Featured Artist

Each year we invite a digital artist to contribute a body of work that informs the visual identity of the award, and is showcased throughout our website, social media, and other promotional materials. Learn more about the 2024 Featured Artist below.

Diana Lynn VanderMeulen, A Boundless and Radiant Aura (2024) 

For the EDAA, Diana has reimagined her multisensory XR project A Boundless and Radiant Aura, which centers on alternate planetary realities. Extending from a series of mixed media collages, she uses virtuality to challenge traditional cinematic landscapes and explore metaphysical connections between landscape and the human spirit. Assemblage and glitch encourage a playful renegotiation, and have become key tools in confronting her sense of digital-cosmic corporeality.

Image: Cale Weir

Diana Lynn VanderMeulen is a multidisciplinary artist living in Toronto, Canada. Her practice is fluid between analogue and digital mediums with a focus on extended reality and cyclical material use as she develops expansive, multisensory environments. Alongside representation with Sky Fine Foods, VanderMeulen has been involved in many public and DIY ventures. Notably, she has shown at Canadian Embassy (Tokyo, Japan), CADAF Digital Art Fair (Paris, France), Constellations Festival (Metz, France), Lincoln Centre (New York, USA), Mutek.AE (Dubai, UAE) Société des arts technologiques (Montreal, CA) and Video Pool (Winnipeg, CA).