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Jo Dery is an interdisciplinary artist who experiments with storytelling. She makes drawings, prints, little books, and short films.
Her films have screened at festivals nationally and internationally, including the Ann Arbor Film Festival and the International Film Festival Rotterdam. She has been awarded grants from the LEF Foundation, The Free History Project, and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Her drawings and prints have been exhibited in Providence, New York, San Francisco, Portland, and Los Angeles; her little books can be found in independent stores like Ada Books (Providence) and Quimby’s (Chicago) or online from Little Otsu (Portland). She has completed residencies at the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, as well as participated in an animation workshop at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland. Most recently, she designed an installation for the 2012 DeCordova Biennial at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park (Lincoln, MA) and created the poster art for the 2013 Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (Chicago, IL).
She earned a BFA in Film/Animation/Video from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College. In 2011, she relocated from Providence, RI, to Chicago, IL, where she is currently an Assistant Professor of Animation in DePaul University’s School of Cinema and Interactive Media.
More films/videos can be seen on Vimeo!
Sketchbook blog, archiving my drawing practice from 1996-present, can be seen on Tumblr!