Wade Guyton is a US post-conceptual artist. He was born in 1972 in Hammond, Indiana. He is best known for works on paper and canvas that exploit the painterly but erratic qualities of Inkjet printers. Guyton’s work is formal in nature, and can be seen as a re-visitation of Modernist ideals bracketed within the questions and issues of digital reproduction and the history of appropriation art practices.
Early Life and Education
Guyton grew up in a small town in Tennessee. In 1995 He received his BA degree from the University of Tennessee. In 1996 he moved to New York. From 1996-1998 He attended Hunter’s College, MFA academic program.
As a student, he got guidance from acclaimed teachers. He first got a job at St Mark’s Bookshop that is located in East Village. During that point of his life, he showed interests in engaging in the creation of commercial art forms. He had his own village studio where he spent some quality time creating various art forms. In 2004 He won the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists award
Guyton’s artworks were exhibited in a number of exhibitions. The color black and the letter X became signature motifs. The difference between Wade Guyton and other artists is that he spends significant time using technology to create various artworks. Using a computer, Guyton produces paintings. Guyton collaborated with a number of artists. He worked with contemporary artists like Kelley Walker and Stephen Prina.
Wade Guyton is regarded as one of the contemporary artists revisiting late Modernism.
Since 2003 Wade Guyton participated in a number of exhibitions. His exhibitions were held in various parts of Europe and the USA. Guyton’s artworks were displayed in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Contemporary Art as well as other reputed places across the world.
Marciano Art Foundation happy to host Wade Guyton’s works