Michael Guidry serves as curator of Public Art of the University of Houston System. As curator, Guidry oversees programming, commissioning of new artworks and the maintenance of the collection at University of Houston, University of Houston at Sugar Land, University of Houston-Downtown, University of Houston-Clear Lake and University of Houston-Victoria. Since joining UH in 2005, Guidry has completed 26 major projects.
Guidry’s art career spans over 20 years. Prior to joining UH, he worked as the assistant registrar and curator of Traveling Exhibitions for the New Orleans Museum of Art. He has served on the Houston Arts Alliance’s Civic Art & Design Committee and served as Chair of the Lawndale Art Center’s Programming Committee. He has curated independent projects in Houston and New Orleans, and has served as a juror on numerous national public art panels. Guidry received his bachelor’s degree from the University of New Orleans and his MFA from the University of Houston.