Liz Van Verth
Based in Brooklyn, New York
Buffalo native Liz Van Verth received her BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University and moved to the shining city of New York with her dreams in her pocket. Very soon after arriving in the big city, she landed a job in network graphics at NBC. Starting off as a still graphic artist for Nightly News she worked her way up to 3D animator for Dateline. Much of her work in New York includes reenactment and medical animation as well as freelance illustration and design.
After receiving her MFA in Digital Arts at Pratt Institute, Liz relocated and taught full time for five years at Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Missouri. In 2012, she moved back to her hometown of Buffalo for the position of Executive Director at a small non-profit fine arts studio. From 2014-2019, Liz returned to academia as Program Coordinator and established a successful new Animation Program at Niagara County Community College.
Currently Liz is currently working in Brooklyn on a hand-drawn short, Alice, starting a freelance business in animation, teaching part time, and continuing her martial arts training at Brooklyn Goju. She will be returning to full time teaching in the fall at SUNY Fredonia.
2007 Heartstring Award: Short Short Story Film Festival
2007 Best Story: Pratt Institute MFA Exhibition
2017 Rome Film Awards
2016 Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival
2008 San Francisco Women's Film Festival
2008 Kansas City Filmmaker's Jubilee
2007 Rhode Island International Film Festival
2007 NYC ACM SIGGRAPH METROCAF
2007 Brooklyn International Film Festival KidsFilmFest