CV

Education

2014    MFA, Film/Video, Bard College

2007    BA, Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University

 

 

Teaching and Course Design 

2020

Adjunct Faculty, New York University 

Motion Graphics

Adjunct Faculty, Parsons School of Art and Design

Animation History and Theory

Topics: Animation

 

2019 

Adjunct Faculty, New York University

Motion Design

Adjunct Faculty, Montclair State University

Animation History

Adjunct Faculty, Parsons School of Art and Design

Animation History and Theory

Topics: Animation

 

2018

Adjunct Faculty, Parsons School of Art and Design

Animation History and Theory

Topics: Animation

 

2017

Adjunct Faculty, Parsons School of Art and Design

Animation History and Theory

 

Other Lectures and Teaching

2019

Guest Lecturer, Harvard University

Academic Lecture: “Early American Animation;” semester-end critiques of undergrad and graduate projects

Speaker, Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present Conference

Academic Essay: “Practice, Pedagogy, Place” 

Guest Critic, New York University

Final semester critiques for Motion Graphics

Visiting Artist, School of Visual Arts

Artist Lecture: “Hand-made Animation & Slow Theory”

 

2018    

Guest Critic, School of Visual Arts MFA Program

Degree-granting critiques for MFA in Visual Narrative

Speaker, Canada Gallery

Academic lecture: “An Unusual History of Mainstream Animation”

Visiting Artist, Parson’s Pre-College Program

Artist lecture: “Intentionality in Animation”

Visiting Artist, School of Visual Arts

Artist lecture: “Aggressive Animation”

 

2017  

Guest Critic, School of Visual Arts MFA Program

Degree-granting critiques for MFA in Visual Narrative

Visiting Artist, School of Visual Arts

Artist lecture: “Liminal Narrative”    

Speaker, Ecstatic Truth Symposium, Royal College of Art

Academic lecture: “Expanding the Index in Animated Documentary”

 

2014    

Visiting Artist, Hunter College

Artist lecture: “Unconventional Drawing”

Visiting Artist, Columbia University

Academic lecture: “Animation, Architecture”

Speaker, Primetime Gallery

Artist lecture: “Architecture and Animation”

 

 

Relevant Work Experience

2011 - 2007  James Fuentes Gallery, Associate Director

Curated and installed exhibitions, artist relations, artwork fabrication

 

2007 - 2003 The Reasonable People’s League, Producer    

New media group, especially tangible media interfaces; produced videos, performances, and video objects        

 

2005 Chapman Productions, Production Intern

Assisted with production of hit UK children’s television show “Fifi and the Flowertots”

 

Gallery Exhibitions

2019    

Print is Dead, cur. Caitlin Craggs, 884 Pacific, New York

 

2018    

Slummer Nights 2, cur. Sadie Laska, Canada, New York

 

2016

Fort Greene, cur. Adrianne Rubenstein, Venus Over Los Angeles, Los AngelesRush Process of Hand Crafted Films, Houston Art Museum

 

2015    

Writ Large, The Great Wall, Oakland 

Oof, University of the Arts, Philadelphia

 

2014    

Fake Video, Primetime, New York

Death By Art, Death By Audio, New York

Chinese Zodiac Compatibility Test, cur. Adrianne Rubenstein, 276 Grand, New York

The Last Brucennial, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York

 

2013    

Courtesy of the Artists: Trad., cur. Alex Segade and Malik Gaines, Recess Art, New York 

The Eyes Have It: 50 Years of Film at Harvard, Harvard Carpenter Center,Cambridge

Microcinemas, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

Thesis Exhibition, Bard College, New York

 

2012     

I know this but you feel different, Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York

 

2011    

Group Show, Yes.Oui.Si., Boston 

Pop Up, Freddy’s, New York

Distilled Motion, Spectacle Gallery, Boston

 

2010    

The Salt Mine, Primetime, New York

Frame by Frame: Animated at Harvard, Sert Gallery, Cambridge 

 

2009    

The Kings County Biennial, Kidd Yellin, New York

ShapeShifting: Reinventing Heritage, Division of Human Works, New York

The New Deal, Art Production Fund, New York

 

2008    

8 ½ x 11 / A4, James Fuentes, New York

Action.Stop.Action, Vox Populi, Philadelphia

Bugs for Teeth, and other ways of thinking, Lumen Eclipse, Boston

The Best of Rooftop Films, Museum of Modern Art, New York

 

2007    

Thesis Exhibition, Harvard Carpenter Center, Boston

 

2006    

Labyrinthitis, Rivington Arms, New York

Here is Not Now, 486 Broadway, New York

 

Selected Film Festivals

2019    

Rockaway Film Festival, New York

 

2017    

Filmquest, Provo

Frightfest, London

Florida Film Festival, Maitland

Third Culture, Hong Kong

Dumbest Sh*t I Ever Saw, New York

 

2016    

Sommets du Cinema d’Animation, Montreal

Denver Film Festival, Denver

Oldenburg Film Festival, Oldenburg

New Orleans Film Festival, New Orleans

Aesthetica, York 

Fantastic Fest, Austin

Krok, traveling festival through Ukraine and Russia 

Rooftop Films, New York 

Animation Block Party, New York

Lowlands, The Netherlands

Newport Beach Film Festival, Newport Beach

Florida Film Festival, Maitland

SXSW, Austin

Imagine, Amsterdam

Slamdance, Park City

    

2015  

L’Alternativa, Barcelona

Montreal World Festival, Montreal

Animac, Lleida

 

2014    

Jihlava International Documentary Festival, Jihlava

Brooklyn Film Festival, Brooklyn

Psychopomp, Chicago

International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam

    

2011    

Cinema St. Louis, St. Louis

Denver Film Festival, Denver

AMFEST, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Yekaterinburg

Animation Block Party, New York

 

2009    

Message to Man, St. Petersburg

Animabasauri-Animabaque, Bilboa

SXSW, Austin 

Analogue, Budapest and Vienna

Traverse City Film Festival, Traverse City

Portable Film Festival, Melbourne

 

2008    

Cinema St. Louis, St. Louis

Aurora Film Festival, Norwich

Antimatter, Victoria

Slamdance, Park City 

SXSW, Austin

Best Animation, cur. IFC, Chelsea Market

Arizona International Film Festival, Tucson

Salem Film Festival, Salem

Boston Underground Film Festival, Boston

The Best of Animation Block Party, Boston

 

2007    

Denver Film Festival, Denver

Aurora Film Festival, Norwich

Sidewalk Film Festival, Birmingham

Animation Block Party, New York 

Crown Point Festival, New York

NYC Shorts Festival, New York 

Visionfest, New York

San Antonio Underground Film Festival, San Antonio

 

 

Awards

Special Award, Fantastic Fest, 2016

Vimeo Staff Pick, August 2016

Animate-It, SXSW, 2009

Special Judges Award for Excellence in Poster Design, SXSW

Jury Award, SXSWclick!, 2009

16mm Film Award, Takoma Park Film Festival, 2009

Jury Award, SXSW, 2008 

Jury Award, Dick Arnall Prize for Rogue Vision in the Manipulated Moving Image, Aurora Film Festival, 2008

Selected for Short Film Showcase on IFC.com, 2008

Audience Award, Animation Block Party, 2007

Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize Finalist, 2007

 

 

Museum Collections

Centrum Dokumentáriího Filmu, Czech Republic

 

 

Music Videos and Commissions

Anothersky, Nippon Television Network, 2019

Video for Brooklyn Rider, String Quartet Parts 1 & 2, Mercury Classics Records, 2015

Album art for Stargaze, Transgressive Records, 2015

Album art for Checking in at Twenty, Famous Class Records, 2014

Video for Deerhoof, Breakup Song, Polyvinyl Records, 2012

 

Other Research

2019    American Museum of Natural History, Research Assistant

Researching the 3D space of spider silk production with Cheryl Hayashi, CT scanning spiders; creating 3D models using VGStudioMax and related software

2018    Wildlife Conservation Society, Bolivia Office, Research Assistant

Six weeks assisting entomologist Martín Apaza with specimen collecting in field at four sampling locations ranging from the Andes to the Amazon basin, as well as in-office insect mounting, photographing, and preparing for  identification

2017    Conference Participant and Member, Society for Animation Studies

2016    Digital Embodiment, Jordan Kraemer, Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

2015    Trans Theory, Stephanie Rosen, Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

    Advance After Effects, School of Visual Arts

2014     Kierkegaard, Heather Ohaneson, Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

2013    Wittgenstein and Language Part II, Luis Guzman

    Theorizing Play, Heather Ohaneson, Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

    Wittgenstein and Language, Luis Guzman, New York University

 

2012    Writing on the Body, Abby Kluchin, Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

    Becoming a Woman: Feminist thought since Simone de Beauvoir, Grace Hunt, The 

    New School

 

 

Selected Press

Carla MacKinnon, “A view of Ecstatic Truth 2017,” animateddocumentary.com, June 28, 2017

Alex Widdowson, “Ecstatic Truth II: Lessons of Darkness and Light,” animateddocumentary.com, June 23, 2017

Richard Whittaker, “Fantastic Fest Awards,” The Austin Chronicle, September 2016

Doug Klinger, “Go from imagination to animation in the Short ‘Vocabulary 1,’” The Vimeo Blog, August 2016

Interview with Andrea Allen and Doug Klinger, Vimeo Podcast, August 2016

Interview with FanboyTV, Austin Public Access, March 2016

Chris O’Falt, “What is the Key to Writing a Good Short Film Script?” Indiewire.com, March 2016

Christina Wiese, “SXSW Filmmakers in Focus: Animated Shorts,” sxsw.com, March 2016

Haru Coryne, "'Looney Tunes' this aint," Brooklyn Paper, July 2011

Stephanie Young, “Becky James,” Vellum #6, January 2011 

Andrew Goldstein, “Recession-Affected Artists Reduced to Working with Printer Paper,” New York Magazine Blog, December 2008

“Interview with Becky James,” IFC.com, November 2008

Erin Wylie, “Genus of the Species,” Time Out New York, September 2008

“Snake Review,” IFC.com, July 2008

Anne del Castillo, “72 Hours at SXSW,” POV pbs.org, March 2008

Wells Dunbar, “SXSW 08 Film Reviews: Animated Shorts,” The Austin Chronicle, March 2008

Brad Parreet, “SXSW: A Bat, Hat, Bag and Head,” Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, March 2008

Mary Ann Skeweres, “Slamdance: Bush vs. Bin Laden and Blood will tell and More,” Animation World Magazine, February 2008

Jake Friedman, “Toons Take Bite Out of Big Apple,” Animation Magazine, November 2007

Garry Platt, “[PS04] A Paint Show,” Fringe Magazine, August 2004

Leo Benedictus, “Don't Just Sit There,” The Guardian, August 2004 

Elizabeth Schwyzer, “Seductive Steps,” The Edinburgh Sunday Herald, August 2004

 

 

Filmography

Pizza Bug Legs Magazine, 2020

Vocabulary 1, 2016

Worm, 2015

Drainer, 2015

Pigs, 2014

Throwing Squares, 2014

Hit, 2014

Active Image O, 2014

Untitled (Box), 2013

Q.E.D., 2013

(o), 2013

(o), 2012

Interiors, 2012

Shapes in the City, 2011

The Salt Mine, 2010

I hate you don’t touch me or Bat and Hat, 2008

Snake, 2007

Crazy Rock, 2006

Treely, 2005