From his childhood in the forests and mountains of the Pacific Northwest, Aaron Scott has been influenced by the formal complexities found in nature – skeletal systems, plant forms, topography and cellular structure; he has also had a lifelong interest in mathematics, including structural engineering, non-euclidean geometries, rotational symmetries, topology and tensile structures. He approaches each piece as a unique experiment in spatial dynamics.
Aaron Scott was born in 1974 in Southwest Oregon. He studied philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder, followed by graduate work in fine art and filmmaking at San Francisco Art Institute. He moved to New York City in 1998 to make art and films. His design practice began when he started making functional objects for friends, artists and galleries, which led to commissions for furniture and lighting. He continues to reside and work in New York City, with simultaneous practices in art and design.