Adea Guldi is an emerging painter, printmaker, and performance artist. Originally from New York, she moved to California to attend the San Francisco Art Institutes MFA Program. Her work includes large scale abstraction and figurative works in addition to performances such as "Not for Lack of Better Words." A piece in which "The SCUM Manifesto" by Valerie Solanas was stapled into Guldi's skin paragraph by paragraph.
Guldi's art career started with her attending a month long intensive with a Tibetan Thangka Master in Kathmandu, Nepal. After returning from Nepal, Guldi graduated from Naropa University with a BA in Religion. She took two years off before applying for MFA programs to travel and learn about fine arts. She is also in a band, teaches yoga and meditation, and spends time with her cat, Ketchup.
Image: Installing in the Rabbit Hole Studio, Dumbo Brooklyn.
About the works
The abstract works use's color and abstraction to evoke states of reflection and confrontations with vast states of mind. These boundless mental spaces such as death, God, war and nature are all opportunities for deep meditative reflection which I explore constantly drawing from my background in Buddhism, contemplative prayer, yoga, and meditations. When finished, the paintings act as archives of consciousness and emotion.
The Figurative works are deeply narrative, and often explore allegorical relationships in the mind-body connection. Often playing on classical and Asian arts, the figures range from being very gestural to very realized.
The performance's that Guldi creates are quite complicated and multilayered. They investigate the nature of mind and human connection. Guldi is deeply curious about the nexus of art and protest. Due to the sensitive nature of the performances, video and photo documentation of performances are available by request only.
Bachelor of Arts in Religion with a minor in Fine Arts from Naropa University 2015 Boulder CO
200 hr Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher
Solar-printing and Monoprinting apprenticeship with Dan Weldon 2016 Watermill NY
Current MFA candidate at the San Francisco Art Institute in California
"Wise Wound" Swell Gallery, San Francisco CA 3.24.2018
"In Bloom" Swell Gallery, San Francisco CA 1.12.18
Library Exhibition, Central Islip Public Library, Central Islip NY 2017
Print Parade, East Hampton, NY 2017
"Wet Paint" Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, September 2017
"Figures" Art League of Long Island, Huntington NY Spring 2016
Solo Show, Rabbithole Studio, Brooklyn NY 2.27.16
"Coup du Foudre" Naropa University, Boulder CO 12.10.15
2018 Horse and Artist Residency Program, Barnag Hungary
Thangka Painting Residency with Karma Thubten, Kathmandu Nepal
"Shiva Mural" Yoga Love Project South, Babylon NY
"Choke Hold" Vamos Mixed Martial Arts School, Calverton NY