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Eric Leiser

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Bee
"spiritual bee" from feature film "Imagination", 2007 Photo/stop Motion 20x30 © 2007
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Transcendental Number, 2008 Hologram/tea 8x10 © 2008
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Cardinal, 2008 Hologram/tea 8X10 © 2008
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Hoh Rainforest, 2009 Painting/hologram 36x36 © Eric Leiser2009
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Imagination - Front, 2008 Mixed Media © Albino Fawn Productions
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Rainbow Worlds, 2013 Ink/oil on Paper
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Heartcore Watercolor and Oil on Board 30X40
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Redwood Video Installation
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Quick Facts
Schools
CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)
Representing galleries
Tags
gallery installation, arts-education mixed-media, abstract, sculpture, video-art, performance, conceptual, surrealism, modern, exhibition/performance
Statement

 Eric Leiser is an award-winning artist, filmmaker, animatorpuppeteer, writer, holographer , painter and curator working in the LA, New York and London area. He has created 3 animated/live action feature films and 35 shorts as well as works that integrate painting, animation, puppetry, holography, sound and live performance/installation. Leiser is interested in how animation transforms perception when it is combined with live action space creating a fantastical/spiritually surrealistic quality.  

Eric's solo work has exhibited at  MASS MoCA,  Istanbul Modern Museum of Art,  Thessaloniki Center for Contemporary Art,   Ruben H. Fleet Space Center[2] in San Diego, California , (V & A) Victoria and Albert Museum, The MIT Museum, Museum of Modern Art Antwerp, (BFI) British Film Institute, Anthology Film Archives, LA Film Forum, San Francisco Film Society, Fringe Exhibitions[4] in Los Angeles, California; Goldsmiths, University of London;[5] School of the Arts Institute of Chicago;[5] Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China, Live With Animals in New York City[6], Bourne Hall in Hastings, East Sussex, England along with international group shows.

His films have screened at film festivals worldwide such as the Annecy International Film Festival, Hiroshima International Animation Film Festival, The Istanbul International Animated Film Festival, The San Francisco International Animated Film Festival, EXIS Experimental Film Festival, Seoul, Korea among others. 

 He has made 35 short films, eight of which appear in the DVD release Eclectic Shorts by Eric Leiser, and three features: Faustbook, released April 25, 2006 by Vanguard Cinema, and Imagination, released theatrically in the US and Internationally in summer 2007 and February 2008 on DVD by Vanguard Cinema.  Imagination was featured in the May 2008 issue of Animation Magazine.[8] "Glitch in the Grid" Eric's third live action feature film was released theatrically in the US and Internationally on October 2011 and February 2012 on DVD/VOD through Vangaurd Cinema. The film premiered at Anncey International Animation Festival in Annecy, France and the Hiroshima International Animation Festival in Hiroshima, Japan the two most prestigous and respected animation festivals in the world. The film premiered nationally as the opening night film at the San Francisco International Animation Festival and went to win awards at various smaller international and national film festivals. The film has a fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and was reviewed by Variety, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, The San Fancisco Chronicle and featured on Apple Trailers and Itunes.

He is the founding member of Albino Fawn Productions along with his brother and collaborator musician Jeffrey Leiser.

Eric is an alumni of CalArt's Experimental Animation program.

For updates www.albinofawn.com

 

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