Jody Zellen is a Los Angeles based artist who works in many media simultaneously. She makes animations, interactive installations, app art, net art, drawings, paintings, photographs, public art, and artists' books. She constantly thinks about ways to use new technologies and to integrate interactivity into her artworks. While Zellen's work engages with technology, she also still makes things by hand. To that end she draws and paints as well as creates animations and augmented reality experiences.

She received a BA from Wesleyan University (1983), an MFA from California Institute of the Arts (1989) and an MPS from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program (2009).

Zellen was the recipient of a 2023 California Arts Council Established Artist Fellowship. She also received project fellowships from the City of Santa Monica in 2021, 2016 and 2011 as well as a California Community Foundation Mid Career Fellowship (2012); a Center for Cultural Innovation Artistic Innovation Grant (2011); and a 2004 COLA (City of Los Angeles) Fellowship.

Her site specific interactive installations include: "The Waking Dream," presented at Nan Rae Gallery, Woodbury University, Burbank, CA 2022; "The Unemployed" on view at the Los Angeles International Airport from May – October 2019; "News Wheel" created for Long Beach City College, 2017; "Time Jitters" a commission for the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston, SC, 2014 and "The Blackest Spot" created for Fringe Exhibitions, Los Angeles, 2008.