Marta Rosalyn Finkelstein


2015  Master of Fine Arts: Kinetic Imaging, Virginia Commonwealth University (4.0  GPA)

2012 Bachelor of Fine Arts: Ceramics, Indiana University (3.9 GPA)




Semi-Finalist - Locomocion/Experimental Animation Festival

Semi-Finalist - 39th Elche International Independent Film Festival

Adjunct Faculty Research Grant - Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts



Award Finalist in Animation - Blowup Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival

Robert & Joye Ledford Graduate Scholarship - Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts



Most Environmentally Conscious – InLight Richmond, 1708 Gallery, Juried by Denise Markonish

Curator’s Choice Award -The Kinsey Juried Exhibition, Grunwald Gallery of Art



Nicks Bricks Award in Ceramics – Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts



Fundamental Studio Award - Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts



Avant Edge Film Festival - Chicago, IL

Tahoe Underground Film Festival - Tahoe, NV

Locomocion/Experimental Animation Festival - Mexico City, Mexico

PiGrecoZen Film Fest - Ancona, Italy 

New York Film Week - The Producer's Club, New York, NY 

IndieWise Virtual Film Festival - World Wide Web

Watered Down-Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, GA

Ozark Shorts - Milford, MO

GenreBlast Film Festival - State Theater, Richmond, VA

39th Elche International Independent Film Festival (semi-finalist)- Elche, Spain

Euro Fest - St. Petersburg, Russia

Backup_festival :Art.Screen - Weimar, Germany

Athens Animfest - Athens, Greece

DeleteTV- Television Broadcast, Melbourne, Australia

Open World Animation Festival - Alternative Gallery, Allentown, PA

Tramp L'oeil: Ceramics of the Third Wave - NCECA Satellite-Fraction Print Studio, Kansas City, MO

No Dialogue Film Festival - Bristol, England

Videodrome: Film, Animation + Video Art Festival - London, England


Blowup Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival- Chicago, IL

Experimental Superstars International Film Festival - Novi Sad, Serbia

SEFF Binghamton Student Experimental Film Festival - Binghamton, NY

Without Words Film Festival - Les Films Du Gabain - Marseille, France

Gaze X Animation Spectacular II- Artist Television Access, San Francisco, CA

Post Mortem Film FestivalAguascalientes, Mexico

CineAutopsia / Bogotá Experimental Film Festival - Bogotá, Columbia

Rural FilmFest - Sierra Madrona, Spain

Cute as a Button -Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA 


InLight Richmond — 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

James River Filmmakers Forum - Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA

Project // Project F.A.B.Gallery,VCUarts, Richmond,VA

Secret Societies Film ForumGallery5, Richmond, VA

Somebody’s Reality Short Film FestivalPlease Hold Magazine, St. Louis, MO

The Kinsey Juried Art Show - Grunwald Gallery of ArtBloomington,IN

Consuming ImageOctoprint, Richmond,VA


Will be in TouchGroupExhibition, Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Richmond,VA

Social Justice Art Show  GroupExhibition, Gay Community Center of Richmond, Richmond, VA

Running,Touching,Pulsing,Flashing  — Group Exhibition, F.A.B Gallery, VCUarts, Richmond, VA


The Great Repression   Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington, IN

Wings, Tails & Scales:  An Art Exhibition Celebrating AnimalsGroup Exhibition – Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH


The Kinsey Juried Art ShowGroupExhibition- Grunwald Gallery of Art,Bloomington,IN

Confliction Within Containment  Collaborative Exhibition – Fuller Gallery, Bloomington, IN

Ceramics Area ShowGroupExhibition – School of Fine Arts Gallery, Bloomington, IN


Distorting RealitySoloExhibition- Mishawaka Public Library, Mishawaka, IN




Adjunct Faculty: Virginia Commonwealth University, Dept. of Kinetic Imaging :

       Animation 1 (KINE-235)

       Advanced Stop Motion Techniques (KINE-491)

       Character Development in New Media (KINE-491)

 Studio Manager Floodwall Studio, Richmond, VA  



Adjunct Faculty: Virginia Commonwealth University, Dept. of Kinetic Imaging :

       Animation 1 (KINE-235); 

       Project Animation (ARTF-139)

       Introduction to Animation (KINE-234)

      Experimental Clay Animation (ARTS-391)

 Studio Manager - Floodwall Studio, Richmond, VA



Adjunct Faculty: – Virginia Commonwealth University, Dept. of Kinetic Imaging :  

        Clay Animation (KINE-291)

Graduate Teaching Assistant – VCU, Dept.of Kinetic Imaging: 

        Dance & Animation (KINE-491)

        Electronic Animation 1 (KINE-235)

Instructor Animation Workshop-At the Edge Symposium 

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, Charlottesville,VA



Graduate Teaching Assistant  - Virginia Commonwealth University, Dept.of Kinetic Imaging: 

Electronic Animation 2 (KINE-434)

Founder, Designer,Production Assistant - Studio Minutia,



Publications Art Notes: Local Exhibition on Third Thursday, Jessica Smith

CFile online, NCECA 2016 and the Politics of Cute, May 2016

Canvas  Creative Arts Magazine, Spring  2011Issue2011

Fiore Magazine, Fall  2008Issue2008



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