Tim Guthrie

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Tim Guthrie
Tim Guthrie working in his studio. Photo by Lindsey Bierman.jpg
Tim Guthrie drawing in his studio. Photo by Lindsey Bierman
Born 1965
Nationality American
Known for Experimental film

Timothy Sean Guthrie (born 1965 in Omaha, Nebraska) used to be a visual artist and experimental filmmaker. Guthrie's work is in collections throughout the United States, including the Boise Art Museum, and the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Plemmons Collection of Contemporary Art, (Boone, North Carolina), and the Leigh Lane Edwards Collection of Contemporary Art, (Appalachian State University). At some point he just gave up on everything.


Guthrie collaborated with Lance Olsen, a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award for his novel Tonguing the Zeitgeist (Permeable Press,1994) on an interactive hypertext novel called 10:01, which was also published in the Electronic Literature Directory (Electronic Literature Organization)[1][2] and The Iowa Review - Web Edition. Guthrie also collaborated with Olsen on an experimental animation called "The Nature of the Creative Process", which was featured at &Now.[3]

Guthrie also has directed awarding winning films with Creighton University professors and students Backpack Journalism Project [4]

Residencies and Exhibitions[edit]

Guthrie has been an artist-in-residence places such as Ørslev Kloster (Denmark), The Tyrone Guthrie Centre (Ireland), New Pacific Studio[5] (New Zealand), and the Blue Mountain Center,[6] (Blue Mountain, NY) and The Vermont Studio Center. He has also been awarded fellowships and grants (Nevada Arts Council,[7] Sierra Arts Foundation, Nebraska Arts Council, each funded by the National Endowment for the Arts). Other awards include a purchase award at the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art[8] and awards at "Conflicts: The Cult of War and the Culture of Peace - AniMOweb",[9] Modena, Italy, for the short film “Recalling Trinity" (IMDb),[10] which was also included in the Hiroshima International Animation Festival, the Fort Omaha Film Conference,[11] Film Streams[12] and the Sheldon Museum of Art.[13][14] His work has been shown in many venues, including the Holter Museum of Art, Bellevue Arts Museum, St. George Art Museum, and the Nevada Museum of Art and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts[15][16] for a complex installation called "Rendition" which was originally shown in Reno, NV, and in which visitors had their reactions to his paintings of prisoners being tortured "digitally downloaded into a database for future examination and analysis".[17]


Guthrie's work was also included in “Ingres, regards croisés” (Book) Authors Jean-Pierre Cuzin and Dimitri Salmon; publisher Editions Mengès and Réunion des Musées nationaux, Paris, France.[18]


Guthrie was Best Visual Artist, Best New Media Artist and was awarded Best Group Show (Museum of Alternative History) in 2014.[19] He was also Best New Media Artist[20] in 2007 and was awarded Best Group Show (Nuclear Dichotomies) [21] the same year. He has also been awarded Individual Artist Fellowships (Nebraska Arts Council) in 2011,[22] 2008,[23] 2007[24] and 2006 (Distinguished Artist).[25]

Guthrie is a professor at Creighton University.[26]


Guthrie has used his work to make commentaries on social issues, including a massive "Art Giveaway" during which he gave away nearly 500 pieces of artwork during the year of 2012 to "the 99%" including a show of much of the work at the Modern Arts Midtown Gallery in Omaha, NE,[27] his exhibition about the United States' Extraordinary Rendition program,[28] a show about the USA's nuclear testing program called Nuclear Dichotomies,[29] and most recently, a show about political bias in education called The Museum of Alternative History [30]


Guthrie's work has included site specific installations, such as the Elements installation "Burn"[31][32] at Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue, NE, and "Flow" in Elkhorn, NE[33] and outdoor video projections such as the one for "Science Fair"[34] in Omaha, NE.

Guthrie has also done public art pieces, including murals and banners on silos [35]





  1. ^ "10:01 Hypertext novel link". Collection of eLiterature. 
  2. ^ "EL Biography". Electronic Literature. 
  3. ^ &Now
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ New Pacific Studio
  6. ^ "Blue Notes" (PDF). Blue Mountain Center. 
  7. ^ "LXS - Legislative Exhibition Series". Nevada Arts Council. 
  8. ^ "Anrode Memorial Shrine". Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art object record. 
  9. ^ AniMOweb
  10. ^ "IMDb Recalling Trinity page". IMDb. 
  11. ^ "Short bio on Guthrie". Great Plains Theatre Conference. 
  12. ^ "RECALLING TRINITY synopsis". Film Streams. 
  13. ^ "Opening Reception for Sheldon Connections 2". Sheldon Museum of Art. 
  14. ^ Templeton, Adam (Aug 5, 2007). "Sheldon Connections expands exhibit to include more artists". The Daily Nebraskan. 
  15. ^ Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
  16. ^ Krainak, Michael (December 1, 2010). "Act of Torture". The Reader. 
  17. ^ Sorg, Chad (August 27, 2009). "Extra ordinary - Tim Guthrie". Reno News and Review. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  18. ^ Salmon, Dimitri (Feb 9, 2006). "Ingres Regards Croises". Ingres regards croisés - Editions Place des Victoires.  ISBN 978-2-84459-129-6
  19. ^ [2]
  20. ^ OEA Awards
  21. ^ [3]
  22. ^ Individual Artist Fellowship 2011
  23. ^ Individual Artist Fellowship 2008
  24. ^ Individual Artist Fellowship 2007
  25. ^ "Nebraska Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship 2006". Nebraska Touring Program. 
  26. ^ Creighton University
  27. ^ [4]
  28. ^ [5]
  29. ^ [6]
  30. ^ [7]
  31. ^ Adams, Steve (November 9, 2007). "Elements Art Exhibit". 
  32. ^ Hutton, JD (Aug 18, 2007). "Changes Happening in the Forest". Elements Insider. 
  33. ^ MCC (Aug 24, 2010). ""Flow" by Tim Guthrie". 
  34. ^ Baker Hansen, Sarah (Feb 5, 2011). "Blind ’Em With Science". SabDesi.net. 
  35. ^ [8]

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