Hammond, IN, 1972
He graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Over the past decade, Guyton has been a pioneer in innovative work that explores our changing relationships with images and works of art, through the use of current digital technologies such as laptops, scanners or the inkjet printer.
Guyton’s intentional misuse of these tools to create paintings and drawings results in beautiful accidents that relate to our everyday lives which are now inundated with poorly printed photos and blurry images on our cell phones or computer screens.
Wade Guyton has exhibited in numerous museums. Most recently he has held individual exhibitions at the Brandhorst Museum, Munich (2017); Musée d’art moderne et contemporain (MAMCO), Geneva (2016); Le Consortium, Dijon (2016); Josef Albers Museum Quadrat Bottrop, Bottrop (2014); Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland (2013); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2012); The Secession, Vienna, Austria (2011); Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2010); and his work has been in group exhibitions at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2012); MOCA, Los Angeles (2012); Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (2012); the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas (2011); and the Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2011).
Guyton has been awarded with the 2014 Art Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, 2004; the scholarship for emerging artists Socrates Sculpture Park, 2003; the Artists Space independent projects grant, 2002; Delfina Studio Trust, London, 2000.