Education

 

2019    (candidate) MFA  Art and Tech, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

 

2010    BFA Film, concentration traditional animation, Pratt Institute  Brooklyn, NY  Graduated with honors

 

 

Awards

 

2016     Artist in Residence, Convento Mertola Residency Program, Mertola Portugal

 

2015     Grant Recipient, Jerome Foundation NYC Film, Video, and Digital Production Grant Program     

 

2015     Best Experimental Film, Animation Block Party, New York, NY

 

2015     Best Animated Film, LA Arthouse Film Festival, Los Angeles CA

 

2013     Artist in Residence, Gamli Skoli Art House, Hrisey, Iceland

 

2013     Excellence in Design, ASIFA East Animation Festival, New York, NY

 

2011     Short of the Week, Short of the Week Vimeo Channel

 

2010     Best Undergraduate Animation, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Ottawa, CAN

 

 

Screenings and Exhibitions (select)

 

2016    SXSW Film Festival, Austin, TX USA

 

            Florida Film Festival, Orlando, FL USA

 

            Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI USA

           

            Melbourne Animation Festival, Melbourne AT

            

            Tricky Women, Lenzing, AU 

 

            Slamdance Film Festival, Park City, UT USA

 

            Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT USA

 

2015    Imagine Science Film Festival, New York, NY USA

 

            Animation Block Party, Brooklyn, NY USA

 

            Twillerama II, Brooklyn, NY USA

 

            La Guarimba Film Festival, Calabria, IT

 

             Annecy + Animation Festival, Annecy FR

 

             LA Arthouse Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA USA

   

             Athens Animfest, Athens GR

 

             Animation Night at the Living Gallery, Brooklyn, NY USA

 

 

2014    Twillerama, multiple cities, USA

 

            Cut Out Fest, Queretaro, MX

 

 

2013    Annecy + Animation Festival, Annecy FR

 

            Asifa East Animation Festival, New York, NY USA

 

            Citrus Cel Animation Festival, Jacksonville, FL USA

 

 

2012    CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival, Toronto CAN

 

            Connect the Dots’ video gallery, Brooklyn, NY USA

 

            Ottawa Animation Festival, Ottawa CAN

 

 

2011    Animaldicoados, Rio de Janeiro BR

 

            New York No Limits Film Festival, New York, NY USA

 

            Florida Film Festival, Orlando, FL

 

            Boston Underground Film Festival, Boston, MA USA

 

            Rooftop Films, New York, NY USA

 

            SXSW Film Festival, Austin, TX USA

 

            Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI USA

 

            London International Animation Festival, London, UK

 

            Melbourne International Animation Festival, Melbourne, AU

 

 

2010    Flatpack Film Festival, Birmingham, UK

 

            Ottawa International Animation Festival, Ottawa CAN

 

 

Visiting Artist/Lectures

 

 

2015     Visiting Artist, HOSTOS Community College, Bronx, NY

 

2014     Animated Shorts Juror, RiverRun Film Festival, Winston Salem, NC

 

2014     Panelist, Pratt Institute Career Services Alumni Day Discussion, Brooklyn, NY

 

2014     Panelist, Pratt Institute Career Services Round Table “Design Entrepreneurship”, Brooklyn, NY

 

 

Professional Experience

 

 

2010/2015     Self Employed Freelance Animator Queens, NY

 

2011-2014     Director, Designer, and Production Artist, Ace and Son Moving Picture Co, New York, NY

 

2010              After Effects Compositor, Seftel Productions, New York, NY

 

2008              Animation Intern, Bunko Studios, New York, NY

 

 

Bibliograpy

 

2016    Jerome Foundation Blog "September 2015 New York Film, Video, and Digital Production Grant Program Press Release", 

            January 4, 2016  LINK

 

2015    Brooklyn Magazine "Meet 5 of Brooklyn's Best Animators", July 14, 2015 LINK 

 

2014    Q Magazine “An Occurrence At 4507 South Third Street”, September 4, 2014 LINK

 

2013    Animation World Network, “Ace and Son Animates Promo Campaign for Grouplove” August 5, 2013 LINK

 

2012    Animation Career Review “Interview Series” by Robin Wilding, January 2, 2012 LINK

 

2011    Custom Sticker Makers Blog “Animated Sticker: The Ultimate Art of Kelsey Stark” March 23, 2011 LINK

 

2011    Short of the Week by Jason Sondhi, 2011 LINK

 

2010    Ace and Son Blog “Pratt Show” May 7, 2010 LINK