Aaron S. Davidson

Aaron S. Davidson

Fellow: Awarded 2022
Field of Study: Fine Arts

Competition: US & Canada

Aaron S. Davidson (b.1971, Madison, Wisconsin) lives and works in New York and California. Together with Melissa Dubbin, they have co-authored works across a variety of mediums.

Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson apply collaborative processes in their practice and engagement with materials. Their works are characterized by transformations of the biological and mechanical; gemstones record, metals have memory, sounds are given shape and fluids hydrate machines. Silver, iron and silica, the materials of information storage, are recast to generate new forms and images. Their recent projects explore relations between the environment, computing, robotics and artificial life forms.

Their work is currently featured in rīvus, the 23rd Biennale of Sydney, Australia and BioMedia, The Age of Media with Life-like Behavior at ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany. They have been awarded a Pinault Collection Residency, Lens, France, Fieldwork : Marfa International Research Residency, Texas, and a Session Residency, Recess, New York.

Aaron S. Davidson received an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College and a BA from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Davidson teaches at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York.

Photo Credit: Melissa Dubbin

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