The scholarship really helped me pursue my studies.
I am currently a practising artist based in Los Angeles.
I received my BFA from Elam School of Fine Art in 2006.
The Anne Reid Memorial Trust Scholarship was extremely important in helping me fund my studies in Los Angeles. Even though my tuition fees were subsidised with various scholarships and Teaching Assistant positions. Living expenses were still high around the University.
I chose the Design Media Art program because I was interested in new possibilities for artistic creation enabled by digital technology. While still studying for my MFA, I began to show my work internationally in Spain, Italy, the Netherlands as well as within the United States. My masters program gave me the technical and conceptual grounding required to begin a active creative practice. My professors there were amazing mentors and role models and I learned a lot from them. I feel lucky to encounter so many exceptional artists and theorists who are leaders in their field.
This is my current bio. It highlights the most important exhibitions and artist residencies I’ve been part of so far:
Nova Jiang (b. 1985, China) creates work that encourages the tactile and creative participation of the audience, resulting in structurally open systems in which joy, disorder and improvisation can thrive. She holds a MFA in media art from UCLA. She has had recent exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou, Paris; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung; ICC, Tokyo; Ars Electronica, Linz; Media City Seoul Biennial, Seoul; 01SJ Biennial, San Jose; Sundance New Frontier, Park City among other venues. She is the recipient of Fellowships from Skowhegan, Eyebeam and Wave Hill. She grew up in New Zealand and is currently based in Los Angeles.