Dylan’s art often examines the boundaries of human perception. His work challenges the viewer's expectations through the manipulation of light, space, and the optical properties of glass. While influenced by traditional techniques in glass making, he constantly strives to discover novel approaches to exploit the material and create a lens to view the world afresh.
Dylan Martinez holds an MFA in Glass from Ball State University (Muncie, IN) and a BS from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (River Falls, WI). Recent exhibitions include “Autumnal Group Exhibition”at Lyons Weir Gallery, New York, NY (2018); “Winter 18/19 Group Show”at Galerie Palü, Pontresina, Switzerland (2018); “Competition -35” at Castello Sforzesco, Milan, Italy (2018); “101 Bowls”at Osher Gallery, American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, MN (2018); among many others. Martinez is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Enrico Bersellini Award, Miano Vetro -35, Milan, Italy (2018); Stanislav Libensky Award, Prague, Czech Republic (2017); among others. His work has been included in several notable publications including American Craft Magazine (2017) and Aesthetica Magazine (2017).