Tim Guthrie

Tim Guthrie, MFA


Tim Guthrie, M.F.A.
Professor of Graphic Design
Director of Graphic Design & Media

Hitchcock 203C

Teaching Statement

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.


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 Visual Artist in 2014 by the Omaha Arts and Entertainment Awards and for Best New Media Artist and Best Group Show (Museum of Alternative History), 2011 (Extraordinary Rendition) and 2008 (Nuclear Dichotomies) and Best New Media Artist in 2008. He was also nominated for his shows "Flow" and "Cli•mac•ter•ic" for 2010 and for 3 additional OEAAs in 2011.

He was a panelist on experimental video and his Extraordinary Rendition research, 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 backpack journalism film, Mato Oput, was accepted into the Omaha Film Festival, the Peace on Earth Film Festival in Chicago and the RE:Image Film Fest (Best Picture and Best Cinematography). 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. Several other films have been created, each winning some awards and many official selections.

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 croises" (Book) Authors Jean-Pierre Cuzin and Dimitri Salmon (publisher Editions Menges and Reunion des Musees 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.