Guy Wonder is a man under the influence of life. He is very aware ofthe shape, form and the color of each day and what it has to offer and this has ultimately shaped and colored his work.
A 3rd generation Deaf man, Guy was raised in a Deaf family and attended a residential school for the Deaf in Vancouver, Washington. As an adult, he studied at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Over the years he has also been associated with Gallaudet University, The nation’s foremost Deaf University, where he was commissioned to create sculpture for Deaf Way, an international conference held in 1989. Guy also has designed sets for the Calfornia SignRise Theatre. He serves as a board member for both Deaf Media and DCARA. Guy was the Artistic Director for Visual Arts of “Celebration: Deaf Artist and Performers” in 1991 and 1994. Deafness and Deaf Culture have influenced him and his creativity, to the greater benefit of the community at large.
Guy has lectured and led tours at the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum in New York and has taught children and adults at the Oakland Museum Project. He has built rustic furniture, designed major window displays and home furnishings displays for Bloomingdale’s, renovated homes in the Bay Area and designed beautiful gardens. Most recently, he has taught a workshop and led gallery tour at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Guy has a keen eye for all the different aspects of life.
Guy Wonder passed way on November 27, 2020 from cancer of the spine. He will be dearly missed by many.