Aja Bond is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily with soil, compost and decomposition. She utilizes a wide range of materials and processes, including salvaged textiles, found objects, photography, sculpture and installation. Many of her works are interactive and engage other senses besides sight. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, she began performing and exhibiting work in 2003, eventually showing nationally and internationally in Toronto, New York, and Berlin. Immigrating to the U.S. in 2016, she audited a graduate seminar with Professor TJ Demos while waiting for her green card before deciding to return to school to double major in Studio Art and History of Art and Visual Culture. She has received awards including the Irwin Scholarship, the Eduardo Carrillo Scholarship, the Koret Undergraduate Research Scholarship, the Clare Wedding Scholarship, and the Earth Futures Fellowship.