Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Bob Ajar

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 1995

Bob Ajar's work has been seen at Center for Book Arts; Monya Rowe and Derek Eller galleries in New York City; MissRead; the Berlin Art Book Festival; Index Art Book Fair at Museo Jumex in Mexico City; ASP3 The Sequel at The Institute of Contemporary Art / The Mall in London; Cneal; Salon Light Paris; Periphery Space in Pawtucket, RI; OFFPRINT London at the Tate Modern Turbine Hall as part of Table Share with X Marks the Bokship; Index Art Book Fair at Museo de arte Zapopan in Guadalajara, Mexico; Flutgraben eV, Berlin; Telematic Gallery in San Francisco, California; and he has received support from MacDowell. As a designer for contemporary dance he has worked at Danspace St. Marks Church, PS122, NY Live Arts, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Judson Memorial Church, Dixon Place and The Kitchen in New York, and La Managerie de Verre in Paris. He has taught at The Victor Damico Institute of Art / The Art Barge in Amagansett, NY and was managing director of Movement Research, Inc. in New York City in the 1980s and 90s establishing it's Performance Journal as an administrator, contributor, and editor. His work has also been published in Schizm and Fence magazines.

Studios

Firth

Bob Ajar worked in the Firth studio.

Originally a working barn perched atop the namesake hill of Hillcrest Farm, this building was converted to serve the arts in 1956. A grand set of windows was installed to make the large interior suitable for visual artists, bringing in abundant natural light from the north. The addition of a screened porch and accessible entrance ramp…

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