Lilli Carré

Born 1983
Hometown Los Angeles, CA
Lives and Works Los Angeles, CA

Lilli Carré’s interdisciplinary creative practice employs a wide range of media including animation, drawing, comics, printmaking, and ceramic sculpture. Representations of the malleable animated female body throughout history are a constant source of fascination for Carré. Her recent CG videos and prints focus on bodily limits, mutations and perceived misbehaviors. Her images look at ways in which people interact with and inhabit cartoon bodies that appears to feel no pain or touch, and our relationship to separate, virtual selves. In addition to animation, her drawings and ceramic sculptures explore deformity and caricature, translating cartoon logic from the virtual to the physical world through material disobedience.


Lilli Carré’s solo shows include the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio, Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica di Bologna in Italy, and Western Exhibitions. Her animated films have been shown in festivals throughout the US and abroad, including the Sundance Film Festival, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Animator Festival in Poznań, Poland, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the International Film Festival in Rotterdam. She co-founded the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation in 2010, which is held annually in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. She has several published graphic novels and her work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Best American Comics and Best American Nonrequired Reading. She received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MFA from Northwestern University. Carré is represented by Western Exhibitions in Chicago and she lives and works in Los Angeles.


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