Aurélien Couput was born and raised in France, where he graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He received an MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts in 2013. He has received international recognition for his work and was the recipient of the Prix de la Foire International de Dessin (FID) in Paris, the Raymond Weil International Photography Prize, and the 8th LVMH Young Artists' Award. He was featured in New American Paintings MFA Annual #99. His work has been exhibited in New York, Paris, Germany, Switzerland, Spain and China.