St. Louis

2007    Intimate Perceptions (with Ami Lahoff), Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery, Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa

2008    On the Edge of Something, TheGallery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2015    Cinema Killed the Video Star, PUBLIC Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky

2014    Percent for Art exhibition, Mesabi Range Community & Technical College, Virginia, Minnesota

2012    How to Read a Book: an artists’ books reading room, Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Something Happened, Luminary Center for the Arts, St. Louis, Missouri

2011   Preservation of the Bluegrass, invitational exhibition, Louisville WaterTowerArt Museum, Louisville, Kentucky

Among Friends, St. Louis Artist Guild, St. Louis, Missouri

Flora & Fauna, 930 Art Center, Louisville, Kentucky

Funambule, Pig Slop Studios, St. Louis, Missouri

Fort Slop, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, St. Louis, Missouri

2010    MFA Exhibition, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

MFA Thesis Show, Vernon Space, St. Louis, Missouri

2009  Public Art & Ecology: A Watershed Projectfor The Confluence, Steinberg Gallery, Washington University in St. Louis

Team Art, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri

2008    Arrowhead Biennial, Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, Minnesota

Hearst Competitive Exhibit, Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls, Iowa

2007    Parabola, Steinberg Gallery, Washington University in St. Louis

Awards and Residencies:

2012   Artist Residency, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France, selected by Washington University in St. Louis

2011    Artist Residency, Luminary Center for the Arts, St. Louis, Missouri

2008  Eleanor Depree and Titus Van Haitsma Scholarship

Teaching Experience:

2015   Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, New York, workshop

2012 2013    Mt. Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Adjunct Professor

2008 – 2010   Washington University in St. Louis, Teaching Assistant


 2015    Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, New York


2013    “Photography Exhibition Captures Changing Face of Prague in 1968.” Cedar Rapids Gazette/Hoopla, February 18, 2013,

http://hooplanow.com/2013/02/18/review- photography-exhibition-captures-changing-face-prague-1968

2013    “Art Focused on Loss of Habitat, Species Migration, and Extinction,” Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History,



Louisville Visual Arts Association. DAILY ARCHIVE: Aaron Bos-Wahl (blog). Artebella Daily. January 20, 2015. http://www.artebelladaily.org/artists/aaron-bos-wahl/

Greymatter Gallery. Aaron Bos-Wahl – Queens, New York (blog). 365 Artists 365 Days. October 18, 2014. http://365artists365days.com/2014/10/18/aaron-bos-wahl-queens-new-york/

Interview with Aaron Bos-Wahl,” Gabrielle Daniels, Friday Focus, WDRT Driftless Community Radio, Viroqua, WI: WDRT, September 9, 2012.

Laura Barone, “Something Happened and Pools @ The Luminary,” Arched Art Now, http://archedartnow.com/2012/03/13/something-happened-and-pools-the- luminary, March 13, 2012

Jessica Baran, “Something Happened at the Luminary Center for the Arts,” Riverfront Times, March 15, 2012


2010    Coordinated student efforts at Washington University for Mel Chin, Ron Fondaw and Noah Kirby as part of Operation Paydirt

2009    Collaborated with Jackie Brookner and other graduate students of Washington University on Public Art & Ecology: A Watershed

Project for The Confluence

Volunteer Activities:

2011 – 2012    Co-Founder of Thinking Art STL, a collective forum for young artists