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Aaron McIntosh

Aaron McIntosh grew up in the Appalachian mountains of East Tennessee, where his families’ working class environments and domestic activities such as quiltmaking have figured large in his visual vocabulary. He holds a BFA from the Appalachian Center for Craft and a MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. He continues to explore the intersections of material culture, family tradition, identity-shaping, sexuality and desire in a range of works including quilts, collage, drawing, domestic textiles and furniture. McIntosh was one of the first recipients of the Windgate Undergraduate Fellowships in 2006, and recently received a 2013 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant. His exhibition record includes numerous solo and group exhibitions, including Quilt National ’09, Beyond Useful and Beautiful: Rethinking Domestic Craft, at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, and most recently the Washington Project for the Arts’ OPTIONS 2013 emerging artist exhibition. His work has been published in American Craft magazine, FiberArts, Surface Design Journal, the Houston Chronicle and Richmond’s Style newspaper. McIntosh currently lives in Baltimore, MD, where he works at the Maryland Institute College of Art as a Full-Time Professor in the Fiber Department.