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Jody Zellen
* 1961, currently based: Los Angeles, CA
http://www.jodyzellen.com
About
Jody Zellen is a Los Angeles based artist who works in many media simultaneously making interactive installations, mobile apps, net art, animations, drawings, paintings, photographs, public art, and artists' books. She employs media- generated representations as raw material for aesthetic and social investigations that combine text and image.

Her interactive installations include "Time Jitters," commissioned by the Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art in Charleston, SC, "The Unemployed" a data visualization at Disseny Hub Museum (Barcelona, 2011), "The Blackest Spot," (Fringe Exhibitions, Los Angles, 2008), and "Trigger" (Pace University, New York, 2005).

Her net art projects are "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) an ever changing poetic meditation on the urban environment, urbanfragments.net, allthenewsthatsfittoprint.net, talking-walls.com and disembodiedvoices.com.

Recently she has been making iPhone/iPad apps. Her six apps “Urban Rhythms,” “Spine Sonnet,” “Art Swipe,” "4 Square" "Episodic" and "Time Jitters" are available for free in the App Store. She was awarded a Center for Cultural Innovation Artistic Innovation Grant in 2011 and a Mid Career Artist's Fellowship from the California Community Foundation in 2012.

For documentation of these and other projects please visit www.jodyzellen.com
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EDUCATION:

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY (ITP), New York, NY, MPS, 2009
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS, Valencia, CA, MFA, 1989
WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, Middletown, CT, BA, 1983

GRANTS:

2016
CITY OF SANTA MONICA ARTIST FELLOWSHIP
2015
QUICK GRANT AWARD, CCI CREATIVE CAPACITY FUND
2012
CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP
2011
CENTER FOR CULTURAL INNOVATION (CCI) ARTISTIC INNOVATION GRANT
CITY OF SANTA MONICA ARTIST'S FELLOWSHIP
2004
CITY OF LOS ANGELES (COLA) FELLOWSHIP
2003
BANFF NEW MEDIA INSTITUTE CO-PRODUCTION RESIDENCY GRANT
2002
DURFEE ARC (ARTISTS' RESOURCE FOR COMPLETION) GRANT
2002
HARVESTWORKS NEW WORK RESIDENCY GRANT
1998
CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL INDIVIDUAL FELLOWSHIP
1997
AARON SISKIND FELLOWSHIP

RESIDENCIES:

2006/2007/2009
CANSERRAT RESIDENCY, BARCELONA
2005
KAUS AUSTRALIS RESIDENCY, ROTTERDAM
2005
PACE UNIVERSITY, NY ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
2000
ART/OMI, NY RESIDENCY
1996
BANFF CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, ALBERTA, BC RESIDENCY

APPS:

2015 NEWS WHEEL
2014 TIME JITTERS
2013 EPISODIC
2012 4 SQUARE
2012 ART SWIPE
2011 URBAN RHYTHMS
2011 SPINE SONNET

NET ART COMMISSIONS:

2011
LACMA ARTISTS RESPONSE WEB COMMISSION
2010
TERMINAL WEB COMMISSION
2009
TURBULENCE.ORG WEB COMMISSION

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS:

2014
MTA SILVERLINE STATION BANNERS, Los Angeles, CA (Selected Artist)
2012-14
SANTA MONICA BIKE RACK COMMISSION, Santa Monica, CA
2008
UCLA SANTA MONICA HOSPITAL, Santa Monica, CA
2003-2004
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY METRO RAPID TRANSIT WAY, L.A., CA
2004
WEST VALLEY AREA POLICE STATION, Reseda, CA
2003
MTA METRO ART NEIGHBORHOOD POSTER SERIES, L.A., CA
2001-2003
CAPITOL AREA EAST END COMPLEX, Sacramento, CA
1999-2001
PAN PACIFIC RECREATION CENTER,Los Angeles, CA
1998
WINDOWS ON WILSHIRE, Los Angeles, CA
1994-97
MTA HOLLYWOOD FENCE PROJECT, Hollywood, CA

ARTIST'S BOOKS:

IF, artists book 2013
VIEW, artists book 2011
WITHOUT A TRACE, artists book 2009
IMAGINE, artists book, 2008
OF A LOST UTOPIA, artist book, 2007
RELIABLE, artist book, 2007
Untitled, artist book, 2006
TO, artist book, 2004
THE BLACKEST SPOT, artist book, 2002
CITY VIEWS, artist book, 2001
GRIDDED PATHS, catalogue published by Pomona College, 2000
STANDING STILL: STLL STANDING, artist book, 2000
PINSPOT#2, artist book, 1998
BLUR, artist book, 1997
BENEATH THE RUINS, artist book, 1996

CURATOR:

POETIC CODINGS
Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA January 26 - March 30, 2013
traveled to Boston Cyber Arts Gallery, April 27 - June 2, 2013;
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, May 31 - September 6, 2014

ALTERED APPROPRIATIONS: Making Strange
Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, August 31 - October 8, 2010

FREEWALL, an exhibition of 10 site specific installations
Kellogg Gallery CalPoly, Pomona, March 11- April 10, 2004.

INHERITANCE, exhibition curated with Roberto Bedoya at LACE
(Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) Catalogue. May 1992.

News
30.11.2015

News Wheel

News Wheel my latest app was released and can be downloaded for free in iTunes or from this URL: www.newswheel.info

Publications & References
Hirsch, Robert, ed. Exploring Color Photography. From Film to Pixels. 6 th ed.New York/London: Focal Press, 2015.
Zellen, Jody. If (in conjunction with the exhibition "Transitions"). Santa Monica: dnj Gallery, 2013.
Shaw. Tate. »Immersion: A Conversation with Emily McVarish, Jody Zellen and Janet Zweig.« Journal of Artist's Books , no. 33 (2013): 12-17.
Zellen, Jody. Of a lost utopia. California: Paul Kopeikin Gallery, 2007.
Zellen, Jody, ed. City views. California: California State University, 2001.
Zellen, Jody. Invisible cities (Pinspot). Culver City, California: Smart Art Press, 1998.
Zellen, Jody. Pinspot 2. Culver City, California: Smart Art Press, 1998.