Masha Vasilkovsky is an experimental animation artist and filmmaker that shares socio centric philosophy in her work. Born and raised in Moscow, Russia, from early age Masha went through a rigorous academic art education that laid a strong foundation for the artist's journey. Film studies followed the immigration to the USA, where Masha learned under mentorship of great masters, such as Jules Engel and Cornelius Cole the III. Vasilkovsky is known for her animation in a wide number of award winning feature, documentary, and animated film productions. The artist is a dedicated educator. Using her unique methods of teaching based on the notion, that everyone has a divine origin, Masha works with college level students to illuminate their individual artistic brilliance. See more about the artist.
Ruah Edelstein is a fine artist, animation artist, and a film director best known for her films and work with Lumen Animae, an amity of creative partnerships that Ruah co-founded with the filmmaker Masha Vasilkovsky in 2012. Born and raised in Klaipeda, Lithuania, Edelstein received an education in fine arts in her home town and proceeded with further studies in cinematic arts in Europe and USA. Edelstein’s work is featured in a form of film, painting, graphics, and site-specific installations. The artist describes the main theme of her work as an observation of the human soul's destiny, the journey of it, and appeal to kindness as an eternal value. Prior to her career in the cinematic arts, Edelstein was a theater actor and directed stage productions for a touring theater. Edelstein is a faculty member at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), where the artist teaches film production in the Department of Character Animation.