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Steven Subotnick
228 Gano St.
Providence, RI  02906
tel. (401) 421-8984 / ssubotnick@cox.net / www.stevensubotnick.com

INDEPENDENT ANIMATIONS
ETROG
2014, 2:00, video, color, sound
a boy and a dog play in the void
DANDELION
2014, 2:00, video, color, sound
an impossible wish
LAKE
2013, 4:00, video, color, sound
a burial on a frozen lake
BABY
2012, 1:00, video, color, sound
a box gives birth
FIGHT
2012, 3:45, video, color, sound
with voice by Joel Frenzer and music by Trumpeter Girl, Leady, and Aidan Baker
a showdown between two motley characters
BOY
2011, 1:45, video, color, sound
with voice by Joel Frenzer
three letters in search of a boy
TWO
2011, 2:30, video, color, sound
with music by File Under Toner, Lee Maddeford, MiaMia, Garth Knox, Fiendish Fib, Astroboiler
a visual dialog based on timing, gesture, mark-making and sound
WEST
2011, 1:45, video, color, sound
with music by Vostoros
a study in Manifest Destiny
THINE
2011, 1:30, video, color, sound
 a snail creeps towards salvation
JELLY FISHERS
2009, 6:45, video, color, sound
with music by Igor Ballereau, Kenneth Kirschner, Aidan Baker, & QQQ
a hungry family of mole creatures is saved by the intervention of an irritating fly
GLASS CROW
2004, 6:20, video, color, sound
with music by Joan LaBarbara and Alex Stolmack-Ness
a meditation on the Defenestration of Prague, which sparked the Thirty Years War in 1618
HAIRYMAN
1998, 3:00, 35MM, b/w, sound
with music by Caleb Sampson
an improvised psychological fable of three characters and their hungers
DEVIL'S BOOK
1994, 5:00, 35MM, color, sound
with music by Joan LaBarbara
Hell is a ledger book and every entry is a damned soul


SELECTED AWARDS
"Best Sound Award" for FIGHT at 2013 Animage International Animation Festival, Recife, Brazil
"Jury's Special Mention" for FIGHT at 2013 ReAnimania International Animation Festival, Yerevan, Armenia
"Bronze Award" for WEST at 2013 Festival of Nations, Ebensee, Austria
"Diplome Award" for TWO at 2013 Festival of Nations, Ebensee, Austria
2013 nominated for John R. Frazier Award for Excellence in Teaching, Rhode Island School of Design
"Special Prize", TWO, 2012 Hiroshima Animation Festival, Hiroshima, Japan
"2nd Prize", TWO, 2012 ASIFA East Awards, New York, NY
"Grand Prix", TWO, 2012 Holland Animation Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
"High Risk Award", TWO, 2011 Fantoche Animation Festival, Baden, Switzerland
"Honorable Mention", JELLY FISHERS, 2010 Talking Pictures Film Festival, Evanston, IL
"Director's Choice", JELLY FISHERS, 2010 Black Maria Film Festival, Orange, NJ
"First Place", JELLY FISHERS, 2009 Rhode Island Film Festival, Providence, RI
"First Place", GLASS CROW, 2007 Black Maria Film Festival, Orange, NJ
"Charles Samu Award", GLASS CROW, 2006 Flaherty Film Seminars
"Shoestring Award", GLASS CROW, 2005 Rochester Film Festival, Rochester, NY
"Director's Choice", HAIRYMAN, 2000 Black Maria Film Festival, Orange, NJ
"Best Animation", HAIRYMAN,1999 New England Film Festival, Boston, MA
"Doug Haynes Award", DEVIL'S BOOK, 1994 Onion City Film Festival, Chicago, IL
"Juror's Citation", DEVIL'S BOOK, 1994 Black Maria Film Festival, Orange, NJ 

JURIES
2013    judge, Holland Animation Film Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
2013    judge, SENE Digital Arts exhibition, Warwick Museum of Art, Warwick, RI
2001    judge,  New England Film and Video Festival, Boston, MA
2000    selector, Hiroshima International Animation Festival, JAPAN
1990    judge, Independent Artists Fellowship, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Providence, RI

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
2013    "Independent Animator, Steven Subotnick", Babson College, MA
2012    "Recent Films of Steven Subotnick", School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2011    "Independent Animations of Steven Subotnick", School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2011    “Films of Steven Subotnick & Amy Kravitz”, Animator Festival, Poznan, Poland
2009    "Steven Subotnick, Animator", College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME
2009    "Guest Critic", Graduate School of Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2004    "An evening with Steven Subotnick", Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2003    "The Films of Steven Subotnick", Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, MA
2003    "Abstraction & Storytelling", Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
2002    "Independent Animations of Steven Subotnick", Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
2002    "Independent Animation of Steven Subotnick", Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
2002    "Steven Subotnick, Animator", Delaware College of Art and Design, Wilmington, DE
1997    "The Other Envelope, Please", Moving Images Honors Colloquium, University of Rhode Island, RI
1988    "Storytelling and Abstraction", School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1987    "Under the Camera Techniques", Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

EXHIBITIONS
2013    Group Show, Galerie du Haut-Pave, Paris, France
2013    "Framed", The Mine Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
2013    "Limit(less)", Urban Institute of Contemporary Art (UICA), Grand Rapids, MI
2012    "10x10x10", Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, Pawtucket, RI
2012    “Annual Charity Auction”, MassArt, Boston, MA
2012    “Thine" Group Show, Chazen Gallery, Providence, RI
2011    “Annual Charity Auction”, Adopt-a-Doctor, Providence, RI
2011    “Chain Letter” group show, Samson Gallery, Boston, MA
2011    “Annual Charity Auction”, MassArt, Boston, MA
2011    “Two” & “West” in “New England Animation”, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
2010    "Memento Mori", Gallery 5, Richmond, VA
2010    "Pawtucket Open Studios", Pawtucket, RI
2010    “Frame by Frame”, Sert Gallery, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2010    “Intimate Animals”, Art Space, Raleigh, NC
2010    “Jellyfish”, show at AS220, Providence, RI
2009    “Still Moving” Animation Art Group Show, Delaware College of Art and Design, DE
2009    “Annual Juried Painting Show”, Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, RI
2009    “Jelly Fishers” in collection at Mediatheque, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
2009    “Jelly Fishers” in “New England Animation”, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
2007    “Glass Crow” in collection at Mediatheque, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
2007    “Glass Crow”, Manifest Creative Research Gallery & Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH
2007    “Glass Crow” in “New England Animation”, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
2007    “Hairyman”, Lumen Eclipse Public Media Arts Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2004    "Independent Animation", L.A. Film Forum
2004    "Cartoons from the Culture Lab", Cincinnati Art Museum
2001    "New Faculty Show", Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1999    "Picture Start", Gallery Agniel, Providence, RI
1999    "Angels & Devils, Visual Music", Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
1998    "Avant Garde Animators",  Holland Animation Festival, HOLLAND
1998    "Raga Mala - Contemporary Animators", Viaduct Gallery, Chicago, IL
1996    "Fine Art Animation", Hiroshima International Animation Festival, JAPAN
1996    "Visual Music", Stuttgart International Animation Festival, GERMANY
1995    "Experimental Films", Figueria da Foz Film Festival, PORTUGAL
1995    "Still Images/Moving Pictures", Zeitgeist Gallery, Boston
1991    "Computer Generations", Warwick Museum of Art, RI


GRANTS, RESIDENCIES
2013    individual artist fellowship from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
2008    production grant from the LEF Moving Image Fund for “Jelly Fishers” production
2006    residency at the MacDowell Colony
2004    production grant from the LEF Moving Image Fund for “Glass Crow” post production
2004    production grant from the Film Studies Center, Harvard University
2003    production grant from the LEF Moving Image Fund for “Glass Crow” production
1989    individual filmmaker's fellowship from the American Film Institute
1988    individual artist fellowship from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts


COMMISSIONS, COMMERCIAL WORK, PUBLICATIONS
2013    animation for Lily Cole's "impossible.com" social networking app
2012    animation for "Brainstorm", science-dance project, Everett Dance Theater
2008    illustration for “Shining Through Broken Glass” concert Nov. 9
2007    flip book commission for MacDowell Colony Centennial Gala, New York, NY
2007    animation, design for educational software, “World of Music”, Morton Subotnick
2006    animation, design for educational software, "Playing Music", Morton Subotnick
2004    animation, design for educational software, "Hearing Music", Morton Subotnick
2004    animation, graphics for interactive installation, Zimmer Children's Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2003    Animation in the Home Digital Studio. Focal Press, 2003, Boston, MA
2001    animation, graphics for Morton Subotnick's interactive media work, "Gestures"
1998    directed Kraft Cheese commercial, "Dairy Fairy", Olive Jar Animation Studio, Boston, MA
1997    directed Coca-Cola commercial, "P-30", Olive Jar Animation Studio, Boston, MA
1996    animation for Koala Yummies, "Get the Flavor", Olive Jar Animation Studio, Boston, MA
1996    graphics, animation for interactive CD, "Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel", Ark Studios, Boston, MA
1995    commission - 10-second experimental animation for Absolut Vodka web site
1988    commission - animation for Hamburg State Opera - Berlioz' "Damnation of Faust"


TEACHING
2012 - present    Brown University & Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
                           Co-instructor in jointly offered course combining science and animation
                           "Communicating Science Through Visual Media" 
2010 - present    Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
                           Critic, Film/Animation/Video "Senior Studio: Animation"
                           nominated for 2013 Frazier Award for Excellence in Teaching
2008 - present    Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
                           Adjunct Faculty
                           "Animation Degree Project"
                           "Storytelling in Animation"
                           "Professional Practice"
2008 - 2011        Wheaton College, Norton, MA
                           Visiting Artist in Animation & Film Program
2007 - 2008 &    Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2005 - 2006        Adjunct Faculty in Film/Animation/Video Department
2001 - 2004        Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
                           Visiting Lecturer In Visual and Environmental Studies
1999 - 2001        Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
                           Adjunct Faculty in Film/Animation/Video Department
1998 - 1999        Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
                           Assistant Professor of Animation, 1-year appointment
1989 - 1998        Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
                           Adjunct Faculty in Film/Animation/Video Department
1989- 1992        School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
                          Associate Instructor in Animation


ADMINISTRATIVE
1986 - 1989        Director, Academic Computer Center
                           Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI


EDUCATION
1986    MFA    California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
            Experimental Animation
1984    BFA    California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
            Motion Graphics
1980    BA    University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA   
            Film & Video, cum laude