Wylwyn Dominic Reyes was born in Manila, Philippines in 1978. With his family, he emigrated to the United States in 1981. He has lived most of his life in the American Southwest. Wylwyn is a visual artist and designer. As a visual artist, he works in sculpture, video, installation, and the internet employing both studio and social practices. His work often addresses the polarizing relationships found within the intersections of culture and the built environment. He presented a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson in 2013. He has exhibited work in group exhibitions, art galleries, and experimental art spaces throughout the US. Wylwyn also works collaboratively with other artists, curators, and designers in art and music cultural events such as the annual Night of the Living Fest, the Bookclub Burlesque series, and pop-up art shows throughout the downtown Tucson area. As a designer, he works in graphic design and exhibition design. He was part of the design team that created the Holocaust History Center in Tucson, AZ in 2016. In addition to being the sole graphic designer, he also assisted in exhibition design and curation. He has been the Chief Preparator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson since 2009 and is currently their Exhibitions & Operations Manager. He was the Preparator at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art from 2006 to 2009. Wylwyn has also worked on exhibition preparation and art installation for the Tohono O'odham Cultural Center & Museum, Modified Arts Gallery, Steinfeld Community Arts Center, Fluxx Studios, Studio 455, Joseph Gross Gallery, and other galleries throughout the Southwest. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art: Three-Dimensional Design at the University of Arizona in 2015 in Tucson, AZ where he currently resides.
Sculpture at Steinfeld Art Center.
Jeepney, 2015. Steel, wood, jeep parts, found objects.
Site-specific installation at MOCA Tucson.
Museum Etiquette no. 7: noise, 2013
Pedestal filled with water, microphone, subwoofer + amp, live camera projection.
Museum guests could speak, whisper, or scream into the microphone. Visual patterns would form in the water from the ranging vocal audio frequencies. A live video feed from above projected the patterns onto the museum wall.
Sculpture at Fluxx Gallery.
FEMA Bicycle Trailer, 2014
Aluminum, fiber-board, bicycle components, found objects.
Functional bike trailer that reads "FEMA-mobile homeless shelter" on the side.
Sculpture at Fleisher Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
Pallet Stack, 2014
Tiny shipping pallets made from one 2"x4" stud
Workin' in the shop.