Gwyneth Zeleny Anderson is an artist based in Chicago, living where the Ojibwe, Odawa, Potawatomi, Miami, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sac, Fox, Kickapoo, and Illinois Nations have called home. She animates* out of devotion to the fluidity and multiplicity of everything, focusing on sensations and experiences of isolation that are avoided by dominant culture. As a depressive person, the animation process is a crucial, steady reminder that nothing is really stuck or alone. Every project is a spell to transform the violence of isolation, and celebrate each other as interconnected, weird phenomena. Gwyneth has presented work in galleries, forests, and empty lots around the northern hemisphere, including with Roman Susan, the Experimental Sound Studio, Weinberg/Newton Gallery, Roots & Culture, Constellation, and 6018 NORTH in Chicago; St. Charles Projects in Baltimore; and @ptt in Geneva. She's been an artist in residence at the Experimental Sound Studio, FRISE (Germany), Mall of Found (New York), and Utopiana (Switzerland), and her work is included in collections at FRISE and the Institute of Contemporary Art Library in Baltimore. Projects in Chicago have been written about in Newcity, the Reader, Dusted Magazine, Chicago Artist Writers, and Chicago Magazine. She has a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is a member of the Make Yourself Useful collective. She thinks all artist bios are deceptive.
* Sometimes her animations aren't watchable, and are instead felt in the body, prompted by text, sound, or touch.
Various kinds of press and online presence:
Artist biography, Arteles Catalog, October 2011
(Photo by Meredith Zielke)