Aaron John Bourque is an artist, photographer, and educator. By visiting document archives and reading the landscape for the evidence of our histories, Bourque creates lyric documents that a find tension between the descriptive qualities of the photographic object and the experience of an encounter with the world. Bourque's work searches for connections to the places we dwell, the system that shape daily life, and the histories we leave behind. His work is a meditation on America's relationship with its own history, and a challenge to know the places we call home. Bourque is a Full Time Lecturer of Art and Design, as well as Art and Design Coordinator for Graduate Studies and Research, for the College of Visual and Performing Arts @ UMass Dartmouth. He holds a B.A. in History Keene State College, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and an MFA from Tufts University. His fine art and commercial studio is based in Framingham Massachusetts.