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Born 1955, New York, New York
Lives and works in San Francisco, California

EDUCATION

1989
M.F.A. San Francisco Art Institute

1985
B.F.A. San Francisco Art Institute

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016
Léonie Guyer, odium fati, San Francisco, CA [permanent installation]

2013
Night walks on night, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

2012
Léonie Guyer: Drawings, Rover Dig, Cambridge, MA

2011
Léonie Guyer: Drawings and Paintings, littlebigspace, Albany, CA

2010
Constellation, Lumber Room, Portland, OR [permanent installation]

2006
Gift, Shaker Museum and Library, Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, NY [permanent installation]

2004
Léonie Guyer, Marjorie Wood Gallery, San Francisco, CA [web project]

2000
Léonie Guyer, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1997
Léonie Guyer: Paintings, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1992
Léonie Guyer, Untitled Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1990
Materia Prima, 30 Rose Gallery, San Francisco, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
Berkeley Eye: Perspectives on the Collection, The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

2014
Norma Cole / Léonie Guyer / Wayne Smith : time silence and the sky, with limited edition chapbook by Steve Dickison, [ 2nd Floor Projects ], San Francisco, CA

2013
I Want That Inside Me, Feature Inc., New York, NY
Traces and Accumulations, Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley, CA

2012
Drawing a Line in the Sand, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY
Connected, Feature Inc., New York, NY
Poems and Pictures, Center for Books and Paper Arts, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
Ladies' Choice: Work by Women Artists Chosen by Women Artists, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

2011
Interior Margins, Lumber Room, Portland, OR
Museion, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, OR
Bookworks 2011, Skylight Gallery, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA

2010
Abstract: Léonie Guyer, Ruth Laskey, Lynne Woods Turner, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art
Gallery, Reed College, Portland, OR
Power to the People, Feature Inc., New York, NY
Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009
50 very small works on paper, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
Out of the Flat Files II, Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008
Form +, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Reimagining the Distaff Toolkit, Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT, traveled to: Gardiner
Gallery, Oklahoma State University; Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA;
The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ; Ellen Noel Art Museum, Odessa, TX

2006
Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

2005
Bay Area Bazaar, Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR
Paint on Metal, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
Michael Damm, Léonie Guyer, Kyle Knobel, Remote Satellite, Oakland, CA

2004
Traces, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
small works, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
Three Week Show, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

2003
Crossing Bridges, The Contemporary Jewish Museum at CBS MarketWatch, San Francisco, CA
New Place-oriented Works, 21 Grand, Oakland, CA

2002
brilliant pebbles: Sarah Cain, Michael Damm, Léonie Guyer, PlusKunst, Düsseldorf, Germany
Sight Unseen, Walter and MacBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2001
Taking Stock, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
ExtraOrdinary, Walter and MacBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2000
Introducing - Drawings by four artists: Léonie Guyer, Chris Hiebert, Marco Maggi, Lynne Woods
Turner
, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
Flat Files, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY, traveled to: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San
Francisco, CA; Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

1998
pFORMative ACTS, Walter and MacBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Gallery Survey, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Work in Progress, Second Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1997
Discards, Secession Gallery at Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1996
Abstraction Absolved: 10 Bay Area Painters, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA
Joyce Burstein, Léonie Guyer, Laurie Reid, Kathryn VanDyke, Push Artspace, San Francisco, CA
Optimism & Sarcasm, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

1995
Big Jesus Trash Can, Victoria Room, San Francisco, CA
Black, White and Grey Matter, Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Window, Artopia Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1994
The 6 x 9 Show, Victoria Room, San Francisco, CA

1993
The Return of the Exquisite Corpse, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Mondo Lot - Sine Qua Non (The Essential Thing), Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Exhibitionism, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

1992
Still Lives, Zen Center Hospice, San Francisco, CA

1991
Contemporary Art: Part 1, Upaya Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Fresh Squeezed, Budapest Galéria, Budapest, Hungary
Evidence of Life, ATLA, Los Angeles, CA
Lingua Franca, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA

1990
Chain Reaction VI, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
A.M.D.G. Exhibition, Terrain Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Good Friday the Thirteenth: A Flower Show, Emmanuel Radnitzky Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1989
Pro Arts Annual Exhibition, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA
Masters of Fine Arts Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

1988
Chain Reaction IV, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1987
El Dia de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead Exhibition, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA

PERMANENT INSTALLATIONS / ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2016
odium fati, San Francisco, CA

2010
Lumber Room, Portland, OR

2006
Shaker Museum and Library, Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, NY

LITERARY COLLABORATIONS

Bill Berkson (poetry) and Léonie Guyer (drawings). Not an Exit. Fairfax, CA: Jungle Garden Press, 2010
Franck André Jamme (poetry) and Léonie Guyer (drawings). Mantra Box. Paris, France: Festina Lente, 2009

AWARDS

2012
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

2006
Sites ReSeen Grant, New York State Council on the Arts

2002
Fellowship, John Anson Kittredge Foundation

1997
Artist in Residence Grant, California Arts Council

1996
Artist in Residence Grant, California Arts Council

1995
Artist in Residence Grant, California Arts Council

1987
Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship in the Fine Arts, San Francisco Foundation

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Columbia University Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Harvard University Modern Books & Manuscripts Collection
Reed College Art Collection
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Shaker Museum and Library
Stanford University Special Collections
UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Yale University Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016
Guyer, Léonie, with Ashlock, Benjamin. Léonie Guyer | odium fati.
San Francisco, CA: odium fati (limited edition artist book)

2013
Graves, Jen. "Three Abstractionists Make Stuff: The Life of Forms is a Mystery". The Stranger.
September 18
Heinrich, Will. "I Want That Inside Me at Feature Inc". The New York Observer: Gallerist NY. July 19
Lutz, Leora. "Traces and Accumulations at Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley". SFAQ International Arts and Culture online. August

2012
Miller, Helen. "Drawing a Line in the Sand at Peter Blum SoHo". The Drawing Center:
The Bottom Line. March 13
Wolin, Joseph R. "Anonymous Tantra Paintings/Connected". Time Out New York. February 7
Dillon, Noah. "Connected". Brooklyn Rail. February

2011
Motley, John, "Interior Margins, featuring regional women artists working in abstraction".
Oregonian. November 30

2010
Snyder, Stephanie, with Rinder, Lawrence and Jamme, Franck André. Abstract: Léonie Guyer,
Ruth Laskey, Lynne Woods Turner. Portland, OR: Cooley Gallery, Reed College (catalog)
Blake, Victoria. "Subtle Lines Connect Abstract". Oregonian. September 19
Radon, Lisa. "Treasure Hunt: Leonie Guyer at the Lumber Room". ultra: arts Portland. May 22

2008
Rinder, Lawrence. New Exercises, Dhyãna, Form + . San Francisco, CA: Meridian Gallery
(zine/catalog)
Rinder, Lawrence, et al. Kiki. San Francisco, CA: Ratio 3 (zine/catalog)
Baker, Kenneth. "Local artists in Form + at Meridian". San Francisco Chronicle. April 19
Jancar, Ava. "Form +". San Francisco Bay Guardian, Vol. 42, No. 28. April 9-15

2007
Snyder, Stephanie and Grant, Jerry. Léonie Guyer: Gift. Portland, OR: Shaker Museum and Library
and Reed College (catalog)
Cain, Sarah. Whistle. San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (artist project/zine)

2006
Komater, Chris. "Remote Satellite: Michael Damm, Léonie Guyer, Kyle Knobel". www.Stretcher.org.
March 3

2005
Rinder, Lawrence. "The Year in Art: Lawrence Rinder's Top 10". San Francisco Bay Guardian.
December 21
Denise Newman, ed. Five Fingers Review. 22 (2005): 31-36 (six drawings reproduced)
Sasse, Julie. Paint on Metal. Tucson, AZ: Tucson Museum of Art (catalog)

2004
Rosof, Libby. "Paper." the artblog. April 22
Tromble, Meredith."West Coast Blog". www.Stretcher.org. July 5

2003
Tromble, Meredith."West Coast Blog". www.Stretcher.org. July 11

2002
Ellis, Stephanie. Sight Unseen. San Francisco, CA: Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art
Institute (catalog)

2000
Van Proyen, Mark. "San Francisco: Melissa Pokorny; Lauren Davies; Léonie Guyer". Art Issues.
Summer
Wilson, Megan."Critic's Choice: Pierogi 2000: Flat Files". San Francisco Bay Guardian. August 16
Baker, Kenneth. "At the Galleries". San Francisco Chronicle. March 11
Sozenski, Edward. "Drawn Together". Philadelphia Inquirer. March 3

1998
Carter, Ann. "Léonie Guyer at Patricia Sweetow Gallery". Zingmagazine. 7 (Fall 1998): 245
Helfand, Glen. "Best of Culture". San Francisco Focus. January

1996
Lachowicz, Keith. Abstraction Absolved: Ten Bay Area Painters. Oakland, CA: Mills College Art
Museum (catalog)
Bonetti, David. "Return of the abstract at Mills College". San Francisco Examiner. December 6
Roche, Harry. "Critic's Choice". San Francisco Bay Guardian. December 4

1995
Davis, Randal. "Big Jesus Trash Can at Victoria Room". Artweek. March

1994
Junker, Howard, ed. "Self-Portraits from the 6 x 9 Show at Victoria Room". Zyzzyva. Vol. X, No. 3
(Fall 1994): 84

1993
Cohen, Dianna. Mondo Lot. Santa Monica, CA: Robert Berman Gallery (catalog)

1991
Cebulski, Frank. "Old and Whispered Secrets". Artweek. April 1
Bragdon, Phyllis. "Lingua Franca at Falkirk". Marin Scope. April 8

1989
Pro Arts Annual Exhibition. Oakland, CA: Pro Arts Gallery (catalog)
Baker, Kenneth. "Judging the Art and the Jury". San Francisco Chronicle. February 2
Van Proyen, Mark. "A Fashionable Pluralism". Artweek. February 2
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