Joanna Priestley

Curriculum Vitae -

Priestley Motion Pictures: Director/producer/animator/designer of one feature, 27 short films
and Clam Bake, an iOS app.

Grants and Fellowships
2015. Willapa Bay Artist in Residence Program (Oysterville, WA)
2013 + 2007. Caldera Arts Foundation Fellowship (Sisters, OR)
2012. Klondike Institute for Art and Culture Fellowship (Dawson City, Yukon, Canada)
2008. Media Arts Fellowship Award, Regional Arts and Culture Council (Portland, OR)
2006 + 2004. Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grants (Portland, OR)
2005 + 2001. MacDowell Colony Fellowships (Elodie Osborn Fellow, Peterborough, NH)
2004 + 2002. Creative Capital Foundation Grants (New York City, NY)
2002. Millay Colony for the Arts Fellowship (Hershey Family Foundation Fellow, Austerlitz, NY)
1999. Fundación Valparaíso Fellowship (Mojacar, Spain)
1996 + 1993. National Endowment for the Arts: Individual Artist Fellowships
1996. Metropolitan Arts Commission: Individual Artist Fellowships (Portland, OR)
1996. Oregon Arts Commission: Film and Video Production Award (Salem, OR)
1996. Wurlitzer Foundation Fellowship (Taos, NM)

Selected Retrospectives
2017. British Film Institute,National Film Theater (London, UK)
2017. Stuttgart International Animation Festival (Stuttgart, Germany)
2016. Tricky Women Animation Festival (Vienna, Austria)
2015. Art Education Conference (Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, USA)
2014. Hiroshima Animation Festival (Hiroshima, Japan)
2014. POW Fest (Portland, OR) Received the POW Fest Pioneer Award
2013. Sisters Movie House (Sisters, OR)
2013. Northwest Film Center/Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR)
2009. REDCAT (Los Angeles, CA)
2005. American Cinematheque (Los Angeles, CA)
2005. Jeonju International Film Festival (Jeonju, Korea)
2005. Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN)
2003. Northwest Film Center/Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR)
2000. Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
2000. Masters of Animation (Trivandrum, India)
2000. Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley, CA)
1996. Animated Women: the Art of Joanna Priestley (PBS and BBC2)
1995. Animerter Dager (Oslo, Norway)
1994. Stuttgart International Animation Festival (Germany)
1990. Kraków International Short Film Festival (Kraków, Poland)
1990. Center for Contemporary Art (Warsaw, Poland)

2017. Stuttgart International Animation Festival (Stuttgart, Germany)
2016 - 2001. Nichols Screenplay Fellowship, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
2016. Tricky Women Animation Festival (Vienna, Austria)
2016 + 2014 - 2007. Student Academy Awards, Academy of Motion Picture Arts+Sciences (USA)
2016. Women in Film and Television International Short Film Showcase (USA)
2015. Hiroshima Animation Festival, Awards Jury (Hiroshima, Japan)
2015 + 2007. Regional Arts and Culture Council (Portland, OR, USA)
2006. Annie Awards (USA)
2002. Big Muddy Film Festival (USA)
2001. Texas Filmmaker’s Production Fund (Austin, TX, USA)
1966. Canadian Animation Festival (Ottawa, Canada)
1966. Stuttgart Animation Festival (Stuttgart, Germany)

2017 - 1987. Priestley Motion Pictures Apprenticeship Program (Portland, OR)
2013 + 2001-06. Art Institute of Portland (Portland, OR)
2009 - 2002. Creative Capital Professional Development Workshop Leader (New York, NY)
2009 - 2008. Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland, OR)
1996. Volda University (Volda, Norway) Graduated the first Norwegian students in animation.

Animation Workshops
Throughout the US and abroad including California Institute of the Arts, Harvard University, Warsaw Academy of Art (Poland) and Stuttgart Art Academy (Germany), Montana State University, Kansas City Art Institute and Warner University.

Film Curator (Selected Items)
2009. Words Worth a Thousand Pictures: Contemporary Animation about Language (Hollywood Theater, Portland, OR)
2007. Attack of the Wise Women (Living Room Theaters, Portland, OR)
2006. Northwest Animation Showcase (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, OR)
1999. Stretch Your Head: New Avant Garde Cinema (Portland Institute of Contemporary Art)

Additional Experience
2017 - 2014. Public Art Advisory Committee (Portland, OR)
2017 - 2012. Board member, Regional Arts and Culture Council (Portland, OR)
2017 - 1994. Member: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Los Angeles, CA)
2007. “Extended Play” Animation Installation, Platform Animation Festival (Portland, OR)
1992 - 1989. Founding President: ASIFA Northwest (International Animation Society)

California Institute of the Arts: MFA (Film and Video), Louis B. Mayer Award
University of California, Berkeley: BA (Art) with Honors, Dean of Women’s Scholarship
Rhode Island School of Design