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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.

    MAN WALKING EXHIBITION. CONINGSBY GALLERY LONDON W1. October 9th - 28th 2017

    Throughout October 2017 Guy exhibited an entirely new body of work titled 'Man Walking' at the Coningsby Gallery, London W1. The work is the result of a collaboration between two exhibitions in 2017 at MOCA London and the Musée de la Préhistoire d'Aurignac in S.W. France. Images can be seen here on the Recent Exhibitions page in the Image Gallery....

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    Published Friday 15th September 2017

    ANTHONY LIN'S INTRODUCTION TO GUY REID'S WORK

    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

    PORTRAIT OF ALAN CARR

    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

    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

    TALK AT THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, LONDON

    '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

    SOCIETY OF PORTRAIT SCULPTORS PRIZE 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

    'NOUS' EXHIBITION AND BOOK

    From July the 12th to the 5th October 2013 Guy Reid showed at La Chapelle-St Jacques Centre de l'art Contemporain St Gaudens Haute-Garonne, FRANCE. The works exhibited focused on intimate portraits of Andrew and the artist himself. Amongst new sculptures shown were three self-portaits of Guy at 50. The last in the series shows Reid carrying his baby daughter Pearl. To see images please go to Recent Exhibitions on the Gallery page of this site.In conjuction with the exhibition, a book has been published by the French art house publishers Analogues. Entitled 'NOUS' it looks primarily at portraits of Andrew done over the past 10 years but also includes other portraits of people closely linked to Guy. The book can be ordered online directly from the Analogues Press or bought through good art book sellers. English speakers can also order 'NOUS' via Les Presses du Réel. Price €26 + p&pISBN 978-2-35864-048-0Here you can see a 10 minute film by Lucas C...

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    Published Friday 12th July 2013

    DAVID FICKLING CHILDREN'S AUTHOR COMMISSION

    In 2010 Guy was commissioned by the publisher David Fickling to do four children's author/illustrator portraits of Philip Pullman, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt and Ian Archie Beck. They can be seen above with the authors own comments below. Further images are on the Portfolio page of this site.'I'm absolutely bowled over not only by the detail - which is small enough to have been done by the Tailor of Gloucester - but by the overall shape and feel and gestalt of it. That's ME, small enough to hold in the hand.....and so entirely THERE. Guy you are a genius. I love it!'Philip Pullman Dec 2010 'It's so strange looking at a perfect miniature version of yourself. I must have presented a real challenge as a model, with my short hair, black dress, fancy shoes and huge rings- Guy has worked wonders. I think he's caught the very essence of me'Dame Jackie Wilson April 2011 'Guy's work is quite astonishing. It's an extraordinary experience meeting a tiny version of oneself, ev...

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    Published Wednesday 1st June 2011