Michael Ajerman was born in New York, and studied at the Corcoran School of Art and the New York Studio School.
In 2003 he completed a masters degree at the Slade School of Art.
That same year, he received the British Institute Award from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
Since then he has had solo exhibitions that have taken place in the UK, Italy, USA, and Israel. He has been included in numerous group exhibitions including, Kunskog at 500 Dollars, UK East Wing Collection 8 at the Courtauld Galleries, The Painting Room at the Transition Gallery, and Bomberg’s Relevance at the Ben Uri Gallery.
He currently lives and works in London.
2001-2003 Slade School of Art. Masters of Fine Art.
2001 Yale at Norfolk Summer Art Program, CT, USA
1998–2001 New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture
1999-2000 University College London, Slade School of Art Exchange Program
1996-1997 Corcoran School of Art, Washington DC, USA
Unexpected. Galleria Ghetta. Ortisei, Italy.
Inatteso/Unexpected. Marco Rossi Arte Contemporanea and Eventi Nove. Milan and Borgomanero, Italy.
Heads or Tails. HemingwayArt, Oxford, UK
Glossolalia. Toomey-Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Third Floor. Eventi Nove Arte Contemporanea, Torino, Italy
Fishermen, Strawberry, and Devil Crab. Transition Gallery, London, UK
Third Floor. Marco Rossi Arte Contemporanea, Verona, Italy
My Friends. Jerwood Project Space, London, UK
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Rothschild Fine Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Solo Project Space. Bridge Art Fair. London, UK.
Reclamation Point. Bischoff/Weiss, London, UK
The Norfolk Lesson. AR Contemporary. Milan, Italy
Long Way Round. Bischoff/Weiss, London, UK
Selected Group Exhibitions:
Bad For You, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody. Shizaru Gallery. London, UK
This is London, Shizaru Gallery. London, UK
Summer, HemingwayArt, Oxford, UK
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK
Equinox, Transition Gallery, London, UK
MiArt Fair, Marco Rossi Arte Contemporanea. Italy
Rabbia, Eventi Nove Arte Contemporanea, Torino, Italy
Bologna Art Fair, Marco Rossi Arte Contemporanea. Italy
Ajerman, Maggis, Ydanez. Rosso27. Rome, Italy.
Aqua Art Fair, Toomey Tourell Gallery, Florida, USA
ART BLITZ, Transition Gallery, London
thecentre:mk Painting Exhibition, FRINGEMK, Milton Keynes, UK
Kunskog, 500 Dollars, London, UK
Threadneedle Painting Prize 2009, London, UK
Summer Show, Toomey-Tourrell Gallery, CA, USA
Return to Reason, Shades and Woods, London, UK
The Figure Show 09, Jill George Gallery, London UK
Dreams -Michael Ajerman and Leonardo Greco. Spirale Arte. Monza, Italy
awopbopaloobop, Transition Gallery, London, UK
10 Years. Tommey Tourell Gallery, CA, USA
Frequencies, Michael Ajerman and James Kao. Tommey Tourell Gallery, CA, USA
Art Daegu, Michael Ajerman, Tess Jaray, and Rana Begum. I-MYU Projects. Korea
3 Points of View, Spirale Arte. Verona, Italy
Bridge Art Fair, Toomey Tourell Gallery, NY, USA
East Wing Collection 8. Courtauld Galleries. London, UK
The Painting Room. Transition Gallery, London UK.
The Figure Show 08, Jill George Gallery, London, UK
Friends and Relatives. Spirale Arte. Milan, Italy.
Bomberg’s Relevance. Ben Uri Gallery, London, UK.
Repetition and Sequence, Jerwood Space, London, UK
Sequence and Repetition, Beldam Gallery, Brunel? University, UK
Creekside Open x2. A.P.T Selected by Victoria Miro.
Mirror-Image, Artonomy Fine Art, Cornwall, UK
Private: Staff Only, ICA, London, UK
Enlightenment, Sotheby’s London, UK
SCOPEmiami, Bischoff/Weiss, Miami, USA.
ARTfutures 2005, Contemporary Arts Society, London
The Figure Show 05, Jill George Gallery, London, UK
The Relaxed Audience or Why Are We So Wise. Jeffrey Charles Gallery, London, UK
Greetings from Chelsea, Edward Thorp Gallery. NY, USA
DLA Art Award, Sarah Myerscough FA, London, UK
ARTfutures 2004, Contemporary Arts Society, London, UK
New Work, New Artists, Jill George Gallery, London, UK
The Figure Show, Jill George Gallery, London, UK
RA Summer Show, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK
Absolut Secret.”David McKee Gallery. New York, USA
‘Royal Academy Summer Show.’ Kensington & Chelsea Today, June 27th
‘Looking back at the art year 2011.’ Sura Wood. Bay Area Reporter. Dec. 29th
‘Michael Ajerman, HemingwayArt.’ Teresa Thompson. Oxford Times. April 6th
‘Coming soon to an art gallery near you.’ Sura Wood. Bay Area Reporter. Jan. 12th
‘Glossolalia at Toomey Tourell.’ San Francisco Chronicle. December 30th
‘Ombre rosse. Ajerman a Verona.’ Arte. June. Page 47.
‘Michael Ajerman: No Poster Boy.’ Noa Barack, Maariv. January 20th.
‘Studio Profile: Michael Ajerman.’ Garageland. Issue 7.
‘Friends & Relatives.’ Riccarda Mandrini. Flash Art. Feb-March. Page 141.
‘Preview: East Wing Collection VIII.’ saatchi-gallery.co.uk
‘Visual Arts Diary: The Painting Room.’ Kristine MacMichael. transitiontradition.com
‘Bomberg’s Relevance.’ JJ Charlesworth, Time Out London, September 4th
‘Going Out: Bomberg’s Relevance.’ Independent Magazine. August 11th
‘Beauty and the Repeat.’ Lucy Bayley. London Paper. August 28th.
‘Repetion and Sequence,’ Lupe Nunez-Fernandez. Saatchi.blog August
‘To wear your art on your sleeve.’ Julia Weiner. Jewish Chronicle. March 23rd.
‘Keep in Dark.’ Francesca Gavin. bbc.co.uk/collective March 8th.
‘Reclamation Point.’ London Paper. March 6th, 2007
‘How to Collect.’ Paul Arendt, The Guardian,? October 12th.
‘Both an Outsider and a Painter's Painter.’ ?Joao Ribas, The Sun, June 27th.
‘Emerging Artists: Fair Game.’ Joao Ribas. Artinfo.com. November 28th.
‘Interview with Michael Ajerman.’ H. Waddell, London Art and Artist Guide.
‘Monet, Manet, Money.’ Lucia Van Der Post, The Times, January 19th.
‘Greetings from Chelsea.’ New York Times, July 9th.
‘Summer Exhibition.’ Royal Academy of Arts Magazine, Issue no.79, Page 51-2.
2012 Manhattan Graphics Center, SummerINK Scholarship
2003 British Institute Royal Academy Award
2003/2 Slade Bursary
1996 William Newman Memorial Painting Award
2008 Courtauld Institute, King’s College, UK
2006 New York Studio School, USA
“Lost in the Forest.” Garageland Magazine. Issue 14. 2012
“Film of Reference: Apocalypse Now.” Garageland Magazine. Issue 14. 2012
“Degas at the Royal Academy.” Garageland Magazine. Issue 13. 2012
“The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.” Garageland Magazine. Issue 12. 2011