Guy Wonder is a man under the influence of life. He is very aware of the shape, form and the color of each day and what it has to offer and this has ultimately shaped and colored his work.
A third-generation Deaf man, Wonder was raised in a Deaf family and attended a residential school for the Deaf in Vancouver, Washington. As an adult, he studied at RIT/NTID. Over the years he has also been associated with Gallaudet University, the nation’s foremost Deaf university, where he was commissioned to create sculpture for Deaf Way, an international conference held in 1989.
Wonder also has designed sets for the Calfornia SignRise Theatre. He serves as a board member for both Deaf Media and DCARA and was the artistic director for visual arts at “Celebration: Deaf Artists and Performers” in 1991 and 1994. Deafness and Deaf culture have influenced him and his creativity, to the greater benefit of the community at large.
Wonder has lectured and led tours at the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum in New York and has taught children and adults at the Oakland Museum Project. He has built rustic furniture, designed major window displays and home furnishings displays for Bloomingdale’s, renovated homes in the Bay Area and designed beautiful gardens. Most recently, he has taught a workshop and led gallery tour at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Above all, Wonder has kept a keen eye for all the different aspects of life.