Justin Aerni was born in Arizona in 1984. His artistic career began in 2006 when he started exhibiting his work in galleries and selling it online. He is also the author and illustrator of such books as ;"Fighting For Fiction"- 2008, "Nonsense Relevant" - 2009 and "Dead Business Men", a graphic novel in 2009 , "Justin Aerni's Bitter Batter Brains" - 2012. To date Aerni has created and sold over 2000 paintings to collectors worldwide and has been featured in numerous art and culture magazines.
I am a student of the great enigmas of our world and the work that I create examines what it is to be human in the 21st century. I lace together the forgotten art of satire and iconoclasm into my own "American Night." What you see is the symbolic and sometimes prophetic narrative of a modern day soothsayer, searching for sacred truths in the paint. Fiercely defiant ,challenging and independent, transcending my contemporaries and the norm.
Funhouse Gallery - Solo Show - "HELL AS A ROOM" - March 2nd - March 31st 2013, Detroit , MI.
Tangent Gallery - Group Show - "DAMNED VI" - October 24th - October 26th 2013 , Detroit , MI.
BodyTribe Fitness - Group Show - "Scary-Art Collective Halloween Show" - October 1st - October 31st 2013 , Sacramento , CA.
Anton Art Center - Group Show - "MONSTROUS" - September 7th - October 19th 2013 , MT CLEMENS , MI.
Tangent Gallery - Group Show - "SMALL WONDERS" - July 13th 2013 , Detroit , MI.
Collingwood Arts Center/Gallery - Group Show - "DARK VISIONS 4" - July 12th 2013 - August 15 2013 , Toledo , OH.
Tangent Gallery - Group Show - "INK" - May 10th - May 11 2013 , Detroit , MI.
Funhouse Gallery - Group Show - "Mondo Montage" - April 13th - May 18 2013 , Detroit , MI.
Sideshow Studios - Group Show - "HOLIDAY SHOW" - December 6th - March 6 2013 , Sacramento , CA.
On The Corner Music - Group Show - "SCIENCE FRICTION" - October 19 - November 1 2012 , Campbell , CA.
Monkey House - Group Show - "Monsters Vs Wizards" - October 6 - October 28 2012 , Los Angeles CA.
Trash Art Gallery - The Metropolis Collective - Group Show - "Sex, Drugs And Rock-n-Roll,"Maniacal Vinyl" - August 3 - October 1 2012, Mechanicsburg PA.
Funhouse Gallery - Group Show - Poisoned Apples - June 5 - June 25 2012, Detroit MI.
HomeBass PDX Art Gallery - Group Show - ROBOTIC EASTER EDITION - April 6 - May 1st 2012, Portland OR.
Funhouse Gallery - Group Show - SPACETIMEWARP - March 24 - April 28, 2012 , Detroit MI.
Hyaena Gallery - Group Show - Kill Your Idols II - December 16 - December 31 2011, Burbank CA.
Galerie Espace - Group Show - MONSTERS INTERNATIONAL - October 26 - November 1st 2011, Montreal, Quebec CANADA.
Hyaena Gallery - Group Show - Pussy Galore - September 22 - September 30 2011, Burbank CA.
Treasure Island Comics -Scary Art Collective Group Show - Heroes & Villains - August 15 - October 1, 2011 , Fremont CA.
Funhouse Gallery - Group Show - UNFILTERED VI - August 20 - October 1, 2011 , Detroit MI.
Hyaena Gallery - Group Show - The Art Of Fighting - August 16 - August 31 2011, Burbank CA.
Funhouse Gallery - Group Show - Vinyl Redux - June 4th - July - 30 2011 , Detroit MI.
Screaming Sky Gallery - Group Show - Micro Brood - November 26 - December 26 2010, Portland OR.
WWA Gallery - Group Show - The Devil Made Me Do It - March 2010, CA.
Empyrean Gallery - Group Show - July 2007, Spokane WA.
CGTA (Bruce Mcgaw Graphics) - Group Show - Spring 2007 , Toronto Canada.
U*Space Gallery - Group Show - Atlanta, Georgia 2006