Jake Fried

Hand-Drawn Experimental Animations


Paper Trail 2017


Netflix Series "Disjointed" Season 1, Episode 9 Intro 2017


Mind Frame 2016


Night Vision 2015


Adult Swim | Off The Air | "Dan Deacon When I Was Done Dying" Intro 2015


Brain Lapse 2014


Headspace 2014


Down Into Nothing 2013


Raw Data 2013


The Deep End 2013


ABOUT
Jake Fried (1984) began his artistic career as a painter, but as he went through the process of layering and modifying images, he realized what truly interested him was the way the images metamorphosed in the course of making a painting and he changed tracks to become an animator. In recent years his films have been widely shown internationally, including at the Tate Modern, Sundance Film Festival, and on Adult Swim and Netflix. Fried works with ink and white-out, sometimes adding gouache, collage and even coffee to generate hallucinatory vistas, modifying and shooting the images over and over to create mind-bending animations that evolve at a frenzied pace. He currently teaches at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS
File Anima+ Brasília Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil. Brasília, Brazil. 10.12 - 12.10
Imagine Science Film Festival Cobble Hill Cinemas. NYC. 10.13 - 20
Lausanne Film Festival Casino de Montbenon. Lausanne, Switzerland. 10.18 - 22

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
On the Move South Bend Museum of Art. South Bend, Indiana. 10.21 - 12.31
New Chitose Airport Int'l Animation Festival New Chitose Airport. Hokkaido, Japan. 11.2 - 5
PÖFF Shorts Festival Tallinn, Estonia. 11.18 - 26
Animasivo Festival of Contemporary Animation Mexico City, Mexico. 11.29 - 12.3

RECENT EXHIBITIONS
Non-Verbal Communication Film Screening Calabria 66. Barcelona, Spain
Ottawa International Animation Festival ByTowne Cinema. Ottawa, Canada
Vimeo Promo at Big Screen Plaza Jumbotron at 6th Ave & 29th St, NYC
Animanima Intl. Animation Festival City Cultural Center. Cacak, Serbia
Ars Electronica Animation Festival Central Linz. Linz, Austria
Fest Anca Intl. Animation Festival Stanica Cultural Center. Zilina, Slovakia
Melbourne Intl. Animation Festival Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Melbourne, AU
VIS Vienna Shorts Festival Museumsplatz. Vienna, Austria
Aurora Picture Show's 20th Anniversary Program Aurora Picture Show. Houston, Texas
EPOS - International Art Film Festival Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Tel Aviv, Israel
Athens International Film + Video Festival Athena Cinema. Athens, Ohio
Aurora Picture Show's Best of Extremely Shorts Michigan Theater. Ann Arbor, Michigan
55th Ann Arbor Film Festival Michigan Theater. Ann Arbor, Michigan
Anima Festival Flagey Center. Brussels, Belgium
Flat Earth Film Festival Herðubreið Theater. Seyðisfjörður, Iceland
2016
17 Days (vol.8) Video Exhibition Western Michigan University. Kalamazoo, Michigan
Edge of Frame: Journeys into Experimental Animation Whitechapel Gallery. London, UK
HUT Series School for Contemporary Dance and Thought. Northampton, Massachusetts
New Chitose Airport Int'l Animation Festival New Chitose Airport. Hokkaido, Japan
Torino Graphic Days Toolbox Coworking. Turin, Italy
Expotoons at MonsterCon Predio La Rural. Buenos Aires, Argentina
X~Peri~Mental Animation Other Cinema. San Francisco, California
Blueprint Animation Special Old Hairdressers. Glasgow, Scotland
Move It: Parts & Labour Oriel Davies Gallery. Newtown, Wales
Desert Dust Cinema Former Lobo Gas Station. Lobo, Texas
Peephole Cinema Mission District Alley. San Francisco, California
Boston Screen Fest AGX Film Collective. Waltham, MA
New Zealand Intl. Film Festival's Animation Now! Civic Theater. Auckland, New Zealand
Melbourne Intl. Animation Festival Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Melbourne, AU
Brand New Blinkers DIY Space For London. London, UK
Sydney Film Festival Hub Upstairs. Sydney, AU
Annecy International Animation Film Festival Pathe Annecy 4. Annecy, France
Boston Screen Fest The Guyer Art Barn. Hyannis, MA
Northwest Animation Festival Hollywood Theatre. Portland, Oregon
Northwest Animation Festival Bijou Art Cinemas. Eugene, Oregon
Flatpack Film Festival Action Space. Birmingham, UK
Maritime Film Fest Superchief Gallery Soho. Soho, NYC
Ashland Independent Film Festival ScienceWorks. Ashland, Oregon
Annual Bicoastal Mega Group Show Superchief Gallery LA. Los Angeles, California
Boston Underground Film Festival The Brattle Theatre. Cambridge, Massachusetts
Parts & Labour: Experiments in Animation Dundee Contemporary Arts. Dundee, Scotland
Animation Exhibit UNO St. Claude Gallery. New Orleans, Louisiana
Drawn Together Keene State College Putnam Theater. Keene, New Hampshire
After Dark: Extended Cinemas Exploratorium. San Francisco, California
Drawn Together: Experimentation & Character Amherst Cinema. Amherst, Massachusetts
Anima Festival Flagey Centre. Brussels, Belgium
Sundance Lounge at the Sundance Film Festival SundanceTV. Park City, Utah
Animate Open: Parts & Labour QUAD. Derby, UK
Stimulation Overload Superchief Gallery Soho. Soho, NYC
2015
Houston Cinema Arts Festival She Works Flexible. Houston, Texas
Video Art & Experimental Film Festival Tribeca Film Center. Tribeca, NYC
Full Circle Film Festival University of East London. London, UK
17 Days Video Series (vol.8) Alfred State College. Alfred, New York
Exploding Cinema Disposable Film Show Cinema Museum. London, UK
Toronto Urban Film Festival Toronto Subway Platforms. Toronto, Canada
Ottawa International Animation Festival National Gallery. Ottawa, Canada
Arlington Short Animation Film Festival Robbins Farm Park. Arlington, MA
Nozstock Festival Cinetent. Herefordshire, UK
Experimental Animation Screening Second Act. San Francisco, California
Free State Festival Lawrence Art Center. Lawrence, Kansas
Fest Anca Stanica Cultural Center. Zilina, Slovakia
Sonar Festival Pl. Espanya. Barcelona, Spain
Experimental Animation Program Automata. Los Angeles, California
Vienna Independent Shorts Film Festival Museumsplatz. Vienna, Austria
VideoEx Experimental Film Festival Kunstraum Walcheturm. Zurich, Switzerland
Northwest Animation Festival Bijou Art Cinemas. Eugene, Oregon
Northwest Animation Festival Hollywood Theatre. Portland, Oregon
Ten Second Film Festival Denver Theatre District. Denver, Colorado
Solo Exhibition Digitaliseum Gallery. Malmo, Sweden
F5 Festival Terminal 5. Hell's Kitchen, NYC
Disposable Film Festival Castro Theatre. San Francisco, California
Off The Air: Dan Deacon Music Video Adult Swim
Retina Festival Centro Culturale Brancaleone. Rome, Italy
True/False Film Festival The Blue Note. Columbia, Missouri
Retina Festival Contemporary Art Museum of Rome. Rome, Italy
Anima Animation Film Festival Place Flagey. Brussels, Belgium
Imagine Science Film Festival NYU Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tripoteca Festival Various Cities & Locations (Europe & US)
Artist Talk School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston, MA
Artist Talk Rhode Island School of Design. Providence, RI
2014
Eyeworks Festival Pioneer Works. Brooklyn, NYC
Group Show Makaroni Gallery. Stockholm, Sweden
Eyeworks Festival VCU Kinetic Imaging Department. Richmond, Virginia
Eyeworks Festival Nightingale Cinema. Chicago, Illinois
Eyeworks Festival Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Chicago, Illinois
STATE Festival Platoon Kunsthalle. Berlin, Germany
Imagine Science Film Festival Pioneer Works. Brooklyn, NYC
Imagine Science Film Festival Anthology Film Archives. East Village, NYC
Yard 11 Photoport Gallery. Bratislava, Slovakia
Bar Shorts The Book Club. London, UK
Animated Bafici Centro Cultural San Martin. Buenos Aires, Argentina
A Window to the World (vol. 40) Hiroshima MOCA. Hiroshima, Japan
New Culture Festival Central House of Artists. Moscow, Russia
Unfamous Resistenza Festival Terre Blanque. Saint-Lys, France
Toronto Urban Film Festival Toronto Subway Platforms. Toronto, Canada
La Petite Boite Rouge Festival Site De L'Ancien Stade. Barjols, France
Cinema En Liberte #3 Association Au Coeur Des Arts. Toulon, France
Maritime Film Festival Parrish Art Museum. Water Mill, New York
Squeaky Wheel Animation Fest Squeaky Wheel. Buffalo, New York
MIAF Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Melbourne, Australia
Narkolepsy Festival Musee de Grenoble. Grenoble, France
Fest Anca Stanica Cultural Center. Zilina, Slovakia
Narkolepsy Festival Nouveau Casino. Paris, France
Isle of Wight Festival Kashmir Cafe. Isle of Wight, UK
Sydney Film Festival St Martin's Square Cinema. Sydney, Australia
Extremely Shorts Film Festival Aurora Picture Show. Houston, Texas
Northwest Animation Fest Bijou Art Cinemas. Eugene, Oregon
Northwest Animation Fest Hollywood Theatre. Portland, Oregon
NCF Lab Central House of Artists. Moscow, Russia
Experiments In Animation Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston, MA
New England Animation Film Festival ICA/Boston. Boston, MA
Boston International Children's Film Festival Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston, MA
Florida Film Festival Regal Winter Park Village 20. Orlando, Florida
Florida Film Festival Enzian Theater. Orlando, Florida
Animation Exhibition Candyland Gallery. Stockholm, Sweden
New York International Children's Film Festival SVA Theater. Chelsea, NYC
New York International Children's Film Festival IFC Center. West Village, NYC
Standing Rock International Film Festival Akron Art Museum. Akron, Ohio
Best New American Independent Animation Nanjing University. Nanjing, China
Arts of the Moving Image Showcase Duke University. Durham, North Carolina
Best New American Independent Animation American Cultural Center. Shanghai, China
Best New American Independent Animation Zhejiang Polytechnic. Hangzhou, China
Standing Rock International Film Festival The Kent Stage. Kent, Ohio
Off The Air: Robots Adult Swim
2013
Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase Cathay Cineplex. Singapore
Staring Eyes Third Party Gallery. Cincinnati, Ohio
Eyeworks Fesitval Pioneer Works. Brooklyn, New York
Eyeworks Fesitval Virginia Commonwealth University. Richmond, Virginia
GIRAF9: Animation Festival The Globe Cinema. Calgary, Canada
Eyeworks Fesitval Nightingale Cinema. Chicago, Illinois
Oof Collective: Thanksgiving Dinner Vox Populi Gallery. Philadelphia, PA
Sweaty Eyeballs 2 Maryland Institute College of Art. Baltimore, Maryland
One Minute Film Festival Gallery 263. Cambridge, Massachusetts
Fantastic Fest Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Austin, Texas
Incubate Festival Incubate Campsite. Tilburg, The Netherlands
Group Exhibit Superchief Gallery at Culture Fix. Lower East Side, NYC
Toronto Urban Film Festival Toronto Subway Platforms. Toronto, Canada
Helsinki Comics Festival Andorra Theatre. Helsinki, Finland
Alt_Cph 13 Factory of Art & Design. Copenhagen, Denmark
Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase 35MM Cinema. Moscow, Russia
Circuito Off Festival Theatre of Palazzo Grassi. Venice, Italy
10th Annual Outdoor Animation Festival Squeaky Wheel. Buffalo, New York
Toronto Animation Arts Festival International TIFF Bell Lightbox. Toronto, Canada
Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase Tate Modern. London, UK
Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase Cannes Lions Festival. Cannes, France
Crack! Festival Forte Prenestino. Rome, Italy
Governors Ball Music Festival Best of Vimeo Showreel. Randall's Island, NYC
Friday Flash Plus Gallery/Denver Digerati. Denver, Colorado
San Francisco International Film Festival New People Cinema. San Francisco, CA
Art Cluster #1 History Museum of Girona. Girona, Spain
Flatpack Festival The Custard Factory. Birmingham, UK
Animation and Video Works Galerie Eigen + Art. Berlin, Germany
Ann Arbor Film Festival Michigan Theater. Ann Arbor, Michigan
Sundance Film Festival Sundance Channel HQ. Park City, Utah

SELECTED PRESS
It's Nice That "Jake Fried's Paper Trail"
Motionographer "Netflix Series 'Disjointed' Intro Animation"
VICE: The Creators Project "Lose Your Mind in an Experimental Layerlapse"
Cartoon Brew "Artist of the Day: Jake Fried"
Edge of Frame "Jake Fried"
Pitchfork "Dan Deacon Shares 'When I Was Done Dying' Animated Video"
Juxtapoz Magazine "Frame on Frame: The Hand-Drawn Animations of Jake Fried"
Colossal "Raw Data: A Hand-Drawn Animation..."
Fast Company "This Freaky Animation Was Hand-Drawn..."
Huffington Post "Waiting Room: Jake Fried's Spiritual White-Out Animation"

RECENT AWARDS
8 Vimeo Staff Picks | Vimeo
Animate OPEN Jury Prize | Animate Projects
Artist Fellowship in Film & Video | Massachusetts Cultural Council

CONTACT
jakejfried@gmail.com

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2017