Working in film, video, sound, sculpture, installation, and performance, the work of Hawaii-born artist Andy Graydon narrates processes of change, from emergence to decay, focusing on moments of transition and metamorphosis. He is interested in natural and social ecologies, and the role of listening and the voice, and engages structures of music such as scoring, improvisation, collective emergence, and community. Often ephemeral in nature, Graydon’s work combines minimal materials with elements that are absent, fictional, or imaginary.
His work has been presented internationally at the New Museum, New York; Berlinische Galerie, Berlin; the Frye Art Museum, Seattle; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art; Wroclaw Media Arts Bienniale, Poland; and the Honolulu Biennial in Hawaii. Graydon has been artist in residence at the MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire; NKD Norwegian Artists’ Center, Norway; and the Center for Computer Music, Brooklyn College, among others. He received his MFA in Radio, Television, and Film from Northwestern University.