Wade Guyton  (American, 1972) 

Wade Guyton (American, b.1972) 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.

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Wade Guyton, The Tomato Lovers


Wade Guyton
The Tomato Lovers

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Wade Guyton, Exhibition View


Wade Guyton
Exhibition View
Galerie Chantal Crousel
Wade Guyton, Untitled


Wade Guyton

Cortesi Contemporary SA


Wade Guyton

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Wade Guyton, IMG_1919


Wade Guyton

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Wade Guyton, Untitled


Wade Guyton
Untitled, 2005
epson ultrachrome Inkjet on linen


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Wade Guyton
Untitled, 2006
ultrachrome Inkjet on linen


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Wade Guyton, Untitled


Wade Guyton
Untitled, 2007
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1972   Born in Hammond, Indiana
1990 - 1995   BA, University of Tennessee, TN
1996 - 1998   Hunter College, NY
  Lives and works in New York
2012 - 2013   OS, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA (solo)
2009   Museum Ludwig, Cologne
2009   Galleria Gió Marconi, Milan
2008   Portikus, Frankfurt am Main
2008   Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
2008   LAXART, Los Angeles (Guyton\Walker)
2008   Carte Blanche III: „Gedichte der Fakten“ – Arbeiten aus der Sammlung Arend und Brigitte Oetker, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
2008   Wade Guyton and Kelley Walker, MAMbo, Bologna, Italy (solo)
2007   Friedrich Petzel Gallery New York, USA (solo)
2007   Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2007   Wade Guyton: Objects are much more familiar, Power House, Memphis, USA (solo)
2007   Degree Zero, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA
2007   DUMP, Postmodern Sculpture in the dissolved field, Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Arktitektur og Design, Oslo
2007   For the people of Paris, Sutton Lane, Paris, France
2007   The Lath Picture Show, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, USA
2007   Very abstract and hyper figurative, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK
2007   Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany (solo)
2006   Paintings, Westlondonprojects, London, UK (solo)
2006   MAMBO, (Guyton/Walker collaboration), Bologna, Italy (solo)
2006   La Salle de Bains, Wade Guyton, Lyon, France (solo)
2006   U Stencil, Hard Hat Editions, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
2006   Color, Power & Style, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2006   Haubrokshows, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2006   Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Empire Strikes Back (Guyton\Walker collaboration), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (solo)
2006   Casey Kaplan gallery, Pose & Sculpture (cur. Daniel Baumann), New York, USA
2006   Hyde Park Art Center, Home of the Free (cur. Jens Hoffmann), Chicago, USA
2006   Sammlung Goetz, Imagination Becomes Reality. Part IV: Borrowed Images, Munich, Germany
2006   Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Reykjavik Art Museum, Herning Art Museum, Uncertain States of America (Guyton\Walker collaboration), Annandale-on-Hudson, Reykjavik, Herning
2006   Paula Cooper Gallery, An Ongoing Low-Grade Mystery (Guyton\Walker collaboration), New York, USA
2006   Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Collection 2005–06 Mystery (Guyton\Walker collaboration), Brussels, Belgium
2006   Kunsthalle Zürich, Wade Guyton, Seth Price, Josh Smith, Kelley Walker, Zurich, Switzerland
2006   Haus Konstruktiv, Ordnung und Verführung, Zurich, Switzerland
2006   Anton Kern Gallery, Delete/How to make a perfect ghost, New York, USA
2005   Astrup Fearnley Musset for Moderne Kunst, Uncertain States of America (Guyton\Walker collaboration), Olso
2005   Kunstbunker, Unburied/Reburied, Nuremberg, Germany
2005   Sculpture Center, Make It Now: New Sculpture in New York (Guyton\Walker collaboration), USA
2005   Friedrich Petzel Gallery, Grey Flags, New York, USA
2005   P.S.1-MOMA, Greater New York, Long Island City, USA
2005   Air de Paris, New York Twice, Paris, France
2005   Greenberg van Doren Gallery, Tête à Tête, New York, USA
2005   Mehdi Chouakri Galerie, Die Gute Forme (cur. Gerold Miller), Berlin, Germany
2005   Galerie Six Friedrich Lisa Ungar, Dead/Undead, (cur. Hans-Jürgen Hafner), Munich, Germany
2005   Kunsthalle Andratx, Principles of Construction (cur. Friederike Nymphius), Mallorca, Spain
2005   Fortescue Avenue Jonathan Viner, Meet me at the Corner, London, UK
2005   Gavlak, West Palm Beach, USA (solo)
2005   Kunstverein Hamburg, Color, Power & Style, Hamburg, Germany (solo)
2005   Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern, Switzerland (solo)
2005   Art 36 Statements, presented by Galerie Francesca Pia, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
2005   Greene Naftali Gallery, The Failever of Judgement, Part III (Guyton\Walker collaboration), New York City, USA (solo)
2004   Power House, Objects are Much More Familiar, Memphis, TN (solo)
2004   Reinschau, The Failever of Judgement (Guyton\Walker collaboration), presented by Greene Naftali, Cologne, Germany (solo)
2004   Midway Contemporary, XXXXX BBB XXXXXFFFFFF FFFF (Guyton\Walker collaboration), St. Paul, MN (solo)
2004   Paula Cooper Gallery, Last one on is a soft Jimmy, New York, USA
2004   Kunstverein in Hamburg, Formalismus. moderne kunst, heute, Hamburg, Germany
2004   Modern Art Oxford, Real World: The Dissolving Space of Experience (cur. Suzanne Cotter), Oxford, UK
2004   Whitney Museum of American Art, Whitney Biennial, New York, USA
2004   Apexart, Summer program (cur. Cay-Sophie Rabinowitz), New York, USA
2004   Frederieke Taylor Gallery, Unplugged Architecture (cur. Max Henry), New York, USA
2004   The Project, Notes on Renewed Appropriationisms (cur. Lauri Firstenberg), Los Angeles, USA
2003   Secession, Junge Szene, (Form, Kontext, Troja) (cur. Daniel Baumann), Vienna, Austria
2003   88.7 89.3 103.9 (with Kelley Walker and Seth Price), Brooklyn, NY, USA
2003   Artists Space, Elements of an Incomplete Map, New York, USA (solo)
2002   P.S.1-MOMA, Building Structures, Long Island City, USA
1999   Andrew Kreps Gallery Project Space, New York, USA (solo)
1998   Hunter College, MFA exhibition, New York, USA (solo)