Charlotte Davies is a Canadian artist known best for her work with virtual reality. She has studied many areas of liberal arts and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Before moving into work with virtual reality she worked with a variety of media including painting, filmmaking, and animation. In the mid 80's Davies put these endeavors on hold and began exploring computer technology as a means of creating virtual space. At this point she became the founding director of Softimage and helped this company become the world's leading developer of 3-D animation software. This software has been used to create effects in such films as the Matrix and Jurassic Park.