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b. 1971

Fort Guerin graduated with his BFA from Northern Arizona University. His original direction was in sculpture, but, like many other young artists, he didn't have the resources to continue on this path. He soon took up painting in his home, defining his style through obsessive journaling. As a self-taught painter, his unique style of combining imagery with text, either narrative or stream of consciousness, reflects his neurotic personality and his struggles with writing. As Fort says, "My hand doesn't come with spell check." To him, the work is not only about imagery, but also about how the text plays visually on the surface. Fort recently moved from Arizona to the Washington DC area, where he now paints in his basement studio, surrounded by his collection of taxidermy. His work has been exhibited in numerous galleries in Arizona.