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Stern Jeanne

Jeanne Stern creates surreal microcosms using animation and experimental puppetry techniques. Her work has shown internationally at venues including the Smithsonian, SXSW, PBS, the Providence Children’s Museum, Berlin’s Werk-Raum Gallery, and Heather Henson’s Handmade Puppet Dreams traveling puppet film festival. In 2009 she animated a short documentary, “Yizkor,” directed by Ruth Fertig, which earned a Student Academy Award. In her more recent work she has combined animation and dioramas with stereoscopic photography techniques. She explored these methods during residencies at Connecticut College’s Arts & Technology Symposium and at Elsewhere Artist Collective, as well as in her solo show at Texas State University entitled “Shadow Tiger”. Jeanne received her BA from Connecticut College where she studied studio art and computer science. She earned her MFA in Film at UT, Austin. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Jeanne now lives in Austin where she works as an animator and teaches animation at the Austin School of Film.