Vase with Tan and Freckled Shoulder (for Rose) was included in the VASE exhibition at Alma's in summer, 2021. Signed by the artist on the bottom.
Dylan Palmer (Chicago, IL) is an artist, curator, and educator teaching multiple disciplines in both the sculpture and ceramics departments at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Palmer holds a BFA from Illinois State University, and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Exhibitions include: Regime Des Fleurs Atelier, Los Angeles, Acuna Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, Agency, Los Angeles, PØST, Los Angeles, Glazenhuis, Belgium, Ernsting Stiftung Museum, Germany, Art in Buildings, New York. Bibliography includes: Vogue, Vogue Japan, Full Blede (Issue 5), Fabrik Magazine, Core 77, the Corning Museum’s New Glass Review (#24, #25, #30, #31, #36). His work is held in several public and private collections, including the Ernsting Stiftung Museum and Art Omi International Art Center. Palmer has also received awards and residencies from the Glass Art Society, Pilchuck Glass School, Vermont Studio Center (full fellowship), Art Omi International Art Center and is a recipient of the 2021 Momentum Intersection Award.
Working predominantly in clay and glass, Palmer’s work is concerned with pattern recognition, tacit object/image content, cosmic order, the subversion of conventions, and humor. His work has been described as “transforming the crude and disposable into the luminous and highly refined with a technical mastery so casual that at first it remains unnoticed”.
Every handmade piece at Alma’s is a story of its craft.