Published Aug 8, 2017

Jessie Sheng, 2017 Recipient of the InterAccess Media Arts Prize

InterAccess is pleased to announce that new media artist and animator, Jessie Sheng is the recipient of the 2017 InterAccess Media Arts Prize.

About Jessie Sheng

Jessie Sheng is a new media artist who explores the spatial, social, and psychological implications of digital technology through her animation, video, electronic, and installation work. Using a combination of analogue and digital methods, she investigates both the absence and augmentation of the contemporary human body as well as certain spaces, structures, and systems (whether physical, invisible, or virtual) in which individuals come to understand themselves and others. She graduated from OCAD University’s Digital Painting & Expanded Animation (Integrated Media) program in 2017 and is currently based in Toronto. []

About the InterAccess Media Arts Prize

The InterAccess Media Arts Prize is awarded to a graduating student of the Integrated Media program at OCAD University whose work complements InterAccess’s mission to expand the cultural space of technology. Students must show proficiency in creating mechanical, kinetic, electronic, interactive audio, video or new media work. In addition to a $500 cash award, the recipient receives a one-year studio membership, one year of complimentary workshops, a solo exhibition at the centre, and professional development and mentorship. The prize was first awarded in 1990.

Image: Thread Count by Jessie Shung (2016)

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