Lishan AZ is a multi-disciplinary artist working in immersive installation, community-based projects, and photography. Her work explores intimacy, the body, and home as a contested space. The subjects of her work are historical and present-day Black women who take up space and speak truth to power.
Lishan received her MFA in interactive media and games from the University of Southern California, and her BS in computer science from Columbia University. Her work has exhibited at venues like the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Indiecade, LA Weekly's Artopia, Tokyo University of the Arts' Art Museum, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), and Games for Change. Lishan was the inaugural Game Designer in Residence at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). She is currently an assistant professor of Cinema and Digital Media at UC Davis.