Heejoo Gwen Kim
Motion Design and Animation | Storrs
UConn Affiliations: Affiliated faculty, UConn Human Rights Film & Digital Media Initiative
Heejoo Gwen Kim works as an experimental/documentary animated filmmaker and new media artist, currently creating projects focusing on social issues, such as microaggressions, feminism, elder abuse, racism, and psychology in experimental narrative film structures.
Her films and installations have been internationally presented at festivals, conferences, and galleries in Germany, United Kingdom, Lebanon, Mexico, Bulgaria, Turkey, France, Philippine, India, Latvia, Canada, Korea, Italy, Ecuador, Australia, Romania, etc. and throughout the United States. Her films have received awards including Best Animation, Best Experimental Film, and Best of Show at several international film festivals and conferences. She had been a director, a curator, a coordinator, an adjudicator for International Animation + New Media Art festivals, conferences, and shows.
She previously taught at Bowling Green State University in Digital Arts, University of Montana in Media Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Art and Technology Studies, and Columbia College Chicago in Interactive Arts and Media.
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