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Maureen Selwood

Associate Director, Experimental Animation

Website: http://www.maureenselwood.com/


Phone: 661.222.2724

Fax: 661.253.7824

Room: A115F

Maureen Selwood is a visual artist who works with hand-drawn animation for film, installation and performance. She recently developed the digital animated projections for Sardono Dance Theater and Jennifer Tipton: Rain Coloring Forest (REDCAT, 2010). She collaborated with the composer, David Rosenboom creating a film for performance for How Much Better if Plymouth Rock Had Landed on the Pilgrims, (Section VII, Impression), presented at the Indonesian Arts Festival, Jakarta (2009), As You Desire Me, a multi-media installation piece was made with an Individual Artists Fellowship from C.O.L.A. (Los Angeles, 2009). Her work was included in Quaderns Animats, an exhibition at Arteko Gallery in Spain of the intimate diaries and films of eight international artists working in animation (2009). Ombre dal Lupercale, Tevereterno (Rome, 2006), She Wolves, River to River Festival (New York, 2008), As the Veil Lifts (Frac Picardie, France, 2008), Resistance (American Academy in Rome, 2003), This Is My House and All the Places I Have Ever Lived (MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, 2001) are works utilizing animation in site-specific installations.  Her award winning films, I Started Early, Drawing Lessons, Mistaken Identity, Hail Mary, Flying Circus: An Imagined Memoir, This Is Just to Say, The Rug, Odalisque are titles of her short animations that have been screened at world wide festivals including, Venice Biennale, Kunstfilm Biennale (Germany), New York Film Festival, Ottawa, Annecy, Pompidou, MOMA, Film Forum (New York), REDCAT (Los Angeles) and others. She has been a recipient of grants from the John Solomon Guggenheim Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, The Jerome Foundation, The American Film Institute, and the MacDowell Colony. Selwood was awarded a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome in 2003. Selwood graduated from Tisch School of the Arts (NYU) and is currently on the faculty of the Experimental Animation Program at CalArts.

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