• Profile:

    Dylan Gauthier is a Brooklyn-based artist who works through a research-based and collaborative practice centered on experiences of nature, architecture, landscape, and social change in a time of ecological crisis. Gauthier is a founder of the boat-building and eco-art publishing collective Mare Liberum and of the Sunview Luncheonette, a co-op for art, politics, and communalism in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. His individual and collective projects have been exhibited at the Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne (Paris), Parrish Art Museum, CCVA at Harvard University (Cambridge), the 2016 Biennial de Paris (Beirut), the Center for Architecture (New York), The International Studio and Curatorial Program (NY), EFA Project Space, and other venues in the US and abroad.  His writings about art and public space have been published by Contemporary Art Stavanger, Parrish Art Museum, Urban Omnibus, Art in Odd Places, and Routledge/Public Art Dialogue, among others. In 2015 he was the NEA-supported Ecological Artist-in-Residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP); in 2016 he was a Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellow (NY), and this year he is the inaugural Artist-in-Residence at the Brandywine River Conservancy and Museum of Art, where his solo project highwatermarks is on view from October 2017 to January 2018. He co-curated (with Kendra Sullivan) the exhibition Resistance After Nature at Haverford College in spring of 2017. Gauthier received his MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College, CUNY (‘12). 

    Office Hours:

    By appointment.

    Degrees Held:

    MFA, Hunter College (2012)
    BA, California State University (2003)
    Certificat ès Lettres, Université d'Aix-Marseille III (2000)

    Professional Affiliations:


    Recent Publications:

    Publication: Contemporary Art Stavanger, Interview with Futurefarmers
    Publication: Contemporary Art Stavanger, Frozen Days and Frozen Nights: A Letter from America
    Publication: C-Magazine, Interview with Katherine McLeod and Kendra Sullivan (Mare Liberum)
    Publication: A Guide to the Harmonized System, essay, edited by Marina Zurkow, published by punctum books, New York
    Publication: Radical Seafaring (Exhibition Catalog – essays by Sasha Archibald, Alexander Dumbadze, Christopher French, Dylan Gauthier, Andrea Grover, Terrie Sultan)
    Publication: “Networked Monumental: site, production, distributed publics — online, and in everyday life,” Public Art Dialogue
    Publication: with Katie Bachler, Scott Berzofsky, Sam Gould (Red 76): Journal of Radical Shimming: Radical Domesticity.
    Publication: “Toward the Community Supported Art Space,” in Greater Brooklyn.
    Publication: Of Memory and Legibility on 14th Street, Art in Odd Places Thinker in Residence Report, Art in Odd Places Blog

    Performances And Appearances:

    Solo Exhibition: Dylan Gauthier: highwatermarks, Brandywine River Museum of Art, PA (2017-8)
    Co-curator, with Kendra Sullivan: Resistance After Nature, Haverford College Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery/Hurford Center for the Humanities, PA (2017)
    Co-curator, with Mariel Villére: Freshkills Park Field R/D (seminar), New York, NY (2017-8)
    Group Exhibition: Learn a River’s Name, Schuylkill Center, Philadelphia, PA (2018)
    Group Exhibition: On Water, Wellfleet, MA (2018)

    Research Interests:

    water, ecology, media, social practice, sculpture, public art, sustainability, environmental art, expanded curatorial practices, radical pedagogy, community-based arts, waste, public space

    Awards And Honors:

    Residency: Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency, Captiva Island, Florida (2018)
    Award: Puffin Foundation Research Grant (2017)
    Residency: Montello Foundation, Montello, NV (2017)
    Award: Socrates Sculpture Park, Emerging Artist Fellowship, New York (2016-7)
    Award: Wave Farm/NYSCA Media Arts Grant, awarded for Fabric/Fragment of An Urban Wilderness (2013)