Marjorie Guyon

Artist Statement

Layers of history and time are a constant in the work of Marjorie Guyon. To build her compositions, she applies marble dust and glazed pigment earth from all over the world. Layer upon layer of these elements are applied above and below collaged images to create an archeology of the soul. The image simultaneously emerges from and disappears into the visual poetry of an ancient surface.


Marjorie Guyon was influenced by Romare Bearden, master of collage and story. Her work was first shown in NYC at Merton Simpson Gallery- the owner, a personal friend of Romare Bearden. Over time, she moved through emulation of Bearden and into a vision of her own. Her work is described as Contemporary Ancient.

Guyon’s art has been on exhibition in New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis and Los Angeles. Her work and projects appear in public and private collections including those of International Paper, FedEx, Morris Museum of Art, Ashland Oil, Yum Brands, Pfizer, Brown Forman, Keeneland Foundation, Brian and Jane Williams, Bill and Sheila Lambert, the N’Namdi Collection, Greenbaum, Doll and McDonald, PLLC, University of Kentucky Art Museum, UK Healthcare, Lucille Caudill Little Library of Fine Art, Park Hyatt in Los Angeles and Hyatt Regency in Arlington, VA. Her art projects are being utilized in Universities and schools across the United States.

Significant awards and grants include The National Congress of Art and Design Award of Excellence, 2 Al Smith Fellowships, The New Forms Regional Initiative Grant, NEA and Rockefeller Foundation through the Arts Exchange.


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