The GIF Elevator

June 1, 2017 10:42 pm by GIPHY Arts

The GIF Elevator is an ongoing installation on display at the Museum of Moving Image showcasing the importance and diversity of GIF art today. Each year The GIF Elevator features newly commissioned GIFs by six artists, animators, and illustrators who represent some of the most important and influential GIF makers working today. The inaugural artists for 2017 were […]

The Shape Of Indoor Space

April 7, 2017 5:45 pm by GIPHY Arts

GIPHY Arts commissioned artist Peter Burr to create, a browser-sized work composed of 12 GIFs that together create a mesmerizing, pixelated patchwork maze. depicts a section of a sprawling unfinished labyrinth. The form and philosophy of this structure was inspired by Burr’s trip to Arcosanti, an urban laboratory in the Arizona desert. It was designed […]

Untitled Reactions (2017)

January 26, 2017 2:52 am by GIPHY Arts

GIPHY Arts commissioned Kentucky-based noise musician and artist, Robert Beatty, to create eight otherworldly GIFs. You can view the series, Untitled Reactions (2017), here and read the full interview on Thump. “All of these gifs that I made for this were taken from video. I was making animation in the computer and then processing that through analog […]


November 3, 2016 3:11 am by GIPHY Arts

Andrew Benson is an LA-Based artist who not only makes incredible, multi-faceted character GIFS, but also uses his own personal website as a way to introduce people to his palette with several unique web-based drawing tools. We asked Andrew to combine his interests in web-based tools and GIFs for his GIPHY Arts commission, and his […]