Tim Gaudreau is a New Hampshire based artist who is passionate about the preservation of the environment and respect for the natural world. Through his artwork, Tim advocates for environmental responsibility, the recognition of wonder and beauty in our world and hopes to generate dialogue about social issues. "I believe artists have considerable responsibility as cultural instigators to ask questions, raise issues and challenge assumptions; we must communicate a relevant vision about our world and society," Gaudreau says.
Tim sees art as one of the most powerful means of social commentary and of inspiring meaningful conversation about important issues. His work often combines photography with video, new media, graphics and sculpture to create publicly placed art. Using a balance of humor and irony as artistic tools, Tim first seeks to provoke public consciousness as a beginning point to addressing our relationship to Nature. Tim challenges people to consider their individual roles, choices and impact, illustrating that each individual has responsibility and choice. For a recent community-base collaborative project, Suburban Sprawl Development: Phase I, Tim created a spoof of a housing development that enabled volunteers to engage the public in local conservation issues.
Tim completed his MFA in studio art at the Maine College of Art in 2002 and a BFA in photography at the University of New Hampshire in 1992. Tim's work has received numerous recognitions, including a 2003 Artist Fellowship from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, cultural exchange and exhibition grants to Brazil and India as well as commissions from the State of New Hampshire.
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