Magalie Guérin

Untitled, 2017, oil on canvas on panel, 20×16”
Courtesy of the artist and Corbett vs. Dempsey



Chinati’s artist in residence during March and April is the Chicago-based painter Magalie Guérin. Guérin works on multiple paintings and drawings at once, starting with a single scheme or shape that she repeats across different compositions, then allowing her response to each work to develop independently. As a result, a given body of work may suggest both a reoccurring sense of underlying structure and an unpredictable plasticity.

Originally from Montreal, Quebec, Guérin received a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. She has participated in many group exhibitions and had recent solo shows at Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago (January 2018); Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles (April 2017);, Montreal (October 2016); Sector 2337, Chicago (March 2016); and Lyles & King, New York (September 2015). Guérin is also the author of Notes On (Green Lantern Press, 2016), an a-chronological artist’s diary in which she recounts her daily practice in the studio.


The Chinati Foundation's Artist in Residence program is generously supported by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation and the Chinati Contemporary Council. Chinati is grateful for the generous financial support of our members and the support and in-kind contributions of the people of Marfa.