Biography

Aaron Dysart grew up in the western suburbs of Minneapolis. He started to take classes at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts at an early age and continued taking ceramics there in high school. Receiving his BFA in sculpture with honors from The University of Montana, Missoula with a minor in philosophy in 1998 he later studied at The University of Minnesota, receiving his MFA in 2002.

Dysart was a Jerome Fellow at Franconia Sculpture Park in 2007 and 2012 and was awarded a Fellowship for Sustainable Art Making through Public Art St. Paul in 2008. This fellowship led to his participation in Public Art St. Paul's Hunting and Gathering Program in which artists lead walks with scientists along the Mississippi river. In 2010 he was awarded a Public Project grant through Forecast Public Art to create and row a boat made out of soap on the Mississippi river. Aaron has exhibited nationally and is now producing work and living in Northeast Minneapolis and teaches at Anoka Ramsey Community College.