Nov 13, 2019
Dylan Neuwirth is a
Seattle-based artist who works with light space and interactive
technologies. His neon light installations and sculptures can
currently be seen at the Bellevue Arts Museum. His installation
“All My Friends” is a permanent feature outside the Museum of
Museums on Capitol Hill.
What you will
- How art brought him from
Athens, Georgia to Seattle, Washington.
- How vivid memories of his childhood have influenced his
- The origin story of his most
recent installation (“All My friends”) which which is now a
permanent installation outside the Museum of Museums in
- What motivated him to become
clean and sober.
- How his outlook on his art
changed after becoming clean and sober.
- How he collaborates with family
and multiple other arists.
- How neon art is made by a team
of people, including “benders.”
- How he uses video to tell
short, impactful stories as a reflection of his life.
- How he learned the craft and
art of neon fabrication.
- How the skills he developed
welding, painting, and metal fabrication were transferrable to his
work in neon as an artist.
- How growing up in a vibrant
arts community like Athens, Georgia can encourage, influence, and
inspire a young artist.
- How finding a community of
like-minded artists can be just as or even more valuable than a
formal, college education in the arts.
- How his love for sculpture
transitioned into the medium of neon.
- The economic and educational
barriers to getting into neon as an artistic
- How his interest in music,
film, and literature influence his art.
- How Neon is a confluence of
analog and digital elements.
- How he uses art to
“deprofessionalize” the art world and actually enjoys the idea of
passers-by not even knowing that they are walking by
- How the movie
Fletch, Mad Max, and Terminator influence his work.
- How a “redneck magician” named
Keith Tull taught him the importance of “timing, technique, and