Smita Sen is a multimedia visual artist and interaction designer. As a designer, Sen has worked for Discovery Communications, Ralph Appelbaum Associates, and the Urban Design Lab at Columbia University. She was the founding Creative Director of Sen Studio, a studio collective of artists and engineers. Sen currently serves as the New Media Arts Teaching Faculty at Choate Rosemary Hall, where she is teaching and designing the New Media Arts program.
With her background in interaction design, 3D CAD modeling, and advanced manufacturing, Sen creates hybrid physical-digital sculptures. She also uses these tools to create vibrant performances. Bridging vastly different disciplines, Sen brings together sculpture, dance, opera, and advanced technologies to examine how the body can both shape and be shaped by its environment.
Sen has shown her work internationally in Dubai, U.A.E., and throughout New York City, at venues like Anthology Film Archives, the Knockdown Center, ISSUE Project Room, Heath Gallery, The Sump/Poppers Locarno, and LeRoy Neiman Gallery (Columbia University). In 2018, Sen was a fellow at the Mildred’s Lane residency. That same year, she was also the recipient of an Instigator Fellowship from New York University’s ITP Camp. Sen was a Visiting Artist at the Bard College Disturbance Lab and has given presentations and workshops at Bard College, Columbia University, NYU ITP Camp, and LRLX NY.
In her spare time, Sen enjoys writing. She is the recipient of the Academy of American Poets College Prize and the Karen Osney Brownstein Writing Prize, and has been published by the Academy of American Poets (2016).
Sen graduated Magna Cum Laude from Columbia University (2016) with a BA in the Visual Arts.