Elizabeth Vander Zaag has been working in video and computer arts since the 1970s. She received a B.A. in English and film from the University of Western Ontario and briefly studied creative electronics at Fanshawe College (London, Ontario) and computer arts at Simon Fraser University. Based in Vancouver, Vander Zaag has an extensive exhibition history internationally. She founded and coordinated Front Multimedia (1993-1999) and has lectured and given many workshops across Canada and the United States since the 1980s. Vander Zaag's fascination with technology, special effects and digital layering stem from her experience with cable television. She continues to experiment with emerging technologies to this day.