Gwen Gunter

Gwen Gunter

    Studio & Gallery

    Atlanta, GA

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    Painting

    Artist's Biography

    Gwen Gunter’s career encompasses both fine and commercial arts. Her art practice spans representational portraiture and landscapes as well as the geometric minimalism of her current work. A graphic artist, illustrator, photographer and successful entrepreneur, she created a line of functional art items for the home decor, gift and apparel industries.Today Gunter is a full-time painter based near Atlanta, Georgia. She works in acrylic on wood, paper and canvas, most often in series of a dozen or more paintings per collection.

    Gunter earned a B.A. from Columbia College with further study at the Atlanta College of Art and Savannah College of Art and Design (Atlanta).

    Artist's Statement

    My art practice brings a freshness to organic geometric abstraction that pays homage to the forebearers of minimalism and hardedge painting. My shapes are pure yet playful and are energized by curved as well as straight lines that move over and through the composition. Moving to abstraction from objective painting, shapes emerged that brought with them an unexpected vocabulary and meaning. Originally two shapes in opposition, informed by carefully selected color, these shapes have become the impetus for my painting practice.The work continues to evolve as line becomes an increasingly important element in the dialogue.

    This series of shape, line and color is developed thru a process of arranging and rearranging the elements until a balance is achieved that both answers an underlying question and poses new queries of relationship and “what if” possibilities. The process is both mystical and deliberate and has become meditative in its execution. The challenge of discovery in all that is possible within these minimalist parameters keeps me engaged and searching.

    Selected Exhibitions

    2020
    Congruence, I Like Your Work Podcast, Online
    Juror: Bridgette Mayer

    Decatur Fine Arts Exhibition, Decatur, GA
    Jurors: Jerushia Graham, Lauri Jones, Kevin Shipp

    Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show, Cambridge, MA
    Juror: Sharon Butler

    2019
    Escape Ism, The Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY
    Curator: Katharine Dufault

    Loss Redemption and Grace, EBD4 Gallery, Atlanta, GA
    Jurors: Jerry Cullum, Teresa Bramlette REeves

    the New South 4, Kai Lin Art, Atlanta, GA
    Jurors: Lisa Hart, Todd Anderson

    22nd International Open, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
    Juror: Dolores Mercado

    Yellow, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA
    Juror: Kevin Sipp

    Geometry, Site:Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    Juror: Phyllis Tuchman

    Show Your Paper, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
    Juror: Kathryn Markel

    2018
    The New South III, Kai Lin Gallery, Atlanta, GA
    Jurors: Justin Rabideau, Larry Jens Anderson

    27th Annual Juried Competition, Bowery Gallery, New York, NY
    Juror: Karen Wilkin

    31st September Competition, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA
    Juror: William U. Eiland, Director of the Georgia Museum of Art

    Dream National Juried Exhibition, ARC Gallery SF, San Francisco, CA
    Juror: James Bacchi

    Georgia Artists, Abernathy Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
    Jurors: Michi Meko, Laura Bell, Laura Hathaway

    Black & White International Juried Exhibition, Site:Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn ,NY
    Juror: Rosario Guiraldes

    LaGrange Southeast Regional, LaGrange Museum, LaGrange, GA
    Juror: David Houston

    2017
    Little Things, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA
    Curator: Marianne Lambert

    Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY
    Juror: Laura Phipps, Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of Art

    9th Annual Juried Exhibition, Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY
    Juror: Stuart Shils

    Gathered, MOCA GA, Atlanta, GA
    Jurors: Masud Olufani, Rocio Rodriguez, Jerry Siegel

    Juried Art Exhibition, Callanwolde Gallery, Atlanta, GA
    Juror: Susan Bridges

    2016
    Rocky Mountain National Water Media Show, Golden, CO
    Juror: Katherine Chang Liu

    LaGrange Southeast Regional, LaGrange Museum, LaGrange, GA
    Juror: Deanna Sirlin

    Education

    Columbia College, Columbia, SC
    BA, English, Psychology

    Continuing Education
    Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA

    Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA