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David Em started creating digital art in the 1970s before the advent of personal computers.

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

Em has been a speaker at many organizations and institutions including Caltech, MIT, 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.