DYLAN MARTINEZ

These hollow and solid sculptures in the shape of water filled plastic bags examine the boundaries of human perception by manipulating light and space with the optical properties of glass. While influenced by traditional techniques in glass making, Dylan Martinez constantly strives to discover novel approaches to the use of the material and create a lens to view the world afresh.

He is from Stillwater, Minnesota where he received his bachelor’s degree in broad field science at The University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 2008. In 2017, he received his MFA in glass, at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Dylan opened his glass studio in White Salmon, Washington in October 2017. He and his wife live in Hood River, Oregon and enjoy the outdoors.

EDUCATION

2017                Master of Fine Arts: Glass, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

2008                Bachelor of Science: University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River  

                        Falls, WI

AWARDS

2017                Finalist, Stanislav Libensky Award, Prague, CZ

2017                Nominated, Irvin Borowsky International Prize in Glass Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2017                Full Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

2017                Shortlisted Artist, Aesthetica Art Prize, York, UK

2017                Finalist, 2017 Niche Awards 

2017                Honorable Mention, Glass Art Society, International Student Online Exhibition

2016                Full Scholarship, Pittsburg Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA

2016                Best of Show/First Prize, Glass Art Society International  

                        Student Exhibition, Corning,NY

2016                Marylin K. Glick Center for Glass Scholarship, Ball State    

                        University, Muncie, IN

2015                Ladd Minshall Scholarship, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

2015                Honorable Mention, Juried Student Exhibition, Ball State

                        University, Muncie, IN

2014              Scholarship, Pittsburgh Center for Glass, Pittsburgh, PA

2014               Best in Show, Juried Student Exhibition, Awarded by Yvonne

                        Klocek, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, 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, Juried Student Exhibition,

                        University of Wisconsin River Falls, River Falls, WI

2008                Jurors Award, Juried Student Exhibition, Awarded by Tamara    

                        Brantmeier, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls, WI