I am Alice Saey, a graphic artist and animation director. I draw with Indian ink, often in Paris, mostly in Rotterdam. My work focusses on poetic and graphic forms of narration, in the fields of design and film.

Since I graduated from a graphic design Masters in HEAR (Strasbourg, FR), I animated naked ladies, dancing geese and singing volcanos in music videos She’s Young (Shaking Godspeed), Happy (Mark Lotterman) and Careful (Jo Goes Hunting), amongst other original work for various clients including Arte, Centre Pompidou, Socialter.

Recently, I completed my animated short film Flatastic, written by Léa Perret and produced by Miyu, Keplerfilm and Spotted Bird, set to have its world première at IFFR Festival Rotterdam in the Tiger Short Competition. I will also be drawing murals for the new metro station La Courneuve - Six Routes, which will be inaugurated in 2026, as a part of the Grand Paris Express project.

In the summer of 2023, I co-founded animation collective TINSEL with my studio mates Wiep Teeuwisse and Nienke Deutz. More info coming soon...

I am available for commissions as an animation director / illustrator. If you want to say hi, drop me a line ︎ !

I am happy to share a studio at the Batavierhuis with the talented Nienke Deutz, Wiep Teeuwisse and Iona Daniel.
Centre Pompidou/Studio 13/16, Arte-INA/Darjeeling Productions, Kiblind/Socialter, Revue Reliefs, de Volkskrant, La Machine du Moulin Rouge/Festival Cinéma sur le toit, Green Room/Harmonia Mundi, Anibar Animation Festival, NEF Animation, Team Thursday (Mondriaan Fonds, Dans Ateliers, Cracking the Frame), Éditions du Cherche-Midi, Éditions Retz, Parti Pris (Chanel), Iona&Rineke (Orkater), Kazak Productions, Xavier Lavergne Ateliers, Miyu Distribution, Mark Lotterman, Jo Goes Hunting/De Nieuwe Oost, Compagnie M42, Vers Beton, Theater Rotterdam, Sève Films, L’Aorte, Groupe Chiendent, Shaking Godspeed (Suburban Records), Crying Boys Cafe (Excelsior Recordings)

Represented by Galerie Miyu for original drawings and installations

↓DOMESTIKA course↓
Creating Animated Patterns from Ink Sketches

Prints for sale on Kiblind Store

de VolkskrantRegards de La CourneuveLe Polyester / HoekhuisSEE NLIt’s Nice ThatIt’s Nice That / KiblindCreative review / SEE NLCreative ReviewStash / Étapes / France Culture / Blink Blank / BOOOOOOM / Cartoon Brew

Jury Prize for a Commissioned Animation - Annecy Animation Festival (FR) 2018
Best Commissioned Animation - Ottawa International Animation Festival (CA) 2017 + 2020
Best Animated Music Video - KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival (NL) 2017
Best Music Video - CutOut Fest (MX) 2017,
Best Artist (video installation competition) - Multivision (RU) 2017 
Award for Creativity and Artistic Expression, Banjaluka International Animation Festival (BO) 2017 
Prix de la bourse Art Brutal (FR) 2017, HAFFTube Prize 2015 (NL)
Prix Arte Creative - Festival.mov (FR) 2015 Pflimlin Prize for Best Master’s Thesis - Ville de Strasbourg (FR) 2014

2024: Le Grand Paris en mouvement! Cité de l’Architecture, Paris (FR)
2023: Drawing Now Art Fair with Galerie Miyu, Carreau du Temple, Paris (FR)
2020-2021: Ciclic Animation - production residency (FR)
2019: Abbaye de Fontevraud - writing residency (FR)
2019: Roberto Catani et Alice Saey, - exhibition, Institut Français, Zagreb (HR)
2018 : “Out of Frame, Out of Order, Out of Frame, Out of Paper”, group exhibition, Worm Ubik, Rotterdam (NL) 
2018: Nature Surnaturelle, group exhibition, Viborg (VK)
2017: Open Workshop (DK) - development residency
2017 : “Holland”, groupo exhibition, TENT Rotterdam (NL)
2015 : Régionale 15 “On the move”, group exhibition, Galerie La Chaufferie, Strasbourg (FR)

HEAR Strasbourg (FR), Gerrit Rietveld academie (NL), Merz Akademie (DEU), Codarts Rotterdam (NL), Forum des Images (FR), Ransgit University (THA), Thai Creative and Design Center (THA)

Go Short 2024 (NL), Anibar 2023 (Kosovo), World of Animated Film Varna 2023 (BG), Beyond Animation Festival 2022 (THA), LINOLEUM Contemporary Animation & Media Art Festival 2021 (UKR), Supertoon International Animation Festival 2019 (HR)