Hulda Guzmán
A Necessary Evil [detail]. 2015

Hulda Guzmán

Hulda Guzmán

Hulda Guzmán’s (b. 1984, Dominican Republic) energetic paintings approach portraiture and interior scenes with an experimental eye for technique and depiction. She studied visual arts and illustration at Altos de Chavón School of Design in the Dominican Republic, and she has a degree in visual arts from the National School of Visual Arts, Mexico, with a speciality in photography and mural painting.

She has participated in individual and group exhibitions in Santo Domingo, Miami, New York, Seoul, Guatemala, and Los Angeles; most recently in solo exhibitions at VOLTA NY in March and at Galería Machete (Mexico City) in June. Her works can be found in the permanent collections of Centro León Jimenes (Santiago); Fundación Casa Cortés (Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico); Antonio Murzi Colleciton (Panama); and in private collections in the Dominican Republic, China, Spain, France, Italy, and the United States.

Guzmán attended the New York residency from September – November, 2015.

Artistic Statement

During this residency I plan to focus on narrative work — the art of storytelling. Just as the situations of my insular atmosphere were recounted in earlier works, I will now step out of my comfort zone and experience the taste of New York, with its cultural diversity and constant flow of creative energy, and allow it to infuse what I create.