About J Dylan Cavin
Jeremy Dylan Cavin was born in Chickasha, OK, and is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation. He has been drawing as long as he can remember, but it wasn’t until middle school that he developed his interest of comic books and put a handle on what he would want to do with his life.
Dylan attended the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma on an Art Talent scholarship. It was here that he found his passion for painting and figure drawing. In his last year of college, he decided to emphasize in graphic design. Dylan graduated with a BFA in 2000 and has been in the graphic design field ever since.
Dylan enlisted in the army in July of 2006 wanting to get away for awhile, he only served nine months. He was honorably discharged after breaking his leg. It was during this off time, after dabbling in other aspects of art such as photography, tattooing (a majority of his tattoos are done by himself), and comic art, that he started doing portraits of friends and pets. He finally felt that he established an outlet for his artistic expression.
“After years of being in the design field, it really felt good making something with my hands that others could connect to, appreciate and in return was self gratifying,” he said. “ To me as an artist, art is as simple and complex as making a connection to the viewer through my work. When you can achieve this, it is a special relationship that can go beyond what is on canvas or paper.”
Dylan has received many honors and awards within the past few years of his increasingly successful art career, including Best of Show at the Choctaw 9th Annual Art Show, First Place Graphics at the 2012 Red Earth Festival, and First Place Graphics at the 2012 Southeastern Art Show and Market.
One of Dylan's works, entitled “Legacy,” was used for promotional purposes for the 2013 Red Earth Festival.
His artwork has been shown in both the New York and Washington D.C. locations of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian this past year and he was honored to be featured on the cover of the 2012 “Indian Country” issue of OKLAHOMA TODAY MAGAZINE.