Ask Our Alumni: Gary Schwartz

Name: Gary Schwartz 

Year: BFA ’79 (Animation) 

Hometown: Union, NJ 



Bio: Gary Schwartz is an Academy Award nominated filmmaker, award winning animator, director, artist & educator.  Schwartz conducts intensive hands-on animation workshops in elementary, middle, high school; undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate professional training; film festivals; museum; summer camps; community centers; prisons and psychiatric hospitals, nationally and internationally, in an environment of creativity, imagination and self-expression.

Through his company, Single Frame Films, Schwartz produced, designed and directed animation for Disney, Sesame Street, MTV, Fox Television, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and others.  Schwartz is currently Lecturer at the University of Michigan School of Art & Design.  His kinetic cinema sculptures, installations and films have been exhibited in major museums and galleries internationally.