MFA Students

Cleia Dantas-Muggler

Cleia Dantas-Muggler

MFA Teaching Associate

Cleia Dantas Muggler is a digital media artist and educator who loves to experiment with innovative mediums. Her passion for art and technology has been her inspiration to create genuine experiences in her designs. With her diverse cultural background, she appreciates diversity and hopes to incorporate unique perspectives into her artwork.

Don Hanson

Don Hanson

MFA Candidate

Don Hanson is an internet artist, electronic musician, graphic designer, visual jockey, gif maker, label boss and new media art researcher based in Oakland, California.

Leily Khatibi

Leily Khatibi

MFA Canidate

Leily Khatibi is a digital designer/artist based in Silicon Valley and specialized in developing immersive extended reality experiences. Using cutting-edge technology, she creates interactive experiences and tells stories that explore the role of art and design in shaping and humanizing technological environments.

Khatibi is currently pursuing her MFA degree in Digital Media Arts at San Jose State University, where she is also teaching. She received her B.S. in Architecture from Art & Architecture Azad University in Tehran, Iran. Her work has been exhibited at galleries across the Bay Area including Root Division, B4B3L4B, SJSU galleries, and Maker Faire.

Yi Liu

Yi Liu

MFA Canidate

Yi Liu here doing digital illustration, animation, and probably doing UiUx and software designs now, and the one just said "Welcome!" above. Yes, same one. And processing my last semester in DMA.

Lacey Nein

Lacey Nein

MFA Teaching Associate

Lacey Nein is an interdisciplinary artist who work focuses on the human experience, technology, and pedagogy. More specifically how these worlds collide and merge with one another. Her practice ranges from creative coding, digital exploitation, and textiles. She seeks to bridge the digital gap by creating work that sparks curiosity in the viewer, causing them to seek further knowledge and self exploration.

Her current project is focusing on connecting the threads between the world of code and the tactile world of textiles.

Tyler Stannard

Tyler Stannard

MFA Teaching Associate

Tyler Stannard is an multimedia artist pursuing his MFA in Digital Media Art at SJSU. His work has been presented at events and venues across the Bay Area, California. Currently his practice is centered around upcoming technologies through Video Game Design, Virtual environment building, and Mixed Reality, further advancing his practice and exploration with techno-illusionary devices.

Stacy Tang

Stacy Tang

MFA Canidate

Stacy Tang is an independent artist with professional experience working in films, games, editorial illustration, and fine art. Past projects include Hunger Games 3: Mockingjay - Part 1, Transformers 4: Age of Extinction, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World, The Lone Ranger, Elysium, Cosmos, EA: Need for Speed, Rift, and more.

Kuan Yi Wu

Kuan Yi Wu

MFA Teaching Associate

I’m a digital media artist whose research interests include human-computer interaction, internet culture, and modern mythology. Inspired by the metaphysic relationship to my family's memory, my works investigate the transformation of the cultural symbols across dimensions from physical space, virtual space to psychological matters. The massive demand on the computer to create art motivates me to import the idea of animism into human-computer interactions and concentrate on altering the human-centered mentality in order to explore the more complicated systemic problems regarding digital life. Theories from Joseph Campbell, Donna Haraway, and Rosa Menkman lead me to stare thoughtfully into the core value of being a digital media artist “advocate humanity in technology.”