You're The Artist Now, Dawg!

YTAND (You're the Artist Now, Dawg!)
A Digital Minimalism Exhibition

Curated by Patrick Lichty
plichty at colum dot edu


User-driven viral media sites such as have created a form of “internet - native” aesthetics that also seen on sites like,, and many others, that have inspired New Media artists like Marisa Olson, Jon Satrom, JonCates and Cory Arcangel to create forms such as “dirt style” and “glitch”. As the site states, a “YTMND” is:

A page(s) featuring a juxtaposition of a single image, optionally animated or tiled, along with large zooming text and a looping sound file. YTMND is also the general term used to describe any such site.

A YTMND, as a potential net.artform, is a highly formal/minimal structure, and it is through this format that the curator is inviting artists to create their own pages as exploration of digitally minimal forms.


Jon Satrom - Treadmill Deer

Jon Satrom - Treadmill Darth Vader

Jon Satrom - Treadmill Dinosaur

Jon Satrom - Treadmill Yeti

Jon Satrom - Treadmill kitty

Nicholas OBrien - Double Underscore

Curt Cloninger - Precious Little Evil

Ryder Ripps - Brokencycle Twombly

Andy Deck - y+AnD!

Jody Zellen - All The News that Fits on a Page

Rachelle Beaudoin - Neon Love

Robby Rackleff - This Encapsulates the Death of My Childhood

Jacob Engblom - Appreciation

Emery Martin - Wooly Bully

Matthew Jenkins - oohoohoohyeahoohoohooh

Jacob Guza - Extruded Pretzel Oven

Michael Manning - The Distance Between Two Screens