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.