Wade Guyton

Wade Guyton (b.1972) is a is a printmaker best known for his black monochromes made with an Epson inkjet printer. Born in Hammond, IN, Guyton studied at the University of Tennessee, and later at Hunter College in New York. In his early work, Guyton used a desktop printer to lay black X-shapes, which would become his signature mark, over pages taken from interior design catalogues. His work recycles images using inkjet printing, photo silk screening, and stenciling to imitate Abstract painting. For his series of large-scale untitled works from 2007–2008, Guyton printed black ink on pieces of stretched linen using an Epson 9600 printer. These works appear to follow the tradition of Abstract Expressionism, but the inconsistencies on the surface of the canvases depend on the amount of ink in the printer, not on the artist’s hand. Guyton questions the value of artistic skill in age when Abstract Art is proliferated by mechanical reproduction. In 2009, he began a series of black-and-white stripes produced by printing digital files of the stripes on pieces of folded linen, which record inconsistencies in ink and the scratches made by dragging the fabric across the floor to feed into the printer. Guyton’s work has been exhibited at the Kunsthalle Zürich in Switzerland, the Museo d'Arte Moderna in Bologna, and MoMA PS1 in New York. He lives and works in New York.

 

Education
1996-1998  Hunter College, New York, NV
1990-1995   BA University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

 

Solo Exhibions
2010

          Museum Ludwig, Cologne

2009

            Air de Paris, Paris (Guyton/Walker)
            Greene Naftali, New York (Guyton/Walker)
            Museum Dhondt – Dhaenens, Deurle
            Galerie Gio Marconi, Milan

2008   

            Portkus, Frankfurt am Main
            Galerie Chantel Crousel, Paris
            LAXART, Los Angeles, CA (Guyton/Walker)
            Mseo d’Arte Moderna do Bologna-MAMbo, curated by Andrea Viliani (Guyton/Walker)

2007

            Fredrich Petzel Gallery, New York
            Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich
            Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
            The Suburban, Chicago

2006    

             Haubrokshows, Berlin
            West London Projects, London
            Guyton\Walker, MAMBO, Bologna
            La Salle de Bains, Lyon, France
            Hard Hat Editions, Geneva, Switzerland
            Guyton\Walker: Empire Strikes Back, Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge
            Color, Power & Style, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York City

2005   

           Gavlak, West Palm Beach
            Color, Power & Style, Kunstverein Hamburg, Germany
            Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern, Switzerland
            Art 36 Statements, Galerie Francesca Pia, Basel
            The Failever of Judgement, Part III, Guyton\Walker collaboration, Greene Naftali Gallery, NY

2004    

            Objects are Much More Familiar, Power House, Memphis, TN
            The Failever of Judgement, Guyton\Walker collaboration, presented by Greene Naftali, Reinschau, Cologne
            XXXXX BBB XXXXXFFFFFF FFFF, Guyton\Walker collaboration, Midway Contemporary, St. Paul, MN

2003    
               Elements of an Incomplete Map, Artists Space, New York City

1999   

             Andrew Kreps Gallery Project Space, New York City

1998   

            MFA exhibition, Hunter College, New York City

 

Group exhibitions


2008

            for what you are about to receive, Gagosian Gallery c/o Red October, Moscow
           Oranges and Sardines: Conversations on Abstract Painting with Mark Grotjahn,     Wade Guyton, Mary Heilmann, Amy Sillman, Charline
           von Heyl, and Christopher Wool, curated by Gary Garrels, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
            Painting Now and Forever: Part II, Matthew Marks Gallery and Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
           Not So Subtle Subtitle, curated by Matthew Brannon, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York
           That social space between speaking and meaning, by Fia Backstorm, White Columns, New York
           God is Design, curated by Neville Wakefiled, Galerie Fortes Vilaca, San Paulo
           A New High in Getting Low, John Connelly Presents, New York
           Nina In Position, curated by Jeffrey Uslip, Artists Space, New York
           Sculpture and Concepts of Spacial Illusion: 1967-2007, curated by Don Desmett, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
           Records Played Backwards, curated by Daniel Bimbaum, Modern Institute, Glasgow
           Blasted Allegories: Work from the Ringier Collection, Luzern
           Zuordnungsprobleme, Galerie Johann Konig, Berlin

2007    

            Lyon Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon
            Neo-Integrity, curated by Keith Mayerson, Derek Eller Gallery, New York
            What is Painting?, curated by Anne Umland, Museum of Modern Art, New York
            Someone else with my fingerprints, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
            Overtake: The Reinterpretation of Modern Art, curated by René Zechlin and Matt Parker, Lewis Gluckman Gallery,
            University College Cork, Cork
            Degree Zero, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
            Introvert, extrovert, Makes no Difference, curated by John Armleder, Galerie Catherine Issert, Saint Paul de Vence
            The Lath Picture Show, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
            Uncertain States of America: American Art in the 3rd Millenium, (Guyton\Walker), curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Hans Ulrich Obrist and
            Gunnar Kvaran, Le Musée du Serignan, Serignan; Herning Art Museum, Herning/Copenhagen; The Centre for Contemporary
            Art, Zanek, Ujazdowski, Warsaw
            DUMP: Postmodern Sculture in the Dissolved Field, curated by Andrea Kroksnes, Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Arkitektur og Deisg, Oslo
            Stuff: International Contemporary Art from the Collection of Burt Aaron, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit
            Seth Price / Kelley Walker / Continuous Project, (Continuous Project), Modern Art Oxford, Oxford
            En Foco: El CoLeccionismo en Puerto Rico- Parte 1: Apropiacion, Autoria y Autenticidad- Wade Guyton, Seth Price, Josh Smith, Kelley
            Walker, Aaron Young, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Santurce
            Imagination Becomes Reality, ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany
            Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Thomas Dane Gallery, London
            For the People of Paris, Sutton Lane (c/o Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot), Paris
            À Moitié Carré, À Moitié Fou / Half Square, Half Crazy, curated by Vincent Pécoil, Lily Reynaud, Dewar and Elisabeth Wetterwald,
            Centre National d’Art Contemporain de la Villa Arson, Nice
            Hard Hat Dispatch, curated by Fabrice Stroun and Balthazar Lovay, Dispatch, New York
            Tbilisi 4:  Every Day is Saturday, curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Tbilisi
            String Show, curated by Josh Smith, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York  

2006    

            Guyton, Price, Smith, Walker, Kunsthalle Zurich
            Ordnung + Verfuhrung (Principal + Seduction), Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich
            Imagination Becomes Reality. Part IV: Borrowed Images, Sammlung Goetz, Munich
            Delete/How to Make a Perfect Ghost, Anton Kern Gallery, New York United Artists, Ltd., Marfa

2005    

            Uncertain States of America, Astrup Fearnley Musset for Moderne Kunst, Olso, Norway
            Unburied/Reburied, Kunstbunker, Nürnberg
            Make It Now: New Sculpture in New York, SculptureCenter, New York
            Grey Flags, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
            Greater New York, P.S. 1-MOMA, Long Island City
            New York Twice, Air de Paris, Paris
            Tête à Tête, Greenberg van Doren Gallery, New York
            Die Gute Forme, curated by Gerold Miller, Mehdi Chouakri Galerie, Berlin
            Dead/Undead, curated by Hans-Jürgen Hafner, Galerie Six Friedrich Lisa Ungar, Munich
            Principles of Construction, curated by Friederike Nymphius, Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca
            Meet me at the Corner, Fortescue Avenue / Jonathan Viner, London

2004    

            Last one on is a soft Jimmy, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York City
            Formalismus. moderne kunst, heute, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany
            Real World: The Dissolving Space of Experience, curated by Suzanne Cotter, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK.
            Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City
            Tuesday is Gone, curated by Daniel Baumann, Karvasla, Tbilisi
            The Age of Optimism, curated by Fabrice Stroun, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich
            Circa Circe, curated by Julien Fronsacq, Forde espace d’art contemporain, Geneva

2004     

             Summer program, curated by Cay-Sophie Rabinowitz, apexart, New York City
             Unplugged Architecture, curated by Max Henry, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York
             Notes on Renewed Appropriationisms, curated by Lauri Firstenberg, The Project, LoS Angeles

2003    

            Junge Szene, (Form, Kontext, Troja), curated by Daniel Baumann, Secession, Vienna
            Le Rayon Noir, curated by Fabrice Stroun and Mai-Thu Perret, Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland
            In the Public Domain, Greene Naftali, New York City
            All that was not then, Year, New York City
            Corporate Profits vs. Labor Costs, D’Amelio Terras, New York City
            High Desert Test Sites #2, Joshua Tree, CA
            Snowblind, (with Mungo Thomson and Matthew Brannon), John Connelly Presents, NY
            88.7 89.3 103.9 (with Kelley Walker and Seth Price), Brooklyn, NY
            Welcome Home, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York City

2002   

           Building Structures, PS1, Long Island City
            Brewster Project, curated by Mari Spirito, Brewster NY
            Second Sight: Hunter College MFA Alumni Exhibition 1991 – 2001, Hunter College Time Square Gallery, NY
            Lucky DeBellevue, Wade Guyton, Richard Hawkins, Jeff Ono, PHIL, Los Angeles
            Retrofit, curated by Lauri Firstenberg, Lombard-Freid Gallery, New York City

2001    

            David Brody, Mark Grotjahn, Wade Guyton, Siobahn Liddell, Gorney,Bravin, + Lee, NY
            The Love of Look, curated by Kirsty Bell, Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Vienna, Austria
            After the Diagram, curated by Lauri Firstenberg and Douglas Cooper, Whitebox, NY
            Group Show (Spring 2001), curated by Michele Maccarone and Chivas Clem, The Fifth International, NY

2000    

            New York Projects, Delfina, London, UK
            21st Century Group Show… or it's only just begun, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, NY
            Kosmobiologie, curated by Nancy Chaikin, Bellwether, Brooklyn

1999   

            Answer Yes, No, or Don’t Know – Quadrants, curated by Ricci Albenda, Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY
            A Radiant Future, (with Lothar Hempel, Simon Periton, Daniel Roth, Richard Wright) Forde, Geneva, Switzerland

1998    

            Sacrifizzio dell’ intelletto 5.0, (with Omer Fast, Andrew Mount, James Dawson-Hollis), 289 Hudson, NYC

1997    

             Cambio, curated by Kenny Schachter, New York City

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
MAMCO, Musée D’art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerlan