Born Evanston, Illinois, 1974

Lives and works in Morgantown, West Virginia

Education

M.F.A., Sculpture, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 2003

M.A., Sculpture, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, 1997

B.A., 2-D Studio, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, 1996

Exhibitions

2016  

Alter + Combine, juried exhibition, (SCENE) Metrospace, East Lansing, Michigan

The Drawing Board, juried exhibition, District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, D.C.

Here to There, invitational exhibition, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia

2015 

Interstate: Where I-90 Meets I-82, juried exhibition, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington

Color Coded, solo exhibition, Olin Art Gallery, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania

Match Cut, solo exhibition, Laura Mesaros Gallery, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

The Mark on the Wall, juried exhibition in conjunction with The 25th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, Greenly Gallery, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Pot Boiler, invitational exhibition, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, South Carolina

26th National Drawing & Print Competitive Exhibition, juried exhibition, Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, Maryland

2014   

Carte Blanche, juried exhibition, Central Features, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Third Coast National, juried exhibition, K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, Texas

27th Annual McNeese Works on Paper Exhibition, juried exhibition, Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Seven, invitational exhibition, Eichold Gallery, Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama

Figure50, online invitational exhibition

2013 

Drawing Connections, Boston Center for the Arts, juried exhibition, Boston, Massachusetts

Shame of the City:  Deconstructing and Reconstructing Comic Narratives, Future Tenant Gallery, invitational exhibition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Art Biologic, juried exhibition, Limner Gallery, Hudson, New York

34th Annual Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, juried exhibition, Bradley University Galleries, Peoria, Illinois

Art/Identity, Gallery 263, juried exhibition, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Skulpcher Werkz, Tarble Arts Center, invitational exhibition, Charleston, Illinois

2012

Forged, juried exhibition, Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, Virginia

Crossing the Line:  Drawings by Sculptors, Czurles-Nelson Gallery, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York

OH + 5 2012, juried exhibition, Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio

Drawing Muchness, invitational exhibition, UNF Gallery of Art, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida

Color Coded, solo exhibition, McComas Gallery, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi

Gallery Divided, invitational exhibition, Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, Charleston, West Virginia

SECAC Annual Juried Exhibition, juried exhibition, Durham Arts Council, Durham, North Carolina

2011

Centennial Alumni Exhibition:  Nexts, invitational exhibition, School of Art Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

Works Cited, Daywood Gallery, Alderson-Broaddus College, Philippi, West Virginia

2010

13th Annual SECAC and MACAA Juried Exhibition, juried exhibition, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden Exhibition, invitational exhibition, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, New York

Three Rivers Arts Festival New Juried Visual Art Exhibition, juried exhibition,Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Education Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Pinkeye Book of Collage, juried exhibition, Wall Eye Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

2009

You Become Your Thoughts, international juried exhibition, Punch Gallery, Seattle, Washington

Diagrammatic Disarray, solo exhibition, Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, Florida

FestivALL Outdoor Sculpture Tour, invitational exhibition, Charleston, West Virginia

Apparatus, UTSA Satellite Space, invitational exhibition, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

The Sketchbook Project Vol. 3, group exhibition, Art House Co-op, Art House Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

2008               

Phenomena(l), invitational exhibition, SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

Multi-Media Invitational Exhibit, invitational exhibition,St. Charles Community College, St. Charles, Missouri

2007                        

Art St. Louis XXIII, The Exhibition, juried exhibition, Art St. Louis Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri           

21st Annual International Juried Show, international juried exhibition, The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, New Jersey

2006

New Artists in the Mix Machine, invitational exhibition, Heights Arts, Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Collaborative Efforts, invitational exhibition, Gallery West, Cuyahoga Community College, Parma, Ohio

2005

Omnium-Gatherum, solo exhibition, Eels Gallery, Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

The NEO Show, juried exhibition, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

Once Familiar, invitational exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio

Acquiring Its Own History:  An Exhibition In Response to Robert Smithson at Kent State University, invitational exhibition, School of Art Gallery, Kent, Ohio

Ohio Art League Annual Fall Juried Exhibition, juried exhibition, Shot Tower Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

Small Works Exhibition, juried exhibition, Downtown Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

2004

68th Area Artists Annual Exhibition, juried exhibition, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

24th Annual Six-State Photography Exhibition, juried exhibition, Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, Oberlin, Ohio

The Sculpture Show, invitational exhibition, Asterisk Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

2003

Convergence, juried exhibition, College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio

Futility Belt, M.F.A. thesis exhibition, Spacelab, SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

(e)Motion: Kinetic sculpture, invitational exhibition, Gallery 138, Kent, Ohio

2002

First Cleveland Biennial Juried Exhibition, juried exhibition, Cleveland State University,                          Cleveland, Ohio

Cold Rolled, invitational exhibition, The Icehouse, Northside Coal and Ice Complex, Akron, Ohio

Professional Experience

2014-present

Assistant Professor and Sculpture Program Coordinator, School of Art and Design, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

2014-2008

Visiting Assistant Professor/Lecturer and Sculpture Program Coordinator, School of Art and Design, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

2008-2007

Instructor, Department of Art, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

2007

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Art, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio

2007-2003

Adjunct Instructor, School of Art, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

Conferences/Presentations/Papers

2015 

Southeastern College Art Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Session chair, Fire Induced Euphoria: Collectivity & Innovation in Contemporary Cast Iron Art

2014

Southeastern College Art Conference, Sarasota, Florida. Individual presentation, Woven Together: Carol Hummel’s “Morgantown Tree” Installation, for the panel discussion, Stop Collaborate and Listen?

2012

Nor’easter Conference on Aesthetics and Practice In Cast Iron Art, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York. Panel discussion, Collaborative Venture:  Foundry Practice in the Age of Austerity

Southeast College Art Conference, Durham, North Carolina. Individual presentation, Nothing Is Off-Limits:  Helping Art Students Succeed with Taboo Materials, for the panel discussion No Puppy Dogs, No Barns, and No Glitter:  Tackling the Taboo and Cliché as an Artist and Professor

2011

Southeast College Art Conference, Savannah, Georgia. Individual presentation, “Reciprocal Dialogue:  What I Learned From My Drawing Students”, for the panel discussion Drawing Muchness

2010

Southeast College Art Conference, Richmond, Virginia. Individual presentation, “Off The Page:  Paper Art from Advanced Drawing Students at West Virginia University”, for the panel discussion Making Paper Perform

Curatorial and Arts Programming Experience

2007

Exhibition Coordinator, River Campus Art Gallery, Department of Art, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

1999-2000

Art Exhibition Preparator, Springer Cultural Center, Champaign Park District, Champaign, Illinois

Non-Academic Experience

2001-2005

Sculpture Studio Assistant, Comunale Sculptural Concepts, Akron, Ohio

Grants/Awards

2015 

Academic Innovation Technology Integration Grant, West Virginia University, Teaching & Learning Commons Sandbox, Morgantown, West Virginia

Myers Foundation Summer Faculty Research Grant, West Virginia University, School of Art and Design, Morgantown, West Virginia

2014  

3rd Place, College of Creative Arts Faculty/Student Mentored Research Award, Undergraduate Division, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

2013

1st Place, College of Creative Arts Faculty/Student Undergraduate Mentored Research Award, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

Myers Foundation Summer Faculty Research Grant, West Virginia University, School of Art and Design, Morgantown, West Virginia

2012

WV Campus Community LINK Project Grant, Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and West Virginia Community Development Hub

1st Place, College of Creative Arts Faculty/Student Graduate Mentored Research Award, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

2011-2009

Myers Foundation Summer Faculty Research Grant, West Virginia University, Division of Art and Design, Morgantown, West Virginia

2004

Kirtz/Van Nortwick Award for Composition with the Human Figure, 24th Annual Six-State Photography Exhibition, Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, Oberlin, Ohio

2003

Honorable Mention, Convergence, The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio

Research and Graduate Studies Summer Fellowship, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

Bibliography

Glynis Board, “How To: Portable Iron Pour with ‘Sputnik’ the Iron Furnace,” West Virginia Public Broadcasting, November 10, 2013.

Sara Busse, “WVU-MU rivalry:  From gridiron to gallery,” The Charleston Gazette, July 21, 2012

Kurt Shaw, “Juried art makes a Arts Festival comeback in a strong way,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 22, 2010.

Scott Sherer, Apparatus, [exhibition catalogue], March 2009.

Douglas Max Utter, “Specimen Days:  12 Artists Prick The Surface At Spaces,” The Cleveland Free Times, February 20, 2008.

Kate Budd, Phenomena(l), [exhibition catalogue], January 2008.

Christopher Yates, “Ohio address, world view,” Columbus Post Dispatch, December 1, 2005, 5.

Jane Farver, Louis Grachos, and Jeffrey D. Grove, The NEO Show, [exhibition catalogue], July 2005.

Dan Tranberg, “Things are looking up as artists create bright spots in a gray city,” The Plain Dealer, May 6, 2005, 44.

Scott Sherer, Acquiring Its Own History:  An Exhibition in Response to Robert Smithson at Kent State University, [exhibition catalogue], April 2005.

Jennifer Zemanek, “Smithson’s art draws crowd, artists to gallery,” Daily Kent Stater, April 8, 2005, 7.

Steven Harbaugh, “Inspiration Unearthed,” photos by Ken Love, Akron Beacon-Journal, March 31, 2005, E1-2.

Dorothy Shinn, “KSU faculty exhibits art,” Akron Beacon-Journal, November 9, 2003, E7.

1 comment
  1. Hi Dylan,

    It was great to see you at the conference, even though we didn’t have long to catch up. I just tried to sign up to follow your blog but WP said that my email address wasn’t valid… anyway, I hope that you’ll keep me updated about your work and exhibitions. We should definitely stay in touch since our schools are so close together. I’d enjoy the chance to see what you all are up to in your studios.

    take care,
    Joe

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