- Aron Conaway, M.A. is an interdisciplinary artist and curator born, raised and living in Louisville. He has a BFA in photography and a Masters Degree in Critical and Curatorial Studies from the University of Louisville. Aron is manager of the Open Doors community outreach program at the Louisville Visual Art Association, freelances as an artist and occasionally conducts community art projects and workshops through the Speed Art Museum, KY Center for the Arts and the Nothing Collective. His work has been exhibited at the Speed Art Museum and various galleries in Louisville and New York, and has been acquired by several private art collections, including the Deutsche Bank and Maker’s Mark. Aron is represented by Swanson-Reed Contemporary Gallery on East Market Street in Louisville.
Aron co-founded the Louisville Assembly of Vanguard Art (LAVA House) in 2001, and served on the boards of WXBH and the Brick House in 2006-07. He is one of several founding artists serving on the board of directors for Ohio Valley Creative Energy, a non-profit with a mission to build a fire-arts (glass, metal, ceramics) studio next to a Southern Indiana landfill in order to utilize excess methane for creative means. Aron served as director/ head of the Communications Committee on the Green Convene of Louisville's board of directors throughout 2009.
He co-owns North End Investments LLC and Nelligan Hall, a 4,000 sf historic social club in the Portland Neighborhood, which the couple have converted to an art studio complex. He is currently working on a project to build a multi-use, sustainable community of art studios and living spaces in a 152 year old, 90,000 sf warehouse. Aron believes whole-heartedly in the power of the arts and new media to transform our community on many levels, through individual participation, collective experience and education.
Aron has a weekly radio show called Rough Draft Radio Show with his friend and co-host Clayton Ray on 97.1 FM WXOX (ARTxFM.com)
He is also a participant in the Kentucky Rural Urban Exchange Program.