Natalie Guy’s sculpture plays homage to modernist tradition, but all the while introducing an ironic twist. Her work is quite often humorous, as with Party, Party, which is strung with bulbs (that are solid bronze). Guy injects wit into her practice so as to turn away from corporations and the commercial, whereby she can instead focus on the materials and themes at hand. In particular, Guy focuses on memory, site and symbolism. Her choice of material(s) evoke these notions, their touch and look suggesting domesticity and a call for nostalgia.
Guy was recently chosen for the Asia NZ Foundation Residency, which will take her to Kriti Gallery in Varanasi, India from September to November this year. She has exhibited in numerous group and solo shows throughout New Zealand, which has been the subject of many articles and reviews. She completed her Master of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) in 2013, and she is currently represented by Fox/Jensen/McCrory.