Mysterious elements of our natural world are studied alongside the super synthetic as I seek to shift perspective and challenge an individual perception of reality. I explore 360° environments as a means to contemplate our sense of presence and metaphysical connection to nature.
Diana Lynn VanderMeulen is a Toronto-based multimedia artist, who received her BFA from York University in 2012. Her practice is fluid between digital and analogue mediums with current focus on extended reality and cyclical material use. Utilizing new media in tandem with biomaterial exploration is a means to re-imagine and extend her existing material practice into new realms.
Recent exhibitions include Extended Reality project A Boundless and Radiant Aura which premiered with Debaser at SAW Gallery in Ottawa & an exhibition atToutoune Gallery in Toronto. Other recent projects include solo hybrid physical-virtual exhibition Shimmer of a Petal, Now a mountain Stream, with Sky Fine Foods & ArtGate VR, and self released Augmented-Reality application Swampy GoGo - all of which extend digital realities from a series of 2D mixed media landscapes. Alongside a collaborative representation with Sky Fine Foods, VanderMeulen has been involved in many public and DIY ventures. She has shown at The AGO, The Canadian Embassy (Tokyo, Japan), CADAF Paris, The Gardiner Museum, and Idea Exchange.
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