Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media

Leah Gauthier

Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media
Region: Harpswell, Maine
MacDowell fellowships: Winter 2008

Leah Gauthier is an intermedia artist living and working in Harpswell, Maine. Her work explores food–growing, eating, cooking, preserving, scent and memory, food as sculptural material, history of food and agriculture, revival and protection of endangered food plants, urban agriculture, sustainable and transitional growing, food as cultural identity, and as an agent of social change.

Gauthier’s art has been exhibited in traditional and unconventional spaces including Eyebeam in New York City; Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Massachusetts; The Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine; SoFA Gallery at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana; Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine; the National Heirloom Exhibition in Sonoma, California; GASP Gallery in Brookline, Massachusetts; 808 Gallery at Boston University; and 0.00156 Acre Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.

She has been an artist-in-residence at MacDowell, Eyebeam, and The Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughn, Ireland, and has received grants and awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Puffin Foundation, Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and others.

Leah received her M.F.A. from the School of the Museum of Fine Art Boston and Tufts University, and her B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has taught at Butler University, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Art Indiana University Bloomington, the School of the Museum of Fine Art Boston, Tufts University, and Chester College of New England. She is a founding member of ||| Art curatorial collective.

Studios

Adams

Leah Gauthier worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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