Andrew Guidry


Graduated: Class of 1982
Websites: http://www.andrewguidryphotography.com
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In a few sentences share a fond memory of your experience while at Munson

At that time in 1980, I was 18 years old, I studied a foundation arts program of painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, art history, color theory and 2D/3D design in what was the main building next to the museum as the renovated stable to the estate...it was a humble beginning with my days filled with studio activities...my painting teacher, Everett Adelman, encouraged us to visit the museum library and it was there that I discovered many treasures, Jim Dine's robes + the tool etchings and many others, among them was architecture...I went on to architecture school in Boston where I received a bachelors of architecture...perhaps the single most important tool I discovered while at MWPI was my self awareness and to experiment with freedom...that would lead me to open many doors to my future…

How important was your experience at Munson to you?

My studio sequences at MWPI, before it’s association with Pratt, opened many paths of inquiry + experimentation, with a depth of resources beginning in the museum library & museum gallery exhibits where I discovered the most important tool, "my self critical awareness"...to recognize patterns of expressions in time...my drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, 2d/3d design, figure drawing, art history, color theory, etc. ...taught me how to express using materials but also revealed to me the why we express in that constant process of self discovery and all the while using our self critical point of view…since then my creative journey has evolved to include my studio exercises to designing buildings, conceptualizing art work, evolving with digital mediums to new levels of self expression as my creative journey continues @52 years old…which began in 1980 @MWPI-Pratt...

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