Sulli is part of the "Relevant Fictions" series of fictional portraits created using various methods to paint, mix, and animate. Created entirely with apps on her iPhone in 2021, this animation is a unique twist to her process that embraces Artificial Intelligence and will soon be implemented into an Augmented Reality aspect of physical art.
Wards’ physical works are printed with archival inks onto aluminum, archival paper, and crystalline coated polymer and typically hand-finished with analog media and metallic foils.
Nancy Jo Ward is an American media artist who lives & works in California. Through innovation, experimentation, hybridization of forms, and techniques that mix past and present, that contaminate the contemporary with tradition, Nancy Jo Ward creates unique and stylistically sophisticated work. Her practice embraces a range of mediums, both digital and analog, used to explore the aesthetics of post-internet culture in the pursuit of an engagement with human emotion.
Purely figurative, her art is the result of decontextualized digital images, combined and reconstructed under the impulses of creativity, directed by personal narratives and mathematically determined through artificial intelligence and algorithms. For over two decades, she has created fictional portraits using various methods to paint, mix, and manipulate. These investigations have led to unpredictable discoveries as she explores the edges of beauty.