Aaron Waghorn, born, Palmerston North, 1978, currently lives and works in Wellington. Aaron is a printer by trade. Has worked at Thames Publications since 2002.

Attended Quay School of Arts and Design, Whanganui 1998 - 2001 gaining BFA majoring in painting. Exhibited Ghuznee Room, Bowen Galleries and Thermostat Gallery, Palmerston North, 2008 and in a group show there in 2009. Travelled to New York Sept 2010 specifically to look at galleries. The many highlights included seeing Picasso's Les demoiselles d'Avignon etc. and works by Basquiat. Aaron saw Richard Prince's re-photographed Marlboro Cowboy series at Gagosian Gallery and met Rob Pruitt at Gavin Brown's Enterprise.

2011 solo show, Bowen Galleries, Live with me.
November 2011, Window show, Forever young, Bowen Galleries
February 2015 solo show, Dance to the Beat of the Living Dead, Bowen Galleries

I draw inspiration from books, movies, internet, and magazines, when working with the diptychs I play around with the negative and positive spaces within the painting usually offseting one against the other. The colour circles and rays that feature throughout my work are called abstract interruptions I have started using Squares/Rectangles of colour in the work which represent Windows and doors of abandoned Houses/Buildings.

Aaron was a finalist in the Wallace Art Awards, 2015, Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award, 2016, and the Parkin Prize in 2016.