Jody Zellen is an artist living in Los Angeles, California. She works in many media simultaneously making photographs, installations, net art, public art, as well as artists' books that explore the subject of the urban environment. She employs media-generated representations of contemporary and historic cities as raw material for aesthetic and social investigations.
Solo exhibitions include Paul Kopeikin Gallery (2007), LAXArt (2007); Pace University's Digital Gallery (2005); The Laguna Art Museum (2004-05); Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (2002); Deep River, Los Angeles (2001). Her net art projects have shown world wide since 1997 in festivals and exhibitions such as Mundourbano, Madrid, E-Poetry Festival, Paris, Cyber Feminism, Vienna, WRO Media Art Biannual, Warsaw, File (2007); Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Stuttgart, Germany; 9th Japan Media Art Festival, Tokyo (2006); Arte Nuevo Interactive, Mexico; ACCEA, Armenia; Prog:Me, Rio de Janeiro (2005); File, Brazil; Festival du Noveau Cinema, Montreal; Siggraph, Los Angeles; International Festival of Electronic Art, Argentina; Cosign, Croatia (2004); New Forms Festival, Vancouver; Recontres Internationales, Berlin (2003); Whitney Museum Artport (2002); XXV Bienal de Sao Paulo (2002); Art Future, Taiwan (2000); Net_Condition, ZKM (1999); Film + Arch.3, Graz (1997).
Her website "Ghost City" (www.ghostcity.com) begun in 1997 is an ever changing meditation on the urban environment. "Crowds and Power" was the October 2002 portal for the Whitney Museum's artport (http://artport.whitney.org). "Disembodied Voices," 2004 (www.disembodiedvoices.com) began as an online project that was then converted into a 5 projector interactive installation for which she received a 2004 Los Angeles COLA fellowship.
She is currently making tracings from news imagery and transforming those drawings into digital photographs and animations. For more information and to see other projects visit www.jodyzellen.com