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Gina Marie Napolitan is an experimental filmmaker, multimedia artist, and arts educator originally from Brockton, Massachusetts, now residing in Los Angeles. Her films have screened at Anthology Film Archive in New York City, LA FilmForum, Antimatter Film Festival, Black Maria, and numerous other venues in the United States and abroad. She has received grants through the Princess Grace Foundation, Eastman-Kodak, and Mike Kelley Foundation, and has been awarded artist residencies at Echo Park Film Center, Automata Los Angeles, Vermont Studio Center, and La Macina di San Cresci in Tuscany, Italy.

Gina frequently works as a puppeteer and video designer on experimental theater productions at REDCAT and Automata. Her drawings, paintings, and collages have shown in multiple galleries and several of her works have been published in the Los Angeles Review of Books print quarterly. She received her BFA in Film/Video from Massachusetts College of Art and her MFA in Experimental Animation from the California Institute of the Arts. Gina is currently a professor in the College of the Arts at Cal State Long Beach, where she teaches traditional and experimental animation techniques. She is also a volunteer teacher and screening coordinator with EPFC Collective and Long Beach Community Media Arts.

Contact: gina.napolitan [at]

Upcoming Projects:

Frequent Collaborators:

Beaux Mingus

Moira MacDonald

Recent Screenings and Shows

Automata Artist Residency & Screening
Los Angeles, CA, May 2021

Eye Myth Film Festival
Toronto, ON, Canada, June 2019

Dissolving Sights II
Automata, Los Angeles, CA, June 2019

New Works Salon XLVI
Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA, September 2018

Encuentro laboratorio fílmicos: Hazlo tú mismo
Estudio Churobusco/Cineteca Nacional México, Mexico City, September 2018

FIRE, FLOOD and FREEWAY: Film on the Road from Los Angeles
Touring program of works from Echo Park Film Center, curated by Gina Napolitan, Cosmo Segurson, and Beaux Mingus
Various cities on the West Coast, August 2018 (More info)

Acid Free, Blum + Poe Gallery
Culver City, CA, May 2018

Curated Screening Series by Alan Nakagawa,
Visitor Welcome Center, Los Angeles, CA, January 2018

Dissolving Sights + Peephole Cinema (Ongoing installation)
Automata, Los Angeles, CA, February 2018 (More info)

World Without End: Expanded Cinema
The Basic Premise, Ojai, CA, January 2018

Imaginary Real (Group Exhibit)
Automata, Los Angeles, CA, August 2017

A Day in the Sun (Group Exhibit)
Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA, February 2017

UNEXPOSED Microcinema
Durham, NC, October 2016

BLAM Projects, Ephemeral LA
Los Angeles, CA, August 2016

La Femmes Underground Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA, August 2016

Gothenburg, Sweden,  June 2016

Hinterlands (Solo Screening/Multimedia Installation)
Automata, Los Angeles, CA, November 2015

GAZE Film Series, Artists’ Television Access
San Francisco, CA, October 2015

Festival Internacional de la Fotografía Tijuana
Tijuana, Mexico, October 2015

Anatomy Lesson
Collaborative multimedia performance (co-created with Moira MacDonald)
REDCAT Studio, Los Angeles, June 2015

The Early Museum (Gallery Installation)
Automata, Los Angeles, CA, August 2014

LACMA9 Art + Film Lab, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles, CA, July 2014

Haverhill Experimental Film Festival
Haverhill, MA, May 2014

Millennium Film Workshop
Brooklyn, NY, May 2014

Northwest Animation Festival
Portland, OR, May 2014

Films by the Black Triangle, Oil Town Cinematheque
Bakersfield, CA, April 2014

LA AIR: Gina Napolitan and Beaux Mingus
Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA October 2013

Films by Gina Napolitan and Alexis Gideon
Automata, Los Angeles, CA, October 2013

Noble Gases: EFF Portland Director’s Picks, Artists’ Television Access
San Francisco, August 2013

Winnipeg Underground Film Festival
Winnipeg, Canada, August 2013

Haverhill Experimental Film Festival
Haverhill, MA, June 2013

Somerville Open Cinema
Somerville, MA, May 2013

Experimental Film Festival Portland
Portland, OR, May, 2013

Big Muddy Film Festival
Carbondale, IL, February 2013

Black Maria Film and Video Festival
Jersey City, NJ, February 2013 – Special Jury Citation Award

Ambivalence of Time, Banja Luka Animated Film Festival
Bosnia, October 2012

Antimatter Film Festival, Deluge Contemporary Art
Victoria, BC, Canada, October 2012

animateCologne/Cologne New Media Festival
Cologne, Germany, September 2012

CalArts Experimental Animation Showcase
REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA, May 2012

Kuandu International Animation Festival
Tapei, Taiwan, October 2011

Triumph of the Wild: New Experimental Animation
LA FilmForum, Los Angeles, CA, May 2011

New Experimental Animation
Anthology Film Archive, New York, NY, December 2010

Contemporary Experimental Animation
Anthology Film Archive, New York, NY, July 2010

Illustrated Oddities, Boston Underground Film Festival
Boston, MA, April 2009