The Hive Gallery & Studios in downtown Los Angeles will be mounting The Secret Life Of Animators, an exhibition showcasing personal art work made by the talents behind some of the most innovative and beloved cartoons of our time. Curated by Stephen Holman and Josephine T. Huang, the opening night reception (open to all) is Saturday night September 6th. The show runs through September 27th.
Donations accepted – A portion of the proceeds for our opening show will go to non-profit Fighting for Fitness, helping train “at risk youth” and obese children in fitness and martial arts.
Artists work on display include:
RIC HEITZMAN – Production Designer on Pee-wee’s Playhouse.
MARTIN CENDREDA – Animation Director/Animator for South Park, The Problem Solverz, The Fairly OddParents.
CAROL WYATT – Production and Color Designer for The Simpsons, Rick & Morty, Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends.
MATT FORSYTHE – Character Designer on Adventure Time.
FACUNDO RABAUDI – Visual Development Artist and Model Maker on How To Train Your Dragon 1 & 2, The Croods, Shrek.
TORY BELLICI – Model Maker on Star Wars: Episode I & II. Onscreen star/presenter on Mythbusters.
STEPHEN CHIODO – Chiodo Bros/Animation Director/Puppet Fabricator on The Simpsons, Tim Burton’s Vincent, Elf.
KEVIN SUKHO LEE – Nickelodeon Director of Animation Development, Animation Producer on Yo Gabba Gabba
JON SCHNEPP – Designer/Creator/Director of Metalocalypse for Adult Swim, Directed episodes of The Venture Bros, Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
BECKY DREISTADT – Character Designer, Comic Book Artist for Adventure Time, Yo Gabba Gabba, Nick Jr.
MUSA BROOKER – Stop Motion Animator and Director – worked on Elf, Robot Chicken, Phantom Investigators.
DOMINIC POLCINO- Director of Family Guy (Star Wars Episode), Simpsons (1989), King of the Hill (1997), Creator/Director of Lovesick Fool
ERIC CALDERON – Animation Producer, Director – Afro Samurai, Linkin Park ‘Breaking the Habit’ music video, MTV, SEGA
JOHN “HARV” HARVATINE – Co-Founder/Producer/
JUSTIN KOHN – Stop Motion Animator – Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, Coraline.
LISA HANAWALT – Production Designer – Netflix’s Bojack Horseman
JESSE MOYNIHAN – Writer/Storyboard Artist on Adventure Time
MARGARET MEYER – Character & Costume Fabricator – Coraline, ParaNorman, Robot Chicken, Moral Orel.
MIKE MURNANE – Model Maker/Sculptor on Coraline, ParaNorman, Star Wars: Episode II
DEVIN FLYNN – Animation Director/Animator – Y’all So Stupid, Wondershowzen, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, music videos for Flying Lotus, The Alchemist.
KAREN CHAU – Creator/Character Designer – Ni Hao Kai Lan for Nick Jr.
RICK “DIENZO” BLANCO – VP of Creative for Cartoon Network Enterprises (toys, merchandising).
RICH ZIMMERMAN- Stop Motion Animator of Gumby, Peewee’s Playhouse, Coraline, Nightmare Before Christmas
FON DAVIS- Set & Model Builder on Nightmare Before Christmas, James & The Giant Peach, Coraline
STEPHEN HOLMAN- Creator of Life with Loopy, Phantom Investigators, Sam Sandwich, Joe Normal (MTV Liquid TV) / Animation Artist on Pee Wee’s Playhouse
JOSEPHINE HUANG- Creator of Life with Loopy, Phantom Investigators, Sam Sandwich