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Biography

Utilizing his background in animation and performance, Joel Frenzer has developed a body of work that encompasses independent short films, puppetry, character voice acting, novelty song writing, looped animated vignettes, mural design, and comedy podcasting. His work has been featured in international festivals (South By Southwest, Ottawa Int. Animation Fest, Annecy Animation Fest.) galleries (ICA, Beaux-art de Paris, Bakalar, Entwine.), television, and online events. Through his podcast, the Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum, Joel has performed and recorded, with co-host Alan Foreman, at venues in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Providence, and Ottawa ON, Canada. Since graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2000, he has taught and assisted classes at Harvard University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and is in his 12th year as a full-time animation instructor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He is currently working on a new animated web series about comedy and self portraits.