Tess Martin is an independent animator who works with back-lit paper cut-outs, ink, paint and sand. She is the recipient of numerous grants in support of her films, including The Whale Story, animated on a 16 foot high wall in a public park, Hula Hoop, a loopy sand piece, and A Walk in the Woods, a one minute short told with natural materials. Her most recent film is They Look Right Through You, a marker-on-glass animation about human-pet relationships. Her films have displayed at galleries as well as festivals worldwide.
She is a member of SEAT, Seattle Experimental Animation Team, a collective of independent animators, and has curated a program of SEAT films titled Inter-Action, which screened in Seattle, Portland, New York City and toured Europe in October 2011. Tess received her BA of Fine Art from the University of Brighton in the UK and spent the majority of her life overseas before settling in Seattle in 2008.