Aidan Koch

Aidan Koch creates elliptical comics that challenge the reader to fill in the blanks of both image and storyline. When drawing her fragmentary narratives she asks, “what is the minimum information needed to move the story along?” None of her characters have names and she often whites out or removes elements to keep interpretation open-ended. Along with works on paper, she makes sculptures, ceramics, and textiles, which often incorporate recurring motifs such as artifacts from classical and ancient cultures.

Koch is the author of three book-length comics–

The Whale


The Blonde Woman

, and


. She has had solo exhibitions at Mission Comics in San Francisco, City Limits in Oakland, Farewell Books in Austin, Nationale in Portland, and Huis Haas in Antwerp. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at SIGNAL in Brooklyn and And Now in Dallas, among others.