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Jody Zellen

Seen, Read + Drawn

Seen, Read + Drawn combines found and drawn imagery from the daily newspaper as a point of departure to comment on the representation of world events.

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Seen, Read + Drawn by Jody Zellen



Jody Zellen is a Los Angeles based artist who is currently a Visiting Artist at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She works in many media simultaneously making photographs, installations, net art, public art, as well as artists' books that explore the subject of the urban environment.

She employs media-generated representations of contemporary and historic cities as raw material for aesthetic and social investigations. Recent projects include "The Unemployed" a interactive data visualization at Cerritos College (Los Angles, 2009), a site specific interactive installation entitled "The Blackest Spot" at Fringe Exhibitions (Los Angles, 2008). Other interactive installations include "Trigger" (Pace University, NY, 2005) and "Disembodied Voices" (Los Angles, 2004).

Zellen's Interactive website "Ghost City" begun in 1997 is an ever changing meditation on the urban environment. "Crowds and Power" was the October 2002 portal for the Whitney Museum's artport. Other recent net art projects include "Without A Trace" (a 2009 commission),,, and

For documentation of these and other projects please visit


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