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Hulda Guzman

Hulda Guzman in the studio, 2023

Hulda Guzmán (b. 1984, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) depicts her tropical surroundings as she explores perspective and reality. Situated between Impressionistic landscape, psychological autobiography, Mexican muralism, Caribbean folk traditions, endearing comedy, and magical realism, Guzmán’s work engenders an emphatic compassion for the united forces of the living, celebrated through the act of painting.

Guzmán received a BA from Altos de Chavón School of Design in the Dominican Republic and went on to study photography and mural painting at the National School of Visual Arts, Mexico. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art, MD; Dallas Museum of Art, TX; Denver Art Museum, CO; He Art Museum (HEM), Guangdong, CN; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), CA; Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), São Paulo, Brazil; Pérez Art Museum Miami, FL; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), CA, among others. Guzmán has been featured in the Dominican Republic’s pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale. Guzmán has shown with Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK; Alexander Berggruen, NY; Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA; Dio Horia Gallery, Mykonos; Arte BA, Buenos Aires; Galería Machete, Mexico City; Gallery Ariane Paffrath Dusseldorf; and at institutions such as the Denver Art Museum, CO; Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo; the Pérez Art Museum Miami, FL; Museo de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil; Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, Costa Rica; and Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC. The artist lives and works in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Hulda Guzmán, Hojas de fuego, 2023, acrylic gouache on linen, triptych overall: 48 1/8 x 88 1/2 in. (122.2 x 224.8 cm.), each: 48 1/8 x 29 1/2 in. (122.2 x 74.9 cm.) Included in Hulda Guzmán: They come from water (May 24-July 5, 2023) at Alexander Berggruen, New York, NY. Copyright the artist. Courtesy of the artist; Alexander Berggruen, NY; and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. Photo: Dario Lasagni
Hulda Guzmán, Pets. Are they real?, 2023, acrylic gouache on linen, 48 x 29 5/8 in. (121.9 x 75.2 cm.) Included in Hulda Guzmán: They come from water (May 24-July 5, 2023) at Alexander Berggruen, New York, NY. Copyright the artist. Courtesy of the artist; Alexander Berggruen, NY; and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. Photo: Dario Lasagni
Hulda Guzmán, Eddy y Bo 1, 2023, acrylic gouache on linen, 60 x 37 in. (152.4 x 94 cm.) Included in Hulda Guzmán: They come from water (May 24-July 5, 2023) at Alexander Berggruen, New York, NY. Copyright the artist. Courtesy of the artist; Alexander Berggruen, NY; and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. Photo: Dario Lasagni
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