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Vanessa Sweet VeeBSweet@gmail.com 907.538.8158 Animation | Illustration


EDUCATION

California Institute of the Arts- MFA Experimental Animation. 2012, MFA granted 2017

University of the Arts in Philadelphia- BFA Animation. 2009

TEACHING

2015 University of Anchorage Alaska (UAA), Continuing Education Dept. Animation and Game Design Summer Courses.

2014 to 2016   Z.J. Loussac Public Library. DRAW! Workshop. Instructed Figure Drawing Lessons. Anchorage, Ak.

2011 to 2012   Inner City Arts. CAPSA- in association with Calarts. MFA Graduate Teaching Animation. Los Angeles, California.

2011 Inner City Arts Summer Camp. Los Angeles, California

2010 to 2011  California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). Assistant Teacher to Soyeon Kim. Digital Animation/ AfterEffects. Valencia, California.

2009 to 2011  California Institute of the Arts (Calarts). Assistant Teacher to Sue Kroyer. Intermediate Traditional Animation.

EMPLOYMENT

2015 - 2016    ACE USA:  Junior Graphic Designer. Anchorage, AK.

2013-2014    Atta Sports and Promotions: Graphic Designer. Anchorage, AK.

2013 - Present   Sleeping Fox Studios: Founder and Designer/Animator. Anchorage, AK

2012   Harvey Mudd Colleges. Asst.Director and Animator for Who Rules the Earth.  Claremont, CA.

2012   Pubertina: Clean up and Colorist for Youtube series Pubertina. Valencia, CA

2012   Animation Domination Hi-Def : Colorist and Animator on AxeCop Pilot.  Los Angeles, CA

2011-2013   Intuary Inc: Illustrator for FarFaria Children’s Book App. Valencia, CA

2011-2013   YellowShed:  Animator for various shorts and commercials. Los Angeles, CA

2009   MotionHeads:  Intern Animator. Philadelphia, PA

EXHIBITIONS

2016 Ninja, Modern Dwellers, Group Show with Nic Sweet. Anchorage Alaska

2015 Fox in a Box, Bailiwick, Group Show with Nic Sweet. Anchorage Alaska

2014 Halloween Showcase, Bailiwick, Group Show. Anchorage Alaska

2014 Nerd Art Showcase, ZJ Loussac Public Library, Group Show. Anchorage Alaska

2012 La Huesera, Calarts Main Gallery, MFA Group Show. Valencia, CA

AWARDS / GRANTS

2018 Best Independent Animation- 3rd Place. Wild Woman. ASIFA EAST Film Festival.

2018 Best Animation. Wild Woman. PA Indie Shorts Film Festival.

2018 Best Animated Short. Wild Woman. ANIMAZE:Montreal International Animation Festival.

2018 Best Animated Short. Wild Woman. Equinox Women’s Film Festival.

2018 Best Animated Short. Wild Woman. Subversive Film Society Film Festival

2018 Best Animation. Wild Woman. Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival

2017 Individual Artist Project Award. Rasmuson Foundation. Anchorage, AK

2014 Best Student Film. Who Rules the Earth. Hawai'i Ocean Film Festival. Hawai'i

SCREENINGS

Wild Woman: 3m 46 s

Equinox Women’s Film Festival  (Wasilla, Alaska)
Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival + Girl Power Summit (New York City, NY)
ASIFA EAST Film Festival (New York City, NY)

St. Louis International Film Festival (St. Louis, Missouri)
Subversive Cinema Society (Santa Monica, California)

Montreal International Animation Festival ANIMAZE (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Brooklyn Film Festival (New York City, NY)
Animation Block Party ((New York City, NY)
Philadelphia Independent Film Festival (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Insomnia International Film Festival (Moscow, Russia)
Revolution Me Film Festival (New York City, NY)
Seattle Transmedia and Independent Film Festival (Seattle, Washington)
Women Make Waves International Film Festival (Taipei, Taiwan)
Les Femmes Underground Film Festival (Phoenix, Arizona)

Conscious Cartoons International Animation Festival (Vashon, Washington)
Film Leben (Ilmenau, Germany)
Linoleum International Film Festival (Kyiv, Ukraine)
MôTiF Film Festival (Fairbanks, Alaska)
La Truca (Cali, Colombia)
Edmonton Film Festival (Edmonton, Alberta, Canda)
NW Filmmakers Festival (Portland, Oregon)

SoDak Motion Festival ( Brooklings, South Dakota)

Glendale International Film Festival (Glendale, California)

Great Western Catskills International Film Festival (Andes, New York)

Detroit Shetown Film Festival (Detroit, Michigan)

SCAD Savannah Film Festival (Savannah, Georgia)
TAF Thessaloniki Animation Festival (Thessaloniki, Greece)

Global Cavalcade of Animated Shorts #DirectedByWomen (Bloomington, Indiana)

PA Indie Shorts Film Festival (East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania)

Anchorage International Film Festival (Anchorage, Alaska)

Blue Danube Film Festival (Vienna, Austria)

Waterford Film Festival (Waterford, Ireland)

Great Lakes International Film Festival (Erie, Pennsylvania)

Spokane International Film Festival (Spokane, Washington)

Ketchikan Film Festival (Ketchikan, Alaska)

Anibar International Animation Festival - Out of Competition (Peja, Kosovo)

Ottawa International Animation Festival - Out of Competition (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

What the President Said- 2m 11s

PasteMagazine

All Music Access

East Portland Blog

Vents Magazine

LA-Story

ECR Music Group

Who Rules the Earth - 10 m

Hawai’i Ocean Film Festival (Honolulu, Hawaii)

WIld & Scenic Film Festival (Nevada City, California)

Cinema Verde Film and Arts Festival (Gainesville, Florida)

Lassen Film Festival (Mineral, California)

Benchwarmers - 1m

Philadelphia Film Festival (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

PUBLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS

2018 HIghlight article for Anchorage International Film Festival. Bright Light In The Middle of a Dark Winter. 11.28.2018. https://www.rasmuson.org/news/bright-light-in-the-middle-of-dark-winter/

2018 Interview with Jacob Mann for Alaska Frontiersman. Wild Woman. 3.10.18 https://www.frontiersman.com/arts_entertainment/wild-woman/article_b3d53066-2503-11e8-97c1-9b15b055663a.html

2017 Radio Interview with Lauren Frost for KNOM. Story 49: The Painter and The Animator.6.14.17 http://www.knom.org/wp/blog/2017/06/14/story49-the-painter-and-the-animator/

2017 Grant Announcement and Featurette for Rasmuson Foundation. 5.11.17 https://www.rasmuson.org/news/rasmuson-foundation-announces-2017-individual-artist-awards/

2017 Berry Love. Illustrated cover for Alaska Women Speak. Fall 2017 Issue

2016 Interview with Rejoy Armamento for 61° North. Splashing Some Color N’ Love on the Walls. 8.29.16 https://www.adn.com/special-sections/61degnorth/2016/08/29/splashing-some-color-n-love-on-walls/

2012 Wind Demon’s Curse. Written by Adrian Ridling (Thomas G. Wenig). Illustration credited as Vanessa Buldowski. Produced by Intuary Inc for Farfaria App.

2012 Mr Twitch and Mr. Squeak. Written by Neha Sempat. Illustration credited as Vanessa Buldowski. Produced by Intuary Inc for Farfaria App.

2012 Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Written by Katia Senff. Illustration credited as Vanessa Buldowski. Produced by Intuary Inc for Farfaria App.

2012 Wizard of Oz Part 1: Dorothy Goes to Oz.  Written by Conrad T.  Mahoney. Illustration credited as Vanessa Buldowski. Produced by Intuary Inc for Farfaria App.

2012 Wizard of Oz Part 2: The Emerald City.  Written by Conrad T.  Mahoney. Illustration credited as Vanessa Buldowski. Produced by Intuary Inc for Farfaria App.

2011 Interview with Rondal Scott for Strange Kids Club. Unearthing Veeblesaurus: Interview with Cartoonist Vanessa Buldowski. 5.11.11 http://www.strangekidsclub.com/2011/05/11/unearthing-veeblesaurus-interview-w-cartoonist-vanessa-buldowski/

RESIDENCIES/ WORKSHOPS

2008 Animation Summer Workshop. École Européenne Supérieure de l'Image.  Poitiers, France.

PROGRAM SPECIALIZATIONS

-skills ranked ✪ through ✪✪✪✪✪

Adobe After Effects ✪✪✪✪✪ Adobe Soundbooth ✪✪✪ Maya ✪

Adobe Premiere ✪✪✪✪ Adobe Media Encoder ✪✪✪✪ Z-Brush ✪

Adobe Photoshop ✪✪✪✪✪ TV Paint ✪✪✪ Blender ✪

Adobe Animate ✪✪✪✪✪ Dragonframe Stop Motion ✪✪✪

Adobe Illustrator ✪✪✪✪✪ Toonboom Harmony ✪✪

MEMBERSHIPS

ASIFA East

Women in Animation

NEPA Design Collective

Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)