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Artist ID: 2348

My work addresses themes of identity, influence, and anxiety. My experience with mental health and the attitudes and industry surrounding it have often been muddled with misunderstanding, fear, and exclusivity. Financial and geographic accessibility to proper care is often a real barrier for many people experiencing mental health issues. While this has been a part of my experience, my work instead is focused on recounting my individual experiences with a shared trauma. Through striking color, texture, and the recurring personification of the dog as anxiety and victim, my art seeks to explore the intricacies of mental health and personal identity.

Aaron Beane is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in the mediums of photography and installation. His work speaks to themes of anxiety, influence, and identity through the use of striking color, texture, and a dog or two. He completed his undergraduate studies in Graphic Marketing at Birmingham-Southern College in 2020, where he was awarded the Raymond J. MacMahon Award for superior accomplishment in studio art and academic achievement. A native of North Alabama, Beane currently lives and works in Birmingham, AL.

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