For some, art is not a choice, but a destiny — Tracy Guiteau is one such artist. With every school notebook brimming with drawings, her math teacher recommended Guiteau follow her artistic spirit. She enrolled in a magnet art school and eventually graduated from New World School of the Arts High School in Miami, FL. Yet, Guiteau’s path to art was not always perfectly clear.
Born to traditional Haitian parents in New York, building a career in the arts required leaving behind her parent’s expectations that she pursue nursing. Guiteau was torn between tradition and truth, but the ever-present pull of art was stronger. She left tradition behind and enrolled in the Rhode Island School of Design, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design. Her time spent studying the arts only further invigorated her passion, leading her to feed that artistic curiosity through travel and hone her skills at the University of Westminster in London.
Today, Guiteau’s insatiable spirit for art has built her the very career she once hesitated to pursue. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including in such renowned events as Miami Art Basel. Her unique style is unmistakable, a quality confirmed by when being hand-picked by the top tennis player Naomi Osaka and iconic athlete LeBron James’ digital media company for an art collaboration during Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
Yet, what stands out most about Guiteau’s inspiring journey into artistic success is what makes her work so distinctive. While she left behind the traditional path to forge her own, it’s her Haitian heritage, independent spirit, and love of finding beauty in all things that imbue her work with rich colors, vivid emotion, and a timeless perspective, making it unlike anything seen today.
+Rhode Island School of Design
(Providence, RI) BFA 2007
Major: Fine Arts, Apparel Design
+University of Westminster
(Harrow, England) 2006
Major: Business & Financial Management
+New World School of the Arts
(Miami, FL) Class of 2003
Major: Fine Art
Join my mailing list!
Be the first to receive special offers and updates on my work.
West Palm Beach, FL
All artwork and images are property of GuiteauArt and may not be used or re-produced without prior written agreement.