• It’s Sad Not to be Sad Without You Anymore

    “It’s Sad Not to be Sad Without You Anymore”

    Date 1992
    Dimensions 20" x 52" x 1"
    Category Photography
    Medium Silver gelatin print on paper
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 20th Century
    Collection Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico Collection
    Acknowledgement Gift of the artist
  • I imagined him  (Closed Captions)

    “I imagined him (Closed Captions) ”

    Date 2007
    Dimensions 36" x 60"
    Category Photography
    Medium Digital photography
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
  • Crowd Cheering (Closed Captions)

    “Crowd Cheering (Closed Captions) ”

    Date 2007
    Dimensions 36" x 60"
    Category Photography
    Medium Digital photography
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
  • Big orgasm  (Closed Captions)

    “Big orgasm (Closed Captions) ”

    Date 2007
    Dimensions 36" x 60"
    Category Photography
    Medium Digital photography
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
  • Heart Attack (Closed Captions)

    “Heart Attack (Closed Captions)”

    Date 2007
    Dimensions 36" x 60"
    Category Photography
    Medium Digital photography
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
  • All Wound Up (Closed Captions)

    “All Wound Up (Closed Captions) ”

    Date 2007
    Dimensions 36" x 60"
    Category Photography
    Medium Digital photography
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
  • Snoring Continues (Closed Captions)

    “Snoring Continues (Closed Captions)”

    Date 2007
    Dimensions 36" x 60"
    Category Photography
    Medium Digital photography
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
  • Ring (Closed Captions)

    “Ring (Closed Captions) ”

    Date 2007
    Dimensions 36" x 60"
    Category Photography
    Medium Digital photography
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
  • Police Radio (Closed Captions)

    “Police Radio (Closed Captions)”

    Date 2007
    Dimensions 36" x 60"
    Category Photography
    Medium Digital photography
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
  • No  ([En] closed Captions)

    “No ([En] closed Captions)”

    Date 2007
    Dimensions 36" x 60"
    Category Photography
    Medium Digital photography
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century

Guy Paizy

Paris, France, 1947

Biography Details

Photographer, actor and professor. Studied at University of Puerto Rico (UPR) and in 1990 completed a master's degree in photography at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. From 1984 to 2009 was Photography Professor at the Communications Department of the University of the Sacred Heart and at the University of Puerto Rico. From 1995 to 2009, he ran the Fine Arts Department at the University of Puerto Rico. Since 1982 has participated in collectives and has several solo exhibitions to his credit. Aside from his work in photography, he has acted in commercials, short films and films, such as "La Gran Fiesta" and "Slayer". He currently resides in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France. 

Artist Statement

“My photographic work is a search process through which I select figures, texts or objects that are banalized by their everyday life, but which, when juxtaposed, produce a new and unexpected context. The objective of such a subversion of the real is to free the thought in order to recognize the secret affinity that exists between certain images and thus discover the latent poetry of the world that surrounds us. It can be said that by upsetting the order and visual structure of things, I try to make the invisible visible and propose other logics that allow us to enjoy visual poetry as one enjoys sound poetry, freely and without looking for explanations that do not exist. . "

Guy Paizy, 2020

Formation

Education

1990

  • Master of Photography. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States

1974

  • Bachelor’s. Humanities Faculty, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Profesional Experience

1995-2009

  • Director. Department of Fine Arts, Humanities Faculty, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1984-2009

  • Professor. Department of Fine Arts, Humanities Faculty, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1975

  • Photography professor. Department of Communications, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Exhibitions

Solo shows

2018

  • Salon Bruno, Venelles, France

2009

  • Pensamientos Circulares, Galería Biaggi-Faure, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Guy Paizy-Retrospectiva, Galería Casa Aboy San Juan, Puerto Rico

1990

  • El Juego Seductor, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Humacao Campus, Humacao, Puerto Rico

1982

  • Puertorriqueños y Hermanos Adoptivos, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Group Shows

2019

  • 79eme Salon du Groupement des Artistes Beaujolais, Villefranche sur Saone, France

2018

  • Edition des Amis des Arts de Cours la Ville, Salon Amis des Arts de Cours la Ville, Cours la Ville, France
  • 28eme Salon International de Peinture Jean Arnaud, Mallemort de Provence, France
  • 78eme Salon du Groupement des Artistes Beaujolais, Villefranche sur Saone, France

2017

  • Jacqueline Vial et Guy Paizy, Venelles, France
  • 27eme Salon International de Peinture Jean Arnaud, Mallemort de Provence, France
  • 77eme Salon du Groupement des Artistes Beaujolais, Villefranche sur Saone, France
  • Les Arts O Soleil, Pernes-Les-Fontaines, France

2016

  • 76eme Salon du Groupement des Artistes Beaujolais, Villefranche sur Saone, France

2015

  • 75eme Salon du Groupement des Artistes Beaujolais, Villefranche sur Saone, France

2014

  • 51eme Salon de Printemps, Art et Peinture de Tarare, Tarare, France
  • 74eme Salon du Groupement des Artistes Beaujolais, Villefranche sur Saone, France
  • Jacqueline Vial, Catherine Bachelet, Christian Devay, Guy Paizy, Chateau de Charnay, Charnay, France
  • Jacqueline Vial et Guy Paizy, Office de Tourisme, Venelles, France

2013

  • 52 e Salon de l’Académie d’Art de Mâcon, Mâcon, France

2012

  • Interconexiones: Lecturas curatoriales de la Colección del MAPR, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Arte en el medio: 35 años de fotografía puertorriqueña, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 13th. Annual Photographic Process Juried Online International Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, Omaha Nebraska, United States
  • Signos Vitales: Nuevas Adquisiciones 2009-2011, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2010

  • Pasiones, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2007

  • De Rojo en Biaggi & Faure, Galería Biaggi-Faure, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 9th. Annual Photographic Process Juried Online International Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, Omaha Nebraska, United States
  • Exposición colectiva de profesores del Departamento de Bellas Artes, Galería Francisco Oller, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2006

  • Exposición colectiva de profesores del Departamento de Bellas Artes, Galería Francisco Oller, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2003

  • Muestra Nacional de Arte Puertorriqueño, Antiguo Arsenal de la Marina Española, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Cien años de enseñanza, historia y arte, Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2002

  • Pautas: obras recientes de los profesores del Departamento de Bellas Artes, Galería Francisco Oller, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • La fotografía como concepto, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2001

  • Muestra Nacional de Arte Puertorriqueño, Antiguo Arsenal de la Marina Española, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • El arte en Puerto Rico a través del tiempo, Parte II: 1970-2001, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2000

  • IV Certamen Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1999

  • Exposición colectiva de la Facultad de Bellas Artes, Galería Francisco Oller, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1997

  • Exposición anual de profesores del Departamento de Bellas Artes, Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1996

  • Arte sin compromiso, Galería Francisco Oller, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Galería Botello, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1995

  • Exposición colectiva del Departamento de Bellas Artes, Galería Francisco Oller, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Arte con diente, Galería Francisco Oller, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1994

  • S.D.A.I. International Juried Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, California, United States
  • Exposición colectiva del Departamento de Bellas Artes, Galería Francisco Oller, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1993

  • Segundo Certamen Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Exposición colectiva del Departamento de Bellas Artes, Galería Francisco Oller, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Arte Tridimensional Hoy, Museo de Arte e Historia, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Fotografía: Procesos y Lecturas, Galería Francisco Oller, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1992

  • National Art Competition PVAL, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

1991

  • Primer Certamen Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • International Juried Competition, Maska International Gallery, Washington DC, United States
  • Counterpoint: 23rd, Annual Juried Competition, Country Hill Arts Foundation, Ingram, Texas, United States

1990

  • Exposición colectiva del Departamento de Bellas Artes, Galería Francisco Oller, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Exposición colectiva del Departamento de Bellas Artes, Galería Francisco Oller, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Guy Paizy and M.W. Burns, Gallery 2, SAIC, Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • MFA Thesis Show, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Entre les trois, Alliance Francaise, Chicago, Illinois, United States

1989

  • Galería Francisco Oller, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Processes: Photography Regenerations, Gallery 2, SAIC, Chicago, Illinois
  • Through a Mask Darkly, Prairie Avenue Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, United States

1989-1990

  • Inventions and Innovations, Art Institute of Chicago Jr. Museum, Chicago Illinois, United States

1988

  • Exposición colectiva del Departamento de Bellas Artes, Galería Francisco Oller, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Say it, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States

1986

  • Exposición colectiva del Departamento de Bellas Artes, Galería Francisco Oller, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1984

  • Guy Paizy, Carlos Guzmán, José Gaztambide, Galería Francisco Oller, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Awards, Distinctions and Achievements

2018

  • Creativity Award. 78eme Salon du Groupement des Artistes Beaujolais, Villefranche sur Saone, France
  • Prize of the City of Villefranche. 78eme Salon du Groupement des Artistes Beaujolais, Villefranche sur Saone, France
  • City Purchase Award. 78eme Salon du Groupement des Artistes Beaujolais, Villefranche sur Saone, France

2003

  • Special recognition for the artworks “NO” and “All Wound up”. 9th Annual Process Juried Online International Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, Omaha Nebraska, United States

1989-90

  • Scholarship. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States

1988

  • Award. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Collections

  • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Bibliography

Catalogues

“Cien Años de Historia, Arte y Enseñanza”. Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2003.


“Muestra Nacional de Artes Plásticas”. Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2003.

 

Newspapers

“A taste of France”. The San Juan Star (San Juan, PR), 11 de julio de 1975. 


“Abre Exposición Fotográfica”. El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR), 5 de febrero de 1982.


“Alianza Francesa Organiza Actos con Motivo Visita Corsos”. El Mundo (San Juan, PR), 28 de marzo de 1983.


“Continua la Exposición de Paizy”. El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR), 29 de abril de 1982. 


“Imágenes en Simetría- Imágenes de la mente”. El Mundo (San Juan, PR), 9 de marzo de 1985. 


“Nuestra Gente a través del Lente de Guy”. El Reportero (San Juan, PR), 19 de abril de 1982.


“Personalities Grace Photo Exhibit Opening”. The San Juan Star (San Juan, PR), 14 de febrero de 1982. 

 

Magazines 

Trelles Hernández, Carmen María. “En Manos de Maestros el Museo de la UPR”. Caras (San Juan, PR), núm. 9, año 7.