Guy Lefluer
135 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017
(212) 621-0670

Selected Education

• Diplôme Niveau Supérieur a Philosophy et Sociology, Université de Paris IV-
Sorbonne, Paris France, 1985
• Ph.D., Anthropology, Folklore and Public Culture, Albert Ludwig University of
Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, 1998.

Academic Works and Publications

• Anthropomorphic Totems of the South Pacific, 1985-1989, City Lights Foundation, San Francisco, 1990.
• An Appendment to the Human Quest for Esoteric Connectivity, Yale University Press, 1984.
• Asian Invasion: The Impact of Karaoke Bars in Cincinnati’s Gateway Quarter in the Race Riots of the Late 1960’s, Ph.D. Dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Aiken Mosher
• Your Mother Earth, Your Father Time, collaborative performance with the New Gateway Community Collective in the basement of the Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1983.

Lectures and Panel Discussions

• The Subjective Dimension of Pelletier’s notion of “Kinship Norms Across Class Lines”, Central Queensland University, Symposium on Methodology in the Social Sciences, Melbourne, Australia, 1981
• Sealed with a Kiss: Heteronormative Narrative Strategies in Modern Indigenous Warfare, University of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 1982


Guy Lafleur was born in a cheese cellar at Aix en Provence, France in 1953. He currently divides his time living and working between Maine and Bermuda. After serving in the French Foreign Legion in the early 1970’s, Lafleur attended the Sorbonne, followed by doctoral studies near the black forest region of Germany. While he spends most of his time on anthropological research and field studies, Lafleur is a prolific sculptor and draftsman. Over nearly three decades, he has amassed over 15,000 works that have never been shown publicly. Elephant Art Space is pleased to present Woodshed Oracle, the first public exhibition excerpting the work of Dr. Guy Lafleur.


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