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Encyclopedia > Joanna Priestley

Joanna Priestley is an independent animator and teacher.She trained for printmaking at Rhode Island School of Design and received an BFA in painting from UC Berkley (graduating with honors}. In addition, she received an MFA in Experimental Animation from the California Institute of the Arts. She was mentored under Jules Engel.She has taught at Art Institute of Portland, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Northwest Film Center/Portland Art Museum and Volda College. The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD, pronounced /RIZ-dee/) is one of the premier fine arts institutions in the United States. ... The University of California, Berkeley (also known as Cal, UC Berkeley, UCB, or simply Berkeley) is a prestigious, public, coeducational university situated in the foothills of Berkeley, California to the east of San Francisco Bay, overlooking the Golden Gate and its bridge. ... Entrance to CalArts on McBean Parkway The California Institute of the Arts is commonly referred to as CalArts. ... Jules Engel (11 March 1909–6 September 2003) was a Hungarian American filmmaker, animator, painter,sculptor, and teacher. ... The Pacific Northwest College of Art is a college in Portland, Oregon, United States that grants Bachelor_of_Fine_Arts degrees in painting, communication design, illustration, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and intermedia, and also provides continuing education in the arts to the local community. ... The Portland Art Museum (PAM) in Portland, Oregon was founded in 1892, making it the oldest art museum in the Pacific Northwest. ...


During her career, she has has produced and directed over senventeen animated film, most of which has ben screen at film festival worldwide. Her work has also been screen on PBS and the BBC. In addition, she had done animation pieces for Sesame Street as well as for music videos for Tears for Fears, and Joni Mitchell. Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is one of the largest broadcasting corporations in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the UK alone and with a budget of more than £4 billion. ... Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ... Tears for Fears, abbreviated TFF, are an English synth pop band formed in the early 1980s by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, which emerged after the dissolution of their first band, the mod-influenced Graduate. ... Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943) is a noted Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter. ...


Many of her influences include: Oskar Fischinger, Len Lye, Norman McLaren and Jules Engel. Oskar Fischinger (1900-1967) was an abstract animator, filmmaker, and painter. ... Len Lye, born Leonard Charles Huia Lye (July 5, 1901 - May 15, 1980), was a New Zealand sculptor, artist, writer and film-maker. ... Norman McLaren, C.C., C.Q., (April 11, 1914-January 27, 1987) was a Scottish animator and film director known for his work for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). ... Jules Engel (11 March 1909–6 September 2003) was a Hungarian American filmmaker, animator, painter,sculptor, and teacher. ...


She currently resides in Porland, Oregon.


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