College of Fine Arts alum Gabrielle Arnold has won a Life grant and her work will be featured in an upcoming exhibition at the ACCelerate Festival. Arnold’s pieces have been featured in galleries like the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida and the Morean Institute for Art. Arnold also recently worked for Laika, a Portland-based stop-motion film studio famed for critically acclaimed works such as Coraline, ParaNorman, and Kubo and the Two Strings.
Last year Arnold’s research was chosen to exhibit at the President’s Showcase at the Florida State University. There, she and her partner Grayson Goga received a $2,000 IDEA Grant by the Honors Scholars and Fellows House to fund the research and creative project that would be chosen to exhibit at the Smithsonian.
Arnold’s exhibit is centered around 3D printing and facial replacement animation. Her project utilizes 3D printing techniques to print the facial features for a stop-motion animation short film. The technology of facial replacement animation through 3D printing is a very new field and the project is one of the first animations to utilize this process. The film and its 3D assets were completed and previously showcased at the Florida State University.
Arnold will showcase her piece at the Smithsonian alongside professors Rob Duarte, Ron Honn, Andrew Syder, and Jason Stone.
The ACCelerate festival will be an opportunity for all ACC schools, in partnership with the Lemelson Center, to showcase their work to the public, each other, students, alumni, companies, legislators, and invited guests from the nation’s capital.
Many Florida State University College of Fine Arts students will showcase their work at the Smithsonian alongside other FSU members from the College of Motions Picture Arts, the College of Engineering, the College of Music and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.
You can find more information on Gabrielle Arnold and her work through her website.