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Amy Guidry (b. 1976, Jacksonville, N.C.) is an American artist in Lafayette, Louisiana. She grew up in Slidell, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. She attended Loyola University of New Orleans where she received her Bachelors degree in Visual Arts in 1998. She was the recipient of the Loyola University Art Scholarship, which is awarded to only one student per graduating class.
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 University Art Museum, and the Acadiana Center for the Arts. Her work is present in public and private international collections including the Alexandria Museum of Art, the City of Slidell, the Zigler Art Museum, and the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. Guidry’s paintings have been featured in publications such as American Artist, Adbusters, and Professional Artist. Her work has also been featured on MTV’s The Real World, Season 20: Hollywood as well as the upcoming feature film “When Angels Sing” starring Harry Connick, Jr. and Willie Nelson.
Amy explains her work by saying, “My interest in Art and Psychology began at a young age and continues to influence my work to this day. With Surrealism being the grand marriage of the two, I was naturally drawn to every aspect behind the movement. Themes I explore involve the human psyche- who we are and how we interact with each other, and the world we live in- our relationship with other animals and nature, as well as the cycle of life and connections between all life forms. I work in series, each painting has its own message, with the overall concept conveying respect for all of nature and humanity.”