Bio by Wolford

January 18, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

LeeAnn Gauthier is an American photographer and artist living in Portland Oregon. Gauthier is known for her works that accentuate and further reveal the intrinsic qualities of subjects with creative light compositions. 

Raised in Saginaw Michigan, and spending considerable time in the Tri-Cities area and on the waters of nearby Lake Huron, Gauthier began to display both generative and reflective creativity in her mid-adolescence.  After a relatively idyllic childhood and conventional undergraduate education,  she soon took to camera assignments. After a few projects close to home, she came under the employ of a cruise line and signed on as ship photographer.  She found that though the setting was less than ideal, the work and the frequent travel suited her desire to experience and document a world of constant change.  After leaving the cruise ship, and resettling to the Pacific Northwest, Gauthier soon found herself immersed in the region's almost inexhaustible supply of new projects.

Gautheir's expanding body of work has been characterized by a relentless drive to produce in her exhaustive explorations of new approaches.  Those close to her intimate that as a passionate and tireless student of the art, Gauthier is notorious for being heedless of her own health, ever-searching for for new ways to enrich her life, and reportedly often unable to find rest even when not actively pursuing a project.

Famously guarded about sharing information about her private life, in past interviews, Gauthier has indicated that the events of her personal life closely mirror the ever fluctuating motions of the artistic life.  Without going into great detail, she explained that she lives with frequent transitions, and that she has experienced "precious successes and great disappointments on both ends of life's spectrum."


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