Chicago Studio


Guy was born in 1990 in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Chicago as a child. He joined Arts of Life in 2013, after graduating from high school.  Outside of his work as a painter, Guy is an avid runner.  He takes breaks from his practice to participate in several marathons each year in cities across the US.

Guy has an incredible talent for photorealism and is gifted with a keen sense of visual perception. Where other artists may be intimidated by the detail or scope of a reference photograph, Guy has the ability to break his subject down to the key qualities that convey depth, texture, and character. He skillfully builds up layers over time, yielding a rich and varied surface.

Guy enjoys painting images of landscapes and still lives, as well as working on commissioned pet portraits. “I’m a painter. I like to make art. I look at photographs, get ideas. I look at all the colors.”


Selected Exhibits

The Beasts

Circle Contemporary, Chicago IL - 2018

Memory Palace

Circle Contemporary, Chicago IL - 2018

Et Tu, Art Brut

Andrew Edlin Gallery, NYC NY - 2017

A is for Artist

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago IL - 2017