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New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium: Maya Edelman on CREATIVE CHIMERAS - Interdisciplinary Inspiration

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Bark Room (Orientation Room), Sheila C. Johnson Design Center 2 West 13th Street, Room M101, New York, NY 10011

Animator and illustrator Maya Edelman will talk about reaching beyond animation to other disciplines for inspiration and collaboration in her own work, as well as examples of jumping between fields throughout animation history.

Maya Edelman was born in Kiev, USSR and went on to study animation and film in her beloved New York City. Her work is focused on expressing complex characters through cel animation and illustrations. She most recently wrote and created a credit sequence for the feature film Collective:Unconscious which had its premier at SXSW. Her paper sculpture was recently featured at a Chance Ecologies curated show at the Queens Museum, as well as Recess Gallery’s Marie Lorenz: Flow Pool show during an evening with Underwater New York, and her illustration work was featured in the “Liminality” exhibition at Gowanus Print Lab in 2015. She has been an exhibitor at Brooklyn Zine Festival (2014,2015) with books including “Quitting” and “Boobs, Pubes and Cukes”. She often prefers to tell stories in the form of short animations and GIFs, but is currently in development on a longer work titled Neoteny which will combine animation and phone footage.

Presented by The New School's Parsons School of Design. 

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