David Em is a recovering artist who started creating digital pictures in the 1970s before the advent of personal computers.

His artwork has been exhibited internationally, including at the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Seibu Museum, Photokina, Renconres Internationales de la Photographie, WestLicht Schauplatz für Fotografie, Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.

Em has lectured at Caltech, MIT, the University of Paris, Art Center College of Design, CalArts, L’Institut National de la Communication Audiovisuel, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and many other institutions and organizations.

He is the first digital artist to have his working papers acquired by the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art.