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

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, IL
2018Summer Session No.25, Lyons Weir Gallery, New York, NY
2018A Persistence of Vision, Echt Gallery, Chicago, IL
2018Competition -35, Castello Sforzesco, Milano, IT
2018101 Bowls, Osher Gallery, American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, 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
2016 Glass Art Society International Student Exhibition, Corning, NY
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
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
2010Juried 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
2016 First 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


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