Areas of SpecializationSocial media, new media art, interactive and internet art
Christi Nielsen is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at the University of Texas at Dallas. Her areas of focus include new media, interactive art, and translation.
Nielsen is a transmedia artist with a background in photography and video. She received her MFA from the University of Texas at Dallas in Arts and Technology, with a concentration in Emerging Media and Communications.
She founded and directed inter.sect Art Collective, a group of artists using new media platforms to explore digital exhibition spaces outside the traditional gallery model. Their work involving visual translations of text via mobile devices was exhibited at the Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Contemporary, the Los Angeles Downtown Film Festival, and Pocket Films Festival at the George Pompidou Centre in Paris.
Nielsen participates extensively in new media projects that challenge the status quo and explore cutting edge technologies as they provide opportunities for artists. She focuses on collaborative efforts to create interactive, performance-based work. Her interest in digital models includes the development of participatory environments for artists in distributed spaces.
EducationBA, Art & Performance, The University of Texas at Dallas (2004)
MFA, Arts and Technology, The University of Texas at Dallas (2007)