Yaron Michael Hakim (b. 1980 Bogotá, Colombia) lives and works in Los Angeles. Hakim received an MFA from the University of California, Irvine in 2013 and a BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2002. Hakim has had recent solo exhibitions at Sargent's Daughters West, Los Angeles (2023), California State University, Sacramento (2023), Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana (2021-22), Herrnando’s Hideaway in Miami (2018) and LAXART, Los Angeles (2016). His work has been included in group exhibitions at California State University, San Francisco (2023), Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles (2022), Art+Chateau, Ladoix-Serrigny, France (2020), The Pit, Los Angeles (2019), BBQLA, Los Angeles (2018); and at The Box, Los Angeles (2017), among others. Hakim currently teaches painting at Otis College of Art and Design and the University of Southern California.