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Jane Veeder


“My art habits were inherited from both my mother and father, who were artists—a painter and a photographer. But I was the beneficiary of a highly collaborative technology development scene in Chicago that supported and drew strength from individual artistic participation and which gave me my start.”

4KTape, 1986; Warpitout—Symbol menu and title screen, 1982.
Courtesy of Jane Veeder. From New Media Futures: The Rise of Women in the Digital Arts.


Jane Veeder is a pioneering video and digital media artist and educator who began working with electronic media in 1976. In 1985, Veeder coauthored with Copper Giloth “The Paint Problem,” an influential article in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications on issues around the future of artists’ digital tools. She has a long history of contributions to ACM SIGGRAPH as both a contributor and an organizer.

Veeder’s works have been shown internationally and are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. She is a former professor at San Francisco State University, and past chair of the Design and Industry Department 2012–2015. She has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Post-Recording: Untold HERstories: An Homage to SIGGRAPH SIGGRAPH ‘19 LA, July 31, 2019


"In Floater (1983), my interest in visual perception surfaced and I created program-run animations that also produced the soundtrack simultaneously. I moved toward an explicit investigation between representation and abstraction in Floater."

–Jane Veeder

 Mrs. Herbert Duckworth (Julia Jackson), c. 1867, Julia Margaret Cameron 

 10 3/8” x 8 1/2” Vintage albumen print 

 From the Richard and Ellen Sandor Family Collection 


video art, game art, internet art

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