Melanie Clemmons


Assistant Professor
Digital/Hybrid Media





Melanie Clemmons (she/her) is a new media artist interested in reimagining our use of digital technology toward a softer, calmer, and more careful future. She makes videos, net art, installations, 3D printed sculpture, and XR experiences and performances. In addition to national/international gallery and museum work, Clemmons toured with Pussy Riot doing visuals during their first North American tour and has collaborated on several of their music videos, and along with Zak Loyd, makes video performance and installation collaborations as Clemmons & Loyd. She is an assistant professor of digital/hybrid media at SMU.

Along with having her work collected in the Smithsonian Institution (as part of the Women & Their Work archive) and the Whitney Museum of American Art (as part of Ways of Something), her work has been shown at, among others: HeK (House of Electronic Arts), Basel, Switzerland; CICA Museum, Gyeonggi, South Korea; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Light Year, Brooklyn; Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles; LRLX, San Francisco; Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland; UPFOR Digital, Portland; Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago; Denver Digerati; Women & Their Work, Austin; Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas; and many other DIY spaces and venues.

Course list

Systems ASAG 1312
Art in the World ASAG 3310
Graduate Seminar ASAG 6300
Introduction to Digital/Hybrid Media ASIM 1300
Intermediate Digital/Hybrid Media ASIM 1330
Digital/Hybrid Media Workshop (Previous Theme: The Attention Economy) ASIM 3310
Special Projects in Digital/Hybrid Media ASIM 3325