About Lisa Guyton

After 20+ years of teaching art to children and adults, I decided to pursue my own art making in a more serious way. My art practice relates most strongly to a modernist sensibility that has its roots in emphasis on observation filtered through personal sensibilities. I like variety so you can see a range of materials and subject matter in my work.

Visits to my studio in Chamblee can be arranged.

Bio

Teaching

Public school settings in Atlanta, elementary and high school, 2002-19

Private school and art centers in Atlanta and Connecticut, 1987-2001

Education

MFA, Painting, American University, Washington, D.C.

Juried Exhibits

2020   “Synchronicity,” “Back to the Drawing Board”,  Atlanta Artist Center

2019    “Back to the Drawing Board, “ “Grandview at W Hotel,” Atlanta Artists Center 

2008 Georgia Art Educator Association , Athens, GA

2000 “Spruill Retro Show,” Spruill Center Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1999 “A View From the Garden,”  Spruill Center Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1998 “Man, Earth, Sky,” Quinlan Art Center, Gainesville, GA

1997 “Trees,” Quinlan Art Center

1997 “Abbey Awards” visual art exhibit at the Rialto Theater, Atlanta, GA

1997 “Creative Arts Guild 34th Annual Exhibition,” Dalton, GA

Awards

1st place, Back to the Drawing Board exhibit, Atlanta Artists Center, 2020

2nd place, Back to the Drawing Board exhibit, 2019

Students received awards in state and national art competitions

Teacher’s Institute for Contemporary Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, June 2009

Fulton County Council for the Arts, Public Arts Project. Commissioned to design and paint 19-foot painting for public building in South Fulton County. Completed September 2003

Designed and executed murals in two Georgia schools: Esther Jackson Elementary and Evansdale Elementary

Original artwork reproduced on cover of Women’s Forum magazine, Danbury, CT

Vermont Studio School, artist colony, Johnson, Vermont

Travelled to India in 2019!

“Veiled,” 1st Place Award, Atlanta Artist Center juried Drawing Show, 2020

“This artist pushes the boundary of drawing by working on an unconventional drawing surface with such experimental approach that harvests an eerie yet powerful imagery. The portrait allegorically conveys an indistinctly female as if from another time and place. One can see the artist’s intuitive and poetic vision through this piece.” Juror comments