Erick Guzman graduated from Brown University in 2016 with two degrees: Honors Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art, and a Bachelor of Arts in Health & Human Biology. Due to Brown's close relationship with the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Guzman has the privilege to take advanced film and digital photography classes at RISD with top industry professionals. Accepted into the Program in Liberal Medical Education at eighteen, Erick went to medical school from 2016-2018 until deciding to leave his medical studies to pursue his art practice.
His current body of work processes the emotions he inherited in the anatomy lab while in medical school. It helps him assimilate into non-medical life. It separates the body from the person, symptoms from illness, objects from living beings. His photographs represent the shock of bodies that have been probed and prodded, juxtaposed and placed into ordinary landscapes, just as he now navigate life away from science.
Guzman’s work has been featured in multiple magazines on Brown's campus ranging from Somos (a Latino Literary Magazine), to that of Unhemmed and Fashion at Brown (the university's most prominent Fashion magazines). Covering a broad base of interests, his work has been seen/exhibited by various organizations both on and off campus. In addition, he was featured on a Vice Digital affiliated website, Art Fucks Me, which targets a Millenial audience (18 to 34), from a global to local level. Guzman hopes to captivate people from across a broad set of passions, religions, ethnicities, genders, ages, etc., he hopes that his relation to the digital era will allow for his work to transcend the traditional gallery space.
Erick Guzman currently lives and works in Providence, RI where he works as a Teaching Assistant at Brown’s Department of Visual Art.