Eco-artist, Tim Gaudreau, works in collaboration with like minded colleagues, communities and schools to create public art work meant to challenge conventional thinking and catalyze action around environmental issues.
Eco-artist Tim Gaudreau is passionate about the environment and the interconnections between people and nature. His work combines photography, video, new-media, graphics, and sculpture with humor and irony to create collaborations that advocate for a greater awareness of eco-issues and empowerment. His work initiates dialogue about social and environmental issues and serves as an entryway to improve our relationship to Nature and consider each individual impact.Awards including the Artist Advancement Fellowship from the NH Charitable Foundation, Fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and NH State Council on the Arts, and commissions from the city of Portsmouth have given Gaudreau the opportunity to create public art projects that stimulate collaboration and interaction while challenging conventional thinking. Gaudreau has traveled extensively and his intimate portraits reveal people and cultures. With residencies stretching from California, India, and South America to Laos and Africa, he has returned with lots of stories and thousands of images. His work is represented on Greenmuseum.org and has been featured in exhibits internationally, in magazines such Orion Magazine, books such as Cycle-Logical Art, Recycling Matters for Eco-Art, and on such shows as That’s Clever (HGTV), New Hampshire Chronicle (WMUR-TV), New Hampshire Outlook (NH-PTV), and The Front Porch (NHPR).
Gaudreau completed his Master of Fine Arts degree in interdisciplinary studio art and critical theory through the intensive program at the Maine College of Art in 2002. Gaudreau’s photography and design background grew from a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire completed in 1992.
He works (and, arguably, lives) in his sustainable studio in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on a homestead with his wife, daughter and cats and a surprising number of deer
(some) Interviews & Articles
- Coastal Waves, KWMR 90.5 FM
- Talking Trash, why your garbage should have its own paparazzo,
- You Can Make a Difference, Novato Advance
- Profile of Tim’s work in the book: Avant-Guardians
- Self Portrait as Revealed by Trash, York Weekly
- Self Portrait as Revealed by Trash, Portsmouth Herald
- New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Newsletter
- Artist nabs $30k grant, Portsmouth Herald
- One Overnight Art! installation gives locals an alternative voice, Portsmouth Herald
- Calling up the elements, Portsmouth Herald
- Voice and Vision, Spotlight
- The art of dissent (see page three of the article)
- Conservationists’ spoof in Milton Mills points out need to protect land
- New Hampshire Public Radio, WEVO The Front Porch: Eco-art, John Walters, November 21, 2002
- Multi-media Eco-artist broadens horizons in India, Portsmouth Herald
- Creative rewards, Currier Museum recognizes work of many area artists
- Eco-art to be displayed downtown this weekend
- NH State Council on the Arts