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Katy O’Connor is an artist and animator living in Austin, Texas. She received her MFA in painting from the University of Texas in 1999. Her figurative paintings and drawings have been exhibited at the Austin Museum of Fine Art, Arthouse, D Berman Gallery, Dallas Contemporary Art Center, as well as being published in the quarterly magazine, “New American Paintings.”
Since 1999 she has worked in collaboration with Bob Sabiston and the artists of Flat Black Films on commercial and artistic animation projects. She has been a lead animator for the feature films Waking Life (dir. Richard Linklater) and the Five Obstructions (dir. Lars von Trier), As well as having worked on many high profile music videos, short movies and national (U.S.) ad campaigns.
In 2010 her personal animated short, “I Love You,” played at the Zagreb Animafest Film Festival, the Holland International Film Festival, the Ottawa International Animation Festival, Animanima in Serbia, the Melbourne International Animation Film Festival and Vox Feminae Film Festival in Croatia.
She currently teaches figure drawing at Texas State University. She is also making a new animated short, “Portrait of a Baby.” (working title)