Gretchen Andrew 

Gretchen Andrew manipulates systems of power with art, glitter and code. She is best known for her playful hacks on major art world and political institutions, including Frieze, The Whitney Biennial, Artforum, The Turner Prize, and The Next American President.  In these digital performances she reimagines reality with art and desire. She does this by making assemblage “vision boards” that she programs to become top internet search results. The feminine and trivialized materials of her vision boards purposefully clash with the male-dominated worlds of AI, programming, and political control they also operate within.  She trained in London with the artist Billy Childish from 2012-2017. In 2018 the V&A Museum released her book Search Engine Art. Gretchen’s work has recently been featured in Fast Company, Flash Art, The Washington Post, Fortune Magazine, Monopol, Wirtschaftswoche, The Los Angeles Times, and The Financial Times. 

Lives and works in Los Angeles * 1988

Ausbildung / Education
2010 B.S. in Information Systems (Honors), Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA,
2006 – 2009: Intuit, Software 2010 – 2012 Engineer, Google, People Technology Manager
2013 – 2017: Billy Childish Studio Apprenticeship

2021   Other Forms of Travel, Annka Kultys Gallery (represented), London, United Kingdom
2021   Trust Boundary, Francisco Carolinum, Linz, Austria
2021   Router at Panke Gallery, Berlin
2020   Future News, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
2019   Not Not Not the Turner prize, Chelsea Cookhouse, London, United Kingdom
2019   Whitney Biennial 2019…Vision Board, LACDA, Los Angeles, CA
2018   Roughly Translated As: Ubuntu, A4 Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2017   Internet Imperialism, 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica, CA
2017   How to How to How to draw,
2016   Interior, Whitcher Projects, Inglewood, CA
2016   How to How to How to, Arebyte Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2015   Virtual Reality, De Re Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2015   Pigment As Pixel, Hoxton Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2014   Painting As Interface, The White Building, London United Kingdom

2021   Painting in the Digital Age, König Galerie Berlin
2021   Screenwalk, The Photographer’s Gallery & Fotomuseum Winterthur
2021   No Fear in Trying, Unit Gallery, London
2020   Real-Time Constraints, Arebyte, London, United Kingdom
2019   Art & AI, Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue, Rüschlikon, Switzerland
2018   Search Engine Art, V&A Museum, London, United Kingdom (book)
2018   Mozfest Open Web, Mozilla Foundation, London, United Kingdom
2014.  Digital Futures, V&A Museum, London, United Kingdom

2021   Salzamt, Linz Austria
2021   A4 Arts Foundation, Cape Town, SA
2021   National Gallery X, London, UK
2021   ScreenWalk, The Photographer’s Gallery London with Fotomuseum Winterthur
2020   Gazelli Art House, London, UK
2019   IsThisIt, London, UK
2018   18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA
2016   Whitcher Projects, Inglewood, CA
2016   Arebyte, London, UK
2014   The White Building, London, UK

L.A Weekly
FAD Magazin
The Arts Gorgeous
The Art Newspaper
Washington Post
The Californian
Museum Week Magazin
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Magazine
Artnet News
Financial Times


University of Chicago
Boston College
Willem de Kooning Academie,
Mozilla Festival
Ars Electronica
The British Computer Society at EVA London
Falmouth University
OK Center for Contemporary Art Austria

Feminism & Artificial Intelligence Mozilla Foundation Festival
United Kingdom Painting and New Media
University of East London, London United Kingdom
Search Engine Art
Hennessy & Ingalls, Los Angeles, Lecture to new MA students
Chelsea College of Arts, London UK
Digital Now, Margate, UK

Wikimania, Cape Town, South Africa
Lux Gallery, London, United Kingdom
The British Computer Society, London, United Kingdom

Art and AI, Emmanuel College at Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom
The Photographer’s Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Vivid Projects, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Moving Image New Media, The London Film School, London, United Kingdom
The International Conference on the GIF, University of Bologna, Italy

Digital Utopias, The British Arts Council, Hull, United Kingdom
The British Computer Society, London, United Kingdom
New Media, University of the Arts London, London United Kingdom

The British Film Institute, London, United Kingdom

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