Hsiang Chin Moe is an artist and educator with 10 years of experience in higher-education, production, technology and management. As Director of Operations at the School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Arts department, she oversees the academic operations, including curriculum development, recruitment of staff, faculty, visiting artists, guest lecturers and students. She also teaches and guest lectures in a number of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as acting as an advisor on MFA thesis projects. She even expands her responsibilities leading the global industry outreach to raise the department and college’s profiles by working closely with leading animation and VFX companies’ executives and recruiters.
Hsiang is an active member of the global animation community. She organizes and moderates an annual talent panel at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival where she works with animation executives, recruiters and artists to foster young talents all over the world. In addition to making her own documentary, short and animated films, Hsiang also regularly represents the college as a panelist, presenter and organizer at major international conferences and festivals, including FMX Conference, VIEW Conference, SIGGRAPH, Ottawa Animation Festival, New York Comic Con and New York Foundation of the Arts. She acted as Associate Director of the New York Digital Salon, working to create international dialogue and partnerships to celebrate digital animation, video, games, and interactive installations. She now serves as Co-Lead of the New York City chapter of the Women in Animation organization where she oversees the leadership teams within the chapter that consists of more than 500 members, both professional and students. She works along with the industry’s leading artists, filmmakers, recruiters and many local and international organizations to create an equal and supportive platform for everyone in the creative industry. She has exhibited, performed, presented, lectured and participated in panels in the United States and abroad, including France, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand and US.