Dylan Blumer is an artist from Phoenix, NY. While in high school, he discovered his passion for printmaking, and he went on to win 1st place in the Printmaking category at Fulton Art Association’s Art and Photography Show.
Dylan has had his work featured in the 57th and 58th Annual Juried Show at SUNY Oswego. At the 57th Annual Juried Show, he received a Purchase Award for one of his works, which is now a part of Tyler Art Gallery’s permanent collection at SUNY Oswego.
Dylan plans on continuing his education at SUNY Oswego in hopes of working in higher education.
While studying at SUNY Oswego, I have been able to explore many different media, including printmaking, painting, drawing, and ceramics. I have also been able to explore many different subject matters, styles, and techniques. The style and subject matter of my work have evolved greatly since joining the BFA program and can be sorted into three distinct categories. Initially, my work was centered around themes of beauty, solely for means of aesthetics. I then began to explore ideas pertaining to the grotesque, mainly ideas centering around mental health and violence. As a senior, however, I found a passion for a new subject matter, which pertains to my queer identity as a gay man. My work now centers around my perspective of society as a gay man, and explores themes of sex, violence, and love.