Jesse Reding Fleming

Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Arts
Area of Focus: Art & Art History, Emerging Media Arts

Jesse Fleming is a trans-disciplinary and multi-sensory researcher and artists working at the intersection of designed perception, well-being, and Extended Realities. Fleming is the founding director of the Awareness-Based Design Lab (ABD) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts. ABD is an artist directed creative design, reasearch, and development lab focusing on tools, experiences, and artworks as vehicles for self awareness, discovery, and interconnection. 
Fleming is an award winning and internationally exhibited artist with work has shown at commercial galleries, public spaces, nonprofit galleries and cultural institutions, such as the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art; Borusan Contemporary in Istanbul, Turkey; The National Film Museum of Frankfurt Germany; The San Francisco Symphony; the Colburn School of Music, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Otis College of Art and Design, University of California at Los Angeles, The Hammer Museum, LA Freewaves, The West Hollywood Public Arts Commission, and 356 Mission Road; Los Angeles; Landmarks at the University of Texas at Austin; and Creative Time in New York City.

Fleming’s artwork is in the permanent collection of the Cedars-Sinai Collection, Los Angeles; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Borusan Contemporary in Istanbul, Turkey; and the Rutter Family Art Foundation in Norfolk, Virginia. He was featured in ArtForum as one of the top 10 Los Angeles artists of 2014.

As a filmmaker in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Fleming has created projects with musicians Sigur Ros, Lykke Li, Fools Gold, and Explosions in the Sky, with artists such as Doug Aitken, Laura Owens, Matthew Barney, Kerry Tribe, Francesco Vezzoli, Cyprian Gaillard, Mark Lecky, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Merce Cunningham, Daniel Arsham, and institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York; The Guggenheim in New York; The Getty, Moca in Los Angeles; and The Hammer Museum, New York Times and Bloomberg TV.

Fleming has a Master of Fine Arts from UCLA’s Design Media Arts Department and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute in New Genres. He also has a teaching credential from UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.


Game Engines for Real-time Performances
Augmented Worlds
Virtual Production
Innovation Studio

Honors and Awards

2022-2024 Grand Challenges Grant