Jody Zellen is a Los Angeles based artist who works in many media simultaneously. She makes interactive installations, app art, net art, drawings, paintings, photographs, public art, and artists' books. She constantly thinks about ways to use new technologies and to integrate interactivity into her artworks. While Zellen's work engages with technology, she also still makes things by hand. To that end, she draws and paints, as well as creates animations and augmented reality experiences.
Zellen received a BA from Wesleyan University (1983), a MFA from CalArts (1989) and a MPS from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (2009). Zellen was the recipient of a 2021, 2016 and 2011 City of Santa Monica Artist Fellowship; 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.
Her interactive installations have been on view at the Los Angeles International Airport (2019); Long Beach City College Art Gallery (2017); and at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC (2014). Most recently, she has been making drawings, collages and animations, as well as adding weekly pages to an ever-growing net art project begun at the beginning of the pandemic (March 2020) called "Avenue S."