Academics

Stephanie Hutin, MFA
Director of Production, Intercollegiate Media Studies

    With Pitzer Since: 2008
    Field Group: Intercollegiate Media Studies; Production Center
    Campus Address: Mosbacher/Gartrell Media Center, West Hall Q125
    Phone: 607.3889
    Email: stephanie_hutin@pitzer.edu

    Education:
    M.F.A. in Experimental Animation, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
    Center for Integrated Media, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
    B.F.A. in Electronic Intermedia, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Areas of Interest:

Drawing on my dual background in performance and animation, my work explores the threshold at which a production or process comes to life. In 2006, I founded The New School for Post-Animative Thought as a way of thinking about animation as a concept – 'to bring to life' – and applying it to performance and constraint-based work in other media. I am interested in processes of making that achieve a 'reality effect', or produce something that 'passes' as a particular form – whether that form is a character, a rock band, a radio show, or a film. I believe my work has particular relevance in Los Angeles, where there is so much industry based around creative production and performance. I aim to question the value placed on professionalization and high-cost high-tech production, and instead to make the idea of animating, in its broad sense, less laborious and more accessible and fun.

Recent Courses:

Intro to Video Art (MS 082)
Intro to Video Art Lab (MS 082L)
Digital Cinema: Experimental Animation (MS 170)
Contemporary Media Practice (MS 083)
Contemporary Animation Practice (MS 175)

Selected Exhibitions, Festivals, and Performances:

These Friends, THIS Los Angeles, Highland Park, CA, 2010

Backyard Screening, curated by Kristi Lippire, Torrance Museum of Art, Torrance, CA, 2009

Leop Year (No Jamming), Jennifer The Leopard, New Original Works Festival, REDCAT, Los Angeles, 2009

A Machine Project Field Guide to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, 2008

Visual Vinyl, with Outpost for Contemporary Art at Gallery de Soto, Los Angeles, CA, 2008

Selected Grants, Awards, and Honors:

Interdisciplinary Grant, CalArts, 2006

Alumni Grant, CalArts, 2006

Hollywood Foreign Press Association Scholarship, Department of Experimental Animation, CalArts, 2005           

CalArts Scholarship, Department of Experimental Animation, CalArts, 2003-2005

Eastman Kodak Film Grant, Department of Experimental Animation, CalArts, 2004 and 2005

The Jules Engle Experimental Animation Award (one of two scholarships), Department of Experimental Animation, CalArts, 2004

Additional Information:

http://cargocollective.com/stephaniehutin/
Artist's Statement
Curriculum Vitae