Ivy Guild, a San Diego-based artist, graduated in August 2021 with an MFA in Studio Art from the University of California, Irvine. Guild was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ, and moved to San Diego in 2012 to pursue a degree in Marine Biology. Four years later, she graduated with dual degrees in Visual Arts and Art History. Guild’s work considers the sinister side of evolutionary survival and environmental justice, speculating on a world after the Sixth Great Extinction and diving into speculative realms of investigation. Her work manifests in multimedia, living installations that combine organic and inorganic. Guild’s MFA thesis exhibition, The Keeling (2021), was shown at the Contemporary Arts Center Gallery at UCI and made alongside Guild’s written thesis “The Encyclopedia of Sublimation” (2021). Pedagogy is key to Guild’s practice and she is Studio Art Faculty at La Jolla Country Day School. In 2021, Guild received the Featured Art Prize in the Future Art Awards: Ecosystem X from Mozaik Philanthropy. Guild has been an artist-in-residence at PLAYA, Lighthouse Works, Vermont Studio Center, and ACRE. Guild has shown with Purdue University Galleries, ACRE, 1805 Gallery, CSU Long Beach, Wow Project LA, the Museum of Fine Arts at Florida State University, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, the William D. Cannon Art Gallery, San Diego Art Institute, and Sebastopol Center for the Arts among others. Her work is housed in Special Collections at Smith College and San Diego State University, as well as in private collections