Works (Click to enlarge)

Martinez 以玻璃為主要創作媒介,在加熱塑形與冷卻凝固之間,吹化出生動的姿態。主張作品是實驗的載體,而非追求技術表現的裝飾,運用玻璃折射及任意彎折的特性,探討不同的視覺體驗。本次展出的 Waterbags 系列作品,透過對玻璃特質的精準掌握,細緻地呈現移晃中水袋的形貌,袋緣粒粒水珠彷彿即將滑落,為其經典的代表作之一。

Our vision has the greatest effect on our understanding of the world. Through his artwork, Dylan Martinez creates scenarios in which the viewer must question their capacity to navigate between reality and illusion. His curiosity of perception is driven by the fact that Martinez is red-green colorblind. Having a deficit in his color vision is an alternative way of seeing. Inspired by Trompe L’oeil, Water Bag series is entirely hot sculpted glass, which appear as plastic bags of water. The trapped movement of the rising bubbles and the gesture of the forms convince the eye that the sculptures are just as they seem. What is fascinating is that our desires often override our true perception of reality and you believe what you think is visible as the truth.



Selected  Exhibitions

2019Summer Expo Gallery Ton Rucphen
2019Nature Morte Tory Folliard Gallery Milwaukee
2019Milan Design Week 2019 Spinzi Design Milan
2019Hsinchu Art Fair Bluerider Art Taipei
2019Fire and Water Lyons Wier Gallery New York
201947th Annual International Glass Invitational Habatat Gallery Detroit
2019Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong Bluerider Art (Taipei TW) Hong Kong, China
2019Art New York Winterowd Fine Art New York,NY
2019Urban Show Next Street Gallery Paris,FR
2019Circulation Blue Rider Art Taipei, Taiwan
2019New Works Method & Concept Naples,FL
2019Art Palm Springs Winterowd Fine Art Palm Springs, CA
2018Scope Miami Beach 2018 Modus Gallery (Paris FR) Miami, FL
2018Plunge Meyer Vogl Gallery Charleston, SC
2018Fake Views Eutectic Gallery Portland, OR
2018Winter 19/19 Group Show Galerie Palü Switzerland
2018Fictitious Matter Black Book Gallery Denver, CO
2018Sofa Chicago 2018 Lyons Weir Gallery Navy Pier, Chicago
2018Summer Session No.25 Lyons Weir Gallery New York
2018A Persistence of Vision Echt Gallery Chicago, IL (solo)
2018Competition -35 Castello Sforzesco Milano, IT
2018101 Bowls Osher Gallery American Swedish Institute Minnea ,polis,MN
2017Art Miami The Art Miami Pavillion Miami, FL
2017SOFA Chicago Navy Pier’s Festival Hall Chicago, IL
2017Stanislav Libenský Award Prague CZ
2017Aesthetica Art Prize York UK
2017A Journey to The Edge of Perception Atrium Gallery Muncie,IN
2017Materials: Hard and Soft Denton TX
2016Craft Forms 2016 Wayne PA
2016Gathering: Contemporary Glass from The Heartland Muncie IN
2016Glass Art Society International Student Exhibition CorningNY
2016Conglomerated Combustion Atrium Gallery Muncie,IN
2015Ken Saunders Gallery Chicago IL
2015Minnetrista Juried Art Show Muncie IN
2015Metamorphosis Kokomo IN
2014Open Space: Art About the Land Muncie IN
2014Juried Student Exhibition Gallery 101 River Falls, WI
2014Howard Conn Fine Art Gallery Minneapolis MN (two person)
2013Larson Gallery University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN
2011Kiehl Gallery St. Cloud State University St. Cloud, MN
2010Arts West 31 Eau Claire WI
2010VMRC Juried Exhibition Harrisonburg VA
2010Minnetonka Member’s Juried Exhibition Minnetonka MN
2010-08 Juried Student Exhibition Gallery 101 River Falls, WI
2009Bloomington Center for The Arts Juried Exhibition Bloomington MN


2018Enrico Bersellini Award Milano Vetro -35 Milan, IT
2017Stanislav Libenský Award Prague CZ
2017Full Scholarship to Pilchuck Glass School Stanwood WA
2017Full Scholarship to Pittsburgh Glass Center Pittsburgh PA
2017Shortlisted Artist Aesthetica Art Prize York, UK
2017Finalist 2017 Niche Awards
2016First Prize Pittsburgh Glass Center’s Art on Fire Pittsburgh, PA
2016Honorable Mention International Student Online Exhibition Corning,NY
2016First Prize Glass Art Society International Student Exhibition Corning,NY
2016Marylin K. Glick Center for Glass Scholarship Muncie IN
2015Ladd Minshall Scholarship Muncie IN
2015Honorable Mention Atrium Gallery Muncie, IN
2014Best in Show Awarded by Yvonne Klocek River Falls, WI
2010Best in Glass Duluth Art Fair Duluth, MN
20102nd Prize Arts West 31 Awarded by Alan William Nugent, Eau Claire,WI
20102nd Prize Minnetonka Juried Exhibition Minnetonka, MN
2009Outstanding Student Award River Falls WI
2008Jurors Award Juried Student Exhibition Awarded by Tamara Brantmeier,River Falls, WI


2019The Point, Issue 18, pg. 32-47
2017American Craft Magazine, Vol. 77, No. 5, pg. 12-13
2017Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists From The Aesthetica Art Prize, pg. 70-71
2017Aesthetica Magazine, Issue 76, pg. 116-17