Aaron Whitney Björk
Aaron Whitney Björk is an associate professor at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. His research-based art practice serves as a test lab for generating critical ideas that interrogate and provoke visual culture, genealogies of design methodologies, and the cross-cultural implications related to technical artifacts.
His work has been exhibited at Gallery 151, New York, Ny; Fisk Gallery, Portland, Or; SOIL Gallery, Seattle, Wa.; Ditch Projects, Springfield, Or.; and has been curated in internet-based exhibitions with Fluidity.Online, ECLIPSECORE, and The Wrong Biennale. He has given lectures or workshops at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Southern Oregon University, and Whittier College, among others.
In addition, he has collaborated with many interdisciplinary design studios, working on design projects ranging from feature film and television title sequences, music videos, and other culturally relevant commissions. His graphic design work has been recognized by: The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Communication Arts, Art of the Title, and SXSW.
Björk was the 2020–2021 Designer-In-Residence at the Center for Art Research at the University of Oregon. Between 2016 and 2019 he was a curating member at Ditch Projects, helping to organize and host experimental and permissive exhibitions that promoted underserved artists in the Pacific Northwest. From 2006–2009, Björk was a co-founder and co-director of the Los Angeles-based motion design collective BORN.