Julie Gratz is a Director, Animator, and Artist who combines her musicality and skill in fine art to create animations that perfectly compliment the music they accompany. She grew up painting, drawing, dancing, choreographing, and performing on stage, so animation has become a beautiful culmination of all of her training and experience. She continues to spend time on personal and commissioned paintings as well, never limiting herself with one genre.
Julie co-founded Kaleida Studio in 2013 and is still the Executive Director. Kaleida Studio is a video and animation production studio that specializes in animation for film, music, documentary, and commercial projects.
Accolades & Awards:
Great Big Story + CNN
Best International Short Dance Film for "Alkaline" at Choreoscope Barcelona 2015
Best Animation for "Rhythm of the City" at Art of Brooklyn Film Festival 2015
Clients include: Radical Media, SJR, Netflix, MassAppeal, Northwestern University, Great Big Story, CNN Films, Center for Investigative Reporting, Cartuna, Citizen Cope, Phillip Phillips, Dori Freeman, Mark Kelly, Mike Gordon (Phish), Morebarn, Brussels Airlines, Silver Sound, One80 Visual, See3 Communications, Aristotle Circle
Group Art Exhibitions:
2016 - Seeking Space: Making the Future - Brooklyn, NY
2016 - RAW Brooklyn: Futures - Brooklyn, NY
2016 - Greenpoint Gallery: Salon Show - Brooklyn, NY
2015 - Parenthesis Art Space: Summer Thesis - Brooklyn, NY
2015 - Parenthesis Art Space: Kunstkammer - Brooklyn, NY