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Design, art direction, animation, compositing and special effects for many different types of projects including documentary films, broadcast, titles, movie poster design, animation, special effects, installation and site-specific projection mapping.
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Drawings, paintings, animated video and interactive installations, using projection, physical computing and code.
Molly Schwartz was born in New York City, raised in Oklahoma. She earned her BFA in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, followed by a semester studying art, language, history and mountains in Nepal. After school she studied art conservation & restoration of works of art on paper, learning about qualities of paper and the cumulative effects of time. In Los Angeles she learned digital effects and time in fractions of seconds. She has lived in Chicago, Katmandu, Los Angeles, and since 1999, Brooklyn. Schwartz shows her animated videos, drawings and interactive works in public art commissions, installations, exhibitions and festivals worldwide. In May 2011 she completed her MPS graduate degree in visual programming and physical computing at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, with a Dean's Fellowship. She was awarded a Research Residency position for the 2011-2012 year at ITP.
She art directs, designs, animates, composites, codes, and creates special effects. Molly Schwartz was the lead designer and animator for the documentary film Watchers of the Sky (directed by Edet Belzberg), which won a Sundance Special Jury Award for Animation in January 2014. Recent film projects include CANCER: Emperor of All Maladies (Barak Goodman and Ken Burns), CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap (Robin Hauser Reynolds), Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (Stanley Nelson), A Good Job: Stories from the FDNY (Liz Garbus), Back on Board (Cheryl Furjanis) and The Abominable Crime (Micah Fink). Schwartz is an adjunct professor teaching at NYU's ITP.
Art exhibitions include: MOD / Monitor Digital Festival Guadalajara, Dumbo Arts Festival, Paley Center New York, City of Tampa Public Art Lights On Tampa Biennial, Wassaic Festival, 319 Scholes, IAC Building Big Screens, United Nations Pavilion, Shanghai World Expo, Brooklyn International Film Festival, BBC Big Screen Liverpool, Hunter Museum of American Art Chattanooga, Scope Art Fair, Brooklyn Arts Council, Chelsea Art Museum, Conflux Festival, and the Brooklyn Public Library.