Jeremy Speed Schwartz

Jeremy Speed Schwartz is an animator and interactive artist. His recent animation work has screened internationally, and has included ‘The Social Cinema Machine’, a commission for the Sundance Institute and ‘Iterations’, which was awarded 1st place in Experimental Animation at the International Animated Film Society. As a founding member of the art collective ‘The League of Imaginary Scientists’, Jeremy creates interactive installations in collaboration with scientists and artists in many disciplines. Past work by the League has included residencies at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles where visitors traversed wormholes, built flying machines and evolved into cyborgs. The League’s recent work ‘Degenerative Cultures’, an installation connecting slime mold to twitter, won the Lumen Prize in Artificial Intelligence.

Jeremy is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz and the California Institute of the Arts. He is based out of Western New York, and teaches at the State University of New York at Alfred.

Awards and Recognitions
Best Western New York Micro-Short, Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival – 2019
Silver Award for Animation, Chautauqua International Film Festival – 2019
Lumen Prize for Artificial Intelligence in Digital Art – 2018*
Best Animated Film (Short), Western NY Film, Art and Music Event – 2018
1st Place Experimental Animation, ASIFA-East – 2017
Professional Development Award, Alfred State College – 2015
UUP Individual Development Award, Alfred State College – 2015
Instructional Grant, Oxnard College – 2015*
Grant for site-specific work and student engagement, University of Memphis – 2013*
FUSE stipend for the development of site-specific interactive art – 2011*
Epson Materials Grant – 2011
Instructional Grant, Bradley University – 2011*
James Irvine Foundation Award for Southern California Art Collectives – 2010*
Leonardo/OLATS and Letterkenny Regional Cultural Centre commission for climate art- 2010*
Danish Arts Council ‘Actuality Funding’ for New York Interdisciplinary Collaboration – 2009*
Apexart Grant – 2009*
Hollywood Foreign Press Digital Labs Scholarship – 2006
James Elrond scholarship for information technologies – 2005
Service Award, UC Santa Cruz Film and Digital Media department – 2004

* With the League of Imaginary Scientists

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Curriculum Vitae
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