Dylan Gebbia-Richards, a young artist whose pioneering technique reveals an ambitious and fruitful effort to transform the conceptualization of works in encaustic.These sculptural installations result in surreal landscapes that compare to a hyper realistic, microscopic version of the natural world. Creating a ubiquitous body of work by augmenting our perception, Gebbia-Richards’ works’ envelops its audience as they find themselves engaged within a new and dynamic sensory network. At 25, Gebbia-Richards has developed a signature style that is distinct and identifiable, and yet is open to further growth and exploration. His talent has been widely recognized and he has already procured curatorial attention.

Gebbia-Richards technique in isolating drips of wax, pigments, and other colors allow elements of playfulness and exploration to seep through into the installations. He creates his work within his own microclimate; his studio provides the perfect setting where he is able to conjure up the perfect conditions to allow the art to become a product of its own making. As an artist, he interferes minimally permitting the moment and variables to interact with each other with full autonomy. The crystalline structure of his work is founded in fractal geometry in order to best emulate the patterns of the natural world. Dylan’s pieces perform an intimate encounter with immersive landscapes that simulate the complexity of coral reefs or an aerial forest with a psychedelic color palette.

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Dylan Gebbia-Richards (b. 1992)

 

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2018

Redline Contemporary Art Center, Denver, CO (Forthcoming)

2017

Echo, University of Northern Colorado Art Museum, Greeley, CO. Curated by Pamela Campanaro

Eclipse, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO. Curated by Mardee Goff

David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, CO (With Chris Oatey)

2016

Collapse, Pirate: Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

2015

Fruits of Decay, Pirate: Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

Inaugural Exhibition, The Jensdotter Project, Boulder, CO (With Andrew Huffman)

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

Cabinet, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, CO. Curated by Adam Milner

2016

37 Annual Anniversary Show, Pirate Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

Looking Back/ Moving Forward, Arvada Center, Arvada, CO

Chromatics, Mike Wright Gallery, Denver, CO

Art in Context, Plus Gallery (Pop Up), Denver, CO

Calculated Mediations, Boulder Public Library, Boulder CO

78th Annual Members Show, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY

Art of the State, The Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, CO

Ice Breaker 7: National Juried Exhibition, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, CO

2015

36th Anniversary Show, Pirate Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

One Square Foot (Juried), Redline, Denver, CO (1st place award winner)

Art Mix, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

The Denver International Airport, McNichols Civic Center, Denver, CO

Fork in the Fire, Grinnell Arts Center’s Stewart Gallery, Grinnell, IA

Must Be Continued, CU Art Museum, Boulder, CO

2014

Perception Illusion Magic, (Juried by David Zwirner), Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT

King Exhibition, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO (Honorable Mention)

Fuse, Wares Art Space, Boulder, CO

 

Artist in Residence

2017

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado

2015

Grin City, Grinnell, Iowa

 

Bibliography

2017

“Review: Chris Oatey, Dylan Gebbia-Richards and Donald Fodness Shine at David B.

Smith”, Westword, February, 1

“100 Colorado Creatives 3.0: Dylan Gebbia-Richards”, Westword, January, 23

2016

“After 40 Years, the Arvada Center is Moving Forward”, Westword, October, 12

 New American Paintings, Number 126, The Open Studio Press, Wellesley, Massachusetts

“Review: Art of the State 2016”, Westword, Mar, 2

“Art of the State” Showcases Colorado Art, Boulder Weekly, Feb, 26

2015

Dylan Gebbia-Richards and Andrew Huffman, 5280 (The Denver Magazine), September, 26

Radio 1190, AM, University of Colorado Boulder

Honors Journal, University of Colorado Boulder

2014

Honors Journal, University of Colorado Boulder

Journal 2020, University of Colorado Boulder

Awards and Honors

2016

People’s Choice Award, (First Place Winner), Art of the State, The Arvada Center, CO

Excellence Award, Art of the State 2016, The Arvada Center, Arvada, CO

2015

Project Award, Engineering Excellence Fund, Department of Engineering, University of

Colorado Boulder

Susan Irey Byrne Scholarship, University of Colorado Boulder

CSArt Colorado Participating Artist, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, The Denver

Botanical Gardens

UROP, Creative Project Grant Recipient, University of Colorado Boulder

2014

Maria Elkin Memorial Scholarship, University of Colorado Boulder

 

Education

2017

 Post Baccalaureate Studio Program, University of Colorado Boulder

2016

Post Baccalaureate Studio Program, University of Colorado Boulder

2015

BFA, University of Colorado Boulder

BA, Art History, University of Colorado Boulder

2010-12 Bates College

 

Lectures

2017 University of Norther Colorado Greeley, October, Greeley, CO