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A.E. Van Fleet unites his influences from pop culture, esotericism and mythology to works that re-examine traditional categorizations in art and culture, while suggesting new possibilities for cultural symbolism reflective of the artist’s own unique experiences and values.

“I draw on the magical properties attributed to flowers, gemstones and other materials to create shrines, altars, and other objects. Juxtaposing these properties, found in my research of esotericism and mythology, with action figures establishes symbolic connections that act as an interface to the spiritual symbolism explored in each piece.”


Born in Palm Springs, California in 1984, Van Fleet received his BA in graphic design in 2007 from California State University, San Bernardino and is currently a Master of Fine Art student at the university.

He 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. In 2014, Van Fleet received the Sam and Beverly Maloof scholarship for his academic achievements.


Keeper of the Keys, 2015




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Pillars of Creation

Assemblage

Our Lady of the Moon

Assemblage

Watcher of the North

Assemblage

Watcher of the East

Assemblage

Watcher of the West

Assemblage

Watcher of the South

Assemblage

Keeper of the Keys

Assemblage

The Queen of Heaven

Assemblage

The Green One

Assemblage

Spirit Indestructible

Assemblage

Back to Black

Assemblage

Devil Inside

Assemblage




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Exhibitions

The Hero’s Journey

April 21

May 20, — 27, 2015
Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art

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Night Dive: Curiosities

November 9

Nov. 21, 2014 from 7 — 11 p.m.
Aquarium of the Pacific

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The Mysterious Burial Mask: Information and Evidence

September 29

Oct. 8, 2014 — Oct. 26, 2014
Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art

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I do not wish to be an artist. I only wish that art enables me to be.

- Noah Purifoy -

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