Founded by animation professional Gennie Rim, GRworks was conceived in 2012 to bridge the gap between the creativity in commercial animation and fine art. Integral to the vision and philoso­phy of GRworks is the desire to create a space for highly talented produc­tion artists to pursue and exhibit personal works to the fine art and contem­porary art communities. GRworks-cu­rated shows have showcased many of the animation industry’s top talent. Rim brings more than 15 years of experience in animation and film, working at such industry titans as Disney and Pixar.

Gennie Rim picks up her ongoing series cen­tered on the art of anima­tion with a new exhibit, “Ladies of Animation,” underlining the personal work of female artists from major studios including Dis­ney, Pixar and Dreamworks. The Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, February 9th from 6 – 10 p.m at GRspace (114 W. 4th St. Los Angeles, CA 90013). The show runs through March 2nd, 2013.

Featured Artists

Victoria Ying

Sho Murase

Helen Mingjue Chen

Nicole Mitchell

Clio Chiang

Griselda Sastrawinata Anna Chambers

Lorelay Bove

Claire Keane

Fawn Veerasunthorn Brittney Lee

Kendelle Hoyer &

Lissa Treiman

These women’s contri­butions span many disci­plines within the world of animation from the design of feature charac­ters to story and visual development in films such as Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, Frankenweenie and Paperman. The reach of their work extends be­yond the studios into the arenas of toy design, graphic novels and ad­vertising.

Of these artists, Rim says, “All of these wom­en are world-class talent, and their personal work should be seen and rec­ognized within the com­munity of animation, and also within the world of fine art.”

A portion of proceeds will be used to support GRworks’ free monthly art workshop for kids — Rim’s simultaneous effort to foster interest and support for youth arts in Los Angeles. The next work­shop, taught by animation artists, is scheduled for Saturday, February 23th from 1 – 3 p.m. at GRspace.

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