Benjamin Guidry

Teaching Artist

Benjamin Guidry is a visual artist, musician, and educator who reimagines the boundaries between abstraction, street art, hip-hop, punk rock, and visual performance. He uses the term “culture marks” in reference to the seas of gestural and graphic lines which reverberate within his paintings. Taking from artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Georg Baselitz, and Keith Haring, he employs expressive paint strokes coinciding with illustrative shapes and figures. Guidry’s pieces tend to highlight unifying and divisive characteristics found in society through racial prejudices, partisan politics, and organized religions. Frustrated by modern bombardments of political and social ignorance, Guidry conveys existential confusion with symbols of naivety and aggression.