New Moon 2011 – Steve Talkowski

The 3rd annual New Moon show will be taking place this Friday the 11th from 6 – 9pm at myplasticheartNYC.  Twenty-four (24) artists in different artistic backgrounds will be displaying their interpretations of the twelve (12) Chinese zodiac animals.  Leading up to the show we will be introducing you to each artist participating in the show.


Steve Talkowski – Brooklyn, NY – Zodiac Sign Chosen – Snake

After moving to NYC in September of 1994, my professional career took a giant leap forward when I had a chance of a lifetime opportunity to join the then burgeoning Blue Sky Studios. Over the next 7 years I honed my skills as a character animator working on spots for Target, Pepsi, M&M’s, Mott’s, and Braun, as well as the feature films Joe’s Apartment, Alien Resurrection, and Ice Age. One of the true highlights during my tenure was animating on the 1998 Academy Award Winner for Best Animated Short Film, Bunny.

In 2002, I was asked to join Hornet Inc. as their Animation Director. For the next 2 years, the launch of my role as director found me working on ground-breaking character spots for BMW (“Angels” Ad Critic’s ‘Spot of the Day’ November 2003), Quaker Oats (“The Three Bears”, 2004 Annie Award Nominee for Best Animated Commercial and “Red Riding Hood”) and Reese’s.

Following a short stint at freelancing during the beginning of 2005 at local shops which included Charlex, Psyop, Framestore NY and Nickelodeon, I was then approached to head up the newly formed 3d department at Guava, where I served as their Director of Animation for three years.

My most recent endeavor is the launch of Sketchbot Studios, where I’m branding and producing a wide range of custom designer vinyl toys, artwork, and accompanying animation.

New Moon : Interpretations of the Chinese Zodiac 2011
February 11th 2011
6:00PM – 9:00PM
Exhibition runs until 03.13.11

210 Forsyth St.
Lower East Side
New York

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