Grayson Earle creates new media interventions that materialize ideas and forms surrounding the role that digital technologies and networks play in protest and political agency. His work often lives outside of traditional art spaces, including the use of guerrilla video projection and networked software.
His project Bail Bloc (2017), a distributed software project using the latent computing power of a laptop or desktop computer to mine cryptocurrency, redistributing the rewards as US dollars to bail low-income people out of jail in New York City, reached wide audiences. It was presented at MoMA PS1 and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, at the Kate Vass Galerie in Zurich/Switzerland and at Radical Networks in Berlin/Germany. Earle was awarded the 2018 Ethereal Arts grant for “Bail Bloc”, and his experimental game WURM: Escape from a Dying Star won the Jury Selection Award at the Japan Media Arts Festival in Tokyo in 2016.
Earle is a member of The Illuminator, an art collective based in New York City that grew out of Occupy Wall Street. The group has staged hundreds of guerrilla video projections in The United States, Canada, Europe, and South America.
He has held fellowships and residencies at Pioneer Works/USA, Media Art Xploration/USA, Akademie Schloss Solitude/Germany, Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik/Germany, and Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art/Poland.