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Aaron PuttAssistant Teaching Professor

Aaron Kagan Putt is an Assistant Teaching Professor of studio art at Emory University. In his research and art practice, he explores the aesthetics of collective memory, memorialization, and utopian fantasy. His layered paintings, drawings, and sculptures combine fragments of architectural forms, personal photographs, collected historical imagery, and altered found objects to create dynamic and unwieldy configurations that deliberately resist easy categorization. 

Putt earned an MFA and an MA in Art History from Georgia State University in Atlanta. He has exhibited nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, the National Centre for Contemporary Arts in Minsk, Belarus, Usak Archeology Museum in Usak, Turkey, and the Kokoka International House Gallery in Kyoto, Japan. He has been awarded grants by the Minnesota State Arts Board and has been an artist in residence, most recently at the Vermont Studio Center.