Guy Overfelt

Artadia Awardee

Guy Overfelt, 1977, is a nonconformist who is known for his reinvestment in traditional art historical genres with a confluence of popular culture and an abundance of visually compelling, surprising, unexpected forms. Overfelt ceaselessly explores the intersection of allegory and everyday life.

Guy Overfelt was educated at the Maryland Institute College of Art (1994 BFA) and went on to receive his graduate degree from the San Francisco Art Institute (1996 MFA). Overfelt’s work has been exhibited at the Oakland Museum of California; Guangzhou Triennial, China; St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada; The Havana Biennial, Cuba; Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York; Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco; and White Columns, New York City; and is included in the Berkeley Art Museum Collection and the JPMorgan Chase Collection. Overfelt has been the recipient of the Eureka Fellowship from The Fleishhacker Foundation (2014-15), a finalist for the SFMOMA SECA Award (2012 & 1998), Creative Capital (2005), Whitney Biennial (2002). His work was featured in the documentary film Burning Rubber that aired on Bravo and has been reviewed and featured in numerous publications, including Art Net, Art Papers, Index Magazine, Paper Magazine, Time Out Kobe Japan, Time Out New York, The San Francisco Chronicle, Surface Magazine, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. In 2015-17, Overfelt will be included in a traveling museum exhibition BLOW UP: Inflatable Contemporary Art.