Artist Profile - Neely Goniodsky
Neely Goniodsky has directed and animated over twenty-five short films including productions at the National Film Board of Canada, The New York Times, and Seattle University. She holds a master’s degree in Animation from Royal College of Arts, London, and a bachelor’s degree in Animation from Concordia University, Montreal. Neely has been animating for over 15 years with her works reflecting an ever-ongoing search for new styles and expressions. Neely is interested in interpreting the human condition through abstract narrative and visual experimentation attempting to everyday reality into visual poetry. She explores a combination of traditional animation techniques including ink and paint on paper, cut-out collage, under the camera animation, computer drawing, and 2D computer animation. Beyond animation, Neely’s works include video installations, paintings, drawings, and collage.
Neely had received several awards and nominations, most recently including Best Animated Short Award at Local Sightings Film Festival, Seattle. Other awards include being selected to be the first Artist-in-Residence at the Northwest Film Forum, 4Culture Award, a finalist of the Artist Trust Arts Innovator Award, and numerous Canada Council and CALQ grants. Neely’s films have been screened at many US and international film festival including the NW Animation Festival, Portland, Ottawa International Animation Film Festival, Anifilm Czech Republic, Animafest Zagreb, and Encounters Bristol, UK.
Neely has received 2019 GAP Award funding to produce a short animated film about a long-term, extramarital affair. For this work the artist wants to explore the complexity of interpersonal relationships, and to question conventional stereotypes about monogamy, and infidelity. The 2019 GAP Award will facilitate the production of this short film, allowing time to explore in depth a new visual aesthetics and redefine narrative space.