Dylan Mortimer

Bio

Dylan Mortimer graduated with a BFA Kansas City Art Institute and a MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has created public art installations in eleven states including New York, Chicago, Baltimore, and Washington. Local awards include a 2009 recipient of the Charlotte Street Award, a current resident of the Studios, Inc, Kansas City’s Best Artist by The Pitch in 2003, Avenue of the Arts in 2003, Art in the Loop in 2005. ArtsKC Fund Inspiration Grant in 2008. His exhibition history includes David Zwirnir Gallery in New York, Columbia University, The Longwood Arts Gallery in the Bronx, the Dumbo Arts Center, PS 122 Gallery in New York, Boots Contemporary Art Space in St. Louis, the Aqua Art Fair in Miami, Benrimon Contemporary in New York, the Kansas City Jewish Museum, and the Leedy-Voulkos Art Gallery in Kansas City.

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Blinded by Grace, Haw Contemporary Crossroads, Kansas City, MO

2018 Tree, Broken Tree, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO

2018 The Inevitable Healing, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO

2017 Scars in the Sky, the Landon School, Washington DC

2017 Fresh air, 21C Museum Hotel, Bentonville AK

2017 Inevitable Healings, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas TX

2016-2015 Cure the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO

2014 Marquee Theology, Trifecta Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

2013 Private Faith in the Public Sphere, Trifecta Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

2013 Illuminate, The Nerman Museum, Overland Park, KS

2013 It’s a Sign!, The Studios, Inc. Kansas City, MO

2012 Can’t Knock the Hustle, Three Rivers College, Poplar Bluff, MO

2010 Peace Be With Your Asses, Kansas University, Lawrence, KS

2009 In the Spirit (two-person show), PS-122, New York, NY

2009 Body and Soul (two-person show), Swanson-Reed Contemporary, Louisville, KY

2008 Ble$$ed, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO

2007 Amen Bitch, Boots Contemporary Art Space, St. Louis, MO

2007 Holla Back, God, the Cube @ Beco, Kansas City, MO

2005 Process of Faith, Vlepo Gallery, New York, NY

2004 Cautionary Church, the Cube @ Beco, Kansas City, MO

2003 The Museum of Faith Analysis, Kansas City Jewish Museum    

2003 Baptism Instructions, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2002 For Your Own Safety, Opie Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Open Spaces, Biennial curated by Dan Cameron in Kansas City, MO

2017 Every Street, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO

2015 Help Yourself, Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2014 Life is Beautiful, Trifecta Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

2014 Beyond Bounds: Electric, The Nerman Museum, Overland Park, KS

2014 Art in the Loop, Box Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2012 Urban Suburban, Kansas City Jewish Museum, Lenexa, KS

2012 Studios Inc. 2012 Group Exhibition, Studios Inc., Kansas City, MO

2011 Celestial Terrestrials, Greenelease Gallery at Rockhurst College, Kansas City, MO

2011 Studios Inc. 2011 Group Exhibition, Studios Inc., Kansas City, MO

2011 America Now and Here, the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO

2011 Be Good or Be Gone, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2010 Coil Contract, Horse Trader Projects at Aqua Art Fair, Miami, FL

2010 Younger than Moses, Benrimon Contemporary, New York, NY

2010 Pop Up!, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY

2010 Kansas City Flatfile, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

2010 Black and Blue, The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

2009 Charlotte Street Award Exhibition, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

2009 Riders on the Train, Axiom Gallery, Boston, MA

2009 Flatfiles, St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

2008 Holy Holes - Absolute Stalls, Curated by Denise Carvalho, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY

2008 Mass Ave Sculpture Program, Indianapolis, IN

2008 Art in the Public Sphere: Singular Works, Plural Possibilities University of Massachusetts Amherst Fine Art Center, MA

2008 Grounds for Art, Street Level Sculpture Cedar Rapids, IA

2008 Kansas City Flatfile, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

2007 Decomposition, 3b Group, New York, NY

2007 Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY

2007 Art In a Box, Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts, New York, NY

2007 Urban/Suburban, Kansas City Jewish Museum

2006 Iconoclasmic, Longwood Arts Gallery@Hostos, Bronx, NY

2006 SVA Alumni Society Auction, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

2006 A Delicate Arrangement, Curated by Dan Cameron, David Zwirner, New York, NY

2006 Wrest Stops Along the Intra-state, Curated by Tommy Lanigan-Schmidt, 

2006 Westside Gallery, New York, NY

2006 Twenty Eyes, Westside Gallery, New York, NY

2005 The Divine Body, Columbia University, New York, NY

2005 Becoming Contemporary Masters?  Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT

2005 Urban/Suburban, Kansas City Jewish Museum

2005 Stick To Your Guns, Walker Fine Arts Center, Roanoke, VA

2005 Private Expressions/Public Faith, Westside Gallery, New York, NY

Projects

2018 The Inevitable Healing, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO 

2018 Heal Some Type of Way, Salina KS

2017 Flawle$$, Denver, CO 

2017 SendGrid, Denver, CO 

2016 I Want Morte Air, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Boston, MA

2015 Illuminate, Springfield, MO

2012 Art in Odd Places, New York, NY

2011 SculpTour, Suwanee, GA

2010 Art on the River, Dubuque, IA

2010 Olathe Downtown Sculpture Exhibit, Olathe, KS

2008 Mass Ave Sculpture Program, Indianapolis, IN

2008 Prayer Booth, New York City Parks and Recreation, New York, NY

2008 Jackson Union Sculpture Tour, Union University, Jackson, TN

2008 Velocity, Outdoor Art Exhibition, Bellingham, WA

2008 Grounds for Art, Street Level Sculpture Cedar Rapids, IA

2007 Baltimore Sculpture Project, Downtown Baltimore, MD

2007 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Lawrence, KS

2005 Uplifted Arms, Downtown Kansas City, MO, collaboration with Davin Watne

2005 Prayer Booth, Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY 2004

2004 Pierwalk, Navy Pier- Chicago, IL

2003 Avenue of the Arts, 12th and Central Kansas City, MO

Selected Honors & Awards

2011, Americans for the Arts 2011 Public Art Network Year in Review Award

2009, 2009 Charlotte Street Award ($10,000 annual award for artists in Kansas City)

2008, Inspiration Grant ($1,000 project grant from the Kansas City Artist’s Coalition)

2006, Thesis Project Grant ($1,000 grant for thesis project at the School of Visual Arts)

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