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Dustin Dennis

Adjunct Professor
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Dustin Dennis is an interdisciplinary visual artist and designer whose practice and research are often inspired by states between explained and unexplained phenomena related to science, nature and culture. Dennis owns and operates a 3D printed jewelry design company, Polygonal Encyclopedia which has been featured on such websites as The New York Times’ Wirecutter, Shapeways and the Nerdist. He has exhibited sculptures, digital prints, photographs and video installations across the US at such locations as Tiger Strikes Asteroid in New York City, the Clough-Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN and the Art and Design Gallery at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. Previous to his appointment at Virginia Tech, Dennis taught Drawing in the Creative Core Program at Indiana, University in Bloomington, IN.

3D Printing, 3D Animation, Photogrammetry & Digital Sculpting, Visual Effects, Sculpture

ART 1214 Principles of 3D Art & Design
ART 1604 Principles of 4D Art & Design
ART 2554 Intro to Sculpture
ART 1004 Art for Non-Majors

Phase Change, Vital Spaces, Santa Fe, NM
New Short Film Festival, Film Screening, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Haunted in the Hamlet, Community Event, Wassaic Project, Wassaic
NY Flat Files: Year One, Group Exhibition, TSA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
End of Worlds, Film Screening, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY

“In Search Of...”, Co-Organizer
Tiger Strikes Asteroid Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Clough-Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College, Memphis TN
The Art and Design Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
82 page Exhibition Catalog

New Media Caucus, Member Spotlight
Resident Critic, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
Founding Co-Director, Studio Fuse Blog and Studio Community - in operation for 3 years with over 100 artist participants

Polygonal Encyclopedia:
The Wirecutter - Review, Special Gifts for Your Favorite People, Western Honey Bee Ring, Holiday Gift Guide, Wormhole Ring


MFA Rhode Island School of Design 2005

BFA Kansas City Art Institute 2003