Gwyneth Anderson is an artist based in the traditional homeland of the Odawa, Ojibwe, and Potawatomi nations, aka Chicago. Her projects are about the relentlessness of patterns, and the inevitability of change, that humans and the rest of nature experience. Her lifelong struggle with feelings of alienation, while living in a world full of people who also feel alienated, shapes the purpose of her work. By showcasing impermanence and discomfort, she playfully explores how to unlearn beliefs about hierarchy from an abolitionist perspective. Most of her work uses a frame-by-frame animation process, combining traditional cartoon production techniques with installation, sound, printmaking, text-based art, and performance. Every project attempts 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 has 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. Her projects have been written about in Newcity, the Reader, Dusted Magazine, Chicago Artist Writers, and Chicago Magazine. She teaches experimental animation and sequential art at the Chicago High School for the Arts and After School Matters.
Various kinds of press and online presence:
Interview with Dan Manion on Inside the Edition, Chicago Printmakers Guild podcast, April 2022
Interview with Spontaneous Vegetation on Lumpen Radio, October 2021
The Tenuity of Truth: Weinberg/Newton Exhibition Situates Art in Our Post-Factual Era, Newcity Chicago, March 2020
Return to the Everywhere at Weinberg/Newton Gallery, Chicago Artist Writers, March 2020
Return to the Everywhere booklet, Weinberg/Newton Gallery, April 2020
Survey for White Artists, Monday Journal, April 2020
Concert preview, Chicago Reader, February 2019
Bill Meyer reviews Chyme, Dusted Magazine, March 2019
OtherPeoplesPixels Interviews Gwyneth Anderson, OtherPeoplesPixels Blog, December 2014
Laughing Video recommendation, Chicago Magazine, November 2011
Laughing Video still, TimeOut Chicago, November 2011
Artist biography, Arteles Catalog, October 2011
(Photo by Meredith Zielke)