Dustin Yellin tells stories that weave together the idea of how both the human world, and the other worlds of critters, plants, and rocks have always already been a collection of enmeshed networks⸻even if many are hidden. His multidisciplinary approach tunnels across traditionally siloed fields so as to capture and crystalize the diverse forces of nature and machine. Though a body of work, which includes object making, animation, pedagogy, and the forming of institutions, Yellin draws attention to the paradox of how everyone and everything is interconnected, and yet alienated at the same time. As a bridge toward a more holistic world, the artist balances descriptive poetry with a prescriptive social practice so as to span new ways of seeing and being.
Dustin Yellin (B. 1975, California) lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is the founder and director of Pioneer Works. His artwork has been exhibited at Amorepacific Museum, Brooklyn Museum, City Museum, Colección Solo, Corning Museum of Glass, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Museo Del Palacio de Bellas Artes, SCAD Museum of Art, Tacoma Museum, and with Creative Time, amongst many others. Yellin is often featured in diverse media ranging from the New York Times, to Artforum, Vanity Fair, and TED. He holds an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the Savannah College of Art and Design.