New Work

“Indispensable” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 20″w x 10″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

I’m happy to say that I’ve just finished Indispensable (the large painting of the horse).  This piece has been in the works for a few months, granted I had a couple of projects pop up as I was invited to do them, but this is one of my larger paintings.  It is an acrylic on canvas, 20″ wide by 10″ high.  Indispensable connects a mountain landscape with a horse, representing the connection of all life while keeping with a recent theme exploring the question of anonymity versus connection.  View it online here: https://amyguidry.com/indispensable.html.

I also finished a couple of small paintings I’d been wanting to do.  Cor and Corporis (Latin for heart and body, respectively) are acrylic on canvas, 4″ x 4.”  Both feature rabbits  and are complimentary paintings that work as a pair or as individual pieces, both using ribbon to connect to either the ribcage or the heart.  Seeing these organs and bones serves as a reminder of the biological similarities of all sentient beings.  View them online here: https://amyguidry.com/corporis.html   and here: https://amyguidry.com/cor.html.


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Minetta Review

“The Wild West” by Amy Guidry on the cover of the Minetta Review

My painting, The Wild West, is on the cover of the latest issue of the Minetta Review.  The Fall/Winter issue just came out and a digital version is now online at: https://issuu.com/minetta/docs/f2016_minetta_mag_final_for_issuu.

In The Wild West, a skeletal horse and human hybrid, suggesting our practices of genetic manipulation, serves as a grim tale of foreboding.  The skeleton, the horse skull, and the desert are symbols of cowboys and typical Western imagery.  Television Westerns would typically portray life as good vs. bad, when in reality, the land, environment, people, and animals were all seen as a means to an end.  The title refers to how the U.S., itself a part of the western hemisphere, is still taking over land, animals, and resources to this day, creating desert landscapes via clear-cutting and global warming.


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Menagerie

“Integral” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 20″w x 10″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

I’m happy to announce that I was recently invited to participate in an upcoming exhibit at the Amelia Center Gallery at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida.  The exhibition is titled “Menagerie” and it focuses on animals, covering a wide range of topics from environmental concerns, to societal constructs, to self-examination, to the pure celebration of nature.  It will run from Feb. 3- March 3rd, 2017.


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Emerging to Established

“On the Rise” by Amy Guidry; acrylic on canvas; 10″w x 20″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2016

I will have work in the upcoming “Emerging to Established” group exhibition at Krause Gallery in New York, NY in January 2017.  The exhibit opens January 7th, 2017 with a reception from 6-8pm and will remain up through January 31st.


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Mother Nature Network

“See animals and the environment through a surrealist’s eyes”; Mother Nature Network

I’m happy to announce that I was recently interviewed by the Mother Nature Network for a feature on their site.  Starre Vartan asked me about my work and the connection to animals and ecological welfare.  Here is just a sample of what we discussed:

MNN: In Our Veins is dominated by horses, deer, bears, wolves, rabbits, cows and humans. Why these animals?

AG: I feel like a lot of these animals blur the line between what would be considered domestic and what would be considered wild. As more wild habitat is being encroached upon by new houses and shopping malls, these animals are being forced out of their homes and find themselves having to adapt to this new urban landscape. They are wild, yet at the same time, people either think of them as cute nomads or dangerous intruders, depending on the species.

I’ll use cows because I feel like they are the epitome of the agribusiness animal. They are used for meat, dairy, and leather, and it’s because of them that forests are cleared and “predatory” animals are killed — all for the sake of ranching.

As for incorporating humans, I do so to emphasize that we are all part of the animal kingdom. I’ll sometimes combine a human with another animal to illustrate that connection. Other times, I may just paint the human brain as a symbol of sentience and our moral obligation to the welfare of these animals.

Read the entire interview here: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/surrealist-artist-amy-guidry-animals-and-our-environment.


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The 100

Several of the small paintings from my In Our Veins series are now $100 for the month of December.  There are a few 4″ x 4″ paintings still available as well, so I’ve included them in this group since they are also $100.  This offer is available through December 31st, so there’s time for those looking to get something for the holidays or to get a piece they’ve been eyeing for their own walls.  To purchase, contact me directly at https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.

“Entwined” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″w x 4″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2016
“Resilient” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″w x 4″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2016
“Emergence” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; $100; (c) Amy Guidry 2016
“Evanescence” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; $100; (c) Amy Guidry 2016
“Stem” by Amy Guidry; acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; $100; (c) Amy Guidry 2016

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Wanderlust

"Vitality" by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on pressed paper; 5.82"w x 4.13"h; $200; (c) Amy Guidry 2016
“Vitality” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on pressed paper; 5.82″w x 4.13″h; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2016

My painting, Vitality, will be featured in the upcoming “Wanderlust” exhibit opening this weekend at Modern Eden Gallery.  This piece is an acrylic on pressed paper, 5.82″ wide by 4.13″ high.  The opening reception will be this Saturday, December 10th, from 6-9pm at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, CA.  And if you miss the opening, the show will be up through December 30th.


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Album cover

"Preservation" by Amy Guidry on the cover of "Another Medicine" EP by Levees
“Preservation” by Amy Guidry on the cover of “Another Medicine” EP by Levees

I’m happy to announce that my painting, Preservation, is on the cover of the new EP by the band, Levees.  The EP, Another Medicine, is out as of today.  And if you are in New Orleans, be sure to check out Preservation in person while it is currently at LeMieux Galleries.


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New Small Works

"Revival" by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4" x 4"; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2016
“Revival” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2016
"Emergence" by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4" x 4"; $100; (c) Amy Guidry 2016
“Emergence” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; $100; (c) Amy Guidry 2016

In the midst of some other projects I have going on, I managed to finish a couple of small paintings in my In Our Veins series.  These are part of a sub-series of 4″ x 4″ paintings.  Revival and Emergence are both acrylic on canvas, 4″ by 4.”  View these and two other available small paintings here:

Revival https://amyguidry.com/revival.html

Emergence https://amyguidry.com/emergence.html

Evanescence https://amyguidry.com/evanescence.html

and Stem https://amyguidry.com/stem.html


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Aponia

APONIA Magazine, November 2016
APONIA Magazine, November 2016
From APONIA Magazine, "On the Rise" and "Exposed" by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; (c) Amy Guidry 2016
From APONIA Magazine, “On the Rise” and “Exposed” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; (c) Amy Guidry 2016

My work is currently featured in the new issue of APONIA Magazine.  APONIA is a vegan fashion, art, and beauty magazine based out of Australia.  Several paintings from my In Our Veins series are featured as well as a lovely write-up by Thara Vidyaratne.  Thara writes, “...her ability to combine a high level of technical skill with the thorough conceptualisation of a philosopher, Guidry’s work creates surrealist images with the accuracy of photorealism.”  The issue is currently available to read online at: https://issuu.com/aponiamagazine/docs/aponia_magazine_november_2016_final.


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