Kathy Smith

    Associate Professor

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    Kathy Smith is an Associate Professor and former Chair (2004 – 2009 and 2010 – 2014) of the John C Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts at the School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California. She teaches Expanded Animation, Master’s Thesis and irregularly Animation Seminar and Contemporary Topics in Animation & Digital Art.

    Since 1984 her films have been screened internationally, including Anima Mundi, Hiroshima and Ottawa international animation festivals. She has exhibited at group and solo exhibitions such as the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, the Conservatorio di Santa Maria degli Angioli in Florence, Italy and at the Australian National Gallery, Canberra. Smith has independently created 16 animated films including traditional and experimental mixed media animations, and since 1994, digital animated films.

    Smith’s work has been shown at SIGGRAPH, the Sundance Film Festival and was documented in Leonardo, the Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology, as part of the Ninth New York Digital Salon.

    Smith’s animation and installation work are featured in “Animation Now” a world-wide publication by Taschen Press. In 2005 she was awarded the USC Phi Kappa Phi Honor Award in the Creative Arts for her work on Indefinable Moods and in the same year a Zumberge Research Grant for her current project Slippages a digital animation and installation exploring three dimensional time and consciousness.

    Smith held a solo exhibition in Dec. 2010- March. 2011 of Slippages work in progress featuring paintings, drawings animation projections and a portrait hologram at Tamarind Art Gallery New York City, New York.

    Smith’s full CV, bio and art can be viewed at: www.kathymoods.org