Dolan Geiman

Dolan Geiman is originally from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Today, this mixed-media artist lives on the road, selling his intricately handcrafted artwork at art fairs across the country with his wife and business partner Ali Marie. Home will always be Virginia, for Geiman, but his studio is currently located in Colorado.

Dolan Geiman Artist Statement:

My artwork represents the intersection of my rural, Southern upbringing with my love for storytelling and found objects. I handcraft each work from the array of materials I’ve been salvaging and collecting since I was a child. My portfolio is vast, styles and mediums quite varied, but most of my artwork could fall under the categories of collage and/or assemblage. Lately, I’ve been producing large-scale paper collage portraits of American icons and Animalia entirely from hand-cut vintage paper elements. I like to spend time reminiscing on the past while flipping through the pages of decades forgotten magazines, intently searching for the perfect shape, color, or texture within a periodical’s pages to add to my archive of collage elements. I’ve become increasingly precise and intricate over the years; my latest large-scale paper collages feature thousands of individually hand-cut pieces.

In my own estimation of the artwork I produce, I believe my artistic process originates at the moment I begin rummaging through an abandoned barn, a derelict warehouse, or a gnarly industrial scrapyard. To me, these places are veritable treasure chests of artistic materials and, as an artist, I’m lucky enough to have a job that sets me on cross-country road trips on a regular basis. These locations allow me to discover vast bounties of discarded and historical items inspiring the work that I produce in unique and often unexpected ways. Each piece of art I produce contains material truly special to me for its ability to tell a story and stir wonder for the rugged American landscape.

Education: BFA, printmaking and sculpture, James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA), 2001


American Girl LLC (Madison, WI)

Anthropologie (Philadelphia, PA)

Appalachian State (Boone, NC)

Barrio Queen Restaurant (Scottsdale, AZ)

Carle Tower, Carle Foundation Hospitals (Urbana, IL)

Children’s Medical Center, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (Dallas, TX)

Clayton Homes (Maryville, TN)

Cook Children’s Health Care System (Texas)

Courtyard by Marriott (Portland, OR & Denver, CO)

David Schwimmer (actor)

Elway's Downtown, The Ritz-Carlton (Denver, CO)

Epic Systems Corporation (Madison, WI)

Fairfield Inn & Suites (Orlando, FL)

Fossil, Inc. (Richardson, TX)

Franciscan Skemp (Sparta, WI)

Gaylord Rockies Resort (Denver, CO)

Graylyn International Conference Center (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)

Hacienda (Los Cabos, Mexico)

Hilton Bonnet Creek Resort (Orlando, FL)

Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort (Los Cabos, Mexico)

Hyatt Regency (Atlanta, GA)

Hyatt Regency (Jersey City, NJ)

International Bluegrass Music Association (Nashville, TN)

Jackson National Life Insurance Company (Franklin, TN)

Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS)

Marina Grand Resort (New Buffalo, MI)

Mark Twain Hotel (Peoria, IL)

Marriott (Memphis, TN)

Martin Army Community Hospital (Fort Benning, GA)

The Maven at Dairy Block (Denver, CO)

Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)

Microsoft (Redmond, WA))

New Balance (Boston MA)

New Balance Run Hub/Flatirons Running Company (Boulder, CO)

New Balance Run Hub/NYRR RUNCENTER (New York City, NY)

New Belgium Asheville Brewery (Asheville, NC)

New Belgium Ranger Station (Snowmass, CO)

Northwestern Mutual (Milwaukee, WI)

Norwegian Cruise Lines: Bliss, Joy, Encore Cruise Ships

Omni Nashville Hotel at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum (Nashville, TN)

Oracle (Broomfield, CO and Bozeman, MT)

Park Hyatt (Beaver Creek, CO)

Pendleton Woolen Mills (Portland, OR)

Primland (Meadows of Dan, VA)

Provena Mercy Medical Center (Aurora, IL)

Renaissance Austin Arboretum Hotel (Austin, TX)

The Retreat Student Apartments, University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)

Rockit Bar & Grill restaurant (Chicago, IL)

Salt & Lime restaurant (Steamboat Springs, CO)

Sheraton (Georgetown, TX)

Texas A & M Small Animal Clinic (College Station, TX)

UC Berkeley, College of Engineering (Berkeley, CA)

Urban Outfitters (Philadelphia, PA)

Valspar Paint

The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel (Fort Worth, TX)

YouTube (Chicago, IL)


A Nightmare on Elm Street

HGTV, House Hunters

It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Making It

Planet Green, Total Wrecklamation

Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming

The Fault In Our Stars

Wrecklamation, National





Urban Outfitters


Art Inc. (Chronicle Books, 2014)

Creative Block (Chronicle Books, 2014)

Cutting Edge (Gestalten, 2011)

Flavor for Mixed Media (North Light Books, 2011)


Best in Show, Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival (2018)

Award Winner, La Quinta Arts Festival (2018)

Award Winner, MAIN ST Fort Worth Arts Festival (2019, 2018, 2017)

Award Winner, Kimball Arts Festival (2019, 2016)

Award Winner, Sausalito Art Festival (2015)

Award Winner, Cherry Creek Arts Festival (2018, 2015)

Invitational Artist, Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale auction, Buffalo Bill Center of the West (2015-2017)

Invitational Artist, The Russel auction, C.M. Russel Museum (2015-2017)

Cover, UncommonGoods Holiday Catalog (2013)

Best of Show, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (2013)

Best Overall Poster, Sunshine Artist (2012)

Featured Artist, Bayou City Art Festival (2011)

Guest lecturer, Design with Green Materials, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2007)

Nominee, The Ragdale Foundation Chicago Connection Fellowship (2007)

Artist Residency, Harold Arts (2006)