David Em began creating digital art before the advent of personal computers.

His work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Seibu Museum in Tokyo, 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.

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

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