Artist and creative director Aaron Glasson was born in Auckland, New Zealand and now lives in San Diego, California. His diverse portfolio consists of interactive installations, vibrant murals, paintings, illustration, and films. His work explores such themes as our relationship to the natural environment, community empowerment and education, indigenous knowledge, the subconscious, and the unseen.
Aaron’s studio work and installations have been exhibited throughout the world most notably at Spoke Art Gallery, Ship in the Woods, MOTAT, & LeBasse. He has painted murals in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, India, Mexico, and Grenada. His work has been featured in such publications as Juxtapoz Magazine, Lucky Peach, Hi-Fructose Magazine, and the Huffington Post.
Aaron is also the creative director of PangeaSeed, an international organization collaborating with members of the art, science, and environmental activist communities to raise awareness and education surrounding the conservation and preservation threatened marine species and ecosystems. PangeaSeed’s Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans project has produced over 300 murals promoting ocean conservation since it’s creation in 2013.
For the past three years, a focus of Aaron’s work has been the exploration of public art to invigorate environmental conservation and social justice efforts. Not only as a beautification tool but as a way to educate and empower communities. He hopes to further this exploration into other forms of public art such as immersive installations and interactive art workshops for youth. He sees public art as a powerful and transformative method to improve our urban landscapes, greater eco-systems, collective experiences, creativity, and knowledge.