Weidi Zhang

 

b / 1991 . Dec . 

Contact: zhangweidilydia@gmail.com

Instagram Art Account: @w.e.i.d.i

Weidi Zhang is an LA-based new media artist, visual designer, and researcher. Her current research and media art practices investigate the possibilities of semantic meanings and non-linear narrativity of assemblage art in the context of Intelligence system design, immersive media and interactive generative art.

Her works are featured at different international venues, such as the SIGGRAPH, SIGGRAPH ASIA, ISEA, Times Art Museum, IEEE VISAP, SwissNex Gallery, and others. Her artwork wins the 'Best in Show' award in SIGGRAPH Art Gallery 2021, juried selected in Japan Media Art Festival, and honorable mention in Lumen Prize. Her immersive audiovisual is selected and screened in the international Fulldome Festivals including Metaxis Festival Planetarium 1 (Russia), Jena Zeiss-Planetarium, the  Melbourne  Planetarium ( Victoria Museum ). Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate in the Media Arts and Technology Program and a researcher in Experimental Visualization Lab. 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 worked as a visual designer in the award-winning design studio (30sixty) in LA for key art and package design for TV shows.

张味迪,加州大学圣巴巴拉分校新媒体艺术与科技博士研究生,新媒体艺术家、 视觉设计师。她在新媒体艺术领域的研究与实践主要围绕互动人工智能系统 设计、沉浸式虚拟空间的实验可视化、人机交互的实时反馈探索集合艺术中的非线性叙事和多重语义的可能性。

 

她的作品参展于多个国际新媒体艺术节、国际顶级学术会议和艺术馆。包括: SIGGRAPH 艺术馆、SIGGRAPH 亚洲展区、ISEA 、IEEE VIS艺术展、北京时代美术馆、旧金山 SwissNex画廊等。她的沉浸式视听作品入选多个国际穹顶电影节上放映,如 Metaxis 新媒体艺术节天文馆 1 号(俄罗斯)、耶拿·蔡斯天文馆(德国)、墨尔本天文馆/维多利亚博物馆、 IVA穹顶剧院(英国)。她的作品荣获计算机视觉与互动技术顶级会议Siggraph2021 艺术展‘最佳作品奖’、日本新媒体艺术节并 评委会推荐奖、入围英国流明数码艺术奖并获得荣誉提名。

目前她还兼任加州大学圣巴巴拉分校艺术学院讲师、媒体艺术与科技系实验可视化实验室研究员。之前,她毕业于华盛顿大学西雅图分校影像传媒专业获学士学位(2014 ),并于2016年在加州艺术学院获得艺术与科技硕士学位。她曾在洛杉矶的获奖设计工作室(30sixty)担任视觉设计师,主要负责美国影视节目主视觉与包装设计。2015年,她入选华特迪士尼幻想工程蓝天项目担任概念设计师。