Dylan Collins – Morgantown, WV - Blacksmith
Dylan Collins was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1974, and grew up in east central Illinois. He attended Eastern Illinois University and received a B.A. in 2-D Studio Art in 1996 and an M.A. in Sculpture in 1997. In 2000, he moved to Ohio to attend Kent State University, earning an M.F.A. in Sculpture in 2003.
Since earning his MFA, he has held academic positions as Adjunct Instructor at Kent State University, Visiting Assistant Professor at Oberlin College, Instructor of Studio Foundations at Southeast Missouri State University, and Visiting Assistant Professor at West Virginia University. Dylan is currently Lecturer and Sculpture Program Coordinator in the School of Art and Design at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Recent exhibitions of his work include Color Coded at the McComas Gallery, Mississippi State University, OH + 5 2012 at the Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Three Rivers Arts Festival New Juried Art Exhibition, Pittsburgh, You Become Your Thoughts at the PUNCH Gallery, Seattle, Diagrammatic Disarray at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Northwest Florida State College, Apparatus at the University of Texas at San Antonio Satellite Space, Phenomena(l) at SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, and the 21st International Juried Show at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey.