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Guy Jocelyn Reid is a British artist who was born in Johannesburg in 1963 and grew up in London and Shropshire. After having completed his BA in Politics and History at North London Polytechnic in 1984, Reid began training as a classical carver and restorer, going on to work for the world-renowned Spink Workshop (now Arlington Conservation), where he completed work for institutions as varied as the Metropolitan Museum New York, the Getty Museum California, Harewood House and the Sir John Soane Museum London. Go to web page About Guy to read more on Guy Reid and his sculptures.


    Asian art expert and Hong Kong based fine art dealer Anthony Lin writes an introduction to Reid's work. Read Introduction....

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    Published Monday 2nd January 2017


    Guy has been working towards three exhibitions for 2017. The first at MOCA London opened on the 26th of March and ran until the 30th of April. Above is an image of the sculpture Man Walking which was shown. You can also read artist and MOCA museum director Michael Petry's introduction to the exhibition by clicking on the link Read text on the read more page. From the 23rd of June to the 3rd of September Guy is exhibiting at the Musée de la Préhistoire in Aurignac S.W. France. Reid is showing an entirely new body of work which references the theme of prehistory and includes amongst others the above works, (left and right). All works will later be exhibited for sale at Guy's exhibition 'Man Walking'' at the The Coningsby Gallery, London W1 throughout October 2017. Further works can be seen on the Gallery page of this site. Lire en Français le Texte de catalogue par Claude LEGE, directeur du Musée Patrimonial de Barthete à Boussan, qui accompagneras l'exposition au Musée de la Préh...

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    Published Sunday 1st January 2017

    FACE 2016

    Two of Guy's recent monochrome works, Girl Holding iphone and a relief study of Girl Holding iphone, were selected for FACE 2016, The Society of Portrait Sculptors Annual exhibition in London....

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    Published Monday 16th May 2016

    INSTALLATION OF WORK AT THE TOWER OF LONDON 10th February - 26th March 2016

    Guy showed this figure in The Chapel Royal at the Tower of London as part of an itinerant exhibition around the theme of The Stations of the Cross.The life sized sculpture made in 2007 is carved in relief with the artist as the model himself. The exhibition was currated by Terry Duffy and Aaron Rosen and took place in London over lent. Other exhibiting venues included The National Gallery and St. Paul's Cathedral....

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    Published Wednesday 10th February 2016


    Below is a sculpture portrait of the British T.V. chat show host and comedian Alan Carr, otherwise known as 'Chattyman'. The work is in his own private collection. ...

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    Published Friday 1st January 2016


    'Why Colour has a Place in Portrait Sculpture'.11th November 2015National Portrait GalleryOndaatje Lecture TheatreGuy was invited by The Society of Portrait Artists to give their annual lecture at the National Portrait Gallery London in November 2015. The talk was co-presented by Dr.Holly Trusted, Senior Curator of Sculpture at the Victoira and Albert Museum, and was about the role of colour portrait sculpture. For further information on the contents please contact the artist....

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    Published Wednesday 11th November 2015


    Guy is delighted to announce that this portrait of Dame Jaqueline Wilson was judged the best exhibit at the 2015 Society of Portrait Sculptures 52nd Annual Exhibition in Pall Mall, London. ...

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    Published Tuesday 1st September 2015


    The Question Is?Jan. 20th - 7th March 2015L'Espace Croix BaragnonToulouse 31000'I tought about a mantra, like an opened meditationAnd the wood material that we almost forgot....'Brigitte Meunier-Bosch writing on 'The Question Is?'On est devant un registre absoulment original, qui se situe entre la 2D et la 3D'Catherine Huber, Flash (Lire Magazine Article)January through to March 2015 Guy exhibited at the contemporary art center, L'Espace Croix Baragnon in Toulouse. For the exhibition he created a monumental site specific relief 3.5 m high x 2.0 m wide titled 'The Question Is?' The relief represents 9 large multiple angled views in persective of a sculpture of Andrew sitting cross legged. Below are some images of the works shown....

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    Published Tuesday 20th January 2015