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J A V I E R    B A R BO Z A
Creative Director, Animator, Educator, Professional Development, Academic Planning, Kaleidoscope Media Studio


Current 2018- La Bestia the Train of Death

Current 2018- LYD in Exile,  Director of Animation

2018 Playboy online content co-directed title “Playboy Speed”
2017 BRONZE, BRASS, JAZZ, A Virtual Reality Experience,75th Executive Order 9066
Los Angeles aka Bronzeville Kaleidoscope Media Studio, Form follow Function & Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
2016 LGBTQ Historic Places in L.A. , Los Angeles Conservancy, Los Angeles
2016 Once Upon a Time in Chavez Ravine, show LOST LA , KCET studios , Los Angeles

2015 2015 VICE VERSA , Music Video
2014 Freeway TV , Co-Director Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles
2013 SANSON , Animation Director , Sacramento , CA
2013 City of Redding CA, Water PSA, Animation Director ,Los Angeles , CA
2014 Healing Place, Toraja, Documentary Animation Director
2014 The Making of El Coyote
2014 El Coyote , Documentary Animation
2013 Rock Story's , AC*DC story documentary , MTV , New York
2011 El Elotero
2011 Capitalized Zeitgeist
2010 Papel Picado
2010 USC Hench DADA Animation First Frame Film showcase intro
2009 Aquatic Babylon, Gallery instillation
2007 RED APPLE part 2,
2006 The Seed of the New World
2006 HOY, Documentary, L.A. May Day March
2006 The Room
2006 FEBRUARY 18 2005
2004 RED APPLE part 1
2004 The Guardian
1999 Immortally Insane
1997 Fast Food Wars
2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA
2016 The Chicano International Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Highland park Independent Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Wagner College International Film Festival, New York , NY
2016 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, Santa Fe, NM
2016 Hot Spring Documentary Film Festival, Hot Spring, AR
2016 DC short film festival, Washington DC

2016 68th Emmy Nomination , southern CA regional, Creative Economy, Los Angeles, CA

2016 Big River Film festival , Savannah Georgia
2016 Lummis Day Festival , Chicano Film Series, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Adobe First Frame USC, Los Angeles, CA

2015 The Atlantic, Editor Video pick , Online streaming, New York , NY

2015 Vimeo Staff Pick, online streaming, New York , NY
2015 Pocho Video Cultura, online Streaming, Los Angeles, CA
2015 San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, San Francisco, CA
2015 30th Imagen Awards Nomination, Best Student film Los Angeles CA

2015 Annie Awards Nomination Best Student film, Los Angeles , CA

2015 NewPort Beach Film Festivals, NewPort Beach, CA

2015 Kecskemet Animation Film Festival Hungary

2014 Beijing Film Academy, Beijing , China

2014 American Cinematheque Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood, CA
2013 Philadelphia Film Festival, PA
2013 Los Angeles Film Festival, CA

2012 Adobe First Frame Animation Festival , Los Angeles , CA
2011 Cine Toro, Colombia, Bogota , Colombia
2011 Mar de fondo , Festival de Cinema Independent De Barcelona , Spain
2009 Spiel Festival Andorf , Austria
2007 Philadelphia Film Festival
2007 Nick Toon’s Festival Film , Los Angeles, CA , Nickelodeon networks
2007 The Donut Show, Cal Arts the Bijou theater, Valencia, CA
2004,2006, 2007, Cal Arts Character Animation Open Show, Valencia , CA
2006 Cal Arts ,The Producer Show, Burbank ,CA
MFA 2013 University of Southern California U.S.C, School of Cinematic Arts/ Hench DADA Animation
BFA 2007 California Institute of the Arts, Cal Arts Character Animation/ Film Video
East Los Angeles College ELAC, 2003 Studio Art/ Graffiti Art / transfer

Art Center at Night  2018, Maya workshop
2014 The Imagine Awards, Inner City Arts, Los Angeles CA
2012 Princess Grace Foundation Film Grant Award
2012 Annenberg Scholar Fellowship
2007 Nick Toon’s Festival Film , Winner Diversity Award
2005 2006 ,2007 Getty Fellow
2004, 2006, 2007 James Irvine Foundation
2008 Aztec film Grant Cal Arts
2018 ACLU, assistant animator, online content “Living with the Muslim”
2018 Playboy online content co-directed title “Playboy Speed”
2017 Highland Park Independent film festival trailer, Producer

2017 Cell City of the Future 2088 : Conceptualize design ,Character design, Game play interface for V.R : The World Building Media Lab (WbML) @ University of Southern California USC & Experimental Design Studio
2017 Coco Via Health Candy Bar products , Producer, Character design, storyboards
2016 FORD company, Ford: City of the Tomorrow: Experimental Design Studio formerly 5D Global Studio, Conceptualize design & Storyboard Artist
2016 LGBTQ Historic Places in L.A. , Los Angeles Conservancy, Los Angeles,
2016 KCET link studios segment Chavez Ravine to Dodgers Stadium , Director , Documentary Animation
2015 Google, Science Fair, Vanishing Angle Studios, Flash & After Effect Animation
2015 USC School of Cinematic Arts, Film PSA , Storyboard
2014 Sarah McLaughlin, Music Video Visual Development, Great Guns Studios
2014 Nikki Sixx , Music Video ,Visual Development, Great Guns Studios
2014 Univision Fusion network Future Stalgia "Imagine A World" 2D Animation & Storyboards

2014 BoJack HorseMan Shadow Machine, NETFLIX BoJack HorseMan 2D Flash symbol Animator
2014 Transmission Creative studios Oakley 2D Animator and layout, photoshop
2013 20th Century FOX, Show Enlisted, Art dept,, Visual Development, Sand Art Animation,

2012 MTV X, Directed “ Rock Stories AC*DC
2011 USC Game Design prototype, Motion sensor X box technology
2009 BUCK studios ,Stub Hub , 2D Animation
2008 Ill WORKZ studios , Short Film , 2D Animation
2008 FULL TANK Bugaboo , 2D Animation

2018-Current- Lesley University College of Art + Design 

Experimental Animation, Production of Animation

2018- Current- Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Mass Art)

Intro to Stop Motion Storyboarding , Production of Animation

Fall 2018 University of Massachusetts UMass Lowell- 2D Animation digital.
2017 Visiting Professor UDLAP La Universidad de las Americas Puebla , México
2015- 2017 Adjunct Faculty, East Los Angeles College, CA, Film Production ,Storyboarding & Character Design
2015-16 Adjunct Faculty California State University Long Beach,Visual Development Animation Department
2014-2018 California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA),Valencia CA Animation Faculty Figure drawing for film & animation
2008-2019 Faculty Sitka Fine Arts Camp Sitka Alaska Animation Instructor , Traditional and experimental animation High school
2003-2016 Animation Instructor Cal Arts staff ,Community Arts Partnership,Valencia CA, High school animation film production
2009 current :Sitka fine arts Camp (SFAC), Alaska Develop 2 week youth animation program

2014 (CSSSA) California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) DRAW DRAW DRAW Figure drawing for Film & Animation drawing enrichment skills.

2018 Riverside college , CA, animation judge , for student showcase

2018 MDOC Storytellers’ Institute , Visiting Fellow at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

2017 La Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) ,Mexico, Visiting Artist Fall 2017

2015 Rochester Institute of Technology Visiting Artist Animation Department , Rochester, NY

2014 Alaska Arts Council, Professional development Animation Sitka School District, Sitka AK

2005 Watts Towers Getty Arts Internship
2006 Inner City Arts Getty Arts Internship

2001 Plaza De la Raza , California Arts Council, Arts Internship


2017 El Rey Networks , Robert Rodriguez animation showcase. Interview.
2017 Film Independent Global Media Makers, Documentary “JAVIER” I was the subject to represent graffiti in Los Angeles Venice Beach CA
2017 Telemundo interview Nerso Hente , Sunday Evening news coast to coast USA
2017 Press article BRONZEVILLE ,Los Angeles Times newspaper
2017 Kababayan Today : Talk show TV Interview BRONZEVILLE: Little Tokyo VR in L.A. Channel 18 Los Angeles Interview Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
2016 Wagner College Animation workshop, Staten Island, NYC
2015 10th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, Artist Q & A panel
2015 Cal Sate University, Fullerton, Visiting Artist, Animation Department
2015 The Otis Report The Creative Economy KCET, PBS Documentary Interview 68th Emmy Nomination , Southern CA regional Emmys
2012 Riverside Community College, Visiting Artist, Animation Department
2011 Defunct , A Literary Repository For the Ages , Feature story
2010 The Daily Sitka Sentinel Newspaper , Front Page Story Interview
2009 KCAW Raven Radio interview
2007 Frederator Studios, Feature Story Blog
2000 Cal Arts Community Arts Partnership, documentary Interview

2018  Schick Art Gallery , Skidmore College , Installation large scale drawing  25ft, La Bestia train of Death
2017 MAY DAY MARCH ,The Quinceañera of Donna Rump : chambelan Freddy Kruger: public performance Los Angeles City Hall , May 1st 2017
2017 Dr.Pachuco of Bronzeville Little Tokyo Los Angeles:VR street installation and performance for Bronze Brass Jazz : Kaleidoscope Media Studio & Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

2016 Pomona Arts Complex, Drawing installation Pomona, CA
2013 Burning Man, Desert Graffiti installation, Black Rock City, NV
2011 “You Talkin to Me?” USC projection Animation installation, Los Angeles, CA,
2010 Aquatic Babylon, The Black Stone Gallery, Video Animation installation, Los Angeles, CA

2009 Barnsdall Park Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery 2010 Animation Film showcase, Los Angeles,
2009 Plaza De La Raza – Dead the dead show, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Al Borde magazine, Dia de Los Muertos , group show, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Space Art Highland Park, 9/11 graffiti show , Los Angeles, CA
2008 Time: 1st street Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Cal Arts Black and White studio, Graffiti animation installation, Valencia , CA
2007 Alphabet City , Public Freeway Abstract Graffiti projection installation, Los Angeles CA

2007 Cal Arts Main Gallery, L.S.U, group show, Valencia , CA

2003-2007 Cal Arts Main Gallery , Character Animation show Valencia , CA

2006 Self Help Graphic , Dia de Los Muertos group show , Los Angeles, CA

2006-2007 Cannibal Flower Group Show , Los Angeles, CA
2005 Gallery 381 San Pedro , CA

2005 Watts Towers The Noah Purifo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004-2004 The city of Hollywood, Hollywood beautification Muralist Team on Hollywood Blvd

1999-2003 Vincent Prince Gallery, Student Exhibitionist Los Angeles, CA
1998 Los Angeles Public Library Central Library , Getty Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Animation instructor, , 2015-2016
MOLLA , Museum of Latin American Art ,Arts Education program Bilingual Leading Arts instructor Long Beach CA

2008 -2014 Watts Tower Art Center, Department of Cultural Affairs DCA , City of Los Angeles, Drawing and Painting teacher

2007-2015 San Fernando Gardens, Sony Pictures Media Art Program SPMAP Lead Animation Instructor

2013-2014 William Reagh Los Angeles Center of Photography, The Frida Khalo Theater, Sony Picture Media Art Program SPMAP,Animation Instructor

2007-2012 Watts Towers Arts Center SPMAP Lead Animation Instructor

2005-2007 John Hope Continuation High School, Fremont High School , Mural ,Los Angeles

2009-2012 Einstein Continuation High school, Graphic Design,Graffiti,Mix Media North Hills, CA

2009-2010 Whitman Continuation High School, Animation, Film production, Los Angeles

2008-2010 Will Rogers Continuation High School, Animation, Film production ,Van Nuys CA

2008-2010 L.A Public Library Central Library, Cartooning/Manga character design workshops

2007 Inner City Arts , Getty Internship 2007 Animation youth program

2018-Riverside Community College , Animation Film Judge
Bronzeville : Newspaper and street installation Co-Director
75th anniversary Executive Order 9066 aka Bronzeville Kaleidoscope Media Studio, Form follow Function & Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017
LA Riots 25th Anniversary 5 Multiple Installation Art , Projection Mapping 2018
Los Angeles Institute Experimentation , Film programing, Bogota Colombia 2011
Los Angeles Institute Experimentation , Film programing, Beijing China, 2010
Cal Arts, Latino Student Union , Dia de Los Muertos , Curator Cal Arts Main Gallery, 2004
Mint Gallery, Curator Cal Arts , 2009
Lime Gallery, Curator, Cal Arts, CAP, 2008
L Shape Gallery,Curator, Cal Arts, CAP, 2007
Bijou Festival , Subversive Animation Showcase, Film programing Cal Arts, 2006
RED CAT Theater , Film programing ,Cal Arts CAP, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
The Noah Purifo Gallery , Watts Towers Arts Center, , Drawing and Painting Exhibition 2005


2017 volunteer work- Las Patronas Veracruz Mexico

2017 volunteer work -Hermanos en El Camino Oaxaca Mexico
2017 El Rey Network El Coyote Broadcasting Rights El Coyote
2017 FX Fox network TV pitch
2017 Sundance screenwriter workshop candidate, Feature Film: Sueño de La Loteria ,rejected

2017 Disney Feature Film, apprenticeship program Character design Candidate rejected
2015 Jim Henson Company Muppets Workshop with Kevin Clash aka Elmo 2015
2016 Disney T.V, Pitched intellectual property Animated T.V. Show The ElectroMagnetic Patty Cakers and the Manipulators of Light
2016 Sony Animation Studios Animation TV show pitched ,SANTERIA,MASTERS OF MANHATTAN,
2010-2014 Los Angeles Institute of Experimentation, Film & Animation International Collective , Film Programmer, Co-Founder, Artistic Director
2009-2016 Improv theater , Performance Art and the Mine theater work, Acting, Various Stage plays Collaborations, Sitka , AK
Cal Arts, Latino Student Union (L.S.U) Co-President, 2003, 2005, 2005






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