Aaron Ott

Curator of Public Art
Albright Knox Art Gallery

Aaron Ott joined the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in April of 2014 as the Museum's inaugural Curator of Public Art. He spearheads the Albright-Knox Public Art Initiative, an innovative partnership between the Albright-Knox, Erie County, and the City of Buffalo established in 2014. The goal of the initiative is to create spaces of dialogue where diverse communities have the ability to engage with, respond to, and cooperatively produce great public art establishing Western New York as a critical cultural center.

Ott's curatorial philosophy is grounded in the notion that the shared landscape of our lives is abundant with the opportunity to create, experience, and talk about notions of beauty, culture, originality, and innovation. He is committed to art that is generous in spirit, conceptually affirmative, and participatory in format.