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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/researcher/designer. Her current research and media art practices investigate the image data-based multimedia assemblage in the context of experimental data visualization, Interactive Intelligence system design, and immersive media.

Her works are featured at different international venues, such as the SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, Los Angeles/US (2019, 2021), SIGGRAPH ASIA Art Gallery, Korea/Japan (2020,2021), ISEA, Montreal/Canada (2020), Times Art Museum, Beijing/China (2018), IEEE VISAP, Canada/US (2019,2020), SwissNex Gallery, US (2019) and others. Her artwork wins the 'Best in Show' Award in SIGGRAPH Art Gallery 2021, Juried Selected in Japan Media Art Festival 2020, and honorable mentioned and shortlisted in Lumen Prize (2020, 2021). Her immersive audiovisual is selected and screened in the international Fulldome Festivals including Metaxis Festival Planetarium 1, Saint Petersburg / Russia (2021), Zeiss-Planetarium, Jena/Germany (2021), the  Melbourne  Planetarium ( Victoria Museum ), Melbourne/Australia (2021).  Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate in the Media Arts and Technology Program, a lecturer teaching information design and data visualization at Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) in The Ohio State University, and a graduate researcher in Experimental Visualization Lab. She was an instructor in the school of Art at UCSB. She holds her MFA degree in Art + Technology at California Institute of the Arts and BFA degree in Photo/Media at the University of Washington, Seattle.

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实验艺术数据可视化、互动人工智能系统设计、沉浸式环境设计、人机交互的实时反馈探索基于图像数据的多媒体集合艺术。

 

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。

目前她还兼任俄亥俄州立大学设计学院-艺术与设计高级计算中心-讲师并任教信息设计与数据可视化艺术与设计相关课程、加州大学圣塔芭芭拉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。