Photo owned by Aaron Reynolds
Hi reader! As part of our ongoing ‘Meet the Team’ series, I’ve been asked to write a little about myself. My name is Aaron Reynolds, and I’m an intern here at the Art League. I’ve been helping out since June and I’ve enjoyed getting to work both in the gallery and from home. Outside of LAL, I’m a grad student at the University of Kentucky working towards my MFA in Curatorial Studies. I’m also a TA in the School of Art and Visual Studies where I teach Intro to Visual Studies. Before starting grad school, I was an undergrad at UK. I majored in Art History and minored in German.
I wish I could think of an interesting story or a definitive moment in which I knew I wanted to go into the arts, but I don’t think that I can. Growing up in Lexington and being a ballet student at SCAPA, going into the arts seemed just as natural as going into science or engineering. Though I’m not an artist in the traditional sense, I like curation because it allows me to express myself both creatively and academically. I see curating as a creative partnership between curators and artists, and I’m glad to work somewhere like the Art League where collaboration is so valued. When I manage to carve out some free time, I enjoy long distance running. There’s nothing I enjoy quite like a 10-mile run on a hot and humid Kentucky day. I had been training to run my first marathon last April, but like everything this year, those plans had to change. It’s an exciting (albeit anxious) time to be in the arts, as the pandemic has forced me to nix some old plans and develop some new ones. However, one cool thing to come out of all of this has been the opportunity to try new things. I’m grateful to be at the Art League, where everyone has encouraged me and (gently) pushed me to learn new skills (like blogging and website building!) I’m excited to continue learning and continue growing with the help and support of everyone at LAL.
Author: Aaron Reynolds
Aaron Reynolds is the curatorial intern for the Lexington Art League. He holds a bachelor’s degree in art history and visual studies from the University of Kentucky, and is now working towards an MFA in curatorial studies.
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209 Castlewood Dr.
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