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2019  "Measuring the Cosmos", Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA 

2019   "John Austin Hylton", Piante Gallery, Eureka, CA  

2017   "Book of Wonders", Piante Gallery, Eureka, CA  

2015   "Four Stories", Piante Gallery, Eureka, CA

2013   "Wretches why sit ye here? Fly, fly to the ends of Creation.", Piante Gallery, Eureka, CA

2011   "John Austin Hylton", Piante Gallery,  Eureka, CA

2010   "Corvids Teach the  Cosmos to Humans", Outdoor sculpture part of CabrilloArts Summer workshops,  Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA

2009   "Observatory Station" The Accident  Gallery, Eureka, CA

2005   “Stick and Stones, work by John Hylton”, Olive  Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA 

2004    “John Hylton, Diagrams for Professor Hawking”,  San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (Night Moves), San Jose,CA

2003    Neutron Star/ Dent in  the Fabric of Time, Close Binary Pair with Full Roche Lobe, Fish Trap, GhostFish 

                 The Santa Clara Convention Center and City Hall   Santa Clara, CA

2002   "John Hylton, Diagrams for Professor Hawking", Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA 

2000   "The Sculpture of John Hylton", Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV

2000   "John Hylton, Mixed Media Sculpture",  Ventura College, Ventura, CA 

2000   "Recent Sculpture of John Hylton"  Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR

1998   "Corwgls, Curraghs, and Fishtraps." The Santa Cruz Art Center, Santa Cruz, CA

1994   "Engineered Art: Sculpture of John Hylton." Southern Oregon State College Ashland, OR

 1992   "M.F.A. Sculpture of John Hylton." San Jose State University

1991   "Recent Sculpture by John Hylton." San Jose State University


2023    “Sculpture IS”, Pajaro Valley Arts Council  Gallery, Watsonville, CA

2017    "Art in the Arboretum: Environmental Installations", UCSC Arboretum, Santa Cruz, CA

2016    "Anne and Mark's Art Party", San Jose, CA

2015    "Marking Space and Time, Becky Evans, Bob Benson, John Hylton", Radius Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

2013    “Sculpture IS”, Pajaro Valley Arts Council  Gallery, Watsonville, CA

2011     "Abstractions 2011",  Piante Gallery, Eureka, CA

2010     “Sculpture IS”, Pajaro  Valley Arts Council Gallery, Watsonville, CA

2010     "Fifth Anniversary Show",   The Accident Gallery, Eureka, CA

2006     "Multiple Choice, A Juried   Mixed Media Exhibition", Cabrillo College Gallery, Aptos, CA

2006     “Sculpture IS”, Pajaro Valley Arts Council  Gallery, Watsonville, CA 

2006    “Threads, Fibers and Constructions, The Fine  Art of Textiles”,   Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery,  Watsonville, CA

2003    "The Moment After" Cabrillo College Gallery, Aptos, CA 

2003    "California Coastline" The Canvas Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

2003    "Artists at the Edge" Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA

2002    "Wood Wards", Juried by Robert Brady, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA  Multiple Universe wins jurors award.                   

 2001   "Juried All Media Exhibition, 2001" Monterey Museum of Art,  Monterey, CA  

1999    "Erudite II" Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA

1999    "American Portfolio II" Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

1997    "Erudite, The Art of the Cabrillo College Art Department Staff, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA

1992    "Equilibration Countenance: The Sculpture of Cynthia Handel and John Hylton."  Works Gallery, San Jose

                "Exemplary Contemporary." University of California, Santa Cruz

1989    "Biennial Juried Exhibition." Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CA


Marak, Jason  "Santa Cruz artist shows sculptural installations in Eureka" The Times Standard, April 2019 

Hyperallergic, "A View From the Easel" 

Gopinath, Gabrielle "Looking at a Statue Looking at the Stars", The North Coast Journal, August 2017, at-a-statue-looking-at-the-stars/Content?oid=5953579

SciArt in America, February 2016

Marak, Jason  "Exhibit Takes a Look at Storytelling." The Times Standard, September 2015 entertainment/20150903/exhibit-takes-a-look-at-storytelling

Evans, R.W.  "The Bigger Picture, John Hylton Mythic Installations", The  North Coast Journal, September 


Bowman, Ki.  "Sculpture  IS Garden at Sierra Azul Nursery",  The Seascape,  June 2010

Satish, Arathi.  “Timeless Mysteries Revealed in Sticks and Stones”,  Tri-City  Voice,   February 2005  

Chesky, Laurel.  “Art Not Bombs, Cabrillo Gallery show contemplates war, terror and the  failings of humankind.”, The

Goodtimes, September 2003 

Woodland, Josef. "Pleasant Puzzlements", The Los Angeles Times, March 2000 

Buckner, Marie. "Natural Material Marries Art", Ventura College Press, March 2000

Fairfax, Kirby. "Two Distinct Shows at the College", Ventura County Reporter, March 2000


1992 San Jose State University, M.F.A. in Spatial Arts

1984 The Ohio State University, B.F.A. in Glass Art and Sculpture



2011   Sculpture Lecturer, Humboldt  State University, Arcata, CA

2009   CabrilloARTS Summer Workshops,  Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA, Connecting the Eras, a Site Specific Sculptural Dwelling.

2000-2001  Art Teacher. Hoover Middle School, a Visual and performing arts magnet school. San Jose, CA

1994-5  Instructor. Yavapai College, Clarkdale, AZ

1992  Substitute Instructor. Visual and Performing Arts Department, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA

1990-1  Teaching Assistant. Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

Technical Assistant:

2001-2007 Exhibit Technician. Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA

1996-2000 Visual Arts Tool Coordinator. Visual and Performing Arts Department, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA

1995 Summer staff. The Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle

1992-4 Gallery Assistant. Visual and Performing Arts Department, Cabrillo College

1991-2 Graduate Assistant. San Jose State University

1984-7 Administrative and Maintenance Staff. The Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle

Artist/Studio Assistant:

1995 Studio Assistant. Dale Chihuly, Inc., Seattle

 1990 Studio Assistant. Sam Hernandez, Watsonville, CA

1984-7 Glassblower. Dale Chihuly, Ben Moore, David Schwarz, Dante Marioni, and The Glass Eye Studio