ERICK OH

Director at Tonko House
Artist at Beasts And Natives Alike
Former Animator at Pixar Animation Studios

Erick Oh is a Korean filmmaker / animator based in California, USA.  His independent films have been introduced and awarded at numerous international film festivals including Student Academy Awards, Annie Awards, Annecy Animation Festival, Hiroshima Animation Festival, Zagreb Film Festival, SIGGRAPH, Anima Mundi and more.  After receiving his BFA from Fine Art Department at Seoul National University and his MFA from UCLA’s film program, Erick worked at Pixar Animation Studios from 2010 to 2016 as an animator to participate in Oscar winning films like 'Inside Out' and 'Finding Dory'.  Erick recently joined Tonko House, founded by Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo, also former Pixar artists and directed 'PIG : The Dam Keeper Poems' which was nominated at Annie Awards 2018 and won the Cristal Award at Annecy Animation Festival.

EDUCATION

  • 2010 MFA in Film, TV and Digital Media at UCLA

  • 2006 BFA in Fine Art at Seoul National University

Director FILMOGRAPHY

Animator FILMOGRAPHY

AWardS and honors

  • 2018 Cristal Award | PIG : The Dam Keeper Poems | Annecy Intl. Animation Festival | France

  • 2018 Nomination | PIG : The Dam Keeper Poems | 45th Annie Awards | USA

  • 2017 Nomination | Finding Dory | 44th Annie Awards | USA

  • 2017 Crystal Anvil Award | UCLA Animation Workshop | USA

  • 2015 Colour Box Audience Award | Gunther | Flatpack Film Festival | UK

  • 2015 Nomination | The Dam Keeper | 87th Academy Awards | USA

  • 2015 Nomination | The Dam Keeper | 42nd Annie Awards | USA

  • 2012 Best Micro Movie | How to eat your Apple | Kinofest Intl. Digital Film Festival | Romania

  • 2012 Jury Award | How to eat your Apple | 39th SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival | USA

  • 2012 Best Minute Short | How to eat your Apple | Animation Block Party | USA

  • 2012 Audience Award | How to eat your Apple | 16th SICAF 2012 | Korea

  • 2012 Best Super Short Award | How to eat your Apple | 3rd Golden Kuker Intl. Animation Festival | Bulgaria

  • 2012 Special Jury's Mention | How to eat your Apple | Anifest | Czech

  • 2011 Excellence Award | How to eat your Apple | Asia Digital Art Award | Japan

  • 2011 Seoul Metro & Berliner Fenster 3rd Prize | Communicate | 3rd Seoul Intl. Extreme-ShortFilm Festival | Korea

  • 2011 Excellent Works | Heart | ASIAGRAPH | Japan

  • 2011 Best of Fest | Heart | Film Stories Festival | USA

  • 2011 National Finalist | Heart | 38th Student Academy Awards | USA

  • 2011 Best Student Film | Heart | 6th Athens AnimFest | Greece

  • 2010 Bronze Award | Heart | ASIFA-Hollywood Student Animation Festival | USA

  • 2010 Best Student Film | Symphony | ANIMIAMI Intl. Animation Festival | USA

  • 2010 Best Film for Adults | Heart | Tofuzi Intl. Film Festival | Georgia

  • 2010 Audience Award | Heart | Indie-Anifest | Korea

  • 2010 Outstanding Animation | Symphony | SBS Seoul Animation Award | Korea

  • 2010 Outstanding Animation | Heart | Angelus Student Film Festival | USA

  • 2010 Dan McLaughlin Award | Heart | UCLA Animation Festival 2010 | USA

  • 2010 Special Jury's Mention | Communicate | Anifest 2010 | Czech

  • 2009 Grand Prize | Communicate | Asia Digital Art Award | Japan

  • 2009 Grand Prize | Way Home | SBS Seoul Animation Awards | Korea

  • 2009 Best Graduate Film | Symphony | 8th IVY Film Festival at Brown University | USA

  • 2009 Best Student Film | Symphony | 10th Crossroads Film Festival | USA

  • 2009 Best Student Animation | Symphony | 11th Smogdance Film Festival | USA

  • 2009 Best Experimental Animation | Symphony | Carolina Film and Video Festival | USA

  • 2009 Best Animated Short | Symphony | 6th Oxford Film Festival | USA

  • 2009 Best Korean Short Animation | Way Home | 2nd Shin Dong Hun Awards | Korea

  • 2008 Special Jury Award | Way Home | 7th Hida Intl. Animation Festival | Japan

  • 2008 Best Student Animation | Symphony | 12th Australian Effects & Animation Festival | Australia

  • 2008 Best Technical Achievement | Way Home | ASIFA-Hollywood Student Animation Festival | USA

EXHIBITIONS

  • Group Exhibition 'Nerfing the L.H.O.O.Q' @ Euljiro OF, Seoul, Korea / July 28th - Aug 28th 2018

  • PIG : The Dam Keeper Poems Exhibition @ Sasayuri Cafe, Tokyo, Japan / July 6th - 31st 2017

  • Tonko House Art Exhibition, Ishinomaki, Japan / Mar 18th - Jun 25th 2017

  • Group Exhibition 'RED' @ Andlab Gallery, Los Angeles, USA / Dec 10th - 31st 2016

  • Group Exhibition 'SV+VS' @ Dongdaemun DDP Gallery, Seoul, Korea / Aug 20th - Sept 18th 2016

  • Group Exhibition 'The Animation Show' @ Shinsegae Gallery, Busan, Korea / Jun 15th - Jul 18th 2016

  • Group Exhibition 'SV+VS' @ Fellows of Contemporary Art Curators Lab, Los Angeles / Jan 23rd - Mar 18th 2016

  • 2nd Solo Exhibition 'BLUE' @ FM Gallery, Oakland, USA / Feb 1st - Mar 22nd 2014

  • 1st Solo Exhibition 'His Chamber' @ Lois Lambert Gallery, Los Angeles, USA / May 12th - Jul 15th 2012

  • Group Exhibition 'Awesome Blossom' @ Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, USA, / Jul 9th -22nd 2011

  • Group Exhibition 'Ultra Skin' @ Coreana Art Museum, Seoul, Korea / Aug 20th - Sep 30th 2009

  • Group Exhibition 'Cross Animate' @ Coreana Art Museum, Seoul, Korea / Apr 2nd - May 10th 2009

  • Group Exhibition 'U-Mirror's Humorous' @ Arco Art center, Seoul, Korea / Apr 13th - 29th 2007

press

Jury, lecture & ETC

  • Speaker at BIAF 2018 / Oct 23rd 2018 (Korea)

  • Speaker at Indie-Anifest / Sep 16th 2018 (Korea)

  • Jury member & Speaker for 3rd GLAS Animation Festival / Mar 22nd 2018 (USA)

  • 45th Annie Awards Nominee for BEST Special Animation / Feb 3rd 2018 (USA)

  • Speaker at CTN-Expo 2017 / Nov 18th 2017 (USA)

  • Masterclass at Trojan Horse was a Unicorn 2017 / Sep 18th - 23rd 2017 (Portugal)

  • Presentation and live-drawing at Sasayuri Cafe / Jul 28th 2017 (Japan)

  • Presentation at Shorts Shorts Film Festival / Jun 18th 2017 (Japan)

  • Masterclass at CGWorld / Jun 15th 2017 (Japan)

  • Jury member & Speaker at KOC ANI Festival / Apr 21st 2017 (Korea)

  • 44th Annie Awards Nominee for BEST Animator / Feb 3rd 2017 (USA)

  • Speaker at CTN-Expo 2016 / Nov 18th 2016 (USA)

  • Speaker at Locus Studios / Jun 23rd 2016 (Korea)

  • Speaker at Devsisters Game Studios / Jun 21st 2016 (Korea)

  • Speaker at Riverside Community College / May 5th 2016 (USA)

  • Speaker at California State University, Fullerton / Apr 29th 2016 (USA)

  • Jury member for Film & STARTS at Ars Electronica / Apr 8th - 11th 2016 (Austria)

  • Speaker at SungKyunKwan University / Apr 1st 2016 (Korea)

  • Speaker at SangMyung University / Mar 28th 2016 (Korea)

  • Speaker at Marza Animation Studios / Mar 23rd 2016 (Japan)

  • Masterclass at Ars Electronica / Sep 5th 2015 (Austria)

  • Speaker at SBS Seoul Digital Forum / May 21st 2015 (Korea)

  • Jury member for Film at Ars Electronica / Apr 16th - 19th 2015 (Austria)

  • Speaker at Anima Animation Studios / Mar 31st 2015 (Japan)

  • Kakehashi Project / Mar 18th - 29th 2015 (Japan)

  • Jury member at Message to Man Film Festival / Sep 20th 2014 (Russia)

  • Masterclass at SIGGRAPH, Vancouver / Aug 14th 2014 (Canada)

  • Masterclass at Toronto Animation Festival / Jun 15th 2014 (Canada)

  • Speaker at Animation Collaborative, Emeryville / Apr 4th 2014 (USA)

  • Speaker at Hong-Ik University / Oct 2nd 2013 (Korea)

  • Speaker at Chung-Ang University / Sep 30th 2013 (Korea)

  • Masterclass at Lille Film Festival / Mar 15th 2013 (France)

  • Speaker at Chung-Kang College / Jul 23rd 2012 (Korea)

  • Pixar Masterclass at SICAF / Jul 21st 2012 (Korea)

  • Speaker at Kaywon University / Jul 18th 2012 (Korea)

  • Speaker at Sejong University / Jul 12th 2012 (Korea)

  • Speaker at Chung-Kang College / Nov 9th 2010 (Korea)

  • Speaker at Riverside Community College / Oct 13th 2009 (USA)

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