Eve Barden

Eve Barden was born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation where she attended State Linguistic University pursuing a degree in Translation and Interpreting in English, German and Russian. 

She received BFA in Communication Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University with core curriculum in illustration techniques, concept design development, sequential imaging, and animation, with additional credit hours in history of film and animation; and her MFA from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts focusing on video installation.

Following her graduation, Eve has taught art, film and animation, participated in various group exhibitions, and has served as an editorial board member at The Northern Virginia Review, a literary and visual arts journal.

Eve actively maintains a robust studio practice with an emphasis on narrative-based video installation, projection mapping, and experimental animation.

Currently, Eve is pursuing a doctoral degree in Film and Media studies at University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on Eastern European animators and avant-garde filmmakers.

Education & Training

  • MFA Studio Art, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (2017)
  • BFA Communication Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (2014)
  • Translation: Practice and Theory in English, German, Russian, Linguistic University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (2005)

Courses Taught

Russian Film: Eisenstein and Co.

Research Interests

  • Eastern European avant-garde filmmaking: animation, documentary, experimental film
  • Proto-cinematic optical devices
  • Apparatus theory
  • Sound studies