Aaron Landtree is an interdisciplinary Artist, Educator, and Curator
Aaron Landtree is an Interdisciplinary Artist and Educator based in Portland, OR. In 2016, they obtained a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from the Peck School of the Arts in Milwaukee, WI. They received their MFA in Applied Craft + Design at the joint program between Oregon College of Arts and Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR. Their work has been exhibited at the Arebyte Gallery (London, England), Savannah International GIF Festival (Savannah, GA), and Sludge Night – Fixie Studio (Los Angeles, CA). In 2019, they were awarded the opportunity to start new work at the Lazuli Artist Residency in Vermont. In 2020, they were awarded a grant to develop and teach scratch block foundry work, through NYFA.
My practice weaves between the digital and physical space constructing physical situations that appropriate hyperreal digital imagery of the everyday. Influenced by the concepts of the Situationist International and of the simulacra’s influence on objects, milieu, and my experience. My work develops systems through data collection and the proliferation of constructed images while reconstructing them into a new context. I explore the tension and ambiguous space between tangible and intangible—when do the bits become atoms?