Jennifer Guidi, the artist who channels transcendental energy in technicolor
2 min read · 04 Aug 2023
”Jennifer Guidi: Mountain Range”. Courtesy of Château La Coste. Photo by Frédéric Desimoni
Jennifer Guidi is on the HENI News radar as her multicolored mandalas and landscapes are in demand. Her profile has been boosted by a show in France this summer and another in Los Angeles in the fall.
Jennifer Guidi's HENI Score—a unique artist sentiment—experienced an impressive rise of 201% with her solo presentation in the Richard Rogers-designed pavilion at the Château La Coste, an open-air museum in a vineyard in the southeast of France. Another Guidi’s solo exhibition is due to open at the Orange County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, her first major US institutional show.
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Over the past two years, Guidi's auction market sales have totaled $1.87m. The highest recent sale was $625,000 for a 2017 painting, Elements of All Entities (Universe Mandala SF #6, Green, Black Sand), which sold in 2021 at Christie's New York for more than two and a half times its upper estimate.
Her works are generally offered from around $50,000 upwards for a work on paper and small, painted bronze sculptures to $400,000 for a painting in sand and acrylic on canvas.
Her works have been presented at major art fairs, such as Art Basel and Frieze.
Jennifer Guidi, Meditation Cave (2022). Copyright the artist. Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery. Photo by Brica Wilcox
Although mid-career, Guidi first solo museum show in the US will be in the fall. “Jennifer Guidi: And so it is” has been organised by Heidi Zuckerman, the director of the Orange County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (September 16 until January 7, 2024).
Her 2023 solo show at the Château La Coste “Mountain Range”, organised with Gagosian signaled a new departure with works inspired by light falling on on the rugged landscape of Southern California (until September 3).
In 2022, the Long Museum, Shanghai, presented “Full Moon”. She has also shown at Gagosian's Hong Kong space in the past.
Also in 2022, David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles, presented its latest solo show of Guidi’s work: "In the Heart of the Sun".
Born in Redondo Beach in 1972, Guidi moved back to Southern California after studying in Boston and Chicago. A trip to Morocco in 2012, where she was inspired by traditional rugs, resulted in her signature abstract “dot paintings”. Another trip, this time to Hawaii, inspired her to incorporate sand into her paintings.
Initially overshadowed by her first husband, the artist Mark Grontjahn, Guidi’s status as a leading artist in her own right began to change when she took part in the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles’ "Afghan Carpet Project" in 2015.
In a New York Times profile, Guidi described the importance of meditation, the body’s chakras, or energy centers and the significance of color in her work. “I’m thinking of color as a way to connect—a way to engage— that invites people into a sense of aliveness,” Guidi said, adding: “More colors. More dots. More energy. More vibrant. More vibration.”
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