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LILLI CARRÉ | images | artist resume | WX shows: 2014 | 2012

b. 1983, Los Angeles, CA
Lives and works in Chicago

Lilli Carré’s interdisciplinary creative practice employs a wide range of media including animation, drawing, comics, printmaking, and ceramic sculpture as she investigates the body through the physical, virtual, and mental. Representations of the “cartoon body” are a constant source of fascination for Carré: “I am really interested in this idea of the cartoon body…and its relationship to the separate, virtual self. Most fascinating is the cartoon body’s malleability, its ability to push easily and catastrophically beyond the physical limitations of our own mortal vessels.” Her recent Maya-rendered video, Jill, explores this idea in-depth, focusing on the limits and mutation of the cartoon body. In addition to the animation, her drawings and ceramic sculptures explore deformity and caricature, bringing the cartoonish logic and material disobedience from the virtual to the physical world.

Lilli Carré’s work has been included in shows at the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin, the Museum of Cartoon Art in San Francisco, and the DePaul University Art Museum in Chicago and she’s had solo shows at at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 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 Poznan´, Poland, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the International Film Festival in Rotterdam. She co-founded the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation with Alexander Stewart in 2010, which is held annually in Chicago. Her most recent collection of comics, Heads or Tails, saw its second printing from Fantagraphics Books in January 2015. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solution Drawing (no. 1)
2014
maze: pencil on paper
solution: colored pencil on paper
14 x 16 1/2 inches, each drawing
18 1⁄2 x 20 1⁄2 inches, each frame

 
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