Lorelei Pepi is an internationally award-winning independent animation artist, whose work ranges from the highly experimental film, “Grace,” to the narrative form cartoon, “Happy & Gay.” Her studio explorations engage with animation as an interdisciplinary studio art, posing the form and function of animation as a plastic form, becoming “the cinematic object” and spatial narrative. Her background in sculpture, theater, puppetry all add to the sensibilities which infuse her work.
She has been recognized with numerous grants, including the LEF Moving Image Fund, Harvard Film Study Center Production Grant & Fellowship, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship and a MacDowell Fellowship. She received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Illustration, and her MFA from California Institute of the Arts in Experimental Animation.
She is currently working on the production "Happy & Gay" and LED strobe animation devices, as well as teaching animation at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Rhode Island School of Design, and has also taught at the Rochester Institute of Technology, California State Summer School for the Arts, and Harvard University.