Farmingdale State College’s Memorial Gallery is proud to present “Bill Plympton: The Art of Cheatin!”
The exhibition runs from January 26 through February 22. On February 7, there will be a lecture from 11 AM to 12 PM in Room 202 in Gleeson Hall followed by a welcome reception 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM in Memorial Gallery.
Mr. Plympton is considered the King of Indie Animation and is the only person to hand draw an entire animated feature film.
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, he graduated from Portland State University in Graphic Design. Bill Plympton moved to New York City in 1968. He began his career creating cartoons for publications such as New York Times, National Lampoon, Playboy and Screw.
In 1987 he was nominated for an Oscar® for his animated short "Your Face". In 2005, Bill received another Oscar® nomination, this time for a short film "Guard Dog". "Push Comes to Shove" another short film, won the prestigious Cannes 1991 Palme d'Or.
After producing many shorts that appeared on MTV and Spike and Mike's, he turned his talent to feature films. Since 1991 he's made 9 feature films, 6 of them, "The Tune", "Mondo Plympton", "I Married A Strange Person", "Mutant Aliens", "Hair High" and "Idiots and Angels" are all animated features.
This exhibition will include 6 animated short films and is made possible with the generous support of Farmingdale Student Government. All events are free.