Jenna Caravello is a Los Angeles-based artist and assistant professor in Design Media Arts at UCLA, working with VR, motion capture, animation, and video game platforms. Her single-channel and interactive works explore computer culture, video game logic, cartoon language, and the role of narrative in personal and digital memory.

2022–23 Society of Hellman Fellows Award | The Society of Hellman Fellows | 2022

Artist in Residence | DSI 2022 St. Andrews Residency | 2022

Faculty Development Award | University of California, Los Angeles | 2022

Outstanding Achievement in Motion Graphics or Animation, Feels Good Man | Cinema Eye Honors | 2021

Instructional Improvement Grant | University of California, Los Angeles 2020

Stephen Hillenburg Animation Grant | Princess Grace Foundation USA | 2018

Jules Engel Award | CalArts | 2018

Helen Hill Award | Chicago Underground Film Festival | 2019

Best Departures Short | Indie Memphis Film Festival | 2018

Best Student Film | Calcutta International Cult Film Festival | June 2018


group screening Multiple Repeating Programs / Design in Motion Festival (DEMO), Netherlands 2022

group screening Mirror Image / Comfort Station, Chicago 2022

group screening Animated Shorts Block / Slamdance Film Festival 2019

solo show          AMBER ROW: Demo / C113 Gallery, Valencia 2019

group screening Slamdance Cinema Club / ArcLight Cinema Hollywood 2019
group screening Shorts Programme: Animation / Raindance Film Festival 2019
group screening Animation / Buenos Aires Film Festival 2019

group screening Stockholm Independent Film Festival 2019

group screening Night Seven / Drunken Film Fest, Oakland 2019

group screening Mecal Pro Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival 2019

group screening Chicago Underground Film Festival / Logan Theater 2019

group screening Silk Road International Film Festival 2019

group screening Animation Block / PUFF, Hong Kong 2019

solo showcase    Butter Elbow / The National Taiwan Arts Education Center, Taiwan 2018

group show        Motion Capture Spotlight / CALARTS Digital Art Expo 2018

group screening CALARTS Film/Video Showcase / REDCAT 2018

group screening GIRAF International Festival of Independent Animation 2018

group screening Indie Memphis Film Festival 2018
group screening Square Lake Film & Music Festival 2018

group screening Queen Palm International Film Festival 2018

group screening International Shorts / Calcutta International Cult Film Festival 2018

group screening San Diego Underground Film Festival 2018

group show        Current Underwater Weather / Roxaboxen Gallery, Chicago 2016

group screening BilBolBul International Comics Festival 2015
group screening Animation Screening & Panel / Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) 2015 

group screening Chicago International Music and Movies Festival 2015 

group screening Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation, Rijeka 2015 

group screening Chicago Underground Film Festival / Gene Siskel Film Center 2012

group screening  Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF) 2012

group screening International Program #3 / Australian International Animation Festival (AIAF) 2012
group show        Body Places / BigFForever, Chicago 2012

group show           PROXIMITY Is There Too Much / Nightingale Theater, Chicago 2011

group show        On the Other Hand / The Southside Hub of Production, Chicago 2011


12.05.19  Directors Notes

01.27.19  We Are Moving Stories

05.18.18  NPR

04.03.18 Gorilla vs Bear

05.25.16 Stereogum

11.25.15   Vice

05.06.15  AdHoc

12.01.14   Magnet Magazine

11.18.13   The Fader

08.21.13  Impose TV (Impose Magazine)

04.29.13  AdHoc


CalArts | Experimental Animation MFA

School of the Art Institute of Chicago | Film Video New Media + Animation BFA