Aug. 22, — Early Sept., 2015
A.E. Van Fleet is an artist and graphic designer living in San Bernardino, Calif. He received both his BA in Graphic Design and his MFA in Studio Art and Design from California State University, San Bernardino.
Uniting his interests in pop culture and spirituality, Van Fleet draws on arcane symbols to create assemblages that venerate his collection of beloved action figures. The collision of masking tape, shoe polish, flowers; gemstones and repurposed objects result in re-contextualizations of characters from popular culture.
Van Fleet has participated in several group exhibitions at the Robert and Frances Museum of Art, The dA Center for the Arts, National Orange Show Art Gallery and the Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach. He has received several honors including the Sam and Beverly Maloof Scholarship and the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art’s 2015 Emerging Art Professional award for his recent solo exhibition, The Hero’s Journey.