AARON LINK

Writer

Aaron Raz Link is a teaching artist. As a visiting writer, he has taught in colleges and universities from the School of Visual Arts in New York to the University of California at Berkeley. He has been teaching for more than twenty years. He cares about the play between art and audiences, and between artists and audiences: how objects communicate with people in space, and how people communicate about objects in words.

In addition to four books and essays in anthologies, he creates and co-creates interdisciplinary work on the cusp between performance and installation. This work comes out of a background in puppetry, clown/mask, and exhibits and education for natural history museums. He has toured internationally with the object theatre company Lunatique Fantastique, and created work for institutions including the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, the Oregon Zoo, Outside In, the University of Nebraska, and the University of Wisconsin Zoological Museum. As a crafter, his professional skills include language, sculpture, small-scale metal fabrication, clothing and housewares as an object puppeteer, and bodies in space as a performer/creator and museum preparator.

His MFA is in Writing, his MA is in the History and Philosophy of Science, and he is a graduate of the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre. His book What Becomes You was a Lambda Literary Award finalist. Currently, he is finishing a book of essays about performance, culture, and everyday life; you can read selections in Water-Stone Review, Prairie Schooner, and Fourth Genre..