Ms Karen   Kriss
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Ms Karen Kriss

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Art & Design

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/CG Artist (BDE/ BII Sydney, Aus). She has worked on interactive game projects, short form animation and feature films including Happy Feet, Death Race, The Seeker: Dark Is Rising, The Rocker, Resident Evil: Extinction, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Mystery and Flash of Genius. 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, 3D Animation and techniques such as lenticular imagery and stereoscopic animation. Karen's research includes live performative motion capture and 3D animation as collaborative tools for working with people living with disability. She has managed a large scale Vivid Sydney 2019 project called Dream States and is currently in production on others. 

 

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Publications

  • Journal articles | 2016
    Ms Karen Kriss
    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/
  • Creative Works (non-textual) | 2021
    Ms Karen Kriss
    Kriss K, 2021, Crowded Cadmans, Vivid, Sydney, 06 August 2021 - 28 August 2021, medium: computer animation, at: https://www.vividsydney.com/event/light/crowded-cadmans#:~:text=Crowded%20Cadmans%20is%20a%203D,the%20heart%20of%20The%20Rocks.
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2021
    Ms Karen Kriss
    Kriss K; Duong T; Garbourg K, 2021, Beyond, All Stars 2021, online, 16 June 2021 - 16 June 2021, medium: 3D Animation, at: https://youtu.be/8UokhvQ4fZE
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Ms Karen Kriss
    Kriss K, 2021, 'An Ecology of Dream States: Collaboration, Agency and Computer-generated Animation', presented at Animate Energies: Society for Animation Studies 32nd Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana USA, 14 June 2021 - 18 June 2021, https://liberalarts.tulane.edu/departments/communication/call-paperspanels-society-animation-studies-32nd-annual-conference
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2020
    Ms Karen Kriss
    Kriss K, 2020, All Stars Animation, All Stars Concert - together@TJW, VIMEO screening presented by Junction Works (in place of live presentation due to Covid), 21 December 2020 - 21 December 2020, medium: Short Animation (set of 3), at: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLx5LE2y0o7Vb9JEFiIqPTC4HS_Pc0Ypjg
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2020
    Ms Karen Kriss
    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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2020
    Ms Karen Kriss
    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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2020
    Ms Karen Kriss
    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
    Creative Written Works | 2019
    Ms Karen Kriss
    East S, 2019, Dream States: A Cast of Thousands, Kriss K, (ed.), Bega Valley Regional Gallery
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    Ms Karen Kriss
    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
    Curatorial Outputs | 2019
    Ms Karen Kriss
    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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    Ms Karen Kriss
    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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    Ms Karen Kriss
    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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    Ms Karen Kriss
    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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    Ms Karen Kriss
    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
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Ms Karen Kriss
    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
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Ms Karen Kriss
    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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    Ms Karen Kriss
    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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2017
    Ms Karen Kriss
    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/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2017
    Ms Karen Kriss
    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
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2017
    Ms Karen Kriss
    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
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2017
    Ms Karen Kriss
    Kriss KA, 2017, DIRTY DIGITal, Wellington St Projects, Sydney Australia, Published: 10 May 2017, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://wellingtonstprojects.com/home/
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Ms Karen Kriss
    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/
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2016
    Ms Karen Kriss
    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
    Theses / Dissertations | 2016
    Ms Karen Kriss
    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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2015
    Ms Karen Kriss
    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
    Curatorial Outputs | 2015
    Ms Karen Kriss
    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
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Ms Karen Kriss
    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/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2013
    Ms Karen Kriss
    Kriss KA, 2013, Hairy Data Roll, 4AA4, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, 07 November 2013 - 30 November 2013, medium: 3D Lenticular Print

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