Nick Fox-Gieg (USA)

Nick Fox-Gieg

Nick Fox-Gieg is an animator and video artist based in Toronto. His short films have been shown at the Rotterdam and Ottawa film festivals, at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and on Canada’s CBC TV. His theatrical video projections have been featured in the Festival d’Avignon production Boxed In and the Broadway musical Squonk; he’s performed his live sound and video works at the Paradiso in Amsterdam and the Redcat Theater in Los Angeles.

Fox-Gieg received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2004, and his BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 1999. He’s received three U.S. state Media Arts Fellowships, and was awarded a Fulbright grant to the Netherlands in 2006.

2007 Animation (Fulbright), Royal Conservatory of The Hague
2004 MFA Animation, California Institute of the Arts
1999 BFA Art, Carnegie Mellon University

Work Experience
Sep 99–present Animator, Compositor, Editor, freelance. Work screened at Ottawa
Animation Festival (2005, 2006, 2007), Rotterdam Film Festival (2005),
on CBC TV, Canada (2003–2005), at Centre Pompidou, Paris (2002).
Directed “I Wanna Be Famous” viral video. Over one million YouTube
views. Represented by V tape, Toronto.
Sep 06–May 07 Researcher, Royal Conservatory of the Hague. Developed realtime
animation control methods in Max/MSP/Jitter, PureData, Isadora.
Jun 06–Aug 06 Instructor, Bay Area Video Coalition/Academy of Art, San Francisco.
Taught 2D animation in Flash, film fundamentals to classes of up to 15
students. Through BAVC corporate-training program, designed
animation curriculum for clients including Adobe, Leapfrog.
Jun 04–Dec 04 Editor, Compositor, National Film Board of Canada, Montreal. Edited
Banff-Award-winning Comedy Network series Tales from the Crib.
Used Final Cut and Combustion to composite live action with stopmotion
and 2D animation for output to 35mm film.
Jan 00–Aug 02 Motion Graphics Designer, Editor, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh.
Animation and compositing in AfterEffects, wire removal in
Commotion, online editing in Avid Media Composer.
Jul 99–Aug 06 Video Designer, freelance. Created realtime animated projections,
authored DVDs for theater, dance, concerts, lectures. Trained operators,
managed crew of up to four. Productions included Broadway musical
Squonk (2000). Artists included Heather Henson, Stelarc, Pamela Z.

Selected Awards/Honors
2006 Fulbright Full Grant, The Netherlands
2005 West Virginia Commission on the Arts Fellowship
2003 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship
2001 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship

Software Skills
Flash, AfterEffects, Final Cut + Audition/Cool Edit, Avid Media
Composer, Cleaner, Combustion, Commotion, Director, HTML/CSS,
Illustrator, Isadora, Live, Max/MSP/Jitter, Maya, Painter, PureData,
Photoshop, Premiere, Sonar/Cakewalk, Zbrush.

Additional Teaching Experience
Nov 05 Guest Lecturer, Firefly Animation Studios, Orlando
Feb 05 Guest Lecturer, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.
Apr 04 Guest Lecturer, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles.
Nov 00 Guest Lecturer, Columbia College, Chicago.
Sep 98–May 99 Teaching Assistant, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.
Jan–Jul 98 Teaching Assistant, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam.

Artist Residencies
May–Jul 07 STEIM, Amsterdam—realtime animation and live sound processing.
Feb 05 Etay, Montreal—realtime animation.
Jul 03 The Carriage House, New York—realtime animation and puppetry.
Jun 03 The Kitchen, New York—realtime animation and performance.
Aug 02 STEIM, Amsterdam—live sound processing.
Jul 01 Actors Theatre, Louisville, KY—theatrical video design.

Selected Exhibitions
Sep 07 The Foxhole Manifesto, Ottawa Animation Festival. (video)
Jun The Foxhole Manifesto, Melbourne Animation Festival.
Feb A Good Joke, Cinématèque Québécoise, Montreal. (video)
Oct 06 The Foxhole Manifesto, Speak/See, NewTown, Los Angeles.
Sep A Good Joke, Ottawa Animation Festival.
Aug A Good Joke, Impakt Festival, Utrecht.
Jul A Good Joke, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.
Jul I Wanna Be Famous, Just Pour Rire, Montreal. (video)
May A Good Joke, Internationale Kurtzfilmtage Oberhausen.
May The Option of War, Melbourne Animation Festival. (video)
Nov 05 video performance, Orlando Puppet Festival, Orlando, FL.
Sep The Option of War, Ottawa Animation Festival.
May video performance, La Sala Rossa, Montreal.
Mar The Story of Enoch, CBC TV, Canada. (video)
Feb video performance, Electric Tractor, Montreal.
Feb video performance, Wisconsin Union Theater, Madison, WI.
Jan–Feb The Little Bird of Disaster, Rotterdam Film Festival. (video)
Apr 04 After Supremacy, Mills College, Oakland, CA. (performance)
Jan After Supremacy, CEAIT Festival, RedCat Theater, Los Angeles.
Jan The Story of Enoch, Netherlands Ministry of Education, The Hague.
Nov 03 Disarmed, CBC TV, Canada. (video)
Sep Elegy, SAW Video, Ottawa. (video)
May Disarmed, Dance Camera West, Los Angeles.
Mar Manipulations, Jerusalum Cinemateque. (video)
Oct 02 Peace Through Strength, Centre Pompidou, Paris. (video)
Aug–Sep 01 Aleph/Bet, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. (installation)
May 98 Verbindinsstreepje, Paradiso, Amsterdam. (performance)

Nick Fox-Gieg participates in

CologneOFF III – 3rd edition of Cologne Online Film Festival

  • Toon! Toon! – art cartoons and animated narratives
  • 2004

  • [R][R][F]200x—>XP – global networking project
  • Violence Channel – featured by Agricola de Cologne

  • A Virtual Memorial
  • Memorial for the Victims of Terror
    curated by Agricola de Cologne