Aaron Memmott

Artist Statement

My paintings reflect my personal vision of modern life. I enjoy examining the beauty and familiarity of my local surroundings, as well as the amazing places I find in my travels. I am intrigued by the dynamic interplay of light and color in my daily surroundings and in the line between abstraction and representation, chaos and control. I am influenced most by twentieth-century American painters such as Richard Diebenkorn, Wayne Thiebaud, Edward Hopper, and Thomas Hart Benton, who was my great cousin. 


Aaron Memmott received his BFA from the University of Utah, where he trained under widely acclaimed Utah artists, including David Dornan and Paul Davis. He went on to get his MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. After graduating and teaching at the Academy of Art University for several years, Memmott took a teaching position at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA. He has since returned to the West and continues to hone his craft as a full-time painter in the thriving Helper Utah Artists’ community. 


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