Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Dolan Geiman - Mixed Media Artist

Dolan Geiman is Chicago based mixed media artist who creates original collages, paintings, constructions, and limited-edition reproductions. His artwork is produced with 100% recycled materials  from salvaged wood, found objects, sugar sacks to hand cut industrial metal to vintage magazines. He says: “Being green is something my parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents were doing long before it was trendy.” Despite these unusual materials, his artwork is simply a delight and engaging from the moment you set your eyes on it. Shown above "Maybe Midnight Owl" mixed media diorama features salvaged wood crate shadowbox with an owl produced from found hand-cut metal objects.

His artwork has been featured in number of magazines and publications including American Craft, Cowboys & Indians Magazine, Uppercase Magazine, Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune. In 2013, the American Craft Council described his work as 'urban Americana at its very best.'

He has exhibited and won honors at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (New Orleans, LA, 2013 Best of Show), Uptown Art Fair (Minneapolis, MN, 2012 & 2010 2-D Mixed Media Best of Show), Cherry Creek Arts Festival (Denver, CO, 2011 Merit Award), Bayou City Art Festival (Houston, TX, 2011 Featured Artist), Art Fair on the Square (Madison) (Madison, WI, 2008-2008 Invitational Artist Award), and American Craft Council exhibitions (Baltimore, MD) - from Wikipedia.