Wade Guyton is born in Hammond, Indiana, in 1972.
He lives and work in New York.
Since the early 2000s, Guyton has pursued, with a notable consistency, an investigation into the condition and impact of digital image production. Guyton purposefully misuses his printer by challenging its commands and materials that exceed its design specifications. As a result, the digital work everts its inherent conflicts questioning the conditional nature of its visualization.
In his latest series, Guyton intensifies the interplay between painting and photography by integrating cellphone snapshot of paintings drying on the floor, views of and from the studio, screen captures, and enlarged bitmaps.
Wade Guyton has had major solo exhibitions at the Museum Ludwig, Koln, Germany (2019); Serpentine Gallery, London, UK (2017); Museo MADRE, Naples, Italy (2017); Mamco, Geneva, Switzerland (2016); Le Consortium, Dijon & Académie Conti, Vosne-Romanée, France (2016); Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland (2013); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, U.S.A. (2012-2013); the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens in Deurle (2009); Museum d’Arte Moderna Bologna (MAMbo), Bologne, Italy (2008); the Portikus in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (2008); Kunstverein Hamburg (2006).
He has also participated in important group exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale (2013), the Carnegie International (2014), and the Whitney Biennial (2004).
His works are part of the following museum collections, among others: the Art Institute of Chicago; the Kunstmuseum Basel; the Moderna Museet, Stockholm; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum Ludwig, Cologne; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Tate Modern, London; the Whitney Museum, New York; and the Kunsthaus Zürich.
Wade Guyton is a recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Award in Art, 2014; the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, 2004; the Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Grant, 2003; the Artists Space Independent Projects Grant, 2002; the Delfina Studio Trust, London, 2000.more