Brandice Guerra holds a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an M.F.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Humboldt State University, where she coordinates the drawing area and teaches courses in drawing and illustration. Prior to arriving at Humboldt, she was the Grace V. Wisdom Endowed Chair in Visual Art, Studio Art Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Art at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. She is represented by Zg Gallery in Chicago.
"Animalia is a series of small-scale paintings and works on paper informed by my interests in natural history, 19th and early 20th century illustration, and 17th century painting. I am very interested in historical interactions between science and art and in animals as symbols in art and visual culture. My practice is largely narrative - I enjoy telling stories through imagery. Sometimes, my images are illustrations of actual non-human animal behaviors and at other times I bend the truth, using animal bodies to tell stories about human behavior."
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website