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 sculpture, painting, drawing and installation, his work adopts a hybrid form, probing themes of utopian architecture, aesthetic transcendence and personal salvation through material experimentation. Putt has been awarded grants by the Minnesota State Arts Board and his work has been exhibited internationally. He lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia and is currently a Master of Fine Arts and Master of Art History candidate at the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University.