Association Internationale du Film d’Animation
International Animated Film Association

Deanna Morse

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Deanna Morse is an independent film/video animation artist. International permanent collections include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and animations for Sesame Street. In recent years, her work has been featured in one-person shows in Croatia, Hungary, Indonesia, Greece, Ukraine, China, Japan, France, Portugal, and the USA. She was recently spotlighted as one of four “Women in the Limelight” in Animation: A World History by Gianberto Bendazzi. Morse was an artist in residence at The Maitland Art Center in the winter of 2016, and returns there in March 2017 to present some of the work she created during that residency. Morse was also recently an Artist in Residence at The Studios of Key West and The Everglades National Park, Florida. An emerita Professor of Film and Video Production in the School of Communications at Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, Morse is currently a Vice-President of ASIFA, the largest and oldest international animation organization. She teaches animation to children through A.W.E – Animation Workshop Educators. Created frame by frame, her current series manipulates time, considering what is between the frame, exploring distinctive elements to the process of animation. As a contemporary, and pioneering film and video artist, she is cited in books about new media, storytelling, and experimental animation.