Christine Panushka, M.F.A.
Media Arts + Practice Division, Ph.D. Advisor
Work Phone: (213) 740-0759
Office: LPB 200
In addition to teaching a history of animation course, internationally known award winning artist, filmmaker/animator and educator Christine Panushka's courses include Pre-Thesis, Master's Thesis and Directed Studies. Her work explores the female psyche and uses stillness and small gestures to describe internal emotional and spiritual states.
Named an Absolut Visionary in 1996, she conceptualized, directed and curated "Absolut Panushka," the second issue in a series of content based Websites sponsored by Absolut Vodka, which was honored with an "Award of Excellence" from Communication Arts Magazine, as well as first prize for Animation on the Internet by both the World Animation Celebration in Los Angeles and the Holland International Animation Film Festival in Utrecht.
Panushka's films have garnered numerous awards including the Grand Prize at the Aspen Filmfest and a Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival.