- MFA, Tulane University, 1991
Before coming to UA in 2016, Jason Guynes was professor and chair of the Department of Visual Arts at the University of South Alabama. A Mississippi native, Guynes received the MFA from Tulane University and the BA in art from Belhaven College. He has had academic appointments at universities in Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Alabama. Guynes held the post of department chair at the University of West Alabama from 1995 to 2005. While at UWA, he founded and served as director of the UWA Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, an ongoing national exhibition. He is past president of SECAC, the second largest arts organization of its kind in the US. Guynes exhibits his work nationally in competitions, galleries, and museums.
Though he works extensively in oil on canvas and with drawing media, for the past twenty years, his primary focus has been murals. He has completed both private and public commissions throughout the United States with major commissions in Mesa, Ariz., Joplin, Mo., Philadelphia, Pa., Livingston, Ala. and Mobile, Ala. His most recent mural project was the Moulton Bell Tower Mural for the University of South Alabama. The Mobile Arts Council named Guynes 2014 Artist of the Year in the Eleventh Annual Greater Mobile Arts Awards.
Exhibitions and News
32nd Annual National Juried Exhibition, Bowery Gallery, New York, August 2023 (juror: David Cohen)
B22 Wiregrass Biennial, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, Alabama (national juried)
Unrealism, The Arts Council Gallery, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, June 3-July 29, 2022 (solo)
31st National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition, Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland University, March 23-April 24, 2020 (juror Doreen Bolger)
Redemption, Skye Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island, Nov. 1—Dec. 7, 2019 (national juried)
Black and White, at 311 Gallery in Raleigh, N.C., Oct. 31—Nov. 30, 2019 (national juried)
International Painting Annual 8, published by Manifest Press, summer 2019 (juried publication)
31st Valdosta National, Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery, Valdosta, Ga., Jan 22-Feb 8, 2019 (national juried)
25th Annual El Corazon Exhibition at the Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas, Feb 2 – March 9, 2019 (national juried)
Arts in Harmony 2019: the North Show International Juried Exhibition, Minneapolis, Minn., Jan 10 – Feb 17, 2019
Arts in Harmony 2019: the North Show International Juried Exhibition, Maple Grove Art Center, Maple Grove, Minn., Feb 22- March 28 2019
St. Tammany Art Association 52nd Annual National Summer Show, Best of Show award (2017)