The (Ongoing) List of Amazing Creative Coders & Generative Artists

OVERVIEW

As a community and rapidly growing industry – creative coding & generative art – is changing so fast and welcoming more and more creatives. But we noticed there was no centralized directory of all the amazing creative coders and generative artists out there!

So this is an (ongoing & growing list) of amazing creative coders & generative artists. If we’re missing anyone – please let us know on Twitter.

In the meantime, enjoy and get inspired by following these trailblazing creative artists!

MATT DESLAURIERS

Matt DesLauriers is a 29 year old generative artist and creative coder from Toronto, Canada, and now based in London, UK.

Beyond his work, he offers generative art courses through Draw+Code & Frontend Masters.

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HELENA SARIN

Helena Sarin is an artist and developer – previously at Bell Labs – but art and software ran as parallel tracks in her life. Save for the occasional foray into generative art with Processing and computational photography, all her art was analog… until she discovered GANs (Generative Adversarial Networks).

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KYLE MCDONALD

An artist working with code.

He is a contributor to open source arts-engineering toolkits like openFrameworks, and builds tools that allow artists to use new algorithms in creative ways.

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IRENE ALVARADO

Creative technologist/UX designer Google Creative Lab. Experimenting across design + tech.

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JOEL SIMON

A multidisciplinary artist and toolmaker who studied computer science and art at Carnegie Mellon University before working on bioinformatics at Rockefeller University. 

I am currently pursuing Morphogen, a generative design company and developing GanBreeder, a massively collaborative creative tool and network. 

My works are somewhere in the region between art, design and research and inspired by the systems of biology computation and creativity.

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RAVEN KWOK

A visual artist, animator and creative programmer, whose artistic and research interest mainly focus on exploring generative visual aesthetic brought by computer algorithms and software processes.

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MEMO AKTEN

An artist, researcher and philomath from Istanbul, Turkey, working with computation as a medium to explore the intersections of science and spirituality; and collisions between nature, science, technology, ethics, ritual, tradition and religion. 

Working with algorithms and custom software he combines critical and conceptual approaches with investigations into form, movement and sound; designing behavioural abstractions and data dramatizations of natural and anthropogenic processes. His outputs span moving images; video, sound and light installations and performances.

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JESSICA ROSENKRANTZ

Artist, designer, programmer, etc. Co-founder of @nervous_system, a generative design studio that plays w/ code, science & digifab.

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TOM WHITE

Collaborating with AI systems, I create physical abstract prints that are reliably classified by neural networks. It’s art by AI, for AI. By giving the algorithms a voice to speak in we are better able to see the world through the eyes of a machine.

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ZACK LIEBERMAN

I am an artist and educator based in New York City. I create artwork with code, and focus on building experimental drawing and animation tools. 

I make interactive environments that invite participants to become performers. My main focus is how computation can be used as medium for poetry.

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KJETIL GOLID

Making generative graphics.

Generated Space is the result of a year-long endeavour to make computers do unexpected things.

It presents a wide range of different generative algorithms; from organic flow fields and particle systems to rigid fractals and grammar-based shapes. Some more serious than others.

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KYLE PHILLIPS

I like to design and develop projects related to generative art and creative tooling. I enjoy working with technologies such as WebGL and Node.js.

I have practiced building digital artworks and websites since 1996. I am an alumni of Minneapolis College of Art and Design; where I have also instructed their course in computational design with Processing.

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ANDRES SENN

Creative Coder / Multimedia Dev / Digital Art

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SASKIA FREEKE

An artist, creative coder, interaction designer, visual designer and educator based in Amsterdam.

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MARIO KLINGEMANN

Mario Klingemann is an artist and a skeptic with a curious mind.

His preferred tools are neural networks, code and algorithms.

His interests and work span artificial intelligence, deep learning, generative and evolutionary art, glitch art, data classification and visualization or robotic installations.

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JOSHUA DAVIS

A designer, technologist, author & artist using creative coding.

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MANOLO GAMBOA NAON

I’m Manolo, creative coder from Argentina. I make interactive installations, videogames, data visualization, web pages, and tools for digital advertising.

I love to learn and experiment with different languajes like Processing, Openframeworks, Unity, vvvv, Puredata and Javascript.

I’m obsessed with generativity, I like programming images in which I work with geometric patterns, textures and overloading.

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TYLER HOBBES

A generative artist from Austin, Texas. For each work, Tyler writes a custom computer program specially designed to create an abstract image. His work focuses on the interplay of randomness and order, and draws inspiration from paint, vegetation, and naturally occurring patterns.

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JOANIE LEMERCIER

Joanie Lemercier is a French artist primarily focused on projections of light in space and its influence on our perception.

Lemercier was introduced to creating art on a computer at age five by attending classes on pattern design for fabrics taught by his mother. The threads of his early education grounded his interest in physical structures: geometry, patterns, and minimalist forms.

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ANDERS HOFF

Inconvergent is a generative art project by Anders Hoff. The project explores the interesting—and complex—behaviour you can get from systems consisting of simple rules.

The project also explores how to use algorithms to create aesthetic compositions, structures and textures.

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FERNANDO MAGALHAES

Procedural & Generative stuff. A Brazilian visual artist who has around eight years of experience in 3D, motion design and animation.

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SAGE JENSON

I’m a Berlin-based artist interested in constructing realities. My research involves biocomputation and tactile interaction. I build interactive audiovisual systems and the cultivate digital and physical creatures.

I often use C++ in conjunction with simulation frameworks and physically-based renders. For the past year I’ve been working on computational geometry problems in the field of photogrammetry.

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SAMUEL HONIGSTEIN

Freelance Crea-tech / ex @google creative lab.

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ROBBIE BARRAT

Artist working with AI. 20.

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MATEUSZ MARPI MARCINOWSKI

Mateusz Marpi Marcinowski (Marpi) is a Polish-born, San Francisco-based artist who creates interactive, scalable work across multiple platforms in digital and physical space.

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PABLO REVUELTA

Art for machine is the work of New Zealand based digital artist Pablo Revuelta. His work explores the boundries between interactive design, art and programming.

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LEON DENISE

Using video games tools to explore and experiment new ways of perceiving realities.


Dreaming about image filters and distortion effects in a land of singing pixels and dancing polygons.


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CONNOR BELL

A freelance graphics programmer, artist, and designer based in Montréal. He develops surreal experiences influenced by nature, math, and organic forms. He works with whatever medium best suites the idea, but is accustomed to Unity, AR/VR, Three.js. Follow Connor’s work online:

NICOLAS BARRADEAU

old creative coder | @GROW_Paris organizer

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RAPHAEL AMEAUME

I’m a french developer crafting interactive experiences with generative real-time graphics.

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FREDERIK VANHOUTTE

Creative coder, medical radiation physicist.

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LUKE PATTON

I’m a designer, programmer and computer enthusiast. I currently work as a Product Designer at DoSomething.org, with a side interest in generative art.

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REFIK ANADOL

Media Artist & Director at RAS. Embedding media arts into architecture with data and machine intelligence for public art.

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RYAN ALEXANDER

Ryan is a designer, software engineer and founder of the interactive design studio Okaynokay. He also occasionally make physical art, perform live visuals, and manage the international OooShiny art technology group. Follow Ryan’s work online:

MARCIN IGNAC

I visualize data, create generative art, experiment with technology and combine my passion for graphics with the art of programming.


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ERWIN HOOGERWOORD

Designer/engineer/inventor/artist/thinker at http://dialectic.design. Current project: Hyperobjects https://hyperobjects.design Follow Erwin’s work online:

THOMAS KOMBUCHEN

Using modern web technologies like WebGL, Web Audio and WebVR we design and develop interactive data visualisations, data art, music visualisations, virtual experiences, custom interfaces and micro-games. All running in the web, on smartphones and desktop computers. Follow Thomas’ work online:

ARI MELENCIANO

Ari Melenciano an incredibly talented Brooklyn-based creative technologist, artist, researcher, humanist and educator who is passionate about exploring the relationships between various forms of design and the human experience. She’s undertaken several incredible projects including the launch of Afrotechtopia, a new media arts, culture and technology festival designed to recognize and highlight the contributions of Black artists, designers, technologists and activists Follow Ari’s work online: