“Gerald Guthrie uses the medium of digital animation to identify and exemplify many of the inscrutable mysteries of everyday life. Questions that do not have definitive answers are woven into the fabric of our culture and become the basis for such uniquely human pursuits as religion, ethics, philosophy, politics, and science. By distinguishing common threads of recognition, he strives to inform the viewer that closure is not as important as the act of enquiry, a process essential to the human experience.”
Gerald Guthrie was born in 1951 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He received a Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the University of Illinois (1977). Guthrie currently teaches animation and foundation studies as a Professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. His digital animations have screened in over 75 national and international film festivals, including the Melbourne Animation Festival (Australia 2011), Anima Mundi (Brazil 2010), The Seattle Film Festival (2011), the Denver Film Festival (2010) and the Prix Ars Electronica International Festival of Arts and New Media (Austria 2008, 2010).
Gerald Guthrie – Urbana IL