Gretchen Hasse

I am a visual storyteller.

My inspiration includes travel journals, videos that I produce for social justice groups, and life lessons that take a really long time to learn.

In a cultural moment that prizes digital perfection, an imperfect aesthetic feels more authentic to me. I combine my hand drawn comics with photographs and clip art. I build cardboard props and create makeshift effects for my videos and animation. I collage my old drawings, torn up paintings and trash. My murals are big and colorful and loud.

My images show their seams pretty clearly, but that’s how life looks to me.