Painting, Drawing, Sculpture
Angela Washko (BFA '09)
As a politically-engaged feminist media artist working in a variety of forms, Angela Washko is committed to telling complex and unconventional stories about the media we consume from unusual perspectives. Washko's practice spans interventions in mainstream media, performance art, digital works, video and video games.
"[An] ingenious reconstruction of complex social encounters..."
– The New Yorker on The Game: The Game
In 2012, she founded The Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioral Awareness in World of Warcraft, an intervention inside the popular online video game. Washko's recent project, The Game: The Game, is a critical feminist video game in which professional pick-up artists attempt to seduce the player using their coercive signature techniques sourced from their instructional books and video materials. Her projects have been presented internationally at venues including Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Milan Design Triennale, and the Rotterdam International Film Festival, among others. Washko is an Associate Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University. Her practice has been highlighted in The New Yorker, Frieze Magazine, Time Magazine, The Guardian, ArtForum, The Los Angeles Times, Art in America, The New York Times, Rhizome and more.
- Portrait: Courtest of the artist
- Above Image: Angela Washko, The Game: The Game, Museum of the Moving Image NYC, 2018