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 (www.thefreeseas.org) and of the Sunview Luncheonette (www.thesunview.org), 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.
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-)
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.
Sustainable Systems (Summer 2019)