aaron benson


I am interested in creating art that reflects the emotional quality of the world around us.  The most important thing to me in art and design is to dig into the mundane details of everyday life and find the beauty in them.

Whether it is a painting, a sculpture, or a scenic design, I hope to bring the viewer along on an emotional journey to better understand different points of view.

From my beginnings along the coast of Northern California, to the plains of Illinois and now the industrial landscape of North East Ohio, I find the beauty in the world around me.

I create art because I must, not because I can.

SELECTED Collaborators

Dobama Theatre / CWRU in Collaboration with Cleveland Play House / Beck Center / Cleveland Public Theatre

Selected Designs

Skeleton Crew /  Dir. Nina Domingue Glover/ Dobama Theatre

Marisol / Dir. Julia Sosa / Teatro Publico de Cleveland

Superior Donuts / Dir. Nathan Motta / Dobama Theatre