About / CV


Bio

Dylan Bannister is a visual artist born and raised in Sandy Springs, South Carolina. In 2016, he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts with concentrations in Printmaking and Drawing from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina - where he currently resides, maintains a studio practice, and contributes to the town’s growing arts community.

Since graduating, Bannister has returned to his alma-mater as an Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts to instruct newcomers to the Department of Fine Arts on artwork documentation and portfolio organization. Additionally, he has designed web spaces for the department and online portfolios for creative individuals.


Video by Basic Cable in promotion of RECALL, a solo exhibition by Dylan Bannister presented by The Dwelling.


Statement

Bannister’s artworks utilize the analog video aesthetic to draw connections between error-ridden images pulled from dated television screens and the formation, storage, and recollection of memories in one’s own mind. His interdisciplinary approach unites contemporary practices in photography and video with traditional media such as printmaking, drawing, and painting.

In his ongoing body of work, Bannister sources his imagery from arcane and forgotten video cassettes during playback. By nature, these images are noise-filled, fragmented, and otherwise distorted depictions of their subjects. Bannister has found that the process of retrieving and reworking his imagery results in a loss of information and a detachment from its original context, not unlike the reminiscing of a distant memory.


Exhibition History:

2018:

  • 28th Annual Juried Competition Exhibition, Arts Council of York County’s Dalton Gallery, Rock Hill, SC
  • HACKED Exhibition, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • Salt Paper Grand Opening Exhibition, Salt Paper Studio, Rock Hill, SC
  • South Carolina Festival of Flowers Juried Art Show 2018, The Arts Center of Greenwood, SC
  • ArtFields Juried Competition, TRAX Visual Arts Center, Lake City, SC
  • Expressions of Portraiture, Arts Council of York County’s Dalton Gallery, Rock Hill, SC


2017:

  • RECALL (Solo Exhibition), Basic Cable Studio, Charlotte, SC
  • ART PARTY! Juried Exhibition, Friends Books on Main, Rock Hill, SC
  • Under Pressure: The Print Exhibition (Juror: Bill Fick), VAE Raleigh, Raleigh, NC
  • South Carolina Festival of Flowers Juried Art Show 2017, The Arts Center of Greenwood, SC
  • Winthrop CVPA Graduates Exhibition, Gallery@LOOM, Fort Mill, SC


2016:

  • #instART2016 Instagram Photo Exhibition, The Arts Center of Greenwood, SC
  • McColl Center for Art + Innovation Member Show, Charlotte, NC
  • U.S.A. Juried Show, Gallery@LOOM, Fort Mill, SC
  • Cowabungalow House Art Show & Fundraiser, Cowabungalow, Rock Hill, SC
  • T/TR Printmaking Exhibition, Loading Dock Gallery, Rock Hill, SC
  • 2016 Senior Exhibition, Rutledge Building, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC


2015:

  • SOLD OUT! Sculpture Show, Coke Building, Rock Hill, SC
  • Intermediate & Advanced Printmaking Showcase, Loading Dock Gallery, Rock Hill, SC
  • Pentimenti, Loading Dock Gallery, Rock Hill, SC
  • 27th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Rutledge Main Gallery, Rock Hill, SC
  • NEO | NEO: A Virtual Abstract Experience, Rutledge Main Gallery, Rock Hill, SC


2014:

  • TECH (Solo Exhibition), McLaurin Student Galleries, Rock Hill, SC
  • Mixed Media Drawing III, Lewandowski Gallery, Rock Hill, SC
  • Self Portrait Show, McLaurin Student Galleries, Rock Hill, SC


2011 - 2013:

  • Foundations Exhibition, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC
  • Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit, Monsanto Gallery, Lander University, Greenwood, SC
  • Youth Art Month 2012 Exhibit, Anderson Arts Center, Anderson, SC
  • 21st Annual Upstate High School Art Exhibit, Benson Campus Galleries, Taylors, SC
  • Youth Art Month 2011 Exhibit, Anderson Arts Center, Anderson, SC

Publication History:

  • Winthrop University Undergraduate Scholarship and Creative Activity (2016) 
  • The Anthology: Winthrop University's Art and Literary Magazine (2016)
  • Graphic Impressions: The Newsletter of SGC International (Summer 2015)
  • Winthrop University 2015 Book of Abstracts
  • The Anthology: Winthrop University's Art and Literary Magazine (2015)
  • The Anthology: Winthrop University's Art and Literary Magazine (2014)

 Photography by  Alexis Howard

Photography by Alexis Howard