Aaron Osborne is a multimedia artist and an Emmy Award-winning production designer of film, television, and theatre.
Raised in New Rochelle, New York, Osborne studied at Syracuse University, where he began his formal explorations into various artistic media, styles, and concepts. During the 1980s, in New York City, he participated in the city’s underground club scene, including 8BC, The World, and Dancetera, as well as avant-garde institutions like Franklin Furnace and The Kitchen.
Osborne eventually moved to Los Angeles, where he segued into production design, first working under cult director and producer Roger Corman, and co-founded Theater Carnivale, a renowned underground performance art troupe. Osborne recently designed sets for the Amazon Studio film Candy Cane Lane, and the legendary pictures film The MACHINE. Other notable feature film and television credits include: The Good Lie starring Reese Witherspoon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang starring Robert Downey Jr., the pilots for Constantine, Community, Jean-Claude Van Johnson, and many others.
In 2003, Osborne received an Emmy Award for Best Production Design for Without A Trace. Osborne also received an NEA Grant for his play Acid Whorehouse, produced for New York’s Franklin Furnace Theatre and Los Angeles’ Tamarind Theatre, as well as the LA Arts Endowment Grant for his piece Peter Pandemonium produced at LACE.
Osborne’s current multimedia art practice fuses performance, conceptual, and visual art, often examining hidden narratives through abstraction and intertextuality. With his background as a production designer, Osborner’s visual artwork likewise incorporates interactive and immersive elements to create experiences that transcend traditional presentations of art. His ongoing multimedia installation, The STP Major Arcana Deck, incorporates elements of photography, collage, abstraction, and, more recently, artificial intelligence.
Osborne currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.