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Steven Subotnick received his MFA from Cal Arts.  He has received a RISCA Fellowship, a MacDowell Residency, awards at the Holland and Hiroshima Animation Festivals, and grants from the LEF Moving Image Fund, Harvard Film Archive, and the American Film Institute.  His work is in the collection of the ICA Boston and has shown at Gallery 5 in Richmond, Sert Gallery, Art Space in Raleigh, AS220, Chazen Gallery, and the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art.

His work uses varied imagery – from cartoon to pure textural abstraction, unusual editing techniques, and carefully structured sound design to make human vulnerability, conflict, and history concrete and to convey a deeply personal aesthetic experience to viewers.  His filmmaking has explored non-objective imagery, stories with unusual characters, and animation based on actual historical events. While covering a wide territory of content, he has worked to create a more precise “language” of animation forms.

He currently teaches animation at Rhode Island School of Design, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Brown University.