Artist Statement

I seek to investigate the space between science and art by exploring the visual identity of technology. My work is evidenced of human creation, however the imagery has an inhuman coldness, a hyperreal depiction of the manufactured, lacking narrative. The machines exist without a user, residing separately in their own distinct presence. This presence is a visual one, a push and pull of virtual space, and an interaction between light and material, man and machine.

"Because the essence of technology is nothing technological, essential reflection upon technology and decisive confrontation with it must happen in a realm that is, on one hand, akin to the essence of technology, and, on the other, fundamentally different from it. Such a realm is art." - Martin Heidegger

Resume / CV



****Kim's paintings are being exhibited through April 29, 2010 at the American Center for Physics in College Park, MD. The opening reception and gallery talk are on November 8 from 5:30-7:30pm. More information on the exhibition is HERE.****

Kim Dylla graduated from the University of Virginia with degrees in Art and Computer Science, and was awarded a graduate fellowship for Digital Art. She is currently employed at the University of Virginia's Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities as the Visualization Systems Operator and the Director of 3D Modeling for the Rome Reborn project, which has been featured in Siggraph, Google Earth, Newsweek, the New York Times, and other publications worldwide. Her work at the Institute utilizes Computer Graphics technology to further understanding, preservation, and access to cultural heritage and digital archaeology initiatives. This fusion of science and art is present througout all aspects of her work. An accomplished artist, Kim's "machine paintings" of high-energy physics equipment have been exhibited on both coasts, and sold to the collections of clients in the United States and Europe. Also working in interactive installation, she has exhibited pieces that synthesize computer vision technology, alternative MIDI interfaces, and interactive video with traditional media. Extending her artistic endeavors into the musical realm, Kim Dylla has been performing as the lead singer for the Charlottesville-based heavy metal band Thismeansyou since late 2002. Thismeansyou's album "Reviving the Apparently Dead" has achieved national radio acclaim. Beyond Computer Graphics, Art, and Music, other areas Kim is involved in include Professional Wrestling, Caricature and Portrait Drawing, Fashion Design, and Modeling. Please visit the Contact page to inquire about hiring Kim for commissions or consulting work in any of the aforementioned areas.