Dylan Smith

Morongo Valley, CA

Artist Bio

Dylan Smith is a Southern California based visual artist with a concentration in illustration and mixed media. His colorful and textured pieces are inspired by childhood drawings of women in both his personal life and pop culture. Dylan has had two successful solo exhibitions in Sonoma, California at Studio 35 and Starling Bar respectively as well as a group show at Rancho Maria Winery.  In 2019, Smith was accepted to be part of a collaborative exhibit at Art Queen in Joshua Tree for the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.  More recently, he was selected for Phase Three of the “artist painted” downtown bench project. Formally trained as a professional dancer for over twenty years, Dylan is thrilled and excited to be delving into a different foray of the art world.

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For the past several years, I have reignited my childhood passion of visual art by creating pieces inspired by drawings of women I made during those formative years. Formally trained as a dancer with a professional career spanning twenty years, my passion has expanded to the realm of illustration and mixed media. Before landing in the desert in 2019, I had two solo exhibitions and was part of a group show in Sonoma, California. I was set to have a solo exhibition at Art Queen in Joshua Tree in April of 2020, however due to the pandemic the date is still pending.