Karen Aqua
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Twist of Fate
Twist of Fate
Sensorium
Sensorium
Andaluz
Andaluz
Ground Zero/Sacred Ground
Ground Zero/
Sacred Ground
Perpetual Motion
Perpetual Motion
Kakania
Kakania
Nine Lives
Nine Lives
Yours for the Taking
Yours for the Taking
Vis-á-Vis
Vis-á-Vis
Heavenly Bodies
Heavenly Bodies
Pentralia
Penetralia

PROJECTS/EVENTS:

Twist of Fate “TWIST OF FATE”
Aqua’s newest film had its world premiere screening at the Institute of Contemporary Art in May 2009. Festivals include:
Telluride Film Festival, September 2009
Ottawa International Animation Festival, October 2009
Starz Denver Film Festival, November 2009

“Modern illness is a combination of the scientific, the mysterious, and the ineffable—a startling subject for Aqua, one of the animation world’s most playful, rhythmic talents.”
—Telluride Film Festival


Karen Aqua in her studio

Residency:
Artist Residency at Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, NM, Fall 2009

Visiting Artist:
Film screening & workshop, Bowling Green State University, September 17-18, 2009

Upcoming Exhibition:
Delaware College of Art and Design, Wilmington, Delaware, November/December 2009.
Group exhibition focusing on animation. The film Twist of Fate will be shown, along with original pastel & colored pencil drawings used to make the film.

Recent News:
In 2008, Aqua’s work (pastel drawings and animation) was included in 2 group exhibitions at the Nave Gallery in Somerville, MA.

One of her large “animated quilt” pieces was purchased by the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art in Roswell, NM, where it now hangs in the permanent collection.

Film Collection:
Two of Aqua’s films are included in the permanent collection of the Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston).


DVDs/DRAWINGS AVAILABLE:

Cat for sale
DVD compilations of Aqua's animated films are available for purchase. Includes 10 films; total running time: 62 minutes.

Original drawings are also available. Contact Ken Field

RECENT TEACHING RESIDENCIES/WORKSHOPS:

Sensorium still

Somerville (MA) Community Access Television: community adult workshops, 2008 & 2009.

Creative Learning Center/Roswell, NM: Worked with 5th and 3rd grade students to create the film “Roswell: Not Just Aliens!” 2008. This film won 1st Prize, Student Category - Age 12 and under, Kalamazoo Animation Festival International, 2009.

Sheridan Filmmakers, Sheridan, WY: One-week residency hosted by the Ucross Foundation. The film “Branded!” was created during this community workshop. 2008.

The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH: Peterborough Project. The film “In the Shadows of Monadnock” was created with the seventh grade class at Mountain Shadows School, Dublin, NH. 2007.

Copyright © 2003—2011 Karen Aqua
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