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Angie Pickman is a nationally recognized cut paper artist that combines the art of traditional paper cutting with collage to create intricately detailed works of art and animations. She received her master’s degree in 2004 from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, which is where she first learned of the art of silhouette animation artist Lotte Reiniger (1899 – 1981). Her love of nature and the tranquility of the rural terrain, as well as Reiniger’s style and technique, inspired Pickman to set off on the artistic path that she continues today. She exhibits at galleries and art fairs nationally, does illustration, animation and design work, conducts public presentations on her art, and teaches various art classes and workshops. Her work has been featured in Midwest Living and Martha Stewart Living magazines, and her animation work was featured in Daughters of the Forest, a PBS documentary, in the summer of 2016.
Angie Pickman exhibits her framed hand cut paper collages, and can also exhibit her cut paper animations with appropriate equipment, and is able to give artist talks, demonstrations, and lead instructional paper craft activities to every age level.
Angie Pickman can create public art using her silhouette art that can be used in windows, in front of light boxes, etc. She can also create silhouette art that can be laser/ water jet cut into metal for permanent public installation.
Angie Pickman can provide historical information about silhouette animation, shadow puppetry, and the art of paper cutting from its origins in China to its spread across the globe. She can talk about the business of being a full-time artist, how she became an artist, and how she came to love cutting paper. She can provide demonstrations of paper cutting with an x-acto knife, as well as demonstrations of creating and animating shadow puppets. She can also lead activities involving creating cut paper works (using scissors and/ or x-acto knives), cut paper shadow puppets, and simple stop-motion silhouette animations.