Dairy Arts Center

Ilan Gutin

I grew up in the Washington D.C. area and have always had a passion and interest in visual arts. I received a B.A. in Studio Arts from the University of Maryland in 2008, with a concentration in Printmaking, and an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014 from the Printmedia Department. I had been living in Chicago for about 10 years before relocating to Denver in February 2020, right before the Covid-19 Pandemic began. During my time in Chicago, I founded and co-directed an artist run gallery space called Fernwey, which was dedicated to emerging artists in and around the Chicago area. We ran for four years, hosted 30 exhibitions featuring all mediums, and worked with over 100 artists, writers, and designers. We also created a program called Fernwey Editions, which allowed us to collaborate with artists exhibiting in the gallery to create editioned prints, books, and objects.

Since moving to Colorado, I have been working at Art Gym Denver as the Artist Mentor and Gallery Curator. It’s been an exciting and rewarding experience, if a bit strange with the pandemic, to enter a new creative community and learn about all the talented artists here. I am so excited to be curating for the Dairy Arts Center and expanding my passion for bringing awareness and providing opportunities for emerging artists. I’m really looking forward to growing my artist network and becoming familiar with as many artists in the Boulder area as I can.

As an artist myself, I primarily work with screen-printing but have also done video projections, sculpture, and light installations. An extensive world traveler, I have used my experiences abroad to help shape and influence my studio practice. Formalism, the ephemerality of nature, place, and the wonder of looking are recurring themes in my work. I have shown work nationally and internationally and was an Artist in Residence at the SIM Residency in Reykjavik, Iceland. I was also the recipient of the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014, an award which allowed me to kickstart my artistic endeavors after graduate school.


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MARCH 2020

As of today, 3/12/2020, The Dairy Arts Center remains open and operational. Should scheduling changes occur, ticket holders will be directly notified by The Dairy Arts Center.

If you have a question about an event please contact the presenting arts organization. For films, Dairy Presents and all other questions contact the Box Office at 303.440.7826