Homage to Suzan Pitt
To celebrate the extraordinary career of experimental animator Suzan Pitt (1943–2019), REDCAT is proud to organize a screening of some of her most important pieces, such as the always-stunning Asparagus (1979), Joy Street (1995), and El Doctor (2006), among others. Pitt’s work pushed the boundaries of animation and has been shown in film festivals, major museums, and exhibition spaces around the world such as the Whitney, MoMA, the Stedelijk Museum, and the Venice Biennale. She was a prolific painter, designed operas and multimedia shows, and produced hand-painted art coats. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholar Award, three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and a Rockefeller Fellowship. Pitt taught at Harvard and was a most beloved and influential faculty member at CalArts from 1998 until 2017.
Inventive, astonishing, and visually lush.
The New York Times“One of animation’s finest and most imaginative minds.”
Funded in part by the Ostrovsky Family Fund, with special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Curated by Blue Kraning with Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series.