Joanna Priestley has produced and directed 27 award winning, animated films that explore abstraction, relationships, plants, magic and prison. Bill Plympton calls her "The queen of independent animation."
Priestley has had retrospectives of her work at REDCAT (Los Angeles), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Center for Contemporary Art (Warsaw, Poland), Stuttgart Animation Festival (Stuttgart, Germany), American Cinematheque (Los Angeles, CA), Northwest Film Center/Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR) and the High Museum (Atlanta, GA). Programs of her films have been shown on PBS and BBC2. She is also a medicinal herbalist who loves walking in the woods.