The Great West Coast Migration, Traveling Exhibition, Exhibition Catalogue
Amy's work is included in PangeaSeed's The Great West Coast Migration traveling exhibition to benefit sharks and oceans in Japan and beyond. The exhibit takes place at Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle, July 13-15; Grass Hut Co., Portland, July 20-22; Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, July 27-28; LeBasse Projects, Los Angeles, Aug. 2-4; The Artery, Costa Mesa, Aug. 10-12; and Space 4 Art, San Diego, Aug. 17-19.
"Interview with Amy Guidry- Between Photorealism and Surreal Composition," Matilde Casaglia, POSI+TIVE Magazine, July 9, 2012
"Her artworks, pending between a realism which is almost photographic and a pure transparent surrealism are present in private and public collections including the Zigler Art Museum, the Alexandria Museum of Art, the Schepis Museum, and the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art."View Article
"'The Great West Coast Migration' PangeaSeed Benefit Art Tour," Nastia Voynovskaya, Hi-Fructose Magazine, July 4, 2012
Amy's work featured on Hi-Fructose online as a participating artist in "The Great West Coast Migration" traveling benefit exhibition.
"The huge group show "The Great West Coast Migration" will make its way down the West Coast stopping at various galleries, and the stellar roster of artists will undoubtedly draw big crowds for this noble cause.".View Article
Line Zero, Edited by Renda Dodge, Volume 2, Issue 2, Winter 2012, p. 85
Amy's painting Symbiotic was selected as a Finalist to be featured in the Winter 2012 issue of Line Zero, a quarterly indie arts and literature publication based out of Seattle.
"Review: New Works at Barrister's Gallery," D. Eric Bookhardt, Gambit Weekly, May 15, 2012
"...all three artists are increasingly accomplished, and their extraordinary imaginations, deftly transposed to paint on canvas, make this dramatically offbeat show very appealing for anyone with an appreciation for magic realism."View Article
Juxtapoz magazine, April 2012, p. 131
Featured as the Best of Show winner of the Surreal Salon IV at the Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary ArtMore Details
"'Hyperreality' to be exhibited through March 30 at Slidell Cultural Center," Kathleen DesHotel, The Times-Picayune, Sunday, March 18, 2012
"...the most appropriate word to describe the impact of the Lafayette-based artist's work is "intense." An interest in art and psychology surfaces in all of her works. We do not see just a lovely flower or a cute animal or a pretty face; rather, we see commentaries on human condition, including an observance of our ironic behaviors and the contradictions of our habits."View Article
Catapult Magazine, Edited by Thena Cartwright, Issue 8, March 2012, p. 26-27
Amy's work is featured in a current spread of Catapult Magazine, Issue 8.
February 2012 Featured Artist, Cultural Connections, Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, Feb. 2012
Amy was selected as the Cultural Connections featured artist in February 2012. Her painting "Untitled (Heads)" is the featured image of the February issue.
Surreal Salon IV, Baton Rouge Gallery- Center for Contemporary Art, Jan. 3-26, 2012
Juror: Casey Weldon. "Symbiotic" selected for "Best of Show" award. To be featured in Juxtapoz and Hi-Fructose magazine as the winner of the Surreal Salon IV.More Details
"Communicating Social Messages through Art, Partnership and Publicity," Renee Phillips, Professional Artist Magazine, December/January 2012, p. 22-23
"...Amy's website serves as an integral component to communicating the significance of her art. Her growing exhibition career has led to more opportunities to discuss her messages with the public."More Details
Eclectix, Patricia Zemanek, Interview, November 2011
"Some of her arresting works have a wonderful Western movie feel, with a surreal kick. Kind of like Clint Eastwood meets Georgia O'Keeffe, at the O.K. Corral. The clean, stark desert backgrounds have that white light that speaks so clearly of the desert climate – dry and expansive. For someone who doesn't live there, she captured it incredibly. Other works place people in surreal yet everyday situations, altering and twisting our perceptions. One of Amy's series "New Realm" is composed of dreamy elegant, almost floating self-portraits – sometimes juxtaposed with not-so-pretty realities and emotions."
Country Roads Magazine, James Fox-Smith, "Myths & Legends" issue, October 2011, Cover
Amy's painting "Introspective" is featured on the cover of the Country Roads Magazine's October issue, Myths & Legends.
Interview, Michael Rakov, My Moleskine Magazine, Russia, August 1, 2011
[translated from Russian] "Protection of nature - one of the main themes in the creations of this American artist. True, of that, in order to depict the beauty of the animal kingdom, she demonstrates its unattractive side to us that with this world people make."More Details
Art Melt 2011, Louisiana State Museum, Exhibition Catalogue
Received Juror's Choice Award and Honorable Mention
Jurors: Rachel Wolff (Brooklyn-based critic, writer, and editor); Benjamin Hickey (Curator, Masur Museum of Art); Kelli Scott Kelley (Artist, Associate Professor of Painting, Louisiana State University)
CALYX Journal; Editorial collective: Ahrens, Eggers, McFarland, Olson, Varsell Smith; Volume 26 Number 3, Summer 2011
Amy's work is featured on the cover and inside (p.65)of the 35th Anniversary- special expanded edition of the CALYX Journal. CALYX features art and literature by women and was the first to publish the artwork of Surrealist artist Frida Kahlo in color in the United States.View Article
Pop Culture Radio, Chris Wakefield, Interview, April 20, 2011
Chris Wakefield interviews Amy Guidry for Pop Culture Radio, discussing art, influences, and studio life.
The Louisiana Review: Fiction, Art, Poetry; Edited by Billy Fontenot, Volume 9, Spring 2011, p. 18, 57
Published by the Division of Liberal Arts, Louisiana State University at Eunice.View Article
Beautiful/Decay, Dara Morgenstern, February 21, 2011
"Breathtaking paintings from Amy Guidry's “In Our Veins” series, these works explore the connections between all life forms and the cycle of life through a vivid, surreal narrative."
GUTFIRE! Magazine, Paul Stinson, February 2011
"To experience Amy Guidry’s series “In Our Veins” is to be treated to a vision, one in which a distinctly Western, distinctly American landscape, typically so stark and barren, is suddenly and surreally tenanted by a menagerie of viscera and animate remains."
"Portraits of the Artists," Brad Bynum, Reno News & Review- January 2011, p. 14
"Sheppard Gallery is currently presenting Myself, a 66-artist survey of international, contemporary self portraiture. There are paintings, sculptures, photographs and videos. There are straightforward depictions of physical likeness, and convoluted metaphorical interpretations of psychological moods. The template of self portraiture is simple, but it provides a platform from which artists can dive in any direction."View Article
MYSELF group exhibition, University of Nevada, Reno, Exhibition Catalogue, p. 27
Curated by Marjorie Vecchio, Director of the Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno
Catalogue essays by Joy Garnett and Mira Schor
The Studio Chronicle, David Burns Smith, Interview, 2010
"Guidry walks a conscious line between the cerebral and a traditional, formal approach to making an image. While visually speaking the language of free association, a kind of description of dreams rather than a capturing of dream-like images, Guidry’s works tell a unique, contemporary story. What sets her apart from many neo-surrealists is that she is not imitating Dali, Ernst, or even de Chirico, but rather, speaking their language. Completing the package, Guidry’s paintings are smart, methodical, and contemporary."
Plectrum- The Cultural Pick, Guy Sangster Adams, September 2010
"Forget mere high definition, the exceptionality of Guidry’s mix of photorealism and surrealism, creates a fantastic heightened definition that presents a hyperreality that forces one to address and, with hope, redress our reality."
Guy Sangster Adams, Editor, Plectrum- The Cultural Pick, UK.
beinArt International Surreal Art Collective, Artist Profile, September 2010
The beinArt International Surreal Art Collective was founded in 2006 by Jon Beinart. The collective was formed to increase public awareness and appreciation of contemporary Surreal, Fantastic Realism, Magic Realism and Visionary Art. Each individual artist's contribution increases the movements credibility in the contemporary art world.
23rd September Competition 2010, Alexandria Museum of Art, Exhibition Catalogue, p.2, 22
National exhibition; Juror Kelli Scott Kelly, Associate Professor of Painting, Louisiana State University
Studio Visit, Vol 12 - Open Studios Press; 2010; p60
Amy's work is featured in the current volume of Studio Visit Magazine. The juror for Volume 12 of the international juried competition was Dina Deitsch, the Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, deCordova Sculpture Park + Museum in Lincoln, MA. Studio Visit is published by The Open Studios Press.More Details
Adbusters Magazine, #90: Whole Brain Catalog, Volume 18 Number 4, July/August 2010
Amy's work was featured in the July/August issue of Adbusters Magazine. The issue is titled "Whole Brain Catalog" and is currently on newsstands. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Adbusters is a not-for-profit, reader-supported, 120,000-circulation magazine concerned about the erosion of our physical and cultural environments by commercial forces.More Details
Creative Quarterly - Vol. 19, June 2010
Amy's work was selected as a runner-up in the CQ19 international competition held by Creative Quarterly Magazine. "Creative Quarterly publishes the best work being done internationally in graphic design, illustration, photography and fine art. Published four times a year, it's the only competition accepting entries from all parts of the globe."More Details
Art Calendar Magazine, Louise Buyo, May 2010; p44
Amy Guidry loves investigating the hidden aspects of human nature in her art.“In general, I focus on people and the psychology behind people — not just our interactions with one another, but also with the natural world and the animal kingdom,” she explains. Naturally, Guidry’s fascination with psychology fueled her attraction to surrealism as a subject: “Surrealism was the marriage of my two loves: psychology and art. It was just a natural progression for me to find that subject so interesting and to incorporate it into my work.”
NobleRow, Ryan Kittleman, April 29, 2010; internet
"That’s why it was so refreshing to come across the artwork of Amy Guidry, a Southern belle currently residing in Louisiana. Her combination of surrealism and photo-realist portraiture helped strengthen my belief that exciting new art comes from big ideas with heart, soul, and introspection, executed with precision and impeccable craft, rather than simply trying to be modern for modern’s sake."More Details
"Our Own Way," Walter Pierce, The Independent Weekly - Wednesday, March 10,2010; Sec. 2; p1
"For Guidry, who sometimes pours more than 180 hours into a single photo-realistic painting, 6@549 offers explorative opportunities. 'We were left to our own devices really, and that was one of the great things about this show, that we had artistic license,' Guidry says. 'We’ve worked together so obviously everyone feels comfortable knowing that we’ll all produce good work. It was great to let us go our own way."View Article
"LaGrange National Biennial showcases contemporary art from 39 states", February 19th, 2010; FYI Newsletter
“The LaGrange National Biennial continues to attract some of the finest and most exciting new works by professional artists from throughout the country,” he said. “While we do not assume that this exhibit is a definitive representation of the new directions of American art, it is testimony to the diversity and vitality of current visual expression.”More Details
"Second Annual Surreal Salon", Baton Rouge Gallery (BRG), January 3-28, 2010
The Surreal Salon, formerly known as The Surrealist Ball and Juried Exhibition, will run from Jan. 3-28, 2010 at Baton Rouge Gallery (BRG) - inside Baton Rouge’s historic City Park – located at 1442 City Park Ave.
This exciting exhibition will feature the work of contemporary artists from across the country shedding light on the lasting effects surrealism – one of the most intriguing movements of the 20th century – has on the way that contemporary art is created in the 21st century.View Article