Alteronce Gumby lives and works in New York, US. His paintings focus on the representation of the self and subvert traditional understandings of light and color through nuanced application of tonal changes directly with the artist's fingers and hands. Gumby graduated from Yale University's MFA program where he was awarded the Robert Reed Memorial Scholarship after earning a BFA from Hunter College, New York, NY and, in 2017, completed a one year-long residency as the Harriet Hale Woolley scholar at the Fondation des États-Unis in Paris, France. He was granted the AAF/Seebacher Prize for Fine Arts as well as the Dumfries House Residency, Ayrshire, Scotland in 2015. Gumby has been featured in solo exhibitions at Long Gallery, New York and the Fondation des Etats-Unis, Paris.
"It's hard for me to look at any color in the world and not think of the intentions behind it."