Memes

Art

memes, meme makers, internet, internet culture, appropriated imagery

A Los Angeles gallery features the works of seven meme makers, patiently waiting to get their due as artists.
Cailey Rizzo
1.29.17
Art

Don't Pay Artists? @ArtBabyGirl Has Your Number | Monday Insta Illustrator

Grace Miceli's sharp-witted drawings jab at the creative industry's most obnoxious practice.
Beckett Mufson
10.17.16
Art

Embroidery Artist Weaves Memes with Modern Feminism

English embroidery artist Hannah Hill's sharp work has us in stitches.
Nathaniel Ainley
10.4.16
Art

We Talked to Pepe the Frog's Creator About Accidentally Making the New Swastika

Pepe the Frog's daddy, Matt Furie, wants to Make Pepe Mundane Again.
Giaco Furino
9.29.16
Art

US High Schoolers Mural-ize Their School Parking Lot

Passing Driver’s Ed was just the stepping stone to full-blown parking space expression.
Diana Shi
9.5.16
Memes

[NSFW] What's a Female Artist to Do When Her Art Goes Viral—without Credit?

A Q&A with 'Sweet Dreams' artist Sabrina Elliott about drawing strong women, finding unexpected inspiration, and the work she wants to protect from becoming clickbait.
Taylor Lindsay
9.3.16
Art

'This Is Fine,' the Meme, Gets an Update

The illustrator behind the viral comic strip says “there’s a stupid nugget of truth” in memes.
Giaco Furino
8.16.16
Art

Well, It's the 10th Anniversary of "Oogachaka Baby" on YouTube

But would it still go viral today? We asked a media theorist about how the classic meme made it to 2016.
Beckett Mufson
1.15.16
Art

UCLA Students Explore Memes in the Modern Era

A look at the never-before-seen works at 'rare meme' a group show featuring UCLA Design Media Arts students Adam Ferriss, Jesse R. Fleming, Hsinyu Lin, Peter Lu, Neil Mendoza, and Theo Triantafyllidis.
Benoit Palop
10.26.15
Art

Scrolling Unconsciously: A New Show Explores the Art of Reblogging

Wade Jeffree's ‘Optically Unconscious’ explores the objects of fast-paced internet culture.
Antwaun Sargent
7.3.15
Film

Shia LaBeouf Is Smashing Teletubbies and Screaming at AI

For the sake of art, an unkempt Shia LaBoeuf stood in front of a green screen and acted his way through 36 solo scenes.
Sami Emory
6.4.15
Art

We Talked To The Curator Organizing A Bill Murray-Themed Art Exhibition

"The Murray Affair" is a giant, crowd-sourced art show entirely dedicated to the man behind Steve Zissou and Peter Venkman.
Zach Sokol
6.24.14