Gate Pages :: October 02: Jody Zellen


Jody Zellen works in a variety of media, including photography, installation, net art, public art, as well as artists' books that explore the subject of the urban environment. Her website Ghost City, begun in 1997, is an ever-changing, poetic meditation on the city. It has been featured in exhibitions such as "Day Jobs" at New Langton Arts in San Francisco, CA; the XXV Biennal de Sao Paulo; the Urban Festival, Zagreb, Croatia; "FILE:2001" Electronic Language International Festival; Artfuture2000, Taipei; International Biennial of Architecture in Florence; and Net_Condition at ZKM. Jody's other web projects include Random Paths and Visual Chaos. She has had solo shows at Suzanne Veilmetter Los Angeles Projects; The Sesnon Gallery, University of Calfornia Santa Cruz (2002); Deep River, Los Angeles, CA; The Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum in San Bernardino, CA (2001). Her work has also been included in group exhibitions at the SF Museum of Modern Art; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA; and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

Jody Zellen received her MFA from the California Institute for the Arts. She works as an independent web designer and has taught photography and design at UCLA, among other institutions. She currently teaches as an assistant professor of art at Cal Poly Pomona. Documentation of her installation work can be found at and examples of her commercial web work are accessible at