Education

2006

M.F.A. School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2002

B.F.A. Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO 

 
 

One and two Person Shows

2015

Cure the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO

2014

Marquee Theology, Trifecta Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

2013

Private Faith in the Public Sphere, Trifecta Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
Illuminate, The Nerman Museum, Overland Park, KS
It’s a Sign!, The Studios, Inc. Kansas City, MO

2012

Can’t Knock the Hustle, Three Rivers College, Poplar Bluff, MO

2010

Peace Be With Your Asses, Kansas University, Lawrence, KS

2009

In the Spirit (two-person show), PS-122, New York, NY
Body and Soul (two-person show), Swanson-Reed Contemporary, Louisville, KY

2008

Ble$$ed, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO

2007

Amen Bitch, Boots Contemporary Art Space, St. Louis, MO
Holla Back, God, the Cube @ Beco, Kansas City, MO

2005

Process of Faith, Vlepo Gallery, New York, NY

2004

Cautionary Church, the Cube @ Beco, Kansas City, MO

2003

The Museum of Faith Analysis, Kansas City Jewish Museum    
Baptism Instructions, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2002

For Your Own Safety, Opie Gallery, Kansas City, MO

 

 

PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS

2015

Illuminate, Springfield, MO

2012

Art in Odd Places, New York, NY

2011

SculpTour, Suwanee, GA

2010

Art on the River, Dubuque, IA
Olathe Downtown Sculpture Exhibit, Olathe, KS

2008

Mass Ave Sculpture Program, Indianapolis, IN
Prayer Booth, New York City Parks and Recreation, New York, NY
Jackson Union Sculpture Tour, Union University, Jackson, TN
Velocity, Outdoor Art Exhibition, Bellingham, WA
Grounds for Art, Street Level Sculpture Cedar Rapids, IA

2007

Baltimore Sculpture Project, Downtown Baltimore, MD
Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Lawrence, KS

2005

Uplifted Arms, Downtown Kansas City, MO, 
collaboration with Davin Watne
Prayer Booth, Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY 2004

2004

Pierwalk, Navy Pier- Chicago, IL

2003

Avenue of the Arts, 12th and Central Kansas City, MO

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2015

Help Yourself, Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2014

Life is Beautiful, Trifecta Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
Beyond Bounds: Electric, The Nerman Museum, Overland Park, KS
Art in the Loop, Box Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2012

Urban Suburban, Kansas City Jewish Museum, Lenexa, KS
Studios Inc. 2012 Group Exhibition, Studios Inc., Kansas City, MO

2011

Celestial Terrestrials, Greenelease Gallery at Rockhurst College, Kansas City, MO
Studios Inc. 2011 Group Exhibition, Studios Inc., Kansas City, MO
America Now and Here, the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO
Be Good or Be Gone, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2010

Coil Contract, Horse Trader Projects at Aqua Art Fair, Miami, FL
Younger than Moses, Benrimon Contemporary, New York, NY
Pop Up!, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
Kansas City Flatfile, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO
Black and Blue, The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

2009

Charlotte Street Award Exhibition, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO
Riders on the Train, Axiom Gallery, Boston, MA
Flatfiles, St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

2008

Holy Holes - Absolute Stalls, Curated by Denise Carvalho, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
Mass Ave Sculpture Program, Indianapolis, IN
Art in the Public Sphere: Singular Works, Plural Possibilities University of Massachusetts Amherst Fine Art Center, MA
Grounds for Art, Street Level Sculpture Cedar Rapids, IA
Kansas City Flatfile, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

2007

Decomposition, 3b Group, New York, NY
Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY
Art In a Box, Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts, New York, NY
Urban/Suburban, Kansas City Jewish Museum

2006

Iconoclasmic, Longwood Arts Gallery@Hostos, Bronx, NY
SVA Alumni Society Auction, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
A Delicate Arrangement, Curated by Dan Cameron, David Zwirner, New York, NY
Wrest Stops Along the Intra-state, Curated by Tommy Lanigan-Schmidt, 
Westside Gallery, New York, NY
Twenty Eyes, Westside Gallery, New York, NY

2005

The Divine Body, Columbia University, New York, NY
Becoming Contemporary Masters?  Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT
Urban/Suburban, Kansas City Jewish Museum
Stick To Your Guns, Walker Fine Arts Center, Roanoke, VA
Private Expressions/Public Faith, Westside Gallery, New York, NY

 

AWARDS

2011

Americans for the Arts 2011 Public Art Network Year in Review Award

2009

2009 Charlotte Street Award ($10,000 annual award for artists in Kansas City)

2008

Inspiration Grant ($1,000 project grant from the Kansas City Artist’s Coalition)

2006

Thesis Project Grant ($1,000 grant for thesis project at the School of Visual Arts)

 

Press

“Dylan Mortimer: Cure, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center”, Elisabeth Kirsch, KC STUDIO, January 29, 2016 “Dylan Mortimer's struggles lead to a Cure”Tracy Abeln, The Pitch, January 19, 2016
“Kansas City Artist And Pastor Dylan Mortimer Opens Up About Life With Cystic Fibrosis”,  Gina Kaufmann, KCUR, Jan 15, 2016
“Struggle Breathes Life into Artist’ Work”, Cindy Hoedel, The Kansas City Star, December 29, 2015 “Artist Dylan Mortimer searches for answers with his new exhibit, ‘Cure’”, David Cateforis, The Kansas City Star, January 10, 2015 “Kansas City Artist Shares Fight Against Cystic Fibrosis In His Art”, Laura Spencer, KCUR, December 22, 2015 “The last First Friday of 2015 ushers in winter on a collaborative note”, Tracy Abeln, The Pitch, December 3, 2015
“City of God” David Hudnall, the Pitch, November 19th, 2014
“Spotlight: Las Vegas” Dawn-Michelle Baude Art Ltd., January 2014
“Exhibitions in 2013 offered journeys to far-flung times and places”, Alice Thorson, The Kansas City Star, December 29, 2013
“The Popular Story of the Kansas City Prayer Booths Is False, But the Brilliant Artist Behind the Booth is Genuine” Terry Firma, The Friendly Atheist, December 5, 2013
“Kansas Town Installs Phone Prayer Booths, So Residents Can ‘Call God Whenever They Need” Haywood Bynum III, The Topeka News, December 1, 2013
“Visual art: New ideas and new artists will enliven museums and gallery shows”, Alice Thorson, The Kansas City Star, August 23, 2013
“Halo There”, Tracy Abeln, The Pitch, March 28th, 2013
“Artworks Mine Christian Themes”, Elisabeth Kirsch, The Kansas City Star, March 21, 2013
 “Art in Odd Places Arrives on 14th St.”  Sabrina Mollot, Town and Village (NYC), October 11th, 2012
“Studios Inc. Keeps it’s own company” Theresa Bembnister, The Pitch, January 25th, 2012
“‘Celestial Terrestrials’ explores the power of the spiritual - Greenlease exhibit draws from a variety of cultures, countries and eras.”, Heather Lustfeldt, The Kansas City Star, May 15, 2011
“Signs of Faith” Public Art Review, Summer 2011
PUBLIC ART SculpTour: Gwinnett's instant outdoor museum New exhibit/contest starts Suwanee's drive to add art to its center, Jill Vejnoska, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 22, 2011
“‘America: Now and Here’ features stellar works but few fresh voices”  Elisabeth Kirsch, The Kansas City Star, May 15, 2011
“Commissions”, Sculpture Magazine, December, 2011
“Exhibit Offering Waves of Sculptures”, Erik Hogstrom, The Telegraph Herald, July 18th, 2010
“The Creativity is Flowing”, Sandye Voight, The Telegraph Herald, July 16th, 2010
“Exhibit offering waves of sculptures”, Erik Hogstrom, The Telegraph Herald, July 8th, 2010
“Prayer Booth Still Causing Controversy”, Mike Hendricks, The Kansas City Star, March 18, 2010
“To the Nines” Alice Thorson, The Kansas City Star, December 27th, 2009
“2009 Charlotte Street Foundation Awards show is one of best in program’s history”, Alice Thorson, The Kansas City Star, November 22nd, 2009
“Last stop”, Cecilia Di Lorenzo, Flair (Italy), February 2009
“Kansas City artists Dylan Mortimer, Jaimie Warren and Andrzej Zielinski net 2009 Charlotte Street Foundation awards”, Alice Thorson, The Kansas City Star, March 7, 2009
“Rites/Stop and Pray”, Marco Benedettelli, DRepublica delle Donne (Italy), issue 625
“Public Prayer Booth has Mass Appeal”, The National Examiner, December 8, 2008
“NPR Sends Wiccan Priestess to Public Prayer Booth”, FoxNews.com, November 25, 2008
“The Prayer Booth: An Artist’s ‘exhibit’ of faith, Mary Beth McCauley, The Christian Science Monitor, November 25, 2008
“Prayer Booths Garner Calls”, Alice Thorson, The Kansas City Star, November 23, 2008
“The Sanctification of Hip Hop”, Elisabeth Kirsch, The Kansas City Star, November 23, 2008
“Artist Provides Booths for Prayer”, Margot Adler, NPR, November 22, 2008
Live interview- Yahoo7 News, Sunrise (Austraila), November 22, 2008
“God Can Take Your Call Now”, Eddie Wrenn, Daily Mail (UK), November 11, 2008
“Art for the Masses”, Rebecca Rosenberg, New York Post, November 11, 2008
“I, New York”, Rachel Slaff, Time Out New York, Issue 682: Oct. 23-39, 2008
“Prayer Booth Sparks Debate About Prayer in Public”, 
Tracie Simer The Jackson Sun, October 5, 2008
“Fringe’s Drill Thrill Cult”, Konrad Marshall, Indy.com, August 28, 2008
“Amen Bitch: Light- Love- Life… BLING!”, Tommy Lanigan-Schmidt, Boot Print, a Publication Dedicated to Contemporary Art, June 2008
“Quirky to calm: Sculptures turn eyes to downtown”, Eric Clark, Cedar Rapids Gazette, May 18, 2008
“This Call to Prayer Answered by Few”, Jean Marbella The Baltimore Sun, March 4, 2008
“32 Sculptures to Sprout up in downtown C.R.”, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids Gazette, Feb 13, 2008
 “Prayer Booth Art Installation Knocked Over By Vandal”, Laura McHugh, The Lawrence Journal World, May 26, 2007
“Talk of the Sidewalk”, Laura McHugh, The Lawrence Journal World, May 30, 2007
“Articles of Faith”, Brian Glaser, Visual Arts Journal, Spring 2007
“Agitprop Tactics, Spoofs and Semantics in the Bronx”, Martha Schwendener, The New York Times, January 4, 2007
“For KC businesses, great art begins at home”, Alice Thorson, The Kansas City Star, December 18th, 2005
“Unveiling 'Uplifted Arms'”, Alice Thorson, The Kansas City Star, November 27th, 2005
“Paying Tribute to Public Transit”, James Hart, The Kansas City Star, July 20, 2005
“Art in the Loop names Team for First Project”, Review, June 2005
“Watne and Mortimer net first commission from Art in the Loop”, Alice Thorson, The Kansas City Star, May 29, 2005
“Praising the Light of the Reflector: The Gospel According to Caution”, Amelia Ishmael, Review, September 2004
“See the Light”, Theresa Bembnister, The Pitch, July 2, 2004
“At Navy Pier, the Placing of Art”, Kevin Nance, The Chicago Sun-Times, May 4, 2004
“Avenue to Art”, Kimbel Westerson, Art Kansas City, April-August, 2004
“First He’ll Take Chicago, Then on to New York”, Alice Thorson, Kansas City Star, 2004
“Rockhurst Gets Bold with “Born Again” Art Show”, Robin Trafton, The Kansas City Star, 2004
“Best of Kansas City” “Best Artist”, The Pitch, October 9-15, 2003
“Well Hung”, Theresa Bembnister, The Pitch, May 29-June 4, 2003
“Art on the Pier”, Mike Ramsey, The Peoria Journal Star, May 16, 2004
“Heaven’s Gate Between Thought and Prayer”, Matt Wycoff, Review, March 2004
“Avenue Upgrades”, Alice Thorson, The Kansas City Star,    2003
“Essence of Faith”, Kate Hackman, The Kansas City Star, April 23rd, 2003    
“On the Avenue of the Arts”, Alice Thorson, The Kansas City Star, January 11, 2003
“Sectarian Signs in a Secular World”, Anne Gagel, Review, July/August 2002    
“Dylan Mortimer: Getting Religion” Alice Thorson, The Kanas City Star, May 5, 2002
“Where the Sublime Meets the Everyday”, Robin Trafton, The Kansas City Star, January 25, 2002