Art Papers describes Aspen Mays’ work as standing “in deft opposition to the technology we have come to rely on for answers, putting faith not in complex databases and rapidly evolving technology, but rather in the ability of everyday objects and materials to spark our imagination.” In doing so, she “re-imagines the world around us, finding new possibilities in the commonplace.”
Born in Asheville, NC, and raised in Charleston, SC, Aspen Mays received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her solo exhibitions include Every Leaf on a Tree at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; From the Offices of Scientists at the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL; Sun Ruins at Golden Gallery, New York. Mays was a 2009-2010 Fulbright Fellow in Santiago, Chile, where she worked with astronomers who are using the world’s most advanced telescopes to look at the sky. Mays now splits her time between Los Angeles, CA and Columbus, OH where she is an Assistant Professor of Art at Ohio State University.