Jack Gray standing on a city rooftop with rowhouses in the background

Animation (BFA)

Jack Gray is an animation designer, filmmaker, and adjunct teacher at UArts. 


Jack Gray earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation from Rhode Island School of Design in 2017. His work fuses traditional and experimental animation techniques, often with playful characters and looping sequences. His short films have screened in Ann Arbor Film Festival, Anim’est International Animation Festival, PÖFF Shorts, Palm Springs ShortFest, and Oberhausen International Film Festival, among other festivals.


Gray has been a juror at Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival and a keynote speaker at CutoutFest. Additionally, he has given artist talks at several institutions including UArts, Towson University, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Fantoche International Animation Festival, and Tongue River Artist Residency.

His last short animated film, Menagerie (2022), received top awards at Animation Block Party, Sweaty Eyeballs, and Rural Film Festival. It received special mention awards at festivals including GLAS Animation Festival, Fantoche Animation Festival, and Imaginaria Animation Festival. It also screened in the Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival doubleFEATURE program broadcasting on Rhode Island PBS.

Visit Jack Gray’s website. 

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