Aaron Spangler

Aaron Spangler lives and works in Park Rapids, MN. He is best known as a sculptor, where he reimagines the traditional medium and technique of woodcarving with a contemporary eye. The detailed scenes and motifs in Spangler's work are enigmatic, often surrealistic scenes and figures, which often grapple with issues such as the strife and remnants of war and imperialism.

Spangler has received grants and fellowships from the McKnight Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Jerome Foundation. Spangler’s sculptural work is held in the collections of The Art Gallery of Ontario, The Hammer Museum, The Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Walker Art Center, among others.