Jylian Gustlin


Computer graphics programming meets oil and acrylic scratching in the complex layered effects of artist Jylian Gustlin.

With an artist mother and IBM computer scientist father, Jylian was a first-generation digital baby surrounded by art. Her father taught her computer programming, while her mother’s influence inspired her at age 3 to mural the four walls of her bedroom with a box of crayons.

Favoring two-part epoxy resin, oil and acrylic paints, charcoal, wax, gold leaf, pastel, and graphite, Jylian draws, paints, and even scratches on the surfaces of her compositions. Many of her paintings resemble sculptures, an influence from figurative artists such as Nathan Oliveira. “But I’m inspired by everything,” she adds, including her own nieces and nephews. “I first learned my scratching technique from them.”

She continues to explore the intersection between science and the arts. Her latest works focus on the chaotic phenomenon of entropy and the incrementally increasing numbers of the Fibonacci mathematical theories, but always with an open-source focus. “I just try to create suggestions,” she says. “I’m more interested in helping people see what they can see.”


EDUCATION


Bachelor of Fine Arts: Design and Fine Arts, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

Computer Science Program, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA


COLLECTIONS


Stanford Medical Center

Norges Geotekniske Institutt

VISA headquarters

Oracle

Andrew Grove Foundation – Intel

IBM

Fry’s Electronics

Krannitz Gehl Architects

Spaulding Hospital Cambridge

MERE Hotel – Canada

San Diego Gaslamp Hilton Suites

Westin Poinsett Hotel

Eilan Hotel & Spa

Wyndham Orlando Resort

Borgata Hotel & Spa

Morgan Hill Library


EXHIBITIONS


Jylian New Works, Canfin Gallery, Tarry Town, NY, October 2017

Entropy, Gallery MAR Park City, UT, February 2017

Jylian New Works, Canfin Gallery, Tarry Town, NY, April 2016

Saltito, Gallery MAR Park City, UT, February 2016

Art Silicon Valley, Sense Fine Arts, Menlo Park, CA, October 2015

Art MRKT SF, Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA, May 2015

Multiplicity, Jules Place Gallery, Boston, MA, May 2015

Gallery MAR, Group Exhibition “Meridian,” Park City, UT, February 2015

Illuminer, Sense Fine Arts, Menlo Park, CA, December 2014

Jylian New Works, Canfin Gallery, Tarry Town, NY, November 2014

Art Silicon Valley, Sense Fine Arts, Menlo Park, CA, October 2014

Girl’s Night Out, Eisenhauer Gallery, Edgartown, MA, July 2014

Art MRKT SF, Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA, May 2014

Sense Fine Art Gallery, Menlo Park, CA, January 2014

Eisenhauer Gallery, Edgartown, MA, June 2013

Art MRKT SF, Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA, May 2013

Jylian, Canfin Gallery, Tarry Town, NY, March 2013

Group Exhibition, Forre Fine Art Gallery, Aspen, CO, June 2012

Group Exhibition, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA, August 2012

San Francisco Art Fair, Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA, May 2012

Jylian, Canfin Gallery, Tarry Town, NY, November 2011

Humanity, Brett Wesley Gallery, Las Vegas, NV, September 2011

Caper, Jest, Revel & Stomp, SOPA Fine Arts, Kelowna BC, July 2011

Swimming in Color, Eisenhauer Gallery, Edgartown, MA, August 2011

Females on Figure, Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA, June 2011

San Francisco Art Fair, Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA, May 2011

San Francisco Art Fair, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA, May 2011

Aqua Art Fair, Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, Miami, FL, December 2010

Aqua Art Fair, Donna Seager Gallery, Miami, FL, December 2010

Rara Avis, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA, October 2010

Eisenhauer Gallery, Edgartown, MA, June 2010

Luscious Visions, Jules Place Gallery, Boston, MA, May 2010

San Francisco Art Fair, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA, May 2010

AAFNY, Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, New York, NY, May 2010

Group Exhibition, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA, August 2009

Figments & Imagination, SOPA Fine Arts, Kelowna BC, July 2009

This Just In, SOPA Fine Arts, Kelowna BC, December 2008

Fibonacci, Oracle, San Francisco, CA, July 2008

90mph, The Water Club Hotel by Borgata, Atlantic City, NJ, June 2007

Gifted, SOPA Fine Arts, Kelowna BC, December 2007

Aeris, HANG, San Francisco, CA, July 2007

Two Woman Show, Stricoff Gallery, NY, April 2007

Jylian, Red Sky Gallery, Charlotte, NC, June 2006

Kyros, HANG, San Francisco, CA, October 2005

AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY, October 2005

Jylian, Red Sky Gallery, Charlotte, NC, June 2005

Figuratively Speaking, HANG, San Francisco, CA, April 2005

Quidam, HANG, San Francisco, CA, August 2004

Art Auction 2004, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, May 2004

Heart of San Francisco (artist sponsored by Adobe), locations throughout San Francisco, CA, June – November 2004

Souvenirs, Reconstruction Bygones, HANG, San Francisco, CA, February 2004

College Track Benefit Auction, Palo Alto, CA, October 2003

Gustlin & Fain: All About Eve, HANG, Palo Alto, CA, June 2003

MC2 Collection, San Francisco, CA, 2003

Found/Unbound, HANG, Palo Alto, CA, February 2003

Francisco Partners Collection, San Francisco, CA, 2001 – 2004

Seeing Red: Color Beyond the Pale, HANG, Palo Alto, CA, December 2002

Sunset Magazine Idea House, Palo Alto, CA, 2002

Colors of White HANG, San Francisco, CA, 2002

Fresh Produce, HANG, San Francisco, CA, July 2002

Gustlin & McCuthcheon: On the Surface HANG Annex, San Francisco, CA, May 2002

Big Deal Visual Aid, San Francisco, CA, annually 1992 – 2003

Featured Artist, December HANG, Palo Alto, CA, 2001

Group Exhibition Adobe Corporation Gallery, San Jose, CA, 1997

Group Exhibition Apple Showroom, Campbell, CA, 1995

Small Works Pope Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA, 1994