Imagination harvester, bringing stories to life
This is Ilena's first animated short film. Previously Ilena's sculptural work has been shown in galleries, including Art Basel in Miami, the SoFA Chicago, and the Museum of Art & Design in New York. She has done residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation in Montana and the McKnight Residency in Minnesota. The artist's most current work has been in public art projects. The artist recently completed a grant project including a 20'x30' mural and multiple workshops teaching school aged students flipbook animation.
Best Short First Time Filmmaker December
Creatures in My House
Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift
Toronto, ON
2021
Best Stop Motion Animation, Best Woman Director (United States)
Creatures in My House
Madras Independent Film Festival
Madras, India
2021
Best Animation Short December Bronze Award
Creatures in My House
Independent Short Awards
Los Angeles, CA
College
Youngstown State University
BFA Fine Art
19871991
College
Rochester Institute of Technology
MFA Ceramic Sculpture
20032005
"We're all different... But there's something kind of fantastic about that, Isn't there? - Fantastic Mr. Fox
Imagination harvester, bringing stories to life