Elena M Cullen is a designer, media artist, and researcher. Her practice merges these spaces by utilizing digital media, design fiction, and personal ethnographic fieldwork as a means for producing visually stimulating and provoking work.

Cullen’s current work interrogates the subjects of beauty, social media, and screen technology, producing projects that explore historical, contemporary, and future applications of these spaces. She has shown her work in Lisbon at the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies, ArtCenter College of Design, and UCLA. Additionally, Cullen has a background in fine art, enjoying painting and photography since her youth.

Cullen holds an MFA from ArtCenter College of Design in Media Design Practices and a BA from UCLA’s Design and Media Arts program with minors in both Digital Humanities and Music History.

Cullen has called Los Angeles home now for nearly 7 years; however, she is originally from Houston, Texas and attended high school in Tyler, Texas.