Christi Nielsen | Los Angeles, California USA
Christi Nielsen is a multimedia artist with a background in photography and video. She received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Dallas in Arts & Technology with a concentration in Emerging Media. While serving as a teaching assistant at UTD, she taught courses in photography and Emergent Media Production.
Nielsen created and curates the Metaverse Gallery in Second Life, an online virtual world. Her interest in virtual worlds includes developing participatory environments for artists in distributed immersive spaces.
She also created and directs inter.sect Art Collective, a group of artists using new media platforms to explore digital exhibition spaces outside the traditional gallery model. The latest project involving visual translations of text via mobile phones was shown at the Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Contemporary, and at Pocket Films at the George Pompidou Centre in Paris.
Nielsen participates extensively in new media projects that challenge tradition and explore cutting edge technologies as they provide opportunities for artists. She also participates in photography and video exhibitions internationally.
Nielsen currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.