Alessia Lorea Arregui, is a Basque and Transylvanian-American multi-media artist based in Providence, RI exploring the relationship between physically driven and digital processes. Material processes such as glassblowing, ceramics, and weaving inform the foundation for her digital making. Arregui’s background as a glassblower informs her interest in optical effects that emulate through visceral experiences, namely the uncertainty of contemporary physical and digital landscapes. Arregui correlates early glass’ Phantasmagoric effects for fantasy such as camera obscura, magic lantern, and Pepper’s ghost with contemporary digital spaces, VR and AR.

Arregui also is the co-founder of n00n, a digital art collective that uses digital media, including 3D modeling and 3D scanning, to present immersive virtual animations. By using 3D scanning, hand-crafted objects are uploaded into a digital reality. This process echoes the fluidity in the digitization of our relationships and social dynamics: computerized experiences are interwoven with physical memories. In her rendered digital landscapes, a sense of hyper-reality is collaged with socio-aesthetic symbols that form a digital diaspora. n00n’s collective cultural consciousness is harbored within the crafting process between material and digital worlds. n00n has presented  work with art spaces such as 18th Street Art Center, AS220, The Wrong Biennale, Roots and Culture Contemporary Art Center, New Art City, Art Gym Gallery, Li Tang Gallery and the Supernova Digital Animation Festival.