AJ Ainscough (b.1997) is a Chicago-based painter focused on exploring themes of identity, relationships, and self discovery through the use of autobiographical characters. His cartoonish figures capture the essence of human experiences in a way that is both playful and profound, all while infusing a sense of humor and whimsy.
He received his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Eastern Illinois University in 2020.
Ainscough had his first solo exhibit “Back Outside” in Chicago in late 2022; he’s since exhibited in numerous group shows both across the US and internationally.
Solo shows at Vertical: Aug 2022, “Back Outside” (Solo) Vertical Project Space