Department of Kinetic Imaging
Pamela Turner is an associate professor of Kinetic Imaging at VCUarts. A multi-media artist working in experimental animation, the experience of natural forms and spaces are catalyst for her visual work, which has been exhibited both nationally and internationally at galleries and film festivals. Her animation “Falling Back to Earth: Tomatillo” (2000) won a Director’s Citation at the 21st Annual Black Maria Film and Video Festival, a Gold Award in Experimental Video and Film Animation at Worldfest Houston, Best Animated Narrative Award at the Brooklyn Film Festival, and the CiNY (Cinewomen New York) Award for Outstanding Filmmaking in Animation. “Between Frames“ won an award for Experimental Short and Best Editing and has screened at the BAC 39th International Film and Video Festival, in Brooklyn, NY, and Madcat Women’s International Film Festival, San Francisco, CA. She is the director of the Adam K. Beckett project at the iotaCenter in LA and author of Infinite Animation: The Life and Work of Adam Beckett. The outcome of her research, both visual and investigative, has been presented at venues such as the Society for Animation Studies annual conference, and at numerous Siggraph conferences. Turner earned both her MFA in visual communications and electronic media, and her BFA in art history and studio art from VCUarts.