Aaron Dysart

City Artist
Public Art Saint Paul and City of Saint Paul
St. Paul, Minnesota

Aaron Dysart a City Artist, embedded in the city of St. Paul through Public Art Saint Paul.  He is interested in using visual language and spectacle to bring a broader audience to hidden stories, specifically the hidden infrastructure that makes contemporary life possible.   His environmental interventions showcase his love of light shows, fog machines, and data, while his objects showcase his love of material’s ability to carry content. He has received awards from Franconia Sculpture Park, Forecast Public Art, The Soap Factory, The Knight Foundation, and The Minnesota State Arts Board and his work has been in Art in America, Hyperallergic, Berlin Art Link along with other national publications.  He has shown nationally and partnered with local and national organizations including the National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Army Corp of Engineers, Northernlight.mn and the Mississippi Park connection.  Aaron maintains his studio practice in Northeast Minneapolis and is an adjunct instructor at Anoka Ramsey Community College in addition to being a member of the Ways of Knowing Water Cohort through the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota.