John Serpentelli head shot, bald, black t shirt, in front of bookshelf with small plastic hands and a cartoon painting


John Serpentelli has directed nearly 100 short animated films for networks such as HBO, Nickelodeon, Noggin, and PBS. 

John's independent films have won awards in festivals including The American Motion Picture Society, UNICA Festival (Warsaw) and the New York Expo of Short Film. Screenings include the New Museum of Contemporary Art (NYC), ZKM (museum in Germany), Tokyo International Festival, Amnesty International Festival (Amsterdam and the American Cinematheque(L.A.). His films have been reviewed in Variety, The New York Times, Animation Magazine, Moving Pictures Bulletin (London), ICOM magazine and he has been interviewed for the book Your Career in Animation (Allsworth Press).

Artist Statement:
As a printmaking student, I discovered that making identical prints was not as rewarding artistically as the variations the process produced. In fact, it was these variations from one print to the next that led to my fascination of sequential art and, ultimately, animation.

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