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  • Dylan Gauthier

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    Dylan Gauthier


    Dylan Gauthier is an artist, curator, designer and educator whose practice investigates relationships between ecology, architecture, landscape, pedagogy, collaboration, and social change. Gauthier is a founder of the boatbuilding and publishing collective Mare Liberum ( and of the Sunview Luncheonette (, a co-op for art, politics, and poetics in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.


    His individual and collective projects have been exhibited at the Centre Pompidou-Musée national d'art moderne, The Parrish Art Museum, CCVA at Harvard University, 2016 Biennale de Paris, Center for Architecture, The International Studio and Curatorial Program-ISCP, EFA Project Space, Pioneer Works, Walker Art Center, the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, and at numerous 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 Ecological Artist-in-Residence at ISCP; in 2016 he was a Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellow; and in 2017/18 he was the inaugural Artist-in-Residence at the Brandywine River Conservancy and Museum of Art, where his immersive video and environmental sound installation highwatermarks was on view earlier this year. In 2018 he is a visiting scholar at NYU Abu Dhabi.


    For over a decade Gauthier has simultaneously led a visual and media design practice engaging with over two dozen community and arts organizations, non-profits, and independent artists, including Center for Urban Pedagogy, International Print Center New York, Wave Hill, Turtle Point Press, CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, Sustainability and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay, and Green My Favela (Rio de Janeiro). He is currently a Design Director for Partner & Partners, a New York City-based design practice focusing on print, exhibition, interactive and identity work with clients and collaborators in art, architecture, public space, and activism.


    Gauthier teaches undergraduate courses in the First Year Program at Parsons and at The New School (Sustainable Systems, Integrative Studio 2, ULEC: Liquid Cities - Reimagining Urban Waterfronts and Waterways), and graduate emerging media courses in the Department of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College, CUNY (History and Theory of Emerging Media, Emerging Media 1, Advanced Web Projects). He received his MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College, CUNY in 2012.


    Degrees Held

    MFA, Hunter College (Integrated Media Arts: 2012)
    BA, California State University (French, Linguisitcs: 2003)
    Certificat ès Lettres, Université d'Aix-Marseille III (2000)

    Professional Affiliation

    Co-Founder, Mare Liberum, eco-art boatbuilding and publishing collective based in Gowanus, Brooklyn. (2007-)
    Co-Founder, The Sunview Luncheonette, co-op for mutual aid, politics, poetics and the environment in Greenpoint, Brooklyn (2012-)
    Member/Collaborator, Red76, artist collective (2009-)
    Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Curatorial Advisory Board (2013-)
    College Art Association (Member)
    Integrated Media Arts MFA Alumni Advisory Group, Hunter College Department of Film and Media (2012-)



    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, 134: LAND 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: Guide to the Alternative Art School Fair, published by Bienniale de Paris/Pioneer Works.
    Publication: Radical Seafaring (Exhibition Catalog – essays by Sasha Archibald, Alexander Dumbadze, Christopher French, Dylan Gauthier, Andrea Grover, Terrie Sultan)
    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

    NADA Art Fair, community partner with Freshkills Field R/D (2018)
    Solo Exhibition: Dylan Gauthier: highwatermarks, Brandywine River Museum of Art, PA (2017-8)
    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)
    Group Exhibition: con-tin-u-ums (time beyond lifetimes), curated by Patrick Jaojoco (2017)
    Co-curator, with Kendra Sullivan: Resistance After Nature, Haverford College Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery/Hurford Center for the Humanities, PA (2017)
    Festival: 12th Annual Hors Pistes, Traversées, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2017)
    Co-organizer: Alternative Art School Fair, with Catherine Despont and Alexandre Gurita, Pioneer Works (2016)


    Research Interests

    water, ecology, emerging media, social sculpture, post-humanism, public art, sustainability, environmental art, sound/acoustic ecology, expanded curatorial practices, radical pedagogy, community-based arts, waste, public space, immersive cinema, code and environmental sensing.


    Awards And Honors

    Finalist: Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River, Public Art Commission (2018)
    Residency: Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Captiva Island, Florida (2018)
    Grant: Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation Grant for Freshkills Field R/D - Freshkills Park Alliance (2017, 2018)
    Grant: Puffin Foundation Research Grant (2017)
    Grant: Trust for Mutual Understanding, Sunview Luncheonette/Private Nationalisms - with Matej Vakula (2015)
    Residency: Montello Foundation, Montello, NV (2017)
    Residency: Inaugural Artist in Residence, Brandywine River Museum of Art, PA (2016-7)
    Award: Socrates Sculpture Park, Emerging Artist Fellowship, New York (2016-7)
    Award: Shapeways Production Grant (2016)
    Residency: Bothy Project, Aviemore, Scotland, UK (2016)
    Award: NEA Ecological Artist-in-Residence, ISCP, NY (2015)
    Award: Wave Farm/NYSCA Media Arts Grant, awarded for Fabric/Fragment of An Urban Wilderness (2013)
    Residency: Blue Mountain Center (2013, 2015, 2016)
    Residency: Banff Center (2013)
    Fellowship: Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, Digital Policy and Programming Fellow (2012)
    Fellowship: CUNY Institute for Sustainable Systems, Research Fellow in Digital Media and the Environment (2011-)



    Mare Liberum (collective site)

    Sunview Luncheonette

    Freshkills Park Field R/D


    Current Courses

    Sustainable Systems

    Sustainable Systems: Practices

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