Dylan Hausthor’s work is an act of hybridity—an effort to render field recordings into myth. Interested in the human threshold between growth and an abyss of lunacy, the stories he looks for are found at the end of dirt roads and in the tops of fir trees.

He received his BFA with Honors from Maine College of Art and his work has been showcased nationally and internationally. He founded Wilt Press in the spring of 2015 and currently works as a cinematographer, bookmaker, photographer, and chief editor of Wilt Magazine from an island in Maine.

His work has been described as having “too many pictures of deer”.




2015 BFA Photography with Honors, Maine College of Art

Expected 2021 MFA Photography, Yale University 

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Past The Pond, Setting Fires, Speedwell Projects, Portland ME

2016 GOD BURNS HIS GARBAGE, Incubator Gallery, Haverhill MA

2014 I Am Going To Get Shot And Die, Maine College of Art, Portland ME

The Pine Tree’s Splintered Psalms, South Street Cafe, Bennington VT


Two and Three Person Exhibitions

2019 Gothic Fictions with Tereza Zenlakova and Rory Mulligan, Silver Eye Center Pittsburgh PA

2016 Chapel in the Pines, with Paul Guilmoth, Fuzz Hut Manchester NH

2013 Tyler Guilmette and Dylan Hausthor, Portland Trails, Portland ME


Group Exhibitions

2019 Format Festival 19, Format, Derby, UK

6x6 Yangon, Yangon Photo Festival, Myanmar

Break A Leg, University of Arkansas, AK

2018  Death Dive, Launch F18, New York NY

Biennial, CMCA, Rockland ME

Liminal, PhoPa,  Portland ME

Istanbul Photobook Festival, Hunger VOID, Istanbul

Survey, New System Laundry, Portland ME

Somerset House, Photo London, London UK

Hatch, Photo Emphasis, Medici Gallery, Lincoln NE

2017 Go-Go, Speedwell Gallery, Portland ME

Alternative Facts, Humble Arts Foundation, Brooklyn NY

On Beauty, Humble Arts Foundation, Brooklyn NY

American Beauty, Speedwell Gallery, 1 North St, Portland ME

The Other Inaugural Ball, 634 Forest, Portland ME

Photocopy Club, Doomed Gallery, London UK

The Protecting Cloak Release, 1 North St, Portland ME

2016 The Impossible Image, BIP- Leige, Belgium

Seeing Through, PhoPa Gallery, Portland ME

Go-Go, Bakery Photo Collective, Westbrook ME

2015 Aggregate, Maine College of art, Portland ME

There’s No Shade in the Valley, Curated show at Maine College of Art, Portland ME

2014 SPE Curated Show, Maine College of Art, Portland ME

Don’t Getcha Hopes Up, 72 Oak Street, Portland ME


Film Screenings

2017 Best Of Druid, The Druid Film Festival, National Traveling Film Fest

2016 Solo, Kimmy, Fuzz Hut, Manchester NH

2015 Group, you don’t go killing people, The Druid Film Festival, National Traveling Film Fest

Group, I LIVE AT THE END OF THIS ROAD, Maine College of Art, Portland ME

Solo, I LIVE AT THE END OF THIS ROAD, Incubator Gallery, Haverhill MA

Solo, I LIVE AT THE END OF THIS ROAD, Bakery Photo Collective, Westbrook ME



Selected Published Titles

2019 NECK II, NECK Press, Marfa TX

2018 Past The Pond, Setting Fires, Wilt Press

VOID Photo, Hunger Sleep Creek, Athens Greece


2017 Memory Full, Papersafe

Wilt 2, Wilt Press

2016 Spotlight, Dispatch Magazine

Wilt, Sad Hair Collective and Sun System Press

Hayloft, Wilt Press

Downstream from Mt. Pine, Wilt Press

Chapel in the Pines, Wilt Press

Burnt Brook, Wilt Press

Frost Lick, Wilt Press

2015 WHITE PSALMS, Sad Hair

2014 Camera Roll, Collaboration with Tyler Guilmette, Sad Hair

Hell Smeller and Sad Hair 1, Sad Hair

Hell Smeller and Sad Hair 2, Sad Hair



Awards and Residencies

2019 World Press Award, North America 6x6

Baie Ste Marie Residency, MECA, Baie, Nova Scotia

Pace House Residency, MECA, Stonington, ME

Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Project Grant, Rockland, ME

2018  Shortlisted Lucie Scholarship

Maine Arts Commission Project Grant

Shortlisted PH Museum Grant

Aperture Portfolio Award FInalist, Aperture Foundation, New York NY

Jackie Bates Collection, Nava, Chicago IL

Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Residency, Rockland ME

Michael Mack's Juror's Choice, LensCulture Exposure Awards

Finalist in LensCulture Exposure Awards, LensCulture,  Amsterdam Netherlands

Shortlisted Gomma Grant, Gomma Books

Go-Go Emerging Artist Award, Speedwell Projects, Portland ME

2017 MECA Alumni Residency, Portland ME

Accepted into SîM Residency, Reykjavik Iceland

Recipient of Kindling Fund, Andy Warhol Foundation, Space Gallery, Portland ME

2016 Shortlisted for the Anamorphosis Prize, New York NY

Accepted into Alterier Smedsby, Paris France

2015 Best Documentary Film, MECA Film Festival, Portland ME

2013 Dig Your Own Grave Award, Southshire School, North Bennington VT

Honorable Mention, Maine College of Art, ME

2011 Artist Book Award, MAUHS, Bennington VT