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Biography

Gina Marie Napolitan is an experimental filmmaker, multimedia artist, and arts educator originally from Brockton, Massachusetts, now residing in Los Angeles. Her animated films have screened at the Boston Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archive in New York City, LA FilmForum, Antimatter Film Festival, Black Maria, animateCologne, and numerous other venues in the United States and abroad. In 2011, she was a recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation Award, and in 2013 she was awarded artist residencies at Echo Park Film Center in Los Angeles and La Macina di San Cresci in Tuscany, Italy. Gina has also worked as a puppeteer and video designer on several experimental theater productions at REDCAT and Automata. Her drawings, paintings, and collages have shown in multiple galleries and several of her works were published in the Los Angeles Review of Books print quarterly in 2014. 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.

Recent Screenings and Shows

Peephole Cinema (Ongoing installation)
Automata, Los Angeles, CA, August 2017

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

Konstepidemin
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’ Access Television
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