Stacey Steers is known for her process-driven, labor-intensive animated films composed of thousands of handmade works on paper. Her recent work employs images appropriated from early cinematic sources, from which she constructs original, experimental narratives.
Steers’ animated short films have screened widely throughout the U.S. and abroad and have received numerous awards. Her films have been included in the Sundance Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, New Directors New Films, New York, Rotterdam International Film Festival, and the Locarno International Film Festival. Screenings have included the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and MoMA.
Her work also includes collaborative installations joining invented, three-dimensional production elements with film loops, creating a context for experiencing the films. Steers’ installation work has been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Denver Art Museum, and the Hamburger Kunsthalle in Hamburg, Germany, among other venues. Her installation art is widely collected.
Steers is a recipient of major grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, Creative Capital, and the American Film Institute. She was the focus of a major retrospective at the 2015 Annecy Festival of Animation in Annecy, France, and received the Brakhage Vision Award at the 2012 Denver International Film Festival. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Steers lives and works in Boulder, Colorado.