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.
SEARCH ENGINE ARTIST
I/O devices are the pieces of hardware used by a human (or other system) to communicate with a computer. The artist is one such device. Inputs can be thought of as an artist’s influences, training, experience, and exposures. The artist processes these inputs and outputs new artworks that are entirely their own.
For a Search Engine Artist the artistic processes intertwine with technical processes of search engines. Like search engine’s themselves, how an artist works, why the artworks are the outputs that they are, can be very opaque.