Profile Type: Artist
Janeann Dill

“Philosophically, I am an interdisciplinary artist interested in experimental thinking as the fine art of all disciplines. Especially, my thinking focuses on the in-between spaces that traverse disciplinary boundaries. This point of view pervades not only my personal art making but also my authorial work as a writer and faculty who encourages innovative research, praxis, and critical thinking in the fields of experimental animation, experimental film, drawing, painting, visual music and histories rooted in art history.”

Janeann Dill’s art has been exhibited and collected throughout Europe, South Africa, the Middle East and the USA; her published writings have been translated into Spanish, Korean, and Arabic; and her films have screened widely in numerous international film festivals, on public television, and in theatrical and museum environments world-wide. Dill is working towards the completion of an historically pertinent non-fiction feature film and critical biography that positions Jules Engel (1909-2003) and the impact of experimental animation as a mode of art within the time line of art history.

Dr. Dill is faculty for an advanced Critical Writing and Research Seminar, “Animation Histories: Jules Engel (1909-2003) and Experimental Animation” in the Visual and Media Arts Department of  the School of Arts at Emerson College (Boston). The seminar she designed has had various iterations under the rubric of Animation Histories )in the plural), such as “From Concept To Screen” and “From the Pre-Cinematic Toy to the Experimental Arts in Contemporary Animation.” Dill has served as Visiting Faculty at Lesley University’s College of Art and Design, Animation and Motion Media Department (Cambridge); Visiting Artist at The Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, Film and Animation Department (Boston); and Visiting Critic at Mass Art, Animation Department (Boston).

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Job Title/Position: 
Fine Artist: Painting, Drawing, Experimental Animation Artist andFilmmaker
Physical Address: 
11 Miller Street Miller Street Artists Studios
Somerville, MA 02143
Last Name: 
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Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Art History & Criticism
Literary Arts - Publishing
Media - Animation
Media - Digital
Media - Film
Visual/Crafts - Experimental
Visual/Crafts - Installation
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Populations Served: 
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Art Sales
Arts Criticism / Journalism
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Film Preproduction / Production / Editing Services
Film Showings
Portfolio Review
Product Development Services
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Residency - Other
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-County Region
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Emerson College, School of the Arts, Visual and Media Arts Department, Boston (Affiliated Faculty)
American Association of University Professor (Int'l)
College Art Association (Int'l)
Society for Animation Studies (Int'l)
Chair of International Jury, Norman McLaren-Evelyn Lambart Award for "Best Scholarly Article on Animation"
AgX Film Collective
Doktor der Philosophie, European Graduate School, Switzerland
M.F.A., School of Film and Video, California Institute for the Arts (CalArts)
M.A., Fine Arts Department, Studio Arts: Painting, Vanderbilt University + B.A., Painting, Drawing, Printmaking
Post-Graduate Certificate, Directing, Editing, and New Media, Entertainment Studies, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA Extension and Professional Development)

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Ages Served: 
Certifications / Training: 
Post-Graduate Certificate, Directing, Editing, and New Media, Entertainment Studies, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA Extension and Professional Development)
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