Artist Biography

Guy Duguay (1955-1996) was a painter, sculptor, potter, ceramist, engraver, and graphic designer from Dieppe, New Brunswick. In 1978, he graduated from the Université de Moncton with a degree in Fine Arts. Duguay mastered a variety of techniques and was fascinated with technology. His work incorporates movement, rich colours, humour, improvisation, and the element of surprise. It reflects his ability to control the effects of chance and to make the decorative dramatic. Duguay’s work can be described as Abstract Expressionism.

Duguay’s work is in numerous public and private collections, including the Collection du 50e de la Fédération des Caisses populaires acadiennes, the Canada Art Bank, the New Brunswick Art Bank, the Loto-Quebec collection, and the Art Gallery of the Toronto-Dominion Bank. He received grants from the Canada Council in 1993 and the Province of New Brunswick in 1992.

At 41, Guy Duguay died of AIDS.