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Guy Reid is a British artist who was born in Johannesburg in 1963 and grew up in London and Shropshire. After having completed his BA in Politics and History at North London Polytechnic in 1984, Reid began training as a classical carver and restorer, going on to work for the world-renowned Spink Workshop (now Arlington Conservation), where he completed work for institutions as varied as the Metropolitan Museum New York, the Getty Museum California, Harewood House and the Sir John Soane Museum London. Go to web page About Guy to read more on Guy Reid and his sculptures.


Asian art expert and Hong Kong based fine art dealer Anthony Lin writes an introduction to Reid's work. Read Introduction.


Below is a sculpture portrait of the British T.V. chat show host and comedian Alan Carr, otherwise known as 'Chattyman'. All proceeds from the sale of this work at auction will be going towards research into Neuroblastoma Cancer, a rare cancer which affects children and took a talented and sweet young friend of Guy's, Elysia Hassett Gray in July 2014. For further images see the page Latest Work on this website.

Auction Date: Thursday 4th of February 2016
600pm - 8.00pm
Art Workers Guild
6 Queens Square
London WC1

Hosted by Alan Carr and in the presence of Dame Jacqueline Wilson

Alan Carr Chattyman


Guy is delighted to announce that this portrait of Dame Jaqueline Wilson was judged the best exhibit at the 2015 Society of Portrait Sculptures 52nd Annual Exhibition in Pall Mall, London.

Dame Jaqueline Wilson


'Why Colour has a Place in Portrait Sculpture'.
11th November 2015 at 1.00pm
National Portrait Gallery
Ondaatje Lecture Theatre

Guy has been invited by The Society of Portrait Artists to give a talk at the National Portrait Gallery London in November 2015. The talk which will be co-presented by Dr.Holly Trusted, Senior Curator of Sculpture at the Victoira and Albert Museum, will be around the subject of the role of colour portrait sculpture.


Guy has been invited to exhibit a piece of work in the Tower of London around the theme of The Descent from the Cross. The work will be part of an itinerant Stations of the Cross exhibition currated by Terry Duffy and Aaron Rosen which will take place in London over Lent 2016.


The Question Is?
Jan. 20th - 7th March 2015
L'Espace Croix Baragnon

'I tought about a mantra, like an opened meditation
And the wood material that we almost forgot....'
                                               Brigitte Meunier-Bosch writing on 'The Question Is?

'On est devant un registre absoulment original, qui se situe entre la 2D et la 3D'
                                               Catherine Huber, Flash (Lire Magazine Article)

January through to March 2015 Guy exhibited at the contemporary art center, L'Espace Croix Baragnon in Toulouse. For the exhibition he created a monumental site specific relief 3.5 m high x 2.0 m wide titled 'The Question Is?' The relief represents 9 large multiple angled views in persective of a sculpture of Andrew sitting cross legged. Below are some images of the works shown.

Guy Reid, Croix Baragnon, Toulouse
                                           Image François Deladerrière

Guy Reid, Croix Baragnon, Toulouse
                                  Image François Deladerrière

Guy Reid, Croix Baragnon, Toulouse
                                   Image François Deladerrière

Guy Reid, Croix Baragnon, Toulouse
                                  Image François Deladerrière 

Guy Reid, Croix Baragnon, Toulouse
                                                   Image Guy Reid

Guy Reid, Croix Baragnon, Toulouse


July 12th- 5th October 2013

La Chapelle-St Jacques
Centre de l'art Contemporain
St Gaudens
Haute-Garonne, FRANCE

Nous 2013
                                                                                    Nous Image: Lucas Charrier

Throughout the summer of 2013, Guy was showing with La Chapelle de St Jacques,
Centre de l'art Contemporain at St Gaudens in South West France.
The works exhibited focused on intimate portraits of Andrew and the artist himself. Amongst new sculptures shown were three self-portaits of Guy at 50. The last in the series shows Reid carrying his baby daughter Pearl. To see images please go to Recent Exhibitions on the Gallery page of this site.

In conjuction with the exhibition, a book has been published by the French art house publishers Analogues. Entitled 'NOUS'  it looks primarily at portraits of Andrew done over the past 10 years but also includes other portraits of people closely linked to Guy. The book can be ordered online directly from the Analogues Press  or bought through good art book sellers.  English speakers  can also order 'NOUS'  via Les Presses du  Réel
Price €26 + p&p
ISBN 978-2-35864-048-0

Here you can see a 10 minute film by Lucas Charrier about the making of the exhibition 'NOUS' and a second 2 minute film interview about my work made by Jonathan Nicodème with Véronique Fauvet-Lamonerie . Both films are in French, en Français.
 Film 1

 Film 2


Parcours des Arts  Read/Lire Review 
La Depeche   Read/Lire Review

'LITTLE ME' at the Coningsby Gallery London W1

Guy exhibited throughout February 2013 with the Coningsby Gallery London W1. Amongst works included were a new double portrait of Andrew and Guy as Gentleman Farmers, a portait of Grace pregnant (friend and mother of Guy's daughter Pearl), and four portraits of authors commissioned by the publisher David Fickling.

 Little Me

Little Me

Little Me

Little Me

Little Me                                       Enquiries: Contact Coningsby Gallery London W1


Read the abbreviated online version of Teleri Lloyd-Jone's UK Craft's Council's 'Crafts' magazine article on Guy Reid and his show 'Little Me' at the Coningsby Gallery London. Read


A 15 minute film by Margot Donkervoort.
The Dutch film maker Margot Donkervoort has made a short film about the work processes involved in producing a second portrait of Philip Pullman commissioned by the author himself. View Film

You can also view Margot's first film Making Andrew showing the making of a portrait of Andrew from start to finish. View Film


Guy has recently been commissioned to do several children's author portraits. The first four are of writers Philip Pullman, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, writer/ illustrators Nick Sharratt and Ian Archie Beck. They can be seen below with the authors comments. Further images are on the Portfolio page of this site. These are the first in a series commissioned by the publisher David Fickling. 

           Author Portraits                                                                      
                                                                     Image: Margot Donkervoort

'I'm absolutely bowled over not only by the detail - which is small enough to have been done by the Tailor of Gloucester - but by the overall shape and feel and gestalt of it. That's ME, small enough to hold in the hand.....and so entirely THERE. Guy you are a genius. I love it!'
                                                                                                Philip Pullman Dec 2010
'It's so strange looking at a perfect miniature version of yourself. I must have presented a real challenge as a model, with my short hair, black dress, fancy shoes and huge rings- Guy has worked wonders. I think he's caught the very essence of me'
                                                                                        Dame Jackie Wilson April 2011

'Guy's work is quite astonishing. It's an extraordinary experience meeting a tiny version of oneself, every detail in place, down to the labels on the slippers and the insects in the pattern on my shirt. My sculpture's so likelike it seems to be breathing.'

                                                                                              Nick Sharratt May 2011

Guy Reid Sculpture

Guy Reid Exhibitions


Invited Speaker for the Annual Lecture
National Portrait Gallery
Wednesday November 11th 2015

Neuroblastoma Charity Auction
The Art Workers Guild
6 Queens Square
London WC1

Thursday 4th February 2016

Exhibition Tower of London
10th February - 26 March 2016

Musée Forum d'Aurignacien
S.W. France

April-October 2017