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Weidi Zhang

Weidi Zhang is a new media artist and designer.

Weidi Zhang is a new media artist/designer, currently based in LA and Phoenix. She is a tenure-track assistant professor of immersive experience design at Arizona State University. Her interdisciplinary art and design research investigates A Speculative Assemblage at the intersection of immersive media design, experimental data visualization, and interactive AI art.

Her works are featured in international awards, such as the Best In Show Awards in SIGGRAPH, Red Dot Design Award, Honorary Mention in Prix Ars Electronica, Juried Selection in Japan Media Arts Festival, Lumen Prize shortlists, and others. Her works have been exhibited at international venues such as ISEA, Times Art Museum, Society For Arts and Technology [SAT], SwissNex Gallery, CVPR, IEEE VISAP, Zeiss-Planetarium Jena, Planetarium 1, and others. As a visual designer, She worked in the award-winning visual design studios in LA, and she was selected for Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) educational initiative for entertainment design in 2015.

She holds her Ph.D. degree in Media Arts and Technology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, an MFA degree in Art + Technology at the California Institute of the Arts, and a BFA degree in Photo/Media at the University of Washington, Seattle. She lectured at both UC Santa Barbara and The Ohio State University.

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