Teresa Kuo

Film PEI artist in residence

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Film PEI will welcome Teresa Kuo as artist in residence this summer. Teresa will be creating an experimental animation for the Film PEI Experimental Shorts Showcase to be presented as part of Film PEI’s signature project at Art in the Open 2021 this August.

Teresa was born in Taipei, Taiwan and grew up on PEI. Inspired by her family of professional animators, Teresa has earned a BFA in Animation (Concordia 2018) and a MEd. (UPEI 2020). Although Teresa’s versatile practice is based in animation, she has a passion for a variety of work in the arts. When not working on her next animated film, she teaches watercolour painting, illustration and design.

Much of Teresa’s filmmaking reflects on her duality as a Taiwanese Canadian and her unique experience growing up in PEI. Sometimes her work follows a linear storyline, other times her focus is the mundane of a lived experience or feeling. Themes of details and aestheticism often appear in her work. Teresa has produced animations for Vince the Messenger’s music video, “Black Sheep,” and animated stage designs for Ebb and Flow: Tides of PEI Settlement, a show which she also produced.

Teresa will be working with Film PEI and curator Norah Pendergast to produce an original animation for the Film PEI Experimental Shorts showcase within a theme of examining chronology. She will join a dynamic lineup of established and emerging Eastern Canadian experimental filmmakers including Deborah Caitlin, Andrea Dorfman, General Khan, Tori Fleming, Ruth Marsh and Steven Woloshen.