Aubrey Ingmar (she/her) is an artist/activist based in Chicago, IL. Her work explores motherhood, feminist struggles, and inequality through an anti-capitalist lens, utilizing satire and language to form visual narratives around these subjects.
Her interdisciplinary practice combines augmented reality, virtual sculpture, ceramic dioramas, and hand-built environments made from cardboard and paper, to present the viewer with interactive installations that are conceptually futuristic and politically charged.
Ingmar’s artwork has been exhibited at Art Los Angeles Contemporary with AWHRHWAR, Botschaft & L'oiseau Presente in Berlin, Germany, Galeria Garash in Mexico City, Mexico, Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, and Five Car Garage in Santa Monica, CA, and has been written about in Cool Hunting, Shoutout LA, Art & Cake, and Maake Magazine.
As an activist, Aubrey has been an organizing member for Artists for Democracy, af3irm, Socialist Alternative, and Socialist Students UCLA.
She holds a BFA from Northern Illinois University (2010) and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2015)..
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA
Northern Illinois University, BFA
(UPCOMING) The Billionaires, Belong Gallery | Chicago, IL
Messages for Earth, Terrain Exhibitions Biennial | Chicago, IL
Faster, Hammers...We're Almost There!, ARVIA | Los Angeles, CA
Lush Voyeur, Stuart Gallery | Chicago, IL
Nil Admirari, BadDog | Dekalb, IL
Ecrasez L’Infame, Pleasant Street | Dekalb, IL
Frieze LA, Artists For Democracy | Los Angeles, CA
Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC), AWHRHWAR | Los Angeles, CA
(w/ Kayla Ephros + Dylan Spaysky)
TWO & THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
Show #8, Holsum Gallery | Kansas City, MO (w/ Melissa Joseph and Johanna Winters)
Parapraxis, Ghost Omaha | Omaha, NE (w/ Thalia Rodgers)
Uncommon Materials, California State University Dominguez Hills | Carson, CA
(w/ Garry Noland + Ann Weber)
Recollection Jones, The Carl | Chicago, IL (w/ Betany Porter)
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS
You Belong Here, Belong Gallery | Chicago, IL
Artists For Democracy Shop, Kunsthal KAdE Museum | Amsterdam, Netherlands
Small Artwork, World Series | San Diego, CA
These Creatures, Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art | Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Oneiric Landscapes, Five Car Garage | Santa Monica, CA
Post Kamikaze: Summertime Sadness, MiM Gallery | Los Angeles, CA
Parallels to this Fictional Universe, Botschaft & L'oiseau présente... | Berlin, Germany
Emergent Matter, Galeria Garash | Mexico City, Mexico
Midlife Crisis, O' | Los Angeles, CA
Velvet Ropes, Shrine | New York City, NY
Velvet Ropes, Martha's Contemporary | Austin, TX
Velvet Ropes, Pt.2 | Oakland, CA
Shop Vac, 621 S. Anderson | Los Angeles, CA
A Dollar & Some Change, The Muckenthaler Cultural Center | Fullerton, CA
STNDRD Projects: Dream Wavers, Loyola Marymount University | Los Angeles, CA
Personal Space, High Concept Labs @ Mana Contemporary| Chicago, IL
Paper Tiger, Lava Projects | Los Angeles, CA
GIFC, 0-0 LA | Los Angeles, CA
GIFC, L’INCONNUE | Montreal, QC, Canada
GIFC, Atlanta Contemporary | Atlanta, GA
GIFC, R/SF Projects | Oakland, CA
GIFC, Western Exhibitions | Chicago, IL
Sweet, Golden & Delicious, Northern Illinois University Art Museum | Dekalb, IL
SAIC Alumni Show, Lük Studio | Los Angeles, CA
Benefit Auction, Tiger Strikes Asteroid & Monte Vista Projects | Los Angeles, CA
Animal Farm, Dalton Warehouse | Los Angeles, CA
The Mind's I, Ed Paschke Art Center | Chicago, IL
Benefit Auction, Tiger Strikes Asteroid & Monte Vista Projects | Los Angeles, CA
Benefit Auction, NowSpace & Central Park Gallery | Los Angeles, CA
Material Matters...., Hangar Gallery | Santa Monica, CA
Who Cares For The Sky?, Hyde Park Art Center | Chicago, IL
STARTup Art Fair, Highland Gardens Hotel | Los Angeles, CA
Prism Walls, Loyola University | Chicago, IL
MFA Show, Sullivan Gallery | Chicago, IL
Final Gathering, Fnews Digital Gallery | Chicago, IL
BYOB, Ballroom Projects | Chicago, IL
Avant-Gardener, The Comfort Station | Chicago, IL
After Party, Leroy Neiman Center Gallery | Chicago, IL
Root!, Chicago Art Department | Chicago, IL
Youthful Form, Lloyd Dobler Gallery | Chicago, IL
Axis International Art Festival, Lillstreet Art Center | Chicago, IL
It’s All in the Details, Error Plain Gallery | Chicago, IL
Meandering, 2nd Floor Rear | Chicago, IL
June Junk, Surplus of Options | Chicago, IL
My Imaginary Friends & I, BadDog | Dekalb, IL
BFA Exhibition, Jack Olson Gallery | Dekalb, IL
Growth & Decay, Pleasant Street | Dekalb, IL
Rehm, Cindy. Dream House: A Collaborative Zine in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of Womanhouse. 1st ed., 2022, p.87.
Foertig, Dominique. “Jasmin Edelbrunner | 5 Best Artist Instagram Accounts to Follow.” MUNCHIES ART CLUB MAGAZINE NOW, Munchies Art Club, https://www.munchiesart.club/top-art-instagram-accounts-you-have-to-follow/jasmin-edelbrunner-5-best-artist-instagram-accounts-to-follow. 21 Nov. 2021.
“Meet Aubrey Ingmar Manson: Artist & Political Activist.” SHOUTOUT LA, 27 Dec. 2020, shoutoutla.com/meet-aubrey-ingmar-manson-artist-political-activist/.
Proenza, Javier. “What's My Thesis?: Late Stage Capitalism - Aubrey Ingmar Manson on Apple Podcasts.” Apple Podcasts, 17 Aug. 2020, podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/late-stage-capitalism-aubrey-ingmar-manson/id1344136395?i=1000488424598.
New American Paintings, “Pacific Coast Competition, Issue #145 Volume 24 Issue #6.” New American Paintings: Juror - Kim, Christine Y., Jan. 2020. https://www.newamericanpaintings.com/artists/aubrey-ingmar-manson
Chiao x Art. “Artist Interview Series - Aubrey Ingmar Mason, "Faster, Hammers, We're Almost There!".” YouTube channel. Chiaoxart, Jan. 9, 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecGzdr1-1qA
Johnson, Jacqueline Bell. “‘These Creatures’ at the Wignall Museum.” Art and Cake, 12 Nov. 2019, artandcakela.com/2019/11/11/these-creatures-at-the-wignall-museum/.
Cortes, Andrew. “What Makes LA Special?” The Coastal Post, The Coastal Post, 4 June 2019, thecoastalpost.com/artist-perspective-1/2019/6/3/what-makes-la-special-m2pbb.
Davis, Genie. “Dream Wavers at Laband Art Gallery.” Art and Cake, 25 Apr. 2019, artandcakela.com/2019/04/25/dream-wavers-at-laband-art-gallery/.
Turudić, Nina. “Emergent Matter, Curada Por Nilay Lawson.” Clásico DMX, Clásico DMX, 15 Apr. 2019, www.clasicodmx.mx/emergent-matter-nilay-lawson/.
Swenson, Eric Minh, director. “Mother Maybe” YouTube. YouTube, 17 Mar. 2019, www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahTGSxzdAYw.
Fitzpatrick, Kyle. “LA Artists + Galleries Represent Their City at Frieze Los Angeles 2019,” Cool Hunting, online, February 18, 2019. https://coolhunting.com/culture/la-artists-galleries-represent-their-city-at-frieze-los-angeles-2019/
Kirk, Katie. “Top Ten Paintings from ALAC 2019.” Maake Magazine, 18 Feb. 2019, www.maakemagazine.com/alac-2019.
Staff, VoyageLA. “Check out Aubrey Ingmar Manson's Artwork.” Voyage LA Magazine | LA City Guide, 24 Oct. 2018, voyagela.com/interview/check-aubrey-ingmar-mansons-artwork/.
Baumann, Sacha. “FullBlede - Parapraxis.” FullBlede - Parapraxis [Los Angeles], Oct. 2018.
L.A. Artists Give Forgotton Objects New Life in Uncommon Materials Exhibtion” CSUDH News, 12 Oct. 2018, news.csudh.edu/uncommon-materials/.
Stromberg, Matt. “Art Lands on LA's Balconies, Porches, and Yards at the Terrain Biennial.” Hyperallergic, Hyperallergic, 3 Oct. 2017, hyperallergic.com/403613/art-lands-on-las-balconies-porches-and-yards-at-the-terrain-biennial/.
Reichert, Elliot. “News: 2nd Terrain Biennial Sprawls Far Beyond the Suburbs.” Newcity Art, 24 Sept. 2015, art.newcity.com/2015/08/22/news-2nd-terrain-biennial-sprawls-far-beyond-the-suburbs/.
Organizing Member, Artists for Democracy, Los Angeles, CA | 2020- Present
Co-Director, Dalton Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA | 2017-2020
Admin. Assistant, Terrain Exhibitions, Oak Park, IL | 2015-2018
Assistant Director, Santa Monica Art Studios & ARENA 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA | 2015-2016
Instructor, Continuing Studies Dept., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL | 2015
Roving Substitute Instructor, Undergraduate Program, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL | 2014-2015
SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
Claire Rosen and Samuel Edes Emerging Artist Scholarship Nominee
Ox-Bow School of Art Fellowship
Dean’s Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Incentive Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago