Michele GuieuSunnyvale, CA
My work is based on photos and video footage I take on a regular basis, then transform digitally (keeping only what I think is essential) and paint or edit (video).
The path reflects my personal experience as someone who moved often, as an emigrant, as a mother, and my strong interest and attachment for the landscapes where I live or that I visit (and visited since I was a child).
I like to experiment with space and work on large scale installations. I usually work in series that I re-organized and develop through time.
I use both traditional and nontraditional medium: murals and paintings, drawings, video, and photography. Also prints, furniture, decals, and found objects. Some parts of the installations, like the murals, are ephemeral.
Originally from southern France, Michele Guieu currently lives in Silicon Valley. She spent her teenage years in Senegal (Africa), travelled and moved often. She is a graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris (MA Graphic Design and Multimedia), Paris, France. She was a graphic designer for many years when she lived in Paris, where she worked for nonprofit organizations and museums.
Guieu is an installation artist and her work has been shown in exhibitions at venues such as Mac Paris (France), the San Diego Museum of Art, The California Center for the Arts, Oceanside Museum of Art (CA), Rosalux Gallery (MN). She had solo exhibitions at Musée des Merveilles (France), Art Produce Gallery, The San Diego Art Institute (CA).
She is a San Diego Art Prize 2009 nominee in the Emerging Artists Category. In 2012 her work has been selected for numerous exhibitions including the Subzero Festival in San Jose, ZER01 Biennial in Silicon Valley and ‘Currents 2012: the Santa Fe International New Media Festival’.