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Ho’olaule’a

“Hope” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4″w x 6″h; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2018

I was recently invited to create a piece for the upcoming “Ho’olaule’a” exhibition opening at Cactus Gallery in Los Angeles.  The exhibit celebrates endangered species (Ho’olaule’a is Hawaiian for celebration), and I chose to paint the Ethiopian wolf.  Ethiopian wolves are the only wolf found in Africa.  They are the rarest species of dog in the world and the rarest carnivore in Africa.  There are less than 450 left in the wild.  They live in close-knit packs of 3-13 adults, but unusually for wolves, they hunt alone.  One of their biggest threats comes from habitat loss due to agriculture.

The title of my painting is Hope and it is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 6″ high.  The human third eye refers to our connection with nature: the we see ourselves in animals as well as seeing the world through their eyes.  The rainbow is a symbol of hope, hence the title, and serves to inspire us all to keep working towards a better future for all of nature.

The “Ho’olaule’a” exhibition opens this Saturday, May 12th, 6-9pm and will remain up through June 2nd.  More details here: https://cactusgalleryla.com/.  For pre-sales, contact Sandra at sandra@cactusgalleryla.com.


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New Painting / Exhibition Opening

“Bestow” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; $500; (c) Amy Guidry 2018
Salvador Dali with ocelot

Very excited to reveal my new painting, Bestow, created for WOW x WOW’s upcoming online exhibition, “Super Reverie.”  Bestow is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 6″ high.  I’ve been fascinated by ocelots since a very young age.  (And apparently Surrealist painter Salvador Dali is a fan.)  As mentioned before, I knew all the big cats so well I could identify them solely by their patterning (without seeing their faces).  I paired the ocelot and bees in this piece because of their similar colors and patterns.  Because of bees, plants are pollinated and ultimately provide food systems for all animals.  The bees surround the ocelot and adorn his head as if they are bestowing him with life.  The human eye refers to our connection with all of nature.  You can view the painting online here: https://amyguidry.com/bestow.html.

The exhibit opens May 4th, 7pm BST, and will remain up through May 25th.  More details and view the exhibition: https://wowxwow.com/product-category/super-reverie.


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In Progress

Painting in progress by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; (c) Amy Guidry 2018
Painting in progress (detail) by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; (c) Amy Guidry 2018

Currently working on a new painting for WOW x WOW’s upcoming online exhibition, “Super Reverie.”  I decided to paint an ocelot for this one.  When I was a child, I was such a fan of ocelots and big cats that I could identify them solely by the markings on their fur.  While the overall ocelot population is currently considered stable, there are only 30 left in the United States in southeast Texas.  They used to be found east in Arkansas and Louisiana, as well as throughout Texas and in Mexico.  Now they are found only in extreme southern Texas, northeastern Mexico, in addition to Central and South America.  Hunting and habitat loss are their biggest threats, which is why a border wall could hinder their roaming for food and breeding.

These are progress photos of the beginning layers of paint as well as much more development of detail to the hair and eyes.  The painting is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 6″ high.  Sign up for my newsletter if you’d like to know when the finished piece goes online: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.


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Vie Magazine

“Interconnect” by Amy Guidry; Vie Magazine; May 2018

My painting Interconnect is featured in the May 2018 issue of Vie Magazine.  It is part of their Introspections page and is a teaser to a larger article to be featured in their Animal issue coming out in August.  Look for Interconnect in the Couture issue out now.  And if you’re in New York, you can see Interconnect in person at Gristle Art Gallery now through May 5th.


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New Work / Exhibition

“Interconnect” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; $500; (c) Amy Guidry 2018

My latest painting in the In Our Veins series is now online.  This piece was created for Gristle Art Gallery’s “Floriography” exhibition going on now through May 5th, 2018.  It’s titled Interconnect and is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 6″ high.  The human third eye refers to our connection to all of nature, both flora and fauna.

I chose to paint a jaguar for this piece- one of my favorite big cats ever since childhood.  And an appropriate subject for a floriography-themed exhibit as their black spots are referred to as “rosettes” because of their rose-like shape.  Jaguars are mainly found in the Amazon or remote areas of Central and South America.  They haven’t reached full endangered status -yet- but their population is in decline and they are listed as Threatened.

“Floriography” is on view at Gristle Art Gallery in Brooklyn, New York now through May 5th.  You can also view the exhibit online here: https://www.gristleartgallery.com/floriography.html.


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Exhibition Opening

“Interconnect” by Amy Guidry; acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; (c) Amy Guidry 2018

This is a sneak preview of sorts of my new painting Interconnect which will be part of Gristle Art Gallery’s “Floriography” exhibition.  It was selected as a promotional image for the show, so I’ll be posting the full image (sans text) once the exhibit opens.  If you are or will be in Brooklyn, New York anytime soon, the exhibition will be up March 10th through May 5th.  There will be an opening reception this Saturday, March 10th from 7-9pm.  More details here: https://www.gristleartgallery.com/current.html.


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Good Mourning Tis of Thee- Catalog

“Good Mourning Tis of Thee” exhibition catalog, Co-Lab Projects DEMO Gallery, Austin, TX, 2017
“The Pack” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 20″w x 10″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

As part of the “Good Mourning Tis of Thee” exhibition I was recently a part of, Co-Lab Projects has created a catalog of works by over 60 artists from the show.  This full-color, 160-page catalog also includes essays by Morgan Meis and co-curator Alyssa Taylor Wendt.  Designed by Jared Ritz.  Also of note, $10 per copy will be donated to Direct Relief for Hurricane Harvey.  You can get a copy in person at Co-Lab Projects in Austin, Texas or order online here: https://squareup.com/store/co-lab-projects/item/good-mourning-tis-of-thee-catalog-pre-order.

You can get a sneak preview of the catalog (be on the lookout for my painting The Pack) in this video clip: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bbh9atrDYbK/?taken-by=colabprojectstx.


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New Work / New Exhibit

“Transcendental” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

Excited to finally reveal my finished painting, Transcendental.  This piece was specifically created for a new exhibit at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco called “Familiar: The Spirit Animal in Contemporary Art.”  Transcendental is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ x 6,” and features the “butterfly eyes” in keeping with some of my other paintings as of late.  “Familiar” opens tonight, November 3rd with a gallery reception from 6-9pm and will remain up through December 1st, 2017.


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Good Mourning Tis of Thee

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

My painting The Pack will be on view starting tomorrow in Austin, Texas.  It was selected to be a part of “Good Mourning Tis of Thee,” a conceptual group exhibition curated by Alyssa Taylor Wendt and Sean Gaulager.  Funded by a generous grant from the city of Austin and the Cultural Arts Division, this exhibit will cover such themes as death and transformation, in which death is a catalyst for positive change.  The show runs October 13th through November 2nd, 2017 at Co-Lab Projects’ DEMO Gallery in Austin, TX.  There will be an opening reception tomorrow, October 13th from 7-11pm.

Good Mourning Tis of Thee, Co-Lab Projects’ DEMO Gallery, October 13- November 2, 2017

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New Work / Upcoming Exhibition

“Transformation” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; $500; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

In anticipation of the exhibition I have coming up, I’m sharing my finished painting, Transformation.  This piece was created for Wow X Wow’s second online exhibition, “Room of a Thousand Doors.”  It’s an acrylic on canvas, 6″ by 6.”  The exhibition opens this Friday, September 1st, 7PM BST through September 22, 2017.  In the meantime, view the painting online here: https://amyguidry.com/transformation.html.  Email sales(at)wowxwow(dot)com with any inquiries.


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