Tim Guthrie, MFA

Professor, Graphic Design & New Media

(402) 280-3348

Tim Guthrie has been awarded Independent Artist Fellowships in 2011, 2008, 2007 and 2006 (Distinguished Artist) from the Nebraska Arts Council for both his traditional art and his experimental animation work.  He was also awarded Best Show by the Omaha Arts and Entertainment Awards in 2011 and Best New Media Artist in 2008, as well as a Best Exhibit OAE award (also 2008) for “Nuclear Dichotomies.”   He was also nominated for his shows “Flow” and “Cli•mac•ter•ic” for 2010 and for 4 OEAAs in 2011, which he won one for “Extraordinary Rendition” and again in 2014, when he won Best Visual Artist, Best Group Show and Best New Media Artist.

He was recently invited as a panelist on experimental video, as well as to exhibit his work, at the Sorbonne in Paris, France (Summer 2012).

His work has also been shown at the Hiroshima Animation Festival (Animations for Peace – Japan), 5th Annual Athens International Animation Festival (Greece), aniMOweb (“The Cult of War and the Culture of Peace”) and the Control Arms Conference (Italy), and the Hi/Lo Film Fest (San Francisco).  The current backpack journalism film, Mato Oput, was accepted into the Omaha Film Festival and the Peace on Earth Film Festival in Chicago.  It was created with Dr. John O’Keefe and Dr. Carol Zuegner, along with 14 students, after the group traveled to Uganda to film the mini-documentary.

His more traditional work has been shown at the Bellevue Art Museum (Seattle), Boise Art Museum (Idaho), St. George Museum of Art (Utah), Holter Museum of Art (Montana), Nevada Art Museum, and the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art (Montana), where he also received two purchase awards for their permanent collection. He has also exhibited regionally at the Sheldon Art Gallery in Lincoln, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art and the Bemis Underground, and numerous other smaller venues. A reference to his painting 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) which is available at the Louvre.

He has also received fellowships, awards and grants from the Blue Mountain Center, Vermont Studio Center, International Sculpture Center, Hall Farm Art Center, Art Calendar Magazine, as well as the Sierra Arts Foundation, the Nevada Arts Council, and the Nebraska Arts Council, each funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

“One of my main objectives is to familiarize students with the vocabulary used to communicate ideas and processes in both the applied and fine arts. A strong foundation in communication and solid fundamental technical skills will provide a student with the tools necessary to solve creative problems. A strong foundation will give the students confidence to work on a more independent and advanced personal level. Not only will such problem solving assist them as graphic artists on their own, but also in their world beyond college. My aim as an instructor is to present each student with enough information, challenges and encouragement to equip them with a healthy understanding and appreciation of both their own work as well as work created around them.”

My Classes

JMC 374 Video and Photojournalism 3 credits
JMC 410 Motion Graphics 3 credits
JMC 474 Mini-Documentary Filmmaking 3 credits

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