Graduate Teaching Assistant
Motion Design and Animation | Storrs
Education: M.F.A. in Digital Media & Design, 2020
BFA in Art and Technology, The Ohio State University, 2017
M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition Work: https://benton.uconn.edu/mfa-2020/jasmine-rajavadee/
Area of Research / Artistic Focus: 2D/3D Animation and Motion Graphics, Experimental Animation, Illustration, Projection Mapping, and Installation Art
Jasmine Rajavadee (b. 1995, Columbus) is a multimedia artist and animator who (mis)uses various mediums to address connections between themes of belonging, chance, and spirituality. They graduated from the Ohio State University with a B.F.A. in Art and Technology (2017); during this time, they discovered a love for animation and re-appropriated garbage. This led to various installations and screenings in local venues such as Urban Arts Space and Columbus’s Center of Science and Industry. Eventually, this exploration continued through research and multidisciplinary networking through the Master of Fine Arts program in Digital Media & Design at the University of Connecticut. Since arriving in Connecticut, they have been involved in architectural projection works for the Bushnell Performing Arts Center and animations for the UConn Extension program. Building upon an experimental foundation, Rajavadee focuses on creating work that shares the experiences of curiosity, joy, and uncertainty between character and visitor.
Recent Achievements: Previous exhibitions of works include: Urban Arts Center (2015, 2017), Columbus Moving Image Art Review 26 (2016), Siena Art Institute (2016), OSU Hopkins Hall gallery (2017), COSI Planetarium (2017), the Bushnell Performing Arts Center (2018)
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