born in Montreal (1973), lives in Chicago, IL

represented by Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago


2011           MFA- Painting, SAIC, Chicago, IL

(*indicates publication)

2019           UPCOMING-- Chapter NY, (February), New York, NY
2018           James Harris Gallery, "The Marfa Paintings", (October), Seattle, WA
2018           Schwarz Contemporary, "Morgenspaziergang", (June), Berlin, Germany
2018           Corbett vs. Dempsey, "Magalie Guérin: bunker", (January), Chicago, IL *
2017           Anat Ebgi, "No Body Knows", (April), Los Angeles, CA
2016 , (October), Montreal, QC
2016           Sector 2337, "Copy Drawings", (March), Chicago, IL
2015           Lyles & King, (September), New York, NY
2015           Roots & Culture, (April), Chicago, IL (two-person exhibition with Ross Normandin)
2014           The Suburban, (December), Oak Park, IL
2014           Corbett vs. Dempsey, “re”, (September), Chicago, IL
2013           Knox College Gallery, “Magalie Guérin: Paintings 2009-2013”, (September), Galesburg, IL
2012           Autumn Space, "The Warmest Guest", (February), Chicago, IL
2010           Autumn Space, “The Cracks of The Game”, (October), Chicago, IL
2006           MillerBlock, "Unrequited", (September) Boston, MA
2004           GV/AS gallery, "The Devil In Me", (June) Brooklyn, NY
2000           Belgo Espace 318, "Cheap Ciao", Montreal

(*indicates publication)

LVL3, "Local Comfort", Chicago, IL
The Suburban, "Got a Light?", organized by Assaf Evron, Milwaukee, WI

ICA at MECA, "American Genre", curated by Michelle Grabner, Portland, ME
DePaul Art Museum, "Stranger Things", Chicago, IL

Cleve Carney Art Gallery, "Known Unknowns: Painting in Chicago", Glen Ellyn, IL *
Elmhurst Art Museum, "New American Paintings: Midwest Edition", Elmhurst, IL
Nicelle Beauchene, "Cabinet in the Mirror", New York, NY
Brand New Gallery, "Imagine", Milan, Italy

Mount Airy Contemporary, “The Suburban, 16 years”, Philadelphia, PA
Corbett vs. Dempsey, "Other Planes of There", Chicago, IL
Rhona Hoffman gallery, "Abstraction: A Visual Language", Chicago, IL
Riverside Arts Center, "All In", Riverside, IL

Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, "Ducks", curated by Ryan Travis Christian, Brooklyn, NY
Zolla/Lieberman gallery, "Making Space", curated by Susanne Doremus, Chicago, IL

The Storefront, "It Varies", Chicago, IL
Glass Curtain Gallery, "Slow Read", Chicago, IL--publication
Judith Racht Gallery, "Surface", Harbert, MI
Julius Caesar, "Reading Room", organized by Sean Ward, Chicago, IL
SAIC Sullivan Galleries, "ArtWork6", Chicago, IL

"Where My Cones At", curated by Ryan Travis Christian, traveling to San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francsico
D Gallery, "various small abstractions", with Justin Witte, Tim Nickodemus and Leslie Baum, curated by Philip von Zweck, Chicago, IL
Zolla/Lieberman gallery, "The Question of their Content", curated by Carly Silverman, Chicago, IL

Monya Rowe gallery, "Cloud Gate", with Sean Ward, Nazafarin Lotfi, Sarah Sohn and Carly Silverman, New York, NY         
LVL3, “Reduction or Something Less”, with Matt Nichols and Conor Backman, Chicago, IL
SAIC Sullivan Gallery, MFA Thesis Show, Chicago, IL
Julius Caesar, “Irritable Abstraction”, curated by Susanne Doremus, Chicago, IL           

Poor Farm, “The Great Poor Farm Experiment II” (1 year long installation, collaboration with Sean Ward), Manawa, WI

SCA Contemporary Art, “Fuckheads” curated by Angela Dufresne, Albuquerque, NM

Rabbithole studio, "Memorandum", Brooklyn, NY

31Grand, "Just a Ghostly Paper Sigh", New York, NY
31Grand, "No New Tale To Tell", New York, NY
MillerBlock, "Nature/Nurture", Boston, MA

31Grand, "Other worlds", Brooklyn, NY
The National Arts Club, "Love Will Tear Us Apart", New York, NY
MillerBlock, "Unless", Boston, MA
Bucheon Gallery, "Deluge", San Francisco, CA

Monya Rowe gallery, "Something is Somewhere", New York, NY

Broadway Gallery (Project room), "Wall List", New York, NY
Monya Rowe gallery, "I've Met Someone Else", New York, NY
GV/AS gallery, "T&A IV", Brooklyn, NY

GV/AS gallery, "T&A III", Brooklyn, Ny
GV/AS gallery, "Summer's Eve", Brooklyn, NY
GV/AS gallery, "Clean, it just looks dirty" (Curated by Bradley Rubenstein), Brooklyn, NY

GV/AS gallery, "T&A II", Brooklyn, NY
GV/AS gallery, "Magalie Guerin+Gabriel CD", Brooklyn, NY
GV/AS gallery, "T&A", Brooklyn, NY


2018             Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant
2018             Lighton International Artists Exchange Program grant
2018             SomoS residency, Berlin, Germany (May-June-July)
2018             Chinati Residency, Marfa, TX (March-April)
2015             New American Painting, Midwest Competition, Issue #119
2013             Ox-Bow Residency (September), Saugatuck, MI, John M. Hartigan Memorial Scholarship for Painters and Metternich Scholarship
2012             Grant/Purchase Award, Working Artist Org (July)
2008             Millay Colony, Austerlitz, New York (June)
2006             KHN Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, Nebraska (May-June)
2005             Jentel Artist Residency Program, Banner, Wyoming (January 15- February 15)


Lauren DeLand, “Review: Magalie Guérin at Corbett vs Dempsey”, Art in America, April 2018
B. David Zarley, “About the Shape of It: Magalie Guérin at Corbett vs Dempsey”, New American Paintings, Feb 26, 2018
Bradley Rubenstein, “Cut, Copy, and Print: Magalie Guérin on Replicating Her Own Paintings”, Artslant, Rackroom, Sept 2016
Sharon Butler, "Painting Picks: Lower East Side", Two Coats of Paint, April 16, 2016
Kathleen Rooney, "Review: 'Notes On' by Magalie Guerin", Chicago Tribune, April 7, 2016
Liz Logan, "10 Chicago Artists You Should Know", Make It Better, Feb 22, 2016
Scott Indrisek, “5 Must-See Gallery Shows in New York”, BLOUIN Art Info, Sept 14 2015
Artspace Editors, “Collector Carole Server’s Picks from EXPO Chicago 2015”, Artspace, Sept 8 2015
Bradley Rubenstein, “This Is What Tomorrow Looks Like: On Painting”, Artslant, Sept 3 2015
Alan Pocaro, “Review: Abstraction: A Visual Language/Rhona Hoffman”, Newcity Art, June 30 2015
“Breakout Artists 2015”, Newcity Art, April 30 2015
Interview with INSIDE/WITHIN,, Feb 2015
Kevin Blake, “The Water’s Mirror of the Sky: “All In” at the Riverside Art Center”, Bad At Sports, Feb 4 2015
Heiji Choy Black, “Artist Tony Lewis Shares His Favorite Things”, Chicago Magazine, Feb 2015
Paul Germanos, “2015: All In @ Riverside Art Center”, Chicago Art World, Jan 26 2015
Matt Morris, "Top 5 of Everything:Art", Newcity Art, Dec 24 2014
Maria Girgenti, Review: Magalie Guérin/Corbett vs Dempsey, Newcity Art, Sept 28 2014
Matt Morris, Critics’ Picks (Chicago),, Sept 2014
Robin Dluzen, “Recommended Shows: Beyond Chicago EXPO”, ArtFCity, Sept 17 2014
Jason Foumberg, “The Ultimate Survival Guide to September Gallery Openings”, Chicago Mag, Sept 3 2014
"7 Abstract Painting Shows with Brains and Beauty”, ADAA tumblr, Sept 2014
Magalie Guérin, “Seven Artists of the Week”, Chicago Art Review, Jan 2014
Jason Foumberg, “Top 5 Art Exhibitions, Newcity Art, Dec 19 2013
Robin Dluzen, “Slow Read”, Visual Art Source, Oct 2013
Emily Margosian, "Leisurely Novelty", FNews Magazine, Oct 20 2013
Savannah Trent, “The Allure of Abstract Art”, The Knox Student, September 26, 2013
Caroline Picard, “From Day to Day: An Interview with Magalie Guerin”, Bad At Sports, September 2013
Dave Bown Projects - 5th Semiannual Competition 2012 (Curators: Karl Hecksher, Andrea Karnes, Mary Kate O’Hare), August 2012, “Other Investigations: Magalie Guérin”, April 2012
ARTSlant, “On our Chicago Watchlist”, March 2012
Newcity Art, "Museum of Contemporary Art, LVL3 gallery", Monica Westin, November 2011
Chicago Tribune, “Autumnal art”, Lauren Viera, Sept 15, 2011
(fundamental) PAINTING, Interview,, August 2011
Beautiful, June 2011
A/ART (feature), May 2011
Pedro Vélez, “Chicago 2010”,, January 2011
Beautiful, July 2009, March 2, 2007 (interview), February 2007
Dossier magazine, issue #2 2008, p.114
Adam E. Mendelsohn, "Just A Ghostly Paper Sigh", Art Review, February 2008, issue 19, p.79
Mange Ta Ville, ARTV, Montreal, 2006 (Television interview)
Completement Dada, Canal Vox, Montreal, 2006 (Television interview)
Cate McQuaid, "Identity crisis", Boston Globe 10/05/06, featured artist, April 2006
Swingset magazine #7, p.54-55, 2005
Rene Donais, "Scoptographies", ETC Montreal, #56, Dec. 2001, Montreal
Skidmore, "Skidsofrenic", Hour, June 7 2000, Montreal
David Aris, "Seven Senses", The Plant, Feb. 27 1997, Montreal


Magalie Guerin, NOTES ON. Designed by Sonia Yoon. The Green Lantern Press, 2016.
Emiliano Cerna-Rios et al., Slow Read. Edited by Justin Witte. Designed by Sonnenzimmer.
     Columbia College, Chicago, Center for Book and Paper Arts and Department of Exhibition and
     Performance Spaces, 2013.


2014 to present    Adjunct Faculty, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
2011 to present    Instructor of Drawing & Painting, Early College Program, SAIC, Chicago, IL
2013-16    Adjunct Faculty, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN
2018    Visiting Artist (talk and critiques), Rice University, Houston, TX
2017    “Making the Beyond”, panel discussion moderated by cheyanne turions, Art Toronto, Toronto, ON
2016    Visiting Artist (talk and critiques), RISD program in Rome, Rome, Italy
2016    “Eye Owe You!”, Panel discussion on Barbara Rossi with Diane Simpson and Rebecca Morris, DePaul Museum, Chicago, IL
2016    Artist Talk, Elmhurst Museum, Elmhurst, IL
2016    Visiting Artist, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL
2016    Visiting Artist (class lecture), University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2015    Talk with Assaf Evron on Akademie X (stand-in for Michelle Grabner), MANA contemporary, Chicago, IL
2015    Visiting Artist (class lecture and critiques), University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2014    Visiting Artist (critiques), Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
2014    Panelist, Ox-Bow MFA and Faculty Summer Residency
2014    Curator, February competition for Grant/Purchase Award, Working Artist Org
2014    Visiting Artist (class lecture), Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
2013    Visiting Artist (talk and critiques), Knox College, Galesburg, IL
2013    Artist Talk, Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
2011    Substitute Teacher, SAIC, Chicago, IL
2009-11    Assistant to Michelle Grabner, Chicago, IL
2010    Teacher Assistant for Frank Piatek, SAIC, Chicago, IL
2010    Visiting Artist (class lecture), School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2009    Visiting Artist (class lecture), School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2008    Visiting Artist (talk and critiques), Mass Art, Boston, MA
2002-04    Director/curator of GV/AS gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2003    Curator, "BeyondXXX", Visual Aids Web Gallery (March)


DePaul Art Museum