Jody Zellen is a Los Angeles based artist who works in many media simultaneously. She creates interactive installations, mobile apps, net art, animations, drawings, paintings, photographs, public art, and artist’s books.

She received a BA from Wesleyan University (1983), an MFA from California Institute of the Arts (1989) and an MPS from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program (2009).

Her site specific interactive installations include: “The Unemployed” on view at the Los Angeles International Airport from May – October 2019; “News Wheel” created for Long Beach City College, 2017; “Time Jitters” a commission for the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston, SC, 2014 and “The Blackest Spot” created for Fringe Exhibitions, Los Angeles, 2008.

Among her numerous interactive net art projects are “Spine Sonnet,” 2011 (commissioned by LACMA); “Lines of Life,” 2010 (commissioned by; “Without A Trace,” 2009 (commissioned by Other net art projects include “Ghost City,” 1996-present, an ever changing poetic meditation on the urban environment; “Urban Fragments,” “Talking-walls” and “Disembodied Voices.”

Recently she has been creating mobile apps as artworks. These projects available for free in iTunes include: “Time Jitters,” “Spine Sonnet,” “Art Swipe,” “4 Square,” “Episodic,” “News Wheel” and “The Unemployed.”

Zellen was awarded an Artist Fellowship from the City of Santa Monica in 2011 and 2016. She is also the recipient of a 2012 California Community Foundation Mid Career Fellowship, a 2011 Center for Cultural Innovation Artistic Innovation Grant as well as a 2004 COLA (City of Los Angeles) Fellowship.