Leo Hylan is a multimedia artist working in a plethora of media including programming, photography, filmmaking, video art (installation and VJ), and electronic music / sound. Based in the Baltimore / Washington area, Leo has shown internationally, but primarily exhibits his work throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. He received his B.F.A. in New Media from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and both an M.A.T. in Arts Education and an M.F.A in Digital Arts from Goucher College.
Leo is an award winning artist who has had featured solo and group exhibitions in several prestigious galleries including The Silber Gallery and The Metro Gallery in Baltimore, Crux Space in Philadelphia, and ArtFarm and Metropolitan in Annapolis. He has designed several video installations for galleries, local restaurants, and film festivals such as the Annapolis Film Festival. He designed four major public video installations in downtown Philadelphia for the Commerce Outdoor Screen and Video Cube at The Kimmel Center. In addition to these exhibitions and installations, Leo is a multimedia performer of electronic music, experimental sound, and live video (VJ). He has performed at various locations throughout the Baltimore / Washington, D.C., Asheville, Philadelphia, and New York areas; as well as, major east coast music festivals. This includes live video performances for nationally acclaimed musicians such as Telesma, Andy Bopp (Lovenut, Myracle Brah, etc.), and others. Leo has also produced three short films that use and/or combine 8mm and 16mm film; as well as, analog and digital video which have been shown at premier cinemas including the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago.
Leo Hylan is a Founder and Instructor of Film, Video, Artistic Development, 21st Century Design, and Digital Media at the first arts magnet program in his now hometown of Annapolis, MD and currently serves on the Board of Directors at The Chesapeake Arts Center in Baltimore, MD. He has been published in several Art Education Curricula and Journals; as well as, providing presentations at the National Art Education Conference in Seattle, WA. Leo has been featured in numerous articles a including the City Paper- Baltimore, What’s Up Annapolis, The Knights Foundation Blog, and the Capital Gazette including a featured profile.