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BIO

Andy Fedak was born in 1978 and lives and works in Los Angeles. He received his BFA from New York University and his MFA from the University of California, Irvine. His work has been shown at the Palace of Fine Art in Mexico City, the Luckman Gallery in Los Angeles, the Ottawa International Animation Festival, the Laguna Art Museum, and other venues around the world. Andy is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at California State University, Fullerton.

CV

Education

2005-2008 University of California, Irvine

  MFA Graduate

  Claire Trevor School of the Arts, Department of Studio Art

1998-2000  New York University

  BFA, Honors Scholar Graduate

  Tisch School of the Arts, Kanbar Institute of Film and Television

1996-1998 University of Southern California

  School of Cinema - Television

Major National and International Exhibitions and Screenings

Peer reviewed screenings and exhibitions at major institutions in the field of art and animation.

2015 You Have Nothing to Worry About!

Solo Exhibition

Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles

http://www.luckmanarts.org/past-exhibits/andy-fedak.html

Los Angeles, CA

The Luckman Gallery at California State University, Los Angeles

Contemporary art exhibitions in the Luckman Gallery have garnered national and international press attention. Since it's inaugural exhibition in 1994, the Gallery has emerged as one of the most exciting and respected galleries in Los Angeles. The Luckman has a consistent track record of showings that are a step ahead, exhibiting seminal artists such as Andy Warhol, Shana Lutker, and Daniel Martinez.

2011 Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011

http://www.animationfestival.ca/index.php

Experimental Section

Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa International Animation festival:

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is the largest event of its kind in North America, a major international film event attracting attendees from around the world.  Over 27,000 people attended the festival in 2010.  The OIAF is one of the most important animation festivals in the world, where many well known animators are screened and new talent is discovered.  Out of 2000 entries, only a 100 films are selected - the selection process is done by a group established artists and scholars in the field, with my work being placed in the experimental category competition.

2011 Ex Teresa Arte Actual Mexico City

The National Institute of Fine Arts

http://www.exteresa.bellasartes.gob.mx/

Mexico City, Mexico

The Mexican National Institute of Fine Art (El Instituto Nacional De Bellas Artes):

The most important cultural center in Mexico City, as well as the rest of the country of Mexico, The Mexican National Institute of Fine Art, is a world-renowned space for contemporary art, in league with the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.  Works by some of the history’s most famous artists have been shown and are housed here, such as Rene Magritte, Diego Rivera, and Frida Kahlo, along with current contemporary work from around the world.

2010 Montalvo Art Center

VideOAKS - in conjunction with Mierle Ukeles

Curator: Julie Lazar

Montalvo Art Center:

An oasis of culture and nature whose mission is to create and present arts of all types, nurture artists, and use our historic Villa, buildings, and grounds in innovative ways that engage people in the creative process.  The organization is also home to the Lucas Artists Programs, which offers facilities and staff supportive of the creative process, state-of-the-art technology and an environment conducive to both individual practice and the energetic exchange of ideas among international and culturally diverse fellows.  Artists who have exhibited at Motalvo are diverse and internationally recognized, such as Alan Sekula, Peter Sellars, and many others.

2010 OsCene: Contemporary Art and Culture in Orange County,

  Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

Curator: Jacqueline Bunge

Laguna Art Museum:

The Museum’s exhibitions, catalogs, and educational activities illustrate an ongoing examination of California art, which includes historical and contemporary art as well as regionally important influences, such as car and surf culture. Through collections, publications, and research on the art of California, Laguna Art Museum promotes understanding of the role of California art and artists in the development of the visual arts nationally and internationally.  

Other National and International Film Screenings

Peer reviewed screenings at other sites around the world.

2018 The Crystal Spirit Or: How I Became an Anarchist

Montevista Projects

Los Angeles, Ca

(July, 2018)

Curator: Jay Lizo

2017 “The Icehouse” - A Virtual Reality Installation

PUMP 2017 - Public Urban Multisensory Presentations

Long Beach, CA

October 7-21, 2017

Curator: Elizabeth Hall

2016 Newport Beach Film Festival

Newport Beach, CA

(August 2016)

2013 Marymount College, Arcade Gallery

San Pedro, CA

Curator: Misha Rabinovich

(November 7th, 2013)

Carnival of E-Creativity II - 2013

The Academy of Electronic Arts

Uttarakhand, India

Curator: Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

(February 22-23rd, 2013)

2012

Renewed Memories – Media Art Created With Personal Retrospective

Marymount College, Arcade Gallery

San Pedro, CA

http://arcade-gallery.tumblr.com

Curator: Xiaowen Zhu

Curious Eyes

Metaphor, Metonym, and other Worlds

University of California, Irvine - Room Gallery

Curator: Bryan Jackson

AnimateCologne - Art and Animation Festival

http://caaf01.newmediafest.org/

Curator: Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

GenerationLoss - Experimental Cinema, Video, Time-based Media

Presented by Green Papaya Art Projects

Manila, Philippines

Quezon City, Philippines

Carnival of E-Creativity - 2012

The Academy of Electronic Arts

Uttarakhand, India

2011 CologneOFF VII - Nomadic VIdeoArt Festival

http://coff.newmediafest.org/

Curator: Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

The Sunflower

Shams Cultural Art Center

Beirut, Lebanon

Waterpieces Contemporary Art & Videoart Festival 2011

http://www.noass.lv/noass-news/4068

Riga, Latvia

Arte Video Roma Festival 2011

C.A.R.M.A - Centro d’Arti e Ricerche Multimediali Applicate

Rome, Italy

International Videoart Festival Camaguey ISA

University of Arts Havana

Havana, Cuba

2006 - 2010 In the Manner of the Adverb

  University Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CA        

UC-Irvine MFA 2 Exhibition

  University Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CA  

Catalyst 7: Drawings by UCI Graduate Students,

Catalyst Art Gallery, Irvine, CA  

GLAMFA: Greater Los Angeles MFA Exhibition,

  California State University Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA

Major National Grants

Peer reviewed grants from major grant giving organizations in the United States.

2013 Art Matters 2013 Grantee

$7,500 towards further work in digital imaging and art practice

Art Matters Foundation

NY, NY

November 21st, 2013

Art Matters Foundation

For nearly 30 years, Art Matters has been supporting young American artists breaking ground aesthetically and socially within the arts, with past recipients having gone on to become some of the most important artists in contemporary art (previous Fellows include: Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Paul McCarthy, and Joan Jonas).  The Art Matters Foundation Fellowship is an invitation only, peer-reviewed process. The selection board is comprised of important artists and curators, including Lowery Stokes Sims - the curator of the Museum of Art and Design and Laura Donnelley - president of the Santa Monica Museum of Art.  Each year 60 artists are invited to apply and roughly 20 are awarded fellowships between $3,000 and $10,000 dollars and to be asked to apply is a great honor in itself.  The application process is a summary of planned upcoming research, along with a budget needed to accomplish it.  The board meets in total, and judges each project under the criteria of social engagement, subversion/ provocative content, and expansion of the medium.  I was lucky enough to receive a $7,500 award for my proposal which focused on perception and augmented digital imaging and with these funds I have setup an art studio to continue my research in these areas of study.

Intramural Grants and Awards

Peer reviewed grants and awards within the university (both CSUF and Syracuse)

2016 Faculty Recognition for Scholarly and Creative Activity

Award to signify high-level of quality in scholarly work and research

CSUF - School of the Arts

Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award

Award to signify high-level of quality of advising

CSUF - Academic Advisors Professional Development Committee

2015 CSU Industry Initiative Visiting Fellows Grant

$7,500 toward integrating industry talent into the curriculum

CSU Chancellor’s Office

QM Faculty Leader for Online Teaching in the School of the Arts

$500 award to facilitate a needs analysis for online teaching

CSU Chancellor’s office.

2014 CSU Industry Initiative Visiting Fellows Grant

$2,750 toward integrating industry talent into the curriculum

CSU Chancellor’s Office

2014 eFellows Fellowship

Course release towards the creation of an hybrid version of a current class

Faculty Development Center

CSU - Fullerton

November 22nd, 2014

2011              Innovative Summer Program Development Fund

$10,000 to be spent towards an LA immersion class

University College

Syracuse University

2010              Innovative Summer Program Development Fund

$5,000 to be spent towards an LA immersion class

University College

Syracuse University

Lectures / Panels

2016 Panel Discussion

Virtual Reality in Education

ASIFA (Association Internationale du Film d'Animation)

University of Southern California, School of Cinema

Artist Talk

Tec de Monterrey

Guadalajara, Mexico

2015 Contemporary Surrealist Practices in Virtual and Augmented Reality

Artist Talk

California Institute of the Arts

Artist Talk

CSU-Fullerton

Department of Visual Art

2014 Poster Presentation

Online Strategies for Animation - Review and Collaboration

Teaching and Technology Day

CSU - Fullerton

April 30th, 2014

Lecture and Panel Discussion

“2d/3d”, part of the panel “Constructing in Video”

Shulamit Gallery, Venice, CA

March 6th, 201

2012         Artist Talk

Woodbury University

Institute of Transdisciplinary Studies

Artist Talk

Marymount College

Division of Arts & Media

Lecture

Liberal Art Learning in the Digital Age - Digital Media and the Fine Arts

Department of Art

Wellesley College

https://blogs.wellesley.edu/symposium/fine-arts/

Artist Talk

California State University, San Francisco

Department of Cinema

2009 Artist Talks

Syracuse University

Northeastern University

University of Houston

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Articles / Reviews / Interviews

2016 Artillery Magazine

Review of “You Have Nothing to Worry About!”

Christopher Michno

http://artillerymag.com/andy-fedak/

2014 LA Weekly

“San Pedro: A Different Kind of Burgeoning Art Scene”

Evelyn McDonnell  

http://www.laweekly.com/2014-01-09/artbooks/san-pedro-a-different-kind-of-burgeoning-art-scene/

Shotgun Software

Press release on the educational use of their software

Karen Raz - Raz Public Relations

Publication date: TBD.

2010              CologneOFF VII - Artist Interview

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

http://vip.newmediafest.org/?page_id=722

2008 Wreckers Records Redeemers

Essay in conjunction with the show at LAXart, Los Angeles

Julie Carson

“We Like The Art, The Art That Goes Boom”

New University

Elizabeth Watkins

(http://www.newuniversity.org/main/article?slug=we_like_the_art152)