Aja Trier, Schenectady, NY Member Since July 2007 Artist Statement B. 1981, Kingston NY
Although I've been painting since my age was measured in months (my mom, a toll painter, would give me scraps of wood from her projects, a cup of water, and a brush for me to "paint" with....) I really became serious with it in '99 during my last years of high school. In 2001, I was accepted to Montserrat College of Art on scholarship with a concentration in painting.
Sagittarius Gallery, my business, was started in April of 2003 and since then I have been blessed to have over 2000 patrons on 6 continents. Although I primarily sell my work through the net, I have shown at several galleries including at the World Monument Fund Gallery / Prince George Ballroom and Rogue Space in Manhattan, Karin Sanders Fine Art in Sag Harbor, NY, Robert Dowling Studios and Gallery in Bangor, ME, as well as a solo show at the Gallery and Grille in Newburyport, MA. My work has been published in ArtNEWS, American Art Collector, and The World's Finest Erotic Art vol. 2, has been licensed by McGaw Publishing, and I am a listed artist with Art in America. I have licesned my work for print on home goods through Dianoche Designs and have put my work on clothing with the help of Art of Where. My mash up painting dubbed "Vincent van NO" has been featured everywhere from Huffington Post Arts to Buzzfeed and even garnered a shout out from George Takei, and I have to say - as a Trekkie and self-professed geek, it was just aces.