MAY 2018: AMY GUIDRY
The premise of my series "In Our Veins" is to explore the connections between all life forms and the cycle of life.
Through a psychological, and sometimes visceral, approach, this series investigates our relationship to the natural world, as well as our role in the life cycle.
Concepts such as life and death, survival and exploitation, and the interdependence of living and nonliving organisms are illustrated throughout.
"In Our Veins" demonstrates these ideas in a surreal, psychologically charged narrative in an effort to raise awareness and promote ecological conservation.
Amy Guidry is an American artist residing in Lafayette, Louisiana. She grew up in Slidell, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. Guidry comes from a family of artists including the late painter Eleanor Norcross. She studied at Loyola University of New Orleans, where she received her bachelor’s degree in visual arts in 1998 and was the recipient of the Loyola University Art Scholarship. Guidry’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums nationwide, including the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Aljira a Center for Contemporary Art, Brandeis University, the PhilaMOCA, the Paul & Lulu Hilliard Art Museum, and the Acadiana Center for the Arts. Her work is present in public and private collections throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia, including the Alexandria Museum of Art, The City of Slidell, and the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. Guidry’s paintings have been featured in publications such as American Artist, Adbusters, and American Art Collector, as well as online sites such as Hi-Fructose and Huffington Post. Her work has also been featured on MTV’s The Real World, Season 20: Hollywood.