GRETCHEN ANDREW (BORN IN CALIFORNIA, 1988) IS A SEARCH ENGINE ARTIST AND CULTURE HACKER WHO PROGRAMS HER PAINTINGS TO MANIPULATE & DOMINATE SEARCH RESULTS. SHE HAS COMPLETED PROJECTS OR EXHIBITIONS WITH THE NEW YORK METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, THE V&A MUSEUM, THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S GALLERY, THE BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY, AREBYTE, A4 ARTS FOUNDATION, THE BRITISH ARTS COUNCIL, THE WHITE BUILDING, ACE HOTEL, THE LONDON FILM SCHOOL, AND WHITCHER PROJECTS. SHE TRAINED IN LONDON WITH BILLY CHILDISH.
WHAT IS INTERNET IMPERIALISM
Gretchen Andrew starts by making paintings about a personal theme that she then can also define in terms of what the internet refers to as “keywords.” Once the paintings are completed in her studio she programs their images in a way that manipulates and dominates the search results of the theme/keyword, a process she calls Internet Imperialism. See Frieze Los Angeles