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News, updates, and blog entries from 2014-2017.

INTERFACE ON FRONT COVER OF THE CAA 2015 EDITION OF GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN VISUAL ART

Left: Pyramid of Caius Cestius, Rome, 18–12 BCE, marble on brick-faced concrete with a travertine base, 29.6 m x 37 m | Image provided by Alinari / Art Resource, NY. Right: INTERFACE: neon, argon, glass, nickel, acrylic, GTO, two transformers, aluminum, 36 in. x 36 in. x 30 in. | Dylan Neuwirth + Image by Nathaniel Willson © 2015

Left: Pyramid of Caius Cestius, Rome, 18–12 BCE, marble on brick-faced concrete with a travertine base, 29.6 m x 37 m | Image provided by Alinari / Art Resource, NY. Right: INTERFACE: neon, argon, glass, nickel, acrylic, GTO, two transformers, aluminum, 36 in. x 36 in. x 30 in. | Dylan Neuwirth + Image by Nathaniel Willson © 2015

I dropped out of college and reluctantly went back to the University of Georgia to study sculpture a year later. After barely graduating and getting denied to UCLA for grad school I said "fuck it." But nothing moves me like the pursuit of knowledge.

To truly know something from an intuitive search is to create something new. It's this search, this searching - this is what art actually is.

For me though, it's always been a rocky path full of stubborn defiance, burned bridges and frozen receptions to keep this search heading where I felt it must go. Yet it's also been an explosive abundance of unforeseen connections, new pathways and open doors all pointing towards personal truths. It's a challenge, but a worthy one; the only one.

So, it gives me great pleasure to see INTERFACE on the front cover of the new 2015 College Art Association Directory of Graduate Programs in Visual Arts paired with the Pyramid of Caius Cestius, Rome, 18–12 BCE, on the companion edition for art history. It's insane to see my work, a thing I made, in a conceptual diptych with a structure from antiquity. The past and the future united around the same form reflecting perhaps even similar truths. 

I'll keep making art.