2017

April 29
"Life Fragments" is part of Filmideo at Index Art Center, Newark, New Jersey. This is the Facebook event

April 23
COLA 20 is on display at the municipal Art Gallery and has documentation of all COLA award recipient's work (April 23-July 2, 2017)

April 17
I ran the Boston Marathon in 3:54:07! Photos here

March 19
I ran the L.A. Marathon in 3:44:02 my personal best! Photos here

February 28
Review of LBCC exhibition by Sydney Walters published in Art and Cake Blog. Click here for the PDF.

February 16
My animation "Trials and Tribulations" will be on view at [.BOX] Videoart project space in Milan as part of E Wide Shut - Miden Festival February 16-25, 2017.

February 9
"News Wheel" a collaborative interactive environment is on view at Long Beach City Collage Art Gallery from Feburary 9 - March 9, 2017.
Matthew Stromberg mentioned the show in HyperAllergic. Click here for the PDF

February 2
I have work in "Lift Off" an exhibition that features artists who were involved with Miller / Durazo Contemporary Art projects during the 90's. The show is at Rio Hondo College Art Gallery from February 1 - 28, 2017

January 28
Doodle Box is included in "On Board: Works by the Emeritus Leaders of the Foundation for Art Resources" at Cerritos College Art Gallery. The show runs January 28 - March 10, 2017.

2016

November
My public art project Iconic Abstractions for the Crenshaw-Imperial Branch Library in Inglewood, CA is finished and has been accepted into the city's collection.

October 16, 2016 - January 8, 2017
News Wheel as an installation is in the exhibition S/Election which opens at the Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park. It is on view through January 8, 2017.

October 1-31
Doodle Box opened at Proxy Gallery where is is on view for the month of October

September 10-October 9
News Wheel is included in Code and Noise curated by Christine Duval at Arena1 Gallery in Santa Monica, CA.

September 8-19
Art Swipe is included in BroadCast 2016 curated by Kim Abeles and Ken Marchianno at Keystone Gallery at Keystone Art Space (338 S. Ave 16, Los Angeles, CA 90031).

August 26
Art and Cake pictured my app Art Swipe in conjunction with the announcement for BroadCast 2016 curated by Kim Abeles and Ken Marchianno at Keystone Gallery at Keystone Art Space (338 S. Ave 16, Los Angeles, CA 90031), September 8-19, 2016

August 9
A lengthy interview about my work is published in special issue of ARTiculAction Art Review

July 20
My animation "Time Jitters" is featured in The Drawing Center’s online gallery.

July 12
I participated in the POST Benefit Auction.

July 7-8
My video Trials and Tribulations/Fragments is included in the Festival Miden in Kalamata Greece

June 10-12
My latest app News Wheel will be featured in the 2016 Electronic Literature Conference and Exhibition at University of Victoria, BC. I will be giving a presentation on the project on June 11.

Spring/Summer 2016
My work will be included in Cream City Review's 40th Anniversary Special Folio. It is published by the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Department of English. The work will be in the publication as well as online at creamcityreview.org

May 23-June
My net art project
CHAOS is included in an online exhibition - GLITCH organzed by peripheral forms.

May 19-21
I have contributed a work to the SASSAS fundraiser BLAST! [13]. The works will be on view at 1301PE from May 19-21.

April 30
I am in the exhibition TRI ( … ed) - Revisiting TRI Gallery at Wilding Cran, Los Angeles. The show runs April 30 - May 28

April 13 and 23
Fragments is included in Femmes' Video Art Festival 2, it will be shown at LACE on April 13 and at The Situation Room April 23.

February 26
I am giving a lecture at LMU (Loyola Marymount University) as part of the Art & Art History Department's KaleidoLA Speaker Series. It takes place in Murphy Recital Hall from 12:15-1:15.
February 17
I am featured by the Archive of Digital Art. the site is http://www.digitalartarchive.at. My page is here.

February 14
I ran my third L.A. Marathon beating my goal of under 4 hours. Running 26.2 miles in 3:48. I qualified to run Boston in 2017!

Feb 3-6
I am included in Art2code. Art2Code is a catalog exhibiting the work of artists who use computer programming and code to create work that manifests as screen imagery, sculptural objects, installation environments, or time-based performance. The project that will launch as part of CAA's annual conference in Washington DC, February 3-6, 2016. Video documentation has been added to Transformers on Vimeo.

January 29-31
I created a work for Visual AIDS that is on view in Postcards from the Edge at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

January 11-27
Spine Sonnet will be included in the exhibition "räume für notizen - rooms for notes" at galerie wechselstrom (www.wechsel-strom.net) and kunsttankstelle (http://www.kunsttankstelleottakring.at) in Vienna.

2015

December 12
I will have work in the back room at ROSE Gallery in conjunction with "Her First Meteorite Volume 2." The show runs through Jan 2016. www.rosegallery.net

December 8
Motivated by Mark Dean Veca's work on Society6.com I made my own page. If you're looking for a last minute art gift consider a clock or an iPhone case with one of my doodle images. Check out my page here https://society6.com/jzellen

December 2
I gave a lecture on my work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

November 30
News Wheel my latest app programmed by Z Sweedyk is now out and can be downloaded for free here. For more information visit www.newswheel.info

October 2015
I was selected for a 2016 Inglewood Growing Artists Project to create a public artwork for the city of Inglewood, CA.

I was asked to design the 2016 COLA catalog and website which is like getting a grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs for 2016.

August 14-18
My app Spine Sonnet will be included in an exhibition at ISEA 2015 entitled "New Text" curated by Dene Grigar

August 5-25
My video Time Jitters is included in the exhibition "Future and Behind," at Calle de Mezo in Campo S. Giacomo da l’Orio Sestiere Santa Croce 1592 - Venice, Italy.

July 1-26
I contributed a postcard to Wish You Were Here 14 at A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

June 27
My video Time Jitters will be on display at the Kreuzberg Pavilion, Berlin, in the ARTRA Curatorial one-day-only exhibition From The Barricades.

June 27-ongoing
I am one of seven artists selected to create postcards for Shelved Art 2. I created an image for a postcard which will be inserted into 50 books in the Pasadena Library to be found, or not found by readers. Click here for more information about the project sponsored by NewTown, Pasadena.

June 15- July 19
My app Time Jitters has been selected to be presented in FILE Media Art, which will be part of FILE 2015 - Electronic Language International Festival. The exhibition will be held from June 15 to July 19 at FIESP Cultural Center - Ruth Cardoso, located at Paulista Avenue, 1313, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

June 12-28
My app Time Jitters has been selected to be presented in CURRENTS 2015: 6th Santa Fe International New Media Festival.

June 2015
I was awarded a 2016 Santa Monica Artists Fellowship to create a new iPad/iPhone app.

April 2015
Two images are on display for the month of April as part of the Art Goes Electric Digital Billboard Project at 9039 Sunset Boulevard in L.A. Click here to see documentation.

Time Jitters is the cover project for the Spring 2015 issue of the New River a journal of digital writing published by the Virginia Tech Department of english. Click here to see the issue.

April 18-May 30
I am in Durden and Ray's inaugural exhibition "HERE!" in downtown L.A.

April 11- May 12
I will have a digital work on view for the Culver Digital Mural Project at UCR Culver Center for the Arts. Click here for more information.

March 26-28
The Unemployed will be exhibited at the Slingshot Festival, March 26-28 at the University of Georgia in Athens.

March 15
I ran my second L.A. Marathon in record setting heat clocking in at 4 hours, 9 minutes and 1 second.

February 20
I finally have my own wikipedia page!

February 13
I received Quick Grant Award through the Creative Capacity Fund.

February 1
My Time Jitters app has been selected for the Currents 2015, New Media Festival, June 12-28 in Santa Fe, NM

January 1
Stigmart VideoFocus has published an interview with me about my Time Jitters project. Click here to see the interview.

2014

December 14
"Spine Sonnet" has been accepted into ISEA2015 (August 4-18, 2015) in a special exhibition that focuses on NewText.

December 13
I contributed a work to the one day exhibition MAS 7 at the Santa Monica Art Studios.

November 28
"Time Jitters" was a Jury Selection in the Art Division for "The 18th Japan Media Arts Festival."

September 20
I have a piece in 6018 Wilshire, a large group exhibition at Edward Cella Art + Architecture celebrating the artists who have shown work in that location. It runs through November 22.

September 19
I have a solo show at Carl Solway Gallery in Cincinnati, OH. It opens on September 19 and runs through December 20.

September 13
I will have a few pieces in Robert Berman's 35 Year Anniversary Show that opens Sept 13 and Runs through December 20.

July 14
Poetic Codings on view at the San Jose ICA has received some press: platinumcheese.com, artdaily.com, complex.com, theculturetrip.com, squarecylinder.com

July 10
I am the featured artists for the Downtown Art Walk for the month of July. The event takes place Thursday July 10 from 12-10 pm at 634 S. Spring Street. Information about the event is here.

June 28-29
Two books of mine were included in Fundación Alumnos47, Ooga Booga, and For Your Art's Artist Books and Cookies at 356 S. Mission Road.

June 18
Spine Sonnet was featured in Infitinity's Kitchen (an experimental literary journal) issue No.7. Click here to see the issue.

June 13-29
My app Episodic will be part of Currents 2014, The Santa Fe International New Media Festival.

June 7- August 10
Time Jitters a solo exhibition of my photographs, paintings and a two channel video projection will be exhibited at Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA

June 1
The June issue of Coast Magazine from has an article about my show Time Jitters at Grand Central Art Center by Liz Goldner. The PDF is here. The link to the magazine (p138) is here.

May 31- September 6
Poetic Codings will be presented at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.

May 16
Time Jitters is now an app. My first with sound. It is available for free in the iTunes Store.

May 2
The Santa Monica Mirror published an article on the artist designed bike racks.

March 27
I gave a lecture on my work at Oakland University in Rochester, MI.

March 9
I ran the L.A. Marathon finishing in 4 hours and 20 minutes.

March 4
A review of my exhibition Above the Fold at the Halsey Institute appeared today in the online publication BURNAWAY. Click here to read what Dan Weiskopf wrote about the show.

March 3
My artist designed bike racks commissioned by the city of Santa Monica were installed on Ocean Park Boulevard and Second Street. They are three bright green sculptures in the shape of cartoony trees.

February 20
My exhibition as Artist in Residence at Marlborough High School opens. It runs through March 24.

February 10
Isadora Gotts wrote about the exhibition in Charleston for Cistern Yard Media. Click here to read what she wrote.

January 30
Leah Rhyne wrote about my exhibition Above the Fold in Charleston's City Paper. Read what she had to say here.

January 31 - March 8
My solo exhibition Above the Fold opens at The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston, Charleston, SC on January 31.

2013

December 2013
My web project Lines of Life is included in the Fall 2013 issue of The New River Review.

November 29 - December 1
My interactive installation The Unemployed will be presented as part of the Refest Art & Technology Festival at CultureHub, 47 Great Jones St in New York.

November 25, 2013
Maria Menci put together a showcase entitled Digital Textualities of 12 Digital Works by Women Writers, Artists, Poets, Researchers, Academics and Educators and included Spine Sonnet

November 18
I gave a lecture at Haverford College in PA about my artist's books, net art projects and apps as part of the Text, Image and Beyond: the Architecture of Book Space seminar.

October
I began my artist in residency at Marlborough School which will culminate in an exhibition of my work and the work the students produced in February 2014.

September 12
What's on Los Angles was approved as an app and is now available in the app store. Click here for the app.

August 13
A piece I created for DJ Spooky's Imaginary App project will be included in the publication and on exhibit at the Museum | London (Ontario, Canada) from September 28 - October 20, 2013.

August 1/2
What's on Los Angeles a new mobile website Brian Moss and I developed to make art viewing in L.A. easier-- by having a mobile savvy listing-- was mentioned in the L.A. Times and on KCRW's Art Talk.

July 12
Urban Rhythms was acknowledged as one of the best submitted apps (although it did not win) for the 2013 App Art Award sponsored by ZKM. The winners.
July 9
Peter Frank wrote short review of my show at dnj Gallery for the Huffington Post.

June 30
A few books will be exhibited in a one-day exhibition of artists’ books at Ooga Booga #2 (356 S. Mission Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90033)

June 17-20
I will be giving a presentation at E-Poetry 2013 at Kingston University London talking about the relationship between net art and mobile art.

June 1
Joshua Medsker posted an interview about Spine Sonnet on his blog twenty-four hours.

Spring 2013
An interview by Tate Shaw entitled Immersion: A Conversation with Emily McVarish, Jody Zellen and Janet Zweig was published in the Journal of Artist's Books. Download the PDF here.

April 27-29
I was invited to give a talk entitled from Net Art to Mobile Art at HASTAC 2013 in Toronto.

April 28
Episodic my latest iPad / iPhone app has launched. You can get it for free in the iTunes store.

April 27
Of Life will inaugurate the TRACTIONARTS project and will be on view from April 27- May 24, 2013

April 26, 2013
Poetic Codings opens at the Cyber Arts Gallery in Boston, MA.

April 20, 2013
I am having a solo exhibition entitled Transitions at dnj Gallery in Santa Monica. It is on view until June 1, 2013

April 19, 2013
Fragments was included in Sub/Culture presented by Oxy Freewaves at Occidental College

April 13, 2013
My apps are included in the exhibition This Side of the 405 at Otis College of Art and Design's Ben Maltz Gallery that opens April 13, 2013 and runs through June 1, 2013

April 5, 2013
I am in a group exhibition entitled "Midnight Caesura" curated by Eve Wood at Jaus Gallery in West Los Angeles. The show runs through May 19, 2013

April 3-5, 2013
My "Spine Sonnet" app will be included in the Electronic Literature Showcase taking place at the Library of Congress April 3 - April 5, 2013

March 9, 2013
My App "Urban Rhythms" will be included in the 2013 Slingshot Festival in Athens, GA on March 9.

February 28, 2013
I presented my "Spine Sonnet" and "4 Square" apps as part of Elit Under the Stars at the Institute for Multimedia Literacy at USC.

January 26, 2013
"Poetic Codings" is an exhibition I put together for the Fellows of Contemporary Art's Curators Laboratory that juxtaposes art for iPads by 8 artists and code based wall works. It opens January 26 and runs through March 29, 2013.

January 12, 2013
I am in a one night show (Saturday January 12, 2013) entitled "Zero Speed, Maximum Velocity: New Age Video Jam" curated by Antonio Mendoza at Groundspace Project, 1427 E 4th Street, #4, Los Angeles, CA.

January 3-6, 2013
My work is included in Avenues of Access, an exhibition in conjunction with the Modern Language Association 2013 Convention in Boston, MA from January 3-6, 2013.

2012

November 7, 2012
Spine Sonnet is in the exhibition entitled X Libris curated by MicroClimate Collective at Root Division in San Francisco, CA. It runs Nov 7- Dec 1, 2013.

October 11, 2012
I am in a show called "Translations: Artists of the Metro Orange Line" at Los Angeles Valley College's Art Gallery that runs from October 11-December 13, 2012

October 5, 2012
My app Urban Rhythms is in an exhibition in at Nouspace Gallery at Washington State University in Vancouver entitled "3 + 3" that runs from October 5-28, 2012.

September 21, 2012
I am talking at the 2012 ISEA Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. My talk is entitled from net art to mobile art.

July 24, 2012
I am a recipient of a 2012 California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists.

July 11, 2012
I am having a solo show at POST as part of the month of Kamikaze exhibitions.

June 22, 2012
Ghost City and Urban Rhythms are included in Currents 2012 The Santa Fe International New Media Festival June 22 - July 8, 2012.

June 20, 2012
Spine Sonnet is included in the exhibition Electrifying Literature: Affordances and Constraints the Electronic Literature Organization’s 2012 Media Art Show taking place in conjunction with the ELO’s conference in Morgantown, WV, from 20-23 June 2012. I am also speaking at the conference.

June 16, 2012
My mobile apps are included in the exhibition Analog Digital 2012 at the Irvine Fine Arts Center. The show runs from June 16 - July 14.

May 8, 2012
My 4th iPhone / iPad app 4 Square was released today. Download it for FREE here. 4 square is an artwork that creates random juxtapositions of four different elements: text, image, color and drawing.

April 20, 2012
I am in an exhibition curated by Shana Nys Dambrot entitled Looking Glass that opens at the Analog Salon in Culver City on April 20 and runs through June 1. For more information

April 18, 2012
I gave a presentation at the Annenberg Beach House as one of 4 artists who received a 2011 Santa Monica Fellowship.

March 2012
My designs for a tree shaped bike rack were selected by the City of Santa Monica Public Art Commission and will be fabricated and installed on Ocean Park Blvd. in Spring 2012.

February 8, 2012
On LACMA's website there was a blog post about Art Swipe, the app I created in conjunction with the In Wonderland exhibition. There was a nice mention of it on a site called Hyperallergic.

January 29, 2012
Art Swipe an iPad and iPhone app developed to coincide with LACMA's exhibition In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States. Inspired by the exquisite corpse parlor game, the app allows users to create their own collages, using images from LACMA's collection and photographs from the camera roll.

January 28 - March 11, 2012
My installation The Unemployed is in the exhibition Capital Offense: The End(s) of Capitalism at Beacon Arts Building, Inglewood, CA.

January 26 - March 2, 2012
I have a work in the exhibition 10 years L.A.@ Foundation Kaus Australis at The Prospectus in the Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA.

January 20, 2012
Chris Funkhouser wrote about my "Without A Trace" project in his book on Digital Poetry. It is in the chapter entitled Case Studies 3: poems of the web, by the web, for the web in New Directions in Digital Poetry, Continuum Press, 2012. You can download the PDF of the bit about me here.

January 19 - March 2, 2012
"Lines of Life" is included in "Conflux" an exhibition at Pearl Conard Art Gallery, Ohio State University, Mansfield, OH.

January 6-8, 2012
I created a work for "Postcards from the Edge" the annual benefit for Visual AIDS on view at Cheim & Read.

Jan - May, 2012
I contributed a video to Global Screen the virtual platform of the exhibition at CCCB, Barcelona.

2011

December 2011
My website "Lines of Life" is included in an online exhibition entitled "Emergence" sponsored by Idea Lab at University of Georgia, Athens

November 2011
I am in two small group exhibitions this month:
International Mail Art Exhibition and Swap
November 18 2011 - January 15 2012, Richmond Art Gallery, CANADA
(www.richmondartgallery.org)

5x5 an Invitational
November 20 - December 16, 2011, Westmont Museum of Art, Santa Barbara
(www.westmontmuseum.org/5x5)

October 23, 2011
I am in a group exhibition at the Colburn School of Music entitled "Colburn + CB1 Gallery" that runs through May 2012.

October 13, 2011
My video Fragments will be screen on Los Angeles buses on Oct 13, 2011 as part of Freewaves "Out the Window" project. The videos are archived on www.out-the-window.org and on Vimeo.

October 5, 2011
I am giving a talk in NYC at Dorkbot.

October 4, 2011
My new iPhone app Urban Fragments has launched and is now available in the app store. (its free). Download it here. Read more about it at www.jodyzellen.com/urbanrhythms

September 6, 2011
From September 17 - december 31 "Urban Fragments" and "Lines of Life" will be included in the online exhibition at UAVM and from October 15 - January 8 "Urban Fragments" will be included on the Non Biennale special section of the Museum's international collection.

July 16, 2011
My web project allthenewsthatsfittoprint.net is part of the Chain Letter online exhibition organized by AC Institute in NYC. I will also be in the physical exhibition at Shoshana Wayne Gallery opening July 22.

June 21, 2011
The Unemployed opened at Disseny Hub Museum in Barcelona, Spain in an exhibition entitled "Interaction I/O/I: The Senses of Machines" which will be on view from June 21, 2011 - August 2012. click here to see documentation of the installation.

May 22, 2011
The website I designed for the 2011 C.O.L.A. fellowships officially launched to coincide with the exhibition. The site can be viewed at http://cola2011.lamag.org/

May 2011
I was awarded an Artists Fellowship from the City of Santa Monica for my iPhone App Project.

April 27, 2011
Lines of Life linesoflife.net will be presented in FILE Media Art as part of the FILE 2011 - Electronic Language International Festival Exhibition in Sao Paulo, Brazil from July 18 - August 21, 2011.

April 15, 2011
My web based work work will be presented in CYBERIDEOLOGIES / FONLAND #7 Web Art Show in Portugal at the UAVM VIRTUAL MUSEUM (14 May - 28 August 2011).

April 1, 2011
I was awarded a CCI (Center for Cultural Innovation) Grant in the Artistic Innovation category to "develop and create a new artwork specifically for mobile devices that will investigate the relationship between hand drawn and computer generated figures through a series of interactive animations."

March 4, 2011
Spine Sonnet is now available in the App Store as a free app. It is a poem generator that makes sonnets from the titles of art and art theory books. clickhere for the app. For more information click here.

February 9, 2011
My video "Seen Read + Drawn" is being shown in issue 12 of the Mad Hatters Review. Click here to see the issue.

February 1, 2011
I created a project entitled Spine Sonnet, commissioned by LACMA that was part of their Artists Respond series where artists respond to art on view at LACMA. I chose the artist Steve Wolfe and created Spine Sonnet. Read an interview with Amy Heibel about the project here.

My work will be presented at Mass MoCA in An Exchange with Sol LeWitt A two-part exhibition presented by Cabinet and MASS MoCA, Curated by Regine Basha and running from January 23 - March 31, 2011. for more information go to cabinetmagazine.org

I will be part of Regeneration.011 -- A Selection of The Web Biennial Revealing The Poetics and Politics of Net Art at PLATO ART SPACE in Istanbul, Turkey from 20 January – 20 March 2011

"Alptraum!" opens at Cell Project Space, London (1/28 - 2/27), then moves to Deutscher Kuenstlerbund, Berlin (3/11- 4/15), The Company Los Angeles (5/1 - 5/30), and Bank Projects, Cape Town (8/3-8/27).

2010

I will be giving a lecture in Vienna at k/haus Videogalerie on Dec 16, 2010 as part of a series on internet art organized by Jana Wisniewski

A drawing of mine was included in Rebecca Campbell's project "A Game of Artists Telephone" posted on the huntingtonpost.com for November 18.

I will have a drawing in "Alptraum!" that opens at Transformer in Washington, DC on December 11, 2010 and runs through January 15, 2011 before traveling to Cell Project Space, London (1/28 - 2/27), Deutscher Kuenstlerbund, Berlin (3/11- 4/15), The Company Los Angeles (5/1 - 5/30), and Bank Projects, Cape Town (8/3-8/27).

I have a short video in COMVIDEO at Apex Art, NY, NY that runs from Nov 10 - Dec 22, 1010. Please vote for my work, ($2000 prize). Its entitled Be All You Can Be. Click here to vote

Lines of Life a web commission for Terminal at Austin Peay University Launched on October 25. Read more about it here.

My web project Urban Fragments (urbanfragments.net) is part of Cyber Human Forms at UAVM Virtual Museum October 7 - 26 December 26, 2010

I am in Videophagy / Videofagial in Toronto from September 30th to October 10th

"The Blackest Spot" (2009, 5:00 min)
Hotshot Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
http://www.e-fagia.org

my videos are going to be exhibited in New York in 2 shows during the month
of October.

"Fragments" (2009, 11:49 min.)
The Big Screen Project, NY, USA
http://www.bigscreenproject.org/

The Big Screen Project is an innovative presentation model for video, film,
live and interactive content.
It consists of a large 30 ft. x 16.5 ft. HD Format LED screen located at the
10,000 sq. ft. public plaza behind
a new 54-story multi-use building on Sixth Avenue between 29th and 30th
Street in New York City.

"City", (2009, 5:49 min.)
Pixel Pops, NY/NJ, USA
http://www.poppingpixels.org/

6th ANNUAL PIXEL POPS! 2010 Newark, New Jersey, USA.
The exhibit will be held in October in a variety of outdoor locations
across the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area.