Gretchen Andrew (born in California, 1988) is a Search Engine Artist and Internet Imperialist 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.




Internet Imperialism looks at the internet as a tenuous form of authority that can be used to understand, manipulate, and imperialize definitions. The artistic method of Internet Imperialism is the intentional structuring of information to dominate the online definition or reputation of a place or idea.


To see Internet Imperialism in action, view active Search Engine Art pieces.  


Ratification of GLAM partnership with the Wikimedia movement


I hereby affirm that I, Gretchen Andrew, am the creator and/or sole owner of the exclusive copyright of 


* the 16 paintings in the series "L'Appel du Vide"


and have legal authority in my capacity to release the copyright of that work.


I agree to publish the above-mentioned content under the following free license: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International.


I acknowledge that by doing so I grant anyone the right to use the work, even in a commercial product or otherwise, and to modify it according to their needs, provided that they abide by the terms of the license and any other applicable laws.


I have authorized the Wikimedian [[User:Joalpe]] to upload my work to Wikimedia Commons on my behalf. I will state on this page other users to whom I grant this authorization.


I am aware that this agreement is not limited to Wikipedia or related sites.


I am aware that the copyright holder always retains ownership of the copyright as well as the right to be attributed in accordance with the license chosen. Modifications others make to the work will not be claimed to have been made by the copyright holder.


I acknowledge that I cannot withdraw this agreement, and that the content may or may not be kept permanently on a Wikimedia project.


Gretchen Andrew

Copyright holder

August 6, 2018