Jylian Gustlin explores how science and mathematics intersect with art in her abstract and representational mixed media paintings, created with acrylic on wood panels, and other media — ink, gouache, pencils and resins — by immersing herself in complex themes that are the basis of her work. Gustlin’s paintings are often based on the Fibonacci mathematical theories, and Entropy in thermodynamics. Fibonacci’ and ‘Entropy’ are two reoccurring themes that are a focus of her work. Gustiln also makes paintings that are figurative in nature, that are also layered with complex symbolism, and created with the same brilliant palette of vivid color and iconic Gustlin patterns that is associated with her work.

 

The Fibonacci mathematical theory is based on the numbers 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, and so on. Fibonacci mathematical calculations create rectangles and shell spirals based on the incrementally increasing numbers. Jylian Gustlin explores the relationship of Fibonacci numbers to the petals on flowers and how to use these ideas in paintings as well as the relationship of Fibonacci to musical scales and how the 5-tone scale, 8-tone scale, and 13-tone scale.

 

Entropy comes from a principle of thermodynamics dealing with energy. It usually refers to the idea that everything in the universe eventually moves from order to disorder, and entropy is the measurement of that change.

 

Jylian Gustlin’s paintings are process driven – when looking at her work there is a sense the painting was “made” with effort, intention and even strength. The artist starts with an idea and then intuitively works to its conclusion. By adding and then subtracting information, brushwork, colors and lines, the work comes into being. Some of Gustlin’s paintings are finished with a soft gloss varnish that reveals the history of the work through line and brushstrokes, while others have a hard resin finish that encases the work under a thick glossy veneer. All of Jylian Gustlin’s paintings ignite conversation while also standing soundly without words. The artist has exhibited all over the US, and her work is collected worldwide.

EDUCATION

1984 – 1986  Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA

Bachelor of Fine Arts, concentration: Design and Fine Arts

1980 – 1984  San Jose State University

San Jose, CA

Computer Science Program

 

EXHIBITIONS

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

Entropy , Gallery Mar Park City, CO February , 2017

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

Saltito , Gallery Mar Park City, CO 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

New Works , Gallery Mar Park City, CO 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 Jan. , 2014

Gallery Mar , Park City, CO July , 2013

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 Nov., 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, Dec., 2010

Aqua Art Fair , Donna Seager Gallery , Miami, FL, Dec., 2010

Rara Avis , Donna Seager Gallery , San Rafael, CA Oct., 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, 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

 

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

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