I explore stuff that is habitually avoided, but widespread — like suicidal depression, the proximity of incarceration, bodily sensations of discomfort, and the involuntary sounds people make when they struggle to talk. Each project is an animated spell to transform the violence of isolation, and to celebrate each other as interconnected, weird phenomena.
Gwyneth is a depressive animist based in Chicago. She primarily works with the handmade animation process, giving form to common sensations and phenomena that are often avoided. She's presented work in galleries, festivals, forests, and empty lots around the northern hemisphere, including with Weinberg/Newton Gallery, Roots & Culture, Roman Susan, Woman Made Gallery, the Experimental Sound Studio, Constellation, Hyde Park Art Center, and 6018 NORTH in Chicago; St. Charles Projects in Baltimore; MoMA PS1 in New York; the Freies Museum in Berlin; and @ptt in Geneva. She's been an artist in residence at the Experimental Sound Studio, FRISE (Germany), Harold Arts (Ohio), Arteles Creative Center (Finland), Mall of Found (New York), Lacawac Sanctuary and Field Station (Pennsylvania), and Utopiana (Switzerland), and her work is included in collections at FRISE and the Institute of Contemporary Art Library in Baltimore. Gwyneth's work has been written about in Newcity Chicago, Chicago Artist Writers, the Chicago Reader, and Chicago Magazine. She holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is a member of the Make Yourself Useful anti-racism collective. She thinks all artist bios and CVs are deceptive.
(Photo by Meredith Zielke)
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