Amy Guidry - Portrait

Amy Guidry/ Amy Guidry

United States 1976

Surrealism

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Amy Guidry
Amy Guidry
Female
United States
1976

Amy Guidry is an American artist, known for her interest in human psyche and behavior, but also for exploring the interaction between the people, animals, and nature. She uses Surrealism as the element that brings together art and psychology, the two areas that influenced her the most. The focus in her work is on the circle of life, and on all the interconnectedness that exists between the life forms. Her photo-realistic imagery consists of human and animal figures, to which she adds incredible details, leaving the completed composition, with all its depth and distinctiveness. Amy is one of the rare artists that understand the natural order and its complexity.

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Amy Guidry – Dissociate

Amy Guidry’s Education

The artist was born in 1976 in Jacksonville, North Carolina but grew up in Slidell, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. She discovered her love for art when she was about 3 years old. For her, it represents a mean of communication, in which she enjoys the most. She comes from the artistic family that includes the late painter Eleanor Norcross. Since 1988 she was a part of the Talent Art Program, until the end of her junior high and high school. In 1994 Guidry had the honor to be the recipient of the Loyola University New Orleans Visual Art Scholarship, which is given to only one student per year. Here she earned Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts in 1998. The artist also took Psychology courses, as a part of her diverse art disciplines curriculum.

In 1994 Guidry had the honor to be the recipient of the Loyola University New Orleans Visual Art Scholarship

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Amy Guidry – Consciousness

Influences and Style

Each surreal painting that begins with an idea or image is unique and original, and kinda represents Amy herself, but also marks a period of her artistic career. While doing a research about animal welfare at the age of 14, and while reading the philosopher Peter Singer’s book Animal Liberation, Guidry gradually became a vegan, which had the biggest influence on her, as she admits. She was also inspired by the Hieronymus Bosch, Salvador Dali, Kiki Smith, and Wangechi Mutu. Her fascination with the life circle has led her to the In Our Veins series. As each piece tells one story, the removal of one element or organism consequently has the domino effect on every other species. Author’s goal is to inspire, enlighten, amuse and bring positive emotions and reactions. The paintings themselves look as if they are trying to speak with the viewer, creating a dialogue and personal interconnection.

Author’s goal is to inspire, enlighten, amuse and bring positive emotions and reactions

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Amy Guidry – Vital

Diverse Talents and Exhibitions

The surrealist’s acrylic depictions investigate and analyze people’s relationship with each other and to the natural world. Her work has been displayed in galleries and museums around the world in places like the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Aljira a Center for Contemporary Art, Sara Nightingale Gallery in New York, Brandeis University, the PhilaMOCA, Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, and the Paul & Lulu Hilliard Art Museum. Besides this, Amy’s work has been featured in publications such as American Artist, Adbusters, Newsday, and American Art Collector, as well as on MTV’s The Real World, Season 20: Hollywood.

Amy Guidry lives and works in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA.

Featured image: Amy Guidry – Portrait
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YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015(ouroboros)LeMieux Galleries, New Orleans, LAGroup
2015Reinventing the HelmSara Nightingale Gallery, Water Mill, NYGroup
2015Reinventing the Helm PreviewSELECT Art Fair, New York, NYGroup
2014WanderlustModern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2014Goldfinch & Guidry- 2-Person ExhibitionBarrister's Gallery, New Orleans, LAGroup
2014Wiregrass BiennialWiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, ALGroup
2014In Our VeinsAcadémie Gallery, Lafayette, LASolo
2014Real and SurrealSandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2014The Coaster ShowLa Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2013EnigmaThe Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge, LAGroup
2013North/SouthRobert Lange Studios, Charleston, SCGroup
2013Penetrating the American Psyche(SCENE) Metrospace, East Lansing, MIGroup
2013ViewpointsAljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJGroup
2013Peaceable Kingdom: Animals, Real and ImaginedBedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CAGroup
2012HyperrealitySlidell Cultural Center, Slidell, LASolo
2012It's the End of the World (Again!)PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2012Louisiana Voices- 6-Person InvitationalPaul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette, LAGroup
2012The Great West Coast Migration (traveling)The Artery, Costa Mesa, CAGroup
2012The Great West Coast Migration (traveling)LeBasse Projects, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2012The Great West Coast Migration (traveling)Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2012The Great West Coast Migration (traveling)Roq la Rue Gallery, Seattle, WAGroup
2011After DarkWally Workman Gallery, Austin, TXGroup
2011Insatiable: Our Rapacious Appetite for MoreKniznick Gallery, Brandeis University, Waltham, MAGroup
2011MyselfSheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, NVGroup
2010Like a Prayer- Curated by Martina BatanBarrister's Gallery, New Orleans, LAGroup
2010New RealmSchepis Museum, Columbia, LASolo
201030th Anniversary Group ExhibitionWally Workman Gallery, Austin, TXGroup
2010LaGrange National XXVI BiennialLaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, GAGroup
2009No Dead ArtistsJonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LAGroup
2009FeastWally Workman Gallery, Austin, TXGroup
2009New RealmGalerie Lafayette, Lafayette, LASolo
2009New RealmThe Oak Street Gallery, Hammond, LASolo
2008Learn Promote DefendMason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GAGroup
2008Ameri-Dreaming: Art & American CultureClaypool-Young Gallery, Morehead State University, Morehead, KYGroup
2008TwelveWally Workman Gallery, Austin, TXGroup
2008New RealmHenri & Odette, Las Vegas, NVSolo
2008The Circus Show & Other AtrocitiesVerge Gallery, Sacramento, CAGroup
2008Southern OpenAcadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LAGroup
2008New RealmAcadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LASolo
2007Beneath the SurfaceGalerie Lafayette, Lafayette, LASolo