If it’s all a JPEG-generating system, is it art?
What if someone I thought likes my art sells it? Is it art?
What if I choose to reference some memes? Can it be serious art?
What if the MoMA doesn’t care about my art? Is it art?
What if I gift the art to somebody? Is it art?
What if no curator ever curates it? Is it art?
What if ChatGPT writes parts of my description? Is it art?
What if I were to beautifully and carefully make a PFP project with much craft and emotion? Would it be art?
What if my art was made by a woman? Is it art?
Melissa Wiederrecht was raised in Wyoming, but lives and works in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. From 2006 to 2014, she studied at the University of Wyoming, obtaining degrees in Computer Science. Since graduating, she has employed code and algorithms to create abstract compositions that evoke a connection to the infinite. While her artistic medium relies on technology, it explores how generated outputs can connect to timeless and ancient concepts. Born in the US, Melissa chose to live her life as a Muslim woman in Saudi Arabia, immersing herself fully while also being surrounded by Sudanese people and culture. She actively participates in the generative art movement, participating in online communities and presenting code-based art on the blockchain. With her art, Melissa aims to celebrate the strange and beautiful blend of these diverse cultures, showcasing how they coexist and influence one another in a harmonious symphony of creativity.