Léonie Guyer makes drawings, paintings, and site responsive installations. Her work explores the interconnection between idiosyncratic shapes and the spaces they inhabit. Guyer’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Solo exhibitions include: The Shaker Museum, Mt. Lebanon, NY; Marjorie Wood Gallery, in conjunction with Anthony Meier Fine Arts (installation/web project); Patricia Sweetow Gallery, SF; 30 Rose Gallery, SF. Selected group exhibitions include: Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA; Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco; Meridian Gallery, San Francisco; Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, New York (exhibition travelled to Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO; Post Gallery, Los Angeles; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco); Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA; PLUSkunst, Düsseldorf, Germany; Obudai Galeria, Budapest, Hungary; Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA; Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA; Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ; Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute; Victoria Room, San Francisco; ATLA, Los Angeles; and other venues. “Mantra Box”, a limited edition artist book by Léonie Guyer and Franck André Jamme, will be published in Paris in the Fall of 2009. In 2011 she will exhibit at The Cooley Memorial Gallery, Reed College, in Portland, OR.
Guyer has been the recipient of a New York State Council on the Arts grant, a John Anson Kittredge Foundation Fellowship, three California Arts Council Artist-in-Residence Grants, and a Murphy/Cadogan Fellowship in the Fine Arts from the San Francisco Foundation. She has taught at the San Francisco Art Institute, California College of Art, and the University of California at Berkeley, and has created community art programs for women in recovery and at-risk youth. Her work is included in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and The Shaker Museum and Library. Guyer teaches at the San Francisco Art Institute and the California College of the Arts. She received her B.F.A. and M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute. Guyer lives and works in San Francisco, California.
Portland State University’s Art Department offers free public lectures every Monday night of the school year. The PSU MFA Monday Night Lecture Series is supported in part by PICA, Cooley Gallery at Reed College, Disjecta, Le Happy, Wealth Underground Farm, Bear Deluxe Magazine, Northwest Film Center.