Jake Fried

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Jake Fried
Jake Fried in 2016
Jake Fried in 2016
Notable workThe Deep End, Waiting Room
StyleStop motion animation

Jake Fried is an artist who began his career as a painter. As he went through the process of layering and modifying images, he became interested in the way the image changed over time. Thus, he changed direction to become an animator. Fried works with ink and white correction fluid, sometimes adding gouache, collage and even coffee to generate hallucinatory stop motion animations. He modifies and photographs the artwork over and over to create an image that evolves rapidly over the course of the short (typically one-minute long) video.[1] His animations have been shown internationally, including at the Tate Modern and the Sundance Film Festival.[2][3][4]

He currently teaches at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.[5]


  1. ^ Berkowitz, Joe (2013-01-08). "This Freaky Animation Was Hand-Drawn With Ink, White-Out, And Coffee". Fast Company. Retrieved 2016-01-03. Artist Jake Fried has one of 2013's first must-see animations with this mind-melting psychedelic short, hand-drawn with ink, White-Out, and coffee.
  2. ^ Rinaldi, Ray Mark (2013-05-24). ""Flash Fridays": Denver's giant LED signs make for its newest art gallery". The Denver Post. Retrieved 2016-01-03. A still from Jake Fried's "Deep End," part of the Friday Flash program this week.
  3. ^ Rao, Mallika (2012-05-10). "'Waiting Room': Jake Fried's Spiritual White-Out Animation". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2016-01-03. The latest in artist Jake Fried's "moving painting" series features a cluttered room, men in hazard suits, and a Hindu deity.
  4. ^ Limer, Eric (2013-01-06). "This Trippy Animation Is Nothing But Coffee, White-Out, and Ink". Gizmodo. Retrieved 2016-01-03. "The Deep End" by adding coffee and white-out to the mix, but only using one [filthy] sheet of paper.
  5. ^ Gilsdorf, Ethan (2014-05-08). "Children's Film Festival is fueled by imagination". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2016-01-03. The kids were taught the art of animation — from flipbooks to hand-drawn walking characters to claymation — by Boston artist, animator, and museum educator Jake Fried.

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