Stephanie Maxwell is a California-born filmmaker who practices a unique form of experimental filmmaking art. Her techniques include direct on film painting and etching, object animation, motion painting, copier techniques, live action manipulation, and much more. Her works blend the hands-on approach to animation with digital processes in very creative ways. Most of her works are collaborations with composers, from idea through realization.
Stephanie’s works have been presented in festival and screening programs worldwide. In addition, she has presented lectures on a wide variety of animation- and film-related topics, including collaboration across art disciplines.
She is a professor of film and animation at the Rochester Institute of Technology and co-founder and co-director of the ImageMovementSound festivals, an annual festival of original productions by interdisciplinary artists, now in its 12th year.
Stephanie has been artist-in-residence and guest artist at many international establishments, and she has presented retrospectives of her works in venues, such as: LA Filmforum, Ottawa International Animation Film Festival, ASIFA San Francisco, Govett-Brewster Gallery in New Zealand, ignifuge in Australia, LUX in London, and Scratch Cinema in Paris.