Dymph de Wild was born and raised in the Netherlands, lived in Belgium, and now calls the U.S. home. She hold degrees in Personnel Management and Photography and received her BFA from the Corcoran College of Art + Design and her MFA from James Madison University, where she is an Assistant Professor of Art teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate programs.
Since she graduated in 2012, de Wild has been working and exhibiting in the U.S., Europe, and Africa as a conceptual visual artist. Growing up, de Wild would build tree houses in the forest near her home and would construct homemade circus tents to perform backyard hocus-pocus tricks for her neighbors. This sense of play, still visible in her art practice today, is somewhat Dada-inspired. She was awarded artist residencies and solo exhibitions at Ventana Abierta Spain, in 2017, Guramayne Art Center Ethiopia, in 2019, and installed a collaborative work during her residency at Burren College of Art Ireland, in 2021. She received JMU’s Research Grants, a Faculty Award from JMU’s College of Visual and Performance Art, and a Graduate Fellowship from the VMFA. Her work is included in Guramayne Art Center, Olivet Nazarene University, Burren College of Art, and private collections throughout the U.S., Europe, and Africa.