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Biography

Dylan Martinez

Dylan’s artwork explores the boundaries of human perception through the manipulation of light, space, and the physical properties of glass. Dylan’s fascination with glass began as an elective in college after taking an introductory art course. Martinez studied the physical sciences for his major and outdoor education as a minor. His curiosity about the natural world and the intricacies of how it all operated fascinated him. Understanding just how to control molten glass became a major focus for several years of his practice.

 

After training with several notable artists around the world, Dylan gained the technical skills to master the material. His interests shifted from how the world operated to focusing on how one perceives it. Martinez’s latest body of work explores techniques in which the viewer is presented with objects which trick the eye, Trompe L’oeil, or use the reflective and refractive properties of glass in configurations that fracture light in dynamic styles, allowing the viewer a moment of playful exploration.

 

Dylan Martinez earned his MFA in Glass at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. He has studied with master craftsman across the U.S. and abroad. Most recently Dylan completed a month-long residency working with Venetian glass masters in Murano, Italy. His sculptures are sought after internationally with exhibitions in the United States, Italy, France, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Taiwan, and Singapore. His artwork has been featured in several publications such as Elle Decoration UK, American Craft Magazine, Interior Design Magazine, and Aesthetica Magazine to name a few. 

 

Awards

2018                Enrico Bersellini Award, Milano Vetro -35, Milan, IT

2017                Stanislav Libenský Award, Prague, CZ

2017                Full Scholarship to Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

2017                Full Scholarship to Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA

2017                Shortlisted Artist, Aesthetica Art Prize, York, UK

2017                Finalist, 2017 Niche Awards

2016                First Prize, Pittsburgh Glass Center’s Art on Fire, Pittsburgh, PA

2016                Honorable Mention, International Student Online Exhibition, Corning, NY

2016                First Prize, Glass Art Society International Student Exhibition, Corning, NY

2016                Marylin K. Glick Center for Glass Scholarship, Muncie, IN

2015                Ladd Minshall Scholarship, Muncie, IN

2015                Honorable Mention, Atrium Gallery, Muncie, IN

2014                Best in Show, Awarded by Yvonne Klocek, River Falls, WI

2010                Best in Glass, Duluth Art Fair, Duluth, MN

2010                2nd Prize, Arts West 31, Awarded by Alan William Nugent, Eau Claire, WI

2010                2nd Prize, Minnetonka Juried Exhibition, Minnetonka, MN

2009                Outstanding Student Award, River Falls, WI

2008                Jurors Award, Juried Student Exhibition, Awarded by Tamara Brantmeier, River Falls, WI

 

Selected Exhibitions

2020 Art Palm Springs, Winterowd Fine Art, Palms Springs, CA

2020 LA Art Show, ArtPlex Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2020                London Art Fair, Art Blue Studio, London, UK

2020                LA Art Show, Artplex Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2019                Habatat Prime, Habatat Gallery, Chicago, IL

2019                Boston International Art Show, Bowersock Gallery, Boston, MA

2019                Context, Winterowd Fine Art, Miami, FL

2019                Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London, UK

2019                Summer Expo, Gallery Ton, Rucphen, Netherlands

2019                Nature Morte, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2019                Milan Design Week 2019, Spinzi Design, Milan, Italy

2019                Hsinchu Art Fair, Bluerider Art, Taipei, Taiwan

2019                Fire and Water, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY

2019                Teapots 13, Morgan Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2019                47th Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Detroit, MI

2019                Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong, Bluerider Art (Taipei, TW) Hong Kong, China

2019                Art New York, Winterowd Fine Art, New York, NY

2019                Urban Show, Next Street Gallery, Paris, France

2019                Circulation, Blue Rider Art, Taipei, Taiwan

2019                Art Palm Springs, Winterowd Fine Art, Palm Springs, CA

2019                Dylan Martinez, New Works, Method & Concept, Naples, FL (solo)

2018                Scope Miami Beach 2018, Modus Gallery (Paris, FR) Miami, FL

2018                Sofa Chicago, Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago, IL

2018                Plunge, Meyer Vogl Gallery, Charleston, SC

2018                Fake Views, Eutectic Gallery, Portland, OR

2018                Subversion, Modus Gallery, Paris, France

2018                Winter 19/19 Group Show, Galerie Palü, Switzerland

2018                Summer Session No.25, Lyons Weir Gallery, New York, NY

2018                A Persistence of Vision, Echt Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)

2018                Competition -35, Castello Sforzesco, Milano, Italy

2018                101 Bowls, Osher Gallery, American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, MN

2017                Art Miami, The Art Miami Pavilion, Miami, FL

2017                SOFA Chicago, Bender Gallery (Ashville, SC), Chicago, IL

2017                Stanislav Libenský Award, Prague, Czech Republic

2017                Aesthetica Art Prize, York, United Kingdom

2017                A Journey to The Edge of Perception, Atrium Gallery, Muncie, IN (solo)

2017                Materials: Hard and Soft, Denton, TX

2016                Craft Forms 2016, Wayne, PA

2016                Gathering: Contemporary Glass from The Heartland, Muncie, IN

2016                Glass Art Society International Student Exhibition, Corning, NY

2016                Conglomerated Combustion, Atrium Gallery, Muncie, IN

2015                Minnetrista Juried Art Show, Muncie, IN

2014                Howard Conn Fine Art Gallery, Minneapolis, MN (two person)

2013                Larson Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

 

Publications:

2019                The Point, Issue 18, pg. 32-47

2017                American Craft Magazine, Vol. 77, No. 5, pg. 12-13

2017                Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists From The Aesthetica Art Prize, pg. 70-71

2017                Aesthetica Magazine, Issue 76, pg. 116-17

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