Aaron Angell was born in Kent in 1987. He completed a BA at Slade School of Fine Art in 2011. He currently lives and works in London.
Recent solo and group exhibitions include: Glasgow International, Glasgow (2016); Studio Voltaire, London (2015); A merman I should turn to be, Laura Bartlett Gallery, Curated by Dan Coopey, (2014) ; Woman expecting triplets returning home from the cinema, Aaron Angell & Jack Bilbo, SWG3, Glasgow; A History of inspiration, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Hide on All Sides, Torrance Winter Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2013) and other solo exhibitions at Miami Art Basel, Space, London and Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea.
Aaron Angell's work is concerned with hobbyist cultures, non-canonical history, and marginal methods of image making. He works in ceramic sculpture and a variety of other media and draws on references such as the Industrial Revolution, his own ancestral history and psychedelic poetry. He is the founder of Troy Town Art Pottery, a radical and psychedelic ceramic workshop for artists in London. Angell set up Troy Town in response to the increased levels of artists working in ceramics in London, without access to kiln processes. His ambition with Troy Town was to create a non-craft specific workshop for artists working in ceramics to be able to work with this medium. He is interested in ceramics within the expanded notion of sculptural practice, divorced from the terrain of craft and design.