Bio

Siuan McGahan is a multi-platform visual artist, art director and designer.  Her recent work utilizes VR technology (full CG as well as 360 video) to explore issues around gender and language. She also paints portraits and was a participant on the 2014 Sky Arts "Portrait Artist of the Year."

Siuan was born in Dublin Ireland, but moved to Los Angeles as a child. She originally studied Mathematics and Philosophy at UCLA and went to work for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the area of Mission Simulation & Instrument Modeling. During her five years at JPL, she also worked across a variety of sectors including Flight Project Planning and Web Technologies.  After JPL, Siuan moved on to a career in the film industry as a visual effects artist, working on such films as Lord of the Rings- Return of the King. She holds an MFA in media from NCAD in Ireland and is currently delving deep into UX/Product Design, with a particular interest in VR/AR/MR.

Siuan also sometimes dabbles in music, most notably with The Renders and Hello Elettra.