Caryn Aasness

Caryn Aasness (they/them) is an artist and questioner originally from Long Beach, California living and working in Portland, Oregon. Caryn makes work from what is abundant, available, and inevitable in their life; mental illness, queerness, tropes, language, collections, and the kindness of strangers. The field of social practice provided an opportunity for them to use service, conversation, writing, and noticing as central formats in their work. Caryn has a BFA in Fiber from California State University Long Beach, an MFA in Social Practice from Portland State University, and a snake tattoo.