Aaron Rose is an artist, writer, director and independent curator currently living in Los Angeles. From 1992-2002 he worked as owner/director of the highly influential Alleged Gallery in New York which helped to build the careers of artists such as Mark Gonzales, Chris Johanson, Mike Mills, Ed Templeton, Barry McGee, Phil Frost and others. Since the closing of Alleged, Aaron has continued to curate, both for other galleries and museums. He co-organized the successful museum exhibition, “Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art & Street Culture” which opened in March 2004 and will continue to tour the world through 2008. He is currently working on a series of book projects under the banner of his publishing company Alleged Press, as well as diligently co-editing RVCA’s quarterly free magazine ANP Quarterly. As a film director, Rose recently completed a feature documentary film “Beautiful Losers” (General release in 2008). In addition to publishing and curating, Aaron’s essays and interviews have been published in Index, iD, Dazed and Confused, Self Service, Tokion, and numerous exhibition catalogs.