Aaron Rose is an artist, film director, curator and writer. For ten years (1992-2002) he was owner and director of the Alleged Gallery in New York. His painted works often reference circus signage, abstract poetry and underground spirituality claiming his signature style came to him while experiencing an LSD trip in his apartment on 14th Street. Rose was also curator of the museum exhibition Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art & Street Culture which toured the world through 2009 and the accompanying hardcover art book. In 2011, he co-curated (with Jeffrey Deitch) Art In The Streets, at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) in Los Angeles. Rose has also directed numerous films including the award-winning feature documentary film, Beautiful Losers as well as Become A Microscope, a film based on the life and art of 1960’s artist/activist nun Sister Corita. Aaron Rose was interviewed in New York City on February 23, 2006.