Jeanette, “Taka,” (she/her) is a Japanese-Filipino animator and filmmaker based in Oakland, Ohlone land, and Los Angeles, Tongva land.

Bearing stylistic influence from ukiyo-e, her work divulges in bold black linework and spirited character ensembles. Holistically, her engagement with community organizing has shaped a gentle yet firm hand– at once playful, melancholy, and resolute.

She received her BFA in Experimental Animation from CalArts.

jeanettefantone@gmail.com

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HONORS

Princess Grace Award Winner, Steven Hillenburg Animation Honor, 2022
Princess Grace Foundation / New York, NY, USA

Jules Engel Student Scholarship, 2021-2022
California Institute of the Arts / Valencia, CA, USA

Official Selection, Official Student Competition, “Duet,” 2019
Ottawa International Animation Film Festival / Ottawa, ON, Canada

Official Selection, “Duet,” 2019
San Diego Underground Film Festival / San Diego, CA, USA

Eichholz Foundation Arts Scholarship, 2018
Amanda & Jim McIntyre Art Scholarship, 2018
Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara / Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Herb Alpert Scholarship, 2017
California State Summer School of the Arts / Valencia, CA, USA

ARTIST TALK

Artist Workshop, 2023
Quickdraw Animation Society / Calgary, AB, Canada / Virtual

Artist Workshop, 2022
Artist Skillshare, 2021
AfterHours Animation Community / Virtual

Artist Spotlight, 2021
Boiled Over Podcast

Visiting Artist, 2021
Parsons, The New School / New York, NY, USA

GALLERY

Solo Installation and Performance, “Mirror to Mirror,” 2022
California Institute of the Arts / Valencia, CA, USA