Weidi Zhang is a new media artist and visual designer. Her media arts practices synthesize both the artistic and computational that push the boundaries of space, interactivity, and abstraction into new areas of visual and sonic complexity. Her current research and media art practice interest is investigating the possibilities of non-linear narrativity and semantic meanings through intelligent system design and spatial visualization in immersive environments.
Her works are featured at different galleries and conferences internationally, such as the SIGGRAPH 2019 art gallery, IEEE VisAP, Times Art Museum, RefestLA, SwissNex Gallery, etc. Currently, she is a Ph.D. student in the Media Arts and Technology Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She holds her MFA degree in Art + Technology at California Institute of the Arts.
As a visual designer and concept artist, she was selected into WDI (Walt Disney Imagineering) blue sky project working as a concept artist in 2015. She has been working as a visual designer in the award-winning design studio (30sixty) in LA for key art and package design for TV shows.
2017 - current
University of California, Santa Barbara,
Media Art and Technology, Ph.D (in progress)
California Insititute of the Arts,
Art and Technology, MFA
Integrated Media Minor
2010 - 2014
University of Washington, Seattle,