Marie-Claire Guyot

Marie-Claire Guyot was born in Paris on May 19th, 1937. She studied piano at the Conservatory in Marseilles where she spent her youth. In 1961 she began to paint,  she married Bruno Colombo and moved to Italy, where she lived first in Venice, then in Turin and finally in Milan. But every summer she returns to the old family home in Burgundy, a place full of memories, where she shares her artistic path with her sister. Her approach is a search for lost roots that coincides with an obsessive introspection. She is always the subject of her works, an imaginary universe where childhood, motherhood, religion are transfigured on the canvases painted with strong colors up to the edge: there are no trees or landscapes but a solitude populated by immense or tiny characters, animals and symbols. On a “journey of creation” as the sisters define it, comforted by the meeting with Louis Deledicq, an art expert to whom Marie-Claire regularly delivers her works, real births that the artist does not want to show to anyone else, not even the two daughters. Marie-Claire began exhibiting her works in 1965. She attended engraving courses in Turin at the Albertina Academy in 1969 and in Urbino in 1973. In 1970 she won the UCSEI “Foreign Students” aword in Milan. Marie-Claire passed away suddenly on January 21, 1991.

Selected exhibitions

2018 – “The F factor. Femininity, frailty, force”, Maroncelli 12 Gallery, Milan

2015 – Outsider Art Fair, represented by Maroncelli 12 Gallery, Paris

2014 – The secret opera”, solo exhibition, Maroncelli 12 Gallery, Milano

1992 – Solo exhibition, Museo di Noyers, Yonne (Francia)

1982 – Solo exhibition, Nove Colonne, Bologna

1980 – Solo exhibition, Citibank, Turin    

1979 – Solo exhibition, Nove Colonne, Trento

1979 – Solo exhibition, Il Mercante, Milan

1965 – Solo exhibition, Galleria Internazionale, Venice


Collezioni selezionate

Musée de la Création Franche, Bègles (Bordeaux)

Casa dellArt Brut, Mairano di Casteggio (Pavia)