Steven Subotnick

Steven Subotnick has been making independent animations since 1985. His films have screened in festivals, galleries and curated shows around the world. He has worked as an animator, director, illustrator and author, and has taught animation at numerous institutions, including RISD and Harvard University.

Academic research/areas of interest

Subotnick makes animated films that are associative explorations of themes found in history, folklore and nature. His techniques are varied, but the poetic quality of the visual image is always his primary concern.

    Fall 2017 Courses

  • FAV-5195-02 Senior Studio: Animation

    Wintersession 2018 Courses

  • FAV-W517-01 Senior Studio: Animation

    Spring 2018 Courses

  • FAV-5196-02 Senior Studio: Animation
  • BA, University of California, Los Angeles
  • BFA, California Institute of the Arts
  • MFA, California Institute of the Arts


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