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Jody Zellen

Jody Zellen is a Los Angeles based artist who works in many media simultaneously making interactive installations, net art, drawings, photographs, public art, as well as artists' books that explore the urban environment and its representation. She employs media-generated representations as raw material for aesthetic and social investigations. Recent interactive installations include "The Unemployed" a data visualization at Disseny Hub Museum (Barcelona, 2011), "The Blackest Spot," (Fringe Exhibitions, Los Angles, 2008), "Trigger" (Pace University, New York, 2005) and "Disembodied Voices" (Los Angles, 2004).

Her net art projects include "Spine Sonnet," 2011 (commissioned by LACMA), "Lines of Life," (http://www.linesoflife.net) 2010 (commissioned by terminalapsu.org), "Without A Trace," (http://turbulence.org/Works/without_a_trace/) 2009 (commissioned by turbulence.org). Other net art projects include "Ghost City" (ghostcity.com) begun in 1997, an ever changing poetic meditation on the urban environment, urbanfragments.net, allthenewsthatsfittoprint.net, talking-walls.com and disembodiedvoices.com. In addition to making works for the screen she has also created four permanent Public Art projects in Los Angeles.

In 2011 she was awarded a Center for Cultural Innovation Artistic Innovation Grant and a Fellowship from the City of Santa Monica to create an artwork for the iPhone which is now available for free in the App Store.