Dylan Garrett Smith is an artist/printmaker whose work is a product of his views regarding humanity’s relationships with - and the continually growing distance from - the natural world.  Combining concepts of occultism, ecology, and memento mori, Smith stresses the importance of the cycle of birth-bloom-decay and the necessity of solitude in nature.  Ashes, chalk-lead and ink on black cotton rag paper serve as the media to make his images, while reinforcing the natural process of life, death, and rebirth.

Smith earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, NY and currently lives and creates in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

 

Dylan Garrett Smith Artist Resume

Born, lives, and works in Pennsylvania

 

Education

2010          

            Pratt Institute of Art, Brooklyn, New York

            B.F.A., Printmaking

 

Exhibitions and Awards

2014

           Lord of the Flies, Black Vulture Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

2013

            Small Wonders, Arch Enemy Arts, Philadelphia, PA

            Children of Yuletide, Grindcore House, Philadelphia, PA

            Stendhal Syndrome, The Alternative Gallery, Allentown, PA

            Monsters Among Us, Gristle Tattoo, Brooklyn, NY

            The Midnight Society, Arch Enemy Arts, Philadelphia, PA

            Horror Business, Left Hand Black Tattoo, San Diego, CA

            Peripeteia II, Skylight Gallery, Manhattan, NY

            The Happening, Skylight Gallery, Manhattan, NY

            Return Me to the Sea, Gristle Tattoo, Brooklyn, NY

            Waves of Change, Hasted Kraeutler Gallery, Manhattan, NY

            Oracle, Gristle Tattoo, Brooklyn, NY

            Endangered: Protect the Pack, Gristle Tattoo, Brooklyn, NY

            Metamorphosis, Gristle Tattoo, Brooklyn, NY

            Philias: Loved to Death, Gristle Tattoo, Brooklyn, NY

            Till Death, Left Hand Black Tattoo, San Diego, CA

 

2012

            V.I.T.R.I.O.L., Grindcore House, Philadelphia, PA (solo exhibition)

            Horror Business, Left Hand Black Tattoo, San Diego, CA

            Countdown to (En)danger, B2, Philadelphia, PA

            Empty Night Skies, Grindcore House, Philadelphia, PA

            8 x 10 Art Show 2, Six Eleven Salon and Gallery, Ocean City, MD

            Art for the Animals, Liquidambar Gallery, Pittsboro, NC

            Damned If You Doom, Small Engine Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

 

2011

            Anti Sweden design competition winner, Oslo, Norway

            Autumn Equinox, window display at Apotheca Salon, Bethlehem, PA

 

2010           

            The Living Dead, 516 Gallery, Allentown, PA 

            Everyone Has a Dark Side, Gallery Within.. Simon Silk Mill, Easton, PA

            Altars of Extinction, Vintage Karma, Stroudsburg, PA

            Dhegem, Schafler Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

            The Red Show, Dreamland Tattoos, Stroudsburg, PA

 

2009           

            Get Decked, Main Street Jukebox, Stroudsburg, PA

            Vegan Treats Bakery design competition winner, Bethlehem, PA

 

Publications

2011

            Skull Style:  Skulls in Contemporary Art and Culture

            N-Sphere Art Magazine

 

Press/Featured Artist on

BlowTheScene.com

CvltNation.com

GodlessNoise.com

Skull Appreciation Society

IWantYourSkull.com

LostAtEMinor.com

BeforeItsNews.com

Neyeni.net

Lemonade-Magazine.co.uk

IntroducingNext.com

Quintessential Zine

TheWorldsBestEver.com

StyleCaster.com

 

Designed for

Anti Denim, Oslo, Norway

Apotheca Salon, PA

Homebase Skate shop, PA

La Muerta Clothing, CA

Lehigh Valley Apparel Creations, PA

Panda Eyes, NYC

PureVile, NYC

Vegan Treats Bakery, PA

 

BANDS AND LABELS

As We Were (VT)

Broken Hands (PA)

Can I Die Yet? (OH)

Die Choking (PA)

Disobey (NJ)

Dying (PA)

Early Graves (CA)

The Funeral Pyre (CA)

Get To The Chopper (PA)

The Greek Favourites (PA)

Kids (PA)

Loaded Sound Records (CA)

Melotov Records (CA)

Of Feather and Bone (CO)