A WINDING JOURNEY FLOWING WITH GRIT AND GRACE

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About Erika

From her upbringing in Louisiana as a warden’s daughter to her early career in healthcare to her calling as an artist, Erika Guillory Page has collected stories of intrigue, adversity, redemption and love – stories that reveal themselves in her works on wood, canvas and paper.

Early in life Page felt the pull of creative expression, yet there was little opportunity for fine art study in rural Louisiana. Her path first led to a career in nursing, where she cared for the most vulnerable of patients, those in ERs and ICUs at hospitals in Louisiana, Virginia and Georgia. The intense human connection inherent in this vocation profoundly set the stage for her future work.

Page at last channeled her compassion into artistic study, where she found her voice under the guidance of instructors and mentors such as Charles Walls, Michael David, and Cynthia Packard. She quickly discovered that storytelling is the soul of her work. “My desire is to speak truth and make each mark with integrity,” Page says. “I try to infuse my work with grit and grace, and I hope my stories connect with yours.”

Page’s signature expression is large works up to 10-feet in scale, utilizing oils and cold wax on wood panel. She also creates intimate oil crayon drawings on paper. Her work has been featured in exhibitions and private collections across the US and Canada. She currently lives and works in metro Atlanta, Georgia.

Erika Guillory Page is represented by:

Gerald Peters Gallery / Santa Fe, New Mexico
Gallery43 / (The Loft) Marietta, Georgia

About The Artwork

A profound narrative runs through the complex layers enfolded into the creations of Erika Guillory Page. Her works on wood, canvas and paper are intimate and immediate. They speak truth to her life experiences while urging viewers to look deeper and discover their own stories within – memories forgotten, hidden, or even denied.

Each work beckons with embedded fragments of these memories. The passages begin bold and conspicuous, then become progressively occluded by layers of oil paint and cold wax, manifesting the dichotomous psychologies of damage and renewal, deceit and truth, abuse and love.

“My own stories have hurt, and they have healed. They’ve brought comfort and inspired great upheaval. Infusing these intensely personal accounts into the work affixes me to the viewer’s deepest experiences,” says Page. “I have to trust that by being courageous and vulnerable, something beautiful will emerge.”

Through masking and layering techniques that exquisitely blend color, material, texture and text, Page speaks to the most elemental condition of humanity, namely our need to connect. Her works are compassion. They are reclamation of dignity, identity and self-worth. They are the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.

Page's work has been featured in American Art Collector, Santa Fe's THE Magazine and the AJC. Her works on paper and large-scale paintings have headlined numerous exhibitions and are in private collections across the US and Canada. Page lives in metro Atlanta and is represented by Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe and The Loft in Marietta, Georgia.

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“TRUST IN THE PROCESS OF SHARING THE STORY.”

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Study of Figure Intensive, Cynthia Packard

Chamblee, Georgia

2015

Abstraction Theory and Practices, Michael David

Tutelage Study (Mentorship)

2010-2012

Abstraction Theory and Practices, Michael David

Fine Arts Atelier Workshop (Atelier Program)

2010-2012

Oil Painting Technique, Charles Y. Walls

Fine Arts Atelier Workshop (Atelier Program)

2010-2012

NCTMB Certified, Massage Therapist

American Institute of Massage

1999

Bachelor of Science, Nursing

Northeast Louisiana University

1997

Selected Exhibitions

2019

ARTWALK (monthly curated group exhibition)

5/03, 4/05, 3/01, 2/01, 1/04

The Loft — Marietta, GA

2018

Grand Opening Show (group)

The Loft — Marietta, GA

RESOLUTE (solo)

gallery 43 — Roswell, GA

Special Merit Award, The Saxophone Played

Light & Space online gallery

2017

Roswell Tour of Homes Show

gallery43 — Roswell, GA

Transform

gallery43 — Roswell, GA

Words

gallery43 — Roswell, GA

2016

Photo Abstraction

dk Gallery — Marietta, GA

Square Christmas

dk Gallery — Marietta, GA

New Year. New Artists. New Work

dk Gallery — Marietta, GA

Romance of the Figure

dk Gallery — Marietta, GA

On the Surface

dk Gallery — Marietta, GA

Inaugural Opening

dk Gallery — Marietta, GA

2015

Hambidge Art Auction & Performance Gala

Goat Farm Arts Center — Atlanta, GA

Palate to Palette

Huntcliff River Club — Sandy Springs, GA

2014

Synchronicity

Atlanta Artists Center — Atlanta, GA

2013

Words With Friends

Gerald Peters Gallery — Santa Fe, NM

The Price is Right

Swan Coach House — Atlanta, GA

2012

ArtCAN

Bill Lowe Gallery — Atlanta, GA

2011

The Irascrible Muse: A Coming of Age

Bill Lowe Gallery — Atlanta, GA

The Eloquence of Trees

Bill Lowe Gallery — Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Artist Center Artists, Rene’ Mosae and Erika Page

Cellar 13 — Atlanta, GA

2010

Selected Artists of the Atlanta Artists Center

Cellar 13 — Atlanta, GA

Bloom II (solo)

Church of the Epiphany Gallery — Decatur, GA

Bloom (solo)

The Gallery — Decatur, GA

Publications & Media

2019

Grand Opening Show (group)

The Loft — Marietta, GA

2018

Meet Erika Guillory Page of Erika Guillory Page, Fine Art

Voyageatl.com

Feb 14, 2018

Milton artist showcases works in solo exhibit

North Fulton Herald. Vol 36, No.4.

Jan 25, 2018, pg 38 (by Joe Parker)

Gallery43 opens 2018 solo schedule with RESOLUTE, a solo exhibit featuring the works of Erika Guillory Page

AJC, access atlanta

Jan 19, 2018

2013

Words with friends

American Art Collector

Vol 93, July 2013, pg. 136,137

Words with friends

THE magazine

Vol XX, Number XI, June 2013, pg. 32

2011

Emerging artists- finally

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Vol. 63, No. 355, Dec. 21, 2011, pg. D1-D2 (by Nedra Rhone)

Hothouse Flowers

Creative Loafing

Dec 1-Dec 7, 2011, pg. 32-33 (by Debbie Michaud)