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A.J. | Access Gallery
It is not unusual for A.J. to travel 20 or more miles a day. He has an natural intuition for bus routes, a strong admiration of trains, and will stop whatever he is doing to watch a large truck roll past. A.J. uses his exploits around Denver as inspiration for his art. He illustrates characters, cityscapes, and the urban life they create from the unique perspective of a young man with autism.
It is thanks to A.J.’s industrious imagination that we get to enjoy the escapades of “Light Bulb Head Dude”, his signature character, as A.J. takes him to new heights – both in scale and size.
A.J.‘s work has been exhibited at many galleries in Denver’s Santa Fe Art District. He received an Award of Excellence from the 2013 VSA Emerging Young Artists Program, which featured hiswork Mix-Up in a nationally touring exhibition, and his illustrated world appeared in a short film that was accepted into the 2017 Palm Springs International Animation Festival.