Aaron Kagan Putt was raised in the dry heat and saguaro speckled landscape of Tucson, Arizona, not far from the border with Mexico. He ventured often between these divided territories, developing an intense interest in travel and cultural hybridity. His current art practice is centered around experiences of extended travel and investigations into the intersection between culture and its material manifestations. Combining elements of both sculpture and painting, his work adopts a hybrid form, probing themes of utopian architecture, aesthetic transcendence and personal salvation. Putt has been awarded grants by the Minnesota State Arts Board and the National Endowment for the Arts and his work has been exhibited internationally. He lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia and is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate and Welch Fellow at the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University.