Art Interview Highlight-Kyle Guthrie


John Novotny '16 | Plank

Kyle Guthrie works on his latest abstract piece in Mr. Novinsky’s art studio.

Kyle Guthrie ‘16 has been drawing sketches and doodles since fifth grade , but only when he began Jesuit High School’s Studio Art classes was he able to refine his skill and grow as an artist.

Though he has recently begun dabbling in abstract art, drawing inspiration from Wassily Kalindsky, black and white drawings are his favorite form of artistic expression.

“I find color to be really interpretive, confusing, and hard to actually put onto paper,” Kyle said.

This year, as a senior, he hopes to compete in the self-portrait contest hosted by Crocker Art Museum and have his piece put up in the museum.

His other goals for this year involve improving as an artist and to continue looking for deeper meaning in his art.

“I hope to produce a personally meaningful piece of art,” Kyle said.

Kyle also expressed his gratitude towards Mr. Ed Novinsky ‘72, Jesuit’s teacher of Studio Art, for his own guidance in the way he teaches his classes.

Kyle describes Mr. Novinsky as someone capable of providing the environment, opportunities, and wisdom to help artists realize their artistic potential.

“[Mr. Novinsky is] a great teacher; he’s very open to the individual growth of an artist,” Kyle said.

Kyle has participated in Studio Art since his Freshman year, and he has improved every year in his art skill through both dedication and practice.

“I saw myself doing something I liked, something I enjoyed. I saw something I was good at and I saw an opportunity to get better,” Kyle said.