Hulda Guzmán is a painter living and working in the Dominican Republic. She studied visual arts and illustration at Altos de Chavón School of Design, and photography and mural painting at the National School of Arts in Mexico. Drawing inspiration from Mexican folk art, Guzmán's paintings possess a vibrant energy. Her use of warm colors and careful attention to detail create a relaxed scene of intimacy that is both surreal and calculated. Incorporating elements of mural painting and an understanding of photographic realism, Guzmán creates scenes of vast spacial awareness, whether depicting an interior or exterior space, and makes them appear self-contained, as though the viewer is a secret onlooker to an ecstatic scene. In her more recent works, Guzmán works primarily with acrylic on wood or canvas, incorporating her background as an integral element of the painting, as in Tropical Malady, 2015, and To become more intimate and tender with all of the component parts of the Great Mystery, 2016. The natural forms of the wood act as architectural elements and inform the composure of the scene.
Guzmán has participated in numerous solo and group shows in Santo Domingo, Miami, Seoul, Guatemala, New York, and Los Angeles. Her work appears in permament collections across the globe, including the Centro León Jimenes in Santiago, Fundación Casa Cortés in Puerto Rico, the Antonio Murzi Collection in Panama, as well as private collections in China, Spain, France, Italy, the Dominican Republic, and the United States. In 2010 she was awarded the Public Award in the thirteenth Eduardo León Jimenes Biennial Art Contest in Santiago, Dominican Republic.