Aspen Golann is a furniture maker, artist and educator whose work explores gender and power through the manipulation of iconic American furniture forms. Trained as a 17th-19th century woodworker, she mines the intersections of sexuality, identity, decorative arts and contemporary craft in a range of works including fine furniture and sculpture.
Aspen teaches furniture design at the Rhode Island School of Design, holds a degree from the North Bennet Street School, and teaches craft workshops internationally. Her work has been featured on NPR, PBS and published in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Elle, Luxe, Fine Woodworking, and American Craft. In 2020 Aspen founded The Chairmakers Toolbox—a project fostering access and equity in the field of chairmaking.