b. 1995- Boston, Massachusetts 
raised- Los Angeles, California

Aryana Polat is a first generation, Iranian-American sculptor, video, and performance artist. She considers the human body and our individual performances as natural resources, and explores the intersections between industries which rely on limited natural resources- mainly the crude oil industry, the military industrial complex, and the sex industry. She’s interested in the meeting points between these forces- where the exploitative meets the liberatory, the opulent meets the deprived, and where the tangible meets the mystical. The process behind creating her work is largely intuitive- rooted in the reality of her research and personal experiences while maintaining an ambiance of mysticism.

Polat is preparing to attend the Franconia Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Residency in 2022, and was nominated to attend the Yale: Norfolk School of Art summer residency in 2020. Her work has been exhibited in group shows throughout Los Angeles, New England, and online. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2021 with a BFA in Sculpture.