Karen Kriss

Director

Karen Kriss is an artist, animator and lecturer at UNSW Art and Design. Previously Karen has over 10 years of experience in the Animation and Visual effects industry including Head of Production Management, Visual Effects Producer, Digital Producer (Mr.X Toronto, CA), Senior Production Coordinator (Animal Logic, Sydney, Aus) and Animator and CG Artist (BDE/ BII Sydney, Aus). She has worked on both short form animation and feature films including Death Race, The Seeker: Dark Is Rising, The Rocker, Resident Evil: Extinction, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Mystery, Flash of Genius and Happy Feet. Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts (Visual) from ANU School of Art and a Master of Philosophy (Fine Arts) at College of Fine Arts, UNSW.

Karen’s research lies with the boundary between new media art and animation. Her work mobilises representations of the body through the use of Motion Capture, CGI and techniques such as lenticular imagery and stereoscopic animation. Karen's research project includes live performative motion capture as a collaborative tool for working with people living with disability and recently managed a large scale Vivid Sydney 2019 project called Dream States. 

 

Creative Works (non-textual)
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Kriss K; Pang P, 2020, Peter Pang: My Side of the Story, All Stars Concert - together@TJW, VIMEO, 21 December 2020 - 21 December 2020, medium: Short Animation, at: https://vimeo.com/492483150
2020
Kriss K; Bell S, 2020, Mrs Cloud Fish, All Stars Concert - together@TJW, VIMEO, 21 December 2020 - 21 December 2020, medium: Short Animation, at: https://vimeo.com/492483150
2020
Kriss K; Lagudi D, 2020, Tales of Dominic, All Stars Concert - together@TJW, VIMEO, 21 December 2020 - 21 December 2020, at: https://vimeo.com/492483150
2020
Kriss K, 2019, Dream States Blade Animations, Vivid Sydney 2019, Tumbalong Park Darling Harbour Screens, 24 May 2019 - 15 June 2019, medium: 3D Animation, at: https://www.vividsydney.com/event/light/dream-states
2019
Kriss K, 2019, Destiny (Title Sequence), The Junction All Stars Present "Destiny", Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, 26 June 2019 - 26 June 2019, medium: Stop-frame Animation, at: https://thejunctionworks.org/LatestEvents/TheJunctionAllStarspresentDESTINY.aspx
2019
Kriss K, 2019, Dream States, Vivid Sydney, ICC Sydney Building, 24 May 2019 - 15 June 2019, medium: 3D Animation, at: https://www.vividsydney.com/event/light/dream-states
2019
Kriss K, 2019, Dream States (Birdsmouth), Vivid Sydney 2019, ICC Sydney Birdsmouth Screen, 24 May 2019 - 15 June 2019, medium: 3D Animation, at: https://www.iccsydney.com.au/Media-Library/News/Articles/Next-gen-of-talent-get-glimpse-of-exciting-events
2019
Kriss K, 2019, Dream States V2.0, Festival of Open Minds, Bega Valley Regional Gallery, 13 September 2019 - 14 September 2019, medium: Animation, at: https://gallery.begavalley.nsw.gov.au/cp_themes/default/page.asp?p=DOC-MOF-53-47-28
2019
Kriss K, 2018, Pirates of Floating Island, Pangea All Stars Junction Works, Casula Powerhouse, 04 July 2018 - 04 July 2018, medium: Animation, at: http://www.thejunctionworks.org/LatestEvents/pangea.aspx
2018
Barker MF; Munster ; Kriss K, 2017, pull, Experimenta Make Sense, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, 05 October 2017 - 11 November 2017, medium: video installation, at: http://experimenta.org/makesense/
2017
Kriss KA, 2017, Field of Dreams Avatar & Field of Dreams Finale, SPARK Festival, The Tops Conference Centre; Stanwell Tops, 26 October 2017 - 26 October 2017, at: http://www.thejunctionworks.org/NewsRoom/livingthedream.aspx
2017
Barker MF; Munster , 2015, evasion (duet), Motion: the body & movement in contemporary art practice, Bega Valley Regional Gallery, 17 July 2015 - 22 August 2015, at: http://www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au/cp_themes/default/page.asp?p=DOC-HDP-51-45-16
2015
Kriss KA, 2013, Hairy Data Roll, 4AA4, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, 07 November 2013 - 30 November 2013, medium: 3D Lenticular Print
2013
Creative Written Works
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East S, 2019, Dream States: A Cast of Thousands, Kriss K, (ed.), Bega Valley Regional Gallery
2019
Curatorial Outputs
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Kriss K; Dawson I, 2019, Dream States Come True, exhibited at: Bega Valley Regional Gallery. Bega, NSW & YourSpace@Tulgeen, 11 September 2019 - 27 September 2019, https://gallery.begavalley.nsw.gov.au/cp_themes/default/page.asp?p=DOC-MOF-53-47-28
2019
Kriss KA; Dawson I, 2015, Motion: the body & movement in contemporary art practice, exhibited at: Bega Valley Regional Gallery, 17 July 2015 - 22 August 2015, Motion: the body & movement in contemporary art practice
2015
Conference Papers
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Kriss K; East S, 2018, 'Nobody knows what a body can do: un/making the mediated body', in Nobody knows what a body can do: un/making the mediated body, TRANSnational STS, Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Sydney Australia, presented at TRANSnational STS, Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Sydney Australia, 29 August 2018 - 01 September 2018
2018
Kriss KA, 2014, 'Abject Process: Experimental Animation and the Embodied Artefact.', in Proceedings 26th SAS Conference : Animation Studies Online Journal, 26th Society for Animation Studies Conference, Toronto Canada, presented at 26th Society for Animation Studies Conference, Toronto Canada, 09 June 2014 - 12 June 2014, http://journal.animationstudies.org/
2014
Conference Presentations
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Kriss K; East S, 2018, 'Nobody knows what a body can do: un/making the mediated body', presented at 4S SYDNEY TRANSnational STS, 29 August 2018 - 01 September 2018, http://4sonline.org/files/4SSydneyPreliminaryProgram080418.pdf
2018
Kriss KA, 2016, 'Tactility and the Changing Close-up in CGI Animation', presented at 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Animation Studies Conference, Singapore, 26 June 2016 - 30 June 2016, http://sas2016.adm.ntu.edu.sg/
2016
Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
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Kriss KA, 2017, The Junction Works All Stars Performance, Power of The Dream, Casula Powerhouse; NSW, The Junction Works All Stars Performance, Power of The Dream, Publication: Power of The Dream Finale, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.casulapowerhouse.com/whats-on/events2/2017-events/the-power-of-the-dream, http://www.casulapowerhouse.com/whats-on/events2/2017-events/the-power-of-the-dream
2017
Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
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Kriss KA, 2017, DIRTY DIGITal, Wellington St Projects, Sydney Australia, Published: 10 May 2017, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://wellingtonstprojects.com/home/
2017
Kriss KA, 2016, Dirty Data, Dirty Data, Paddington, Sydney, NSW Australia, Lenticular prints, Published: 15 June 2016, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://www.artdesign.unsw.edu.au/whats-on/events/dirty-data-karen-kriss
2016
Theses / Dissertations
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Kriss KA, 2016, Dirty data: the impact of diminishing materiality and the close-up on abject and corporeal representation in computer generated imagery, http://www.unsworks.unsw.edu.au/UNSWORKS:unsworks_search_scope:unsworks_40567
2016
Journal articles
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Kriss KA, 2016, 'Tactility and the Changing Close-up', Journal for Animation History and Theory, vol. 12, https://journal.animationstudies.org/category/volume-11/karen-kriss-tactility-and-the-changing-close-up/
2016

Animation, visual effects, digital media and post-production.