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Bearded Ladies, Bushes and Babes.

 

At the heart of it all, my artwork is a form of being. Throughout all areas of my work I shape a continuing dialogue for personal growth and interpersonal connection, using symbolic expression and story telling to navigate and question our inner most worlds. In practice, my art serves to process the most misunderstood aspects of humanity and the expanse of human emotional experience. 

I am currently developing a new body of work entitled ‘Good Grief.’ This series serves as an artistic exploration of grief integration through self-portrait photography, oil painting and nonsense poetry. Through this series I examine my own personal relationship with emotional processing, a philosophical investigation of grief and the human experience, and the study of death across cultures and time. As I develop this exhibition of painted works, I also maintain the intention of compiling an art book which seeks to normalize conversations surrounding our grief. I am documenting my creative evolution through this work on Patreon in a studio journal series, along with short-essays of my contemplations in a personal blog

Sam Guzzie is a multi-media painter, poet and installation artist, born in Philadelphia, PA and currently based in Charlotte, NC. Through public engagement and responsive installation, Guzzie’s work serves as a catalyst to shared experiences and critical conversations, with the pursuit of reducing shame and stigma surrounding challenging or even taboo subjects. Prior to 2022, public art served as her vehicle for cross-community dialogue, experimental collaborative installation, and social-change centered community engagement. Sam founded the 501c(3) non-profit, Brand the Moth, in 2017 for such public art programs. Guzzie’s work supported the public artist community in Charlotte, NC through mural residency training, paid mural work, teaching opportunities, and collaborative commissions. In that time, she aided the production of over 80 murals in the greater Charlotte area; designing and directing public art programs and events including Brand the Moth’s META Mural Residency, The UNTITLED Street Residency and Talking Walls Mural Festival.

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Current Artist-in-Residence, Biblio, Charlotte, NC

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Octave Galleries

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