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Tax-deductible contributions accepted through Fractured Atlas

I am currently raising funds for the next iterations of Object of Her Affection and Model Killer: Giant Crimes & Tiny Cover-UpsIf you’d like to support my work you can make tax-deductible contributions through Fractured Atlas: https://shar.es/1N035T

LA Ovation Awards

On January 29, 2018, I was at the ACE Hotel for LA STAGE Alliance’s Ovation Awards as a finalist for Center Theatre Group’s Sherwood Award along with Hana Kim and Gina YoungThe Sherwood Award for emerging theatre artists is awarded each year to an innovative and adventurous Los Angeles-based theatre artist of promise.

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(In)/Animate Objects triptych, Automata (online auction)

(In)/Animate Objects triptych, 32"x13.16", 2017, Marsian De Lellis
(In)/Animate Objects triptych, 32″x13.16″, limited edition archival print, 2016

From December 10th-20th, “(In)/Animate Objects triptych”a limited edition photograph, is part of an online auction for Automata, a Los Angeles arts organization dedicated to experimental puppet theater, film, and contemporary art practices. The dolls in the photograph were originally part of (In)/Animate Objects, my installation for the 2016 COLA Fellowship exhibition. Continue reading “(In)/Animate Objects triptych, Automata (online auction)”

2018 Sherwood Award Finalists Interview (CTG Blog)

IMG_4221 Gina Young,  Hana Kim, and Marsian De Lellis at Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, 2017, Photo: Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging Sherwood
Gina Young,  Hana Kim, and Marsian De Lellis at Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, 2017, Photo: Ryan Miller / Capture Imaging Sherwood

On December 7th, 2017, Center Theatre Group interviewed Gina Young, Hana Kim, and myself as finalists for the 2018 Sherwood Award about our art/lives in L.A. Read the full story on the Center Theatre Group Blog. Continue reading “2018 Sherwood Award Finalists Interview (CTG Blog)”

Richard E. Sherwood Award Finalists

The 2017 Sherwood Awards Winners
Hana Kim, Marsian De Lellis, Gina Young at Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, California, 2017, Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging

Today, the Center Theatre Group announced three finalists in the Richard E. Sherwood Award, which included Gina Young and Hana Kim, and myself.

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Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun (puppet design)

Julie Brown‘s Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun – The Musical in which I designed a humanette puppet used by Drew Droege opened for another run in Los Angeles at the Cavern Club Theater  October 13th-21st, 2017. Continue reading “Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun (puppet design)”

COLA20 (book launch)

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On August 19th, 2017, there was a book launch for COLA 20featuring DJ Daedalus at Grand Performances in downtown Los AngelesCOLA 20, a hardbound edition, that tells the story of the Los Angeles art scene and the impact of the Department of Cultural Affairs through its 20 year history of the COLA Individual Artist Fellowship Initiative. I was awarded a COLA Fellowship in 2016, which enabled me to create the installation (In)/Animate Objects at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. (In)/Animate Objects explored the excesses of a doll hoarding grandmother and featured 1,261 handmade, distressed rag dolls. Continue reading “COLA20 (book launch)”

Dave Made A Maze (film, puppeteer)

From August 18th-31st, 2017, Dave Made A Maze, an independent film I assisted Christine Papalexis with  puppeteering and fabrication, went into limited release throughout the US and became available on demand after premiering at Slamdance.  In Dave Made a Maze, a frustrated artist must be rescued by his friends from a bloodthirsty Minotaur in a supernatural world of  the cardboard fort he built in his living room. This oddball comedy horror is full of fun, low-tech special effects. Continue reading “Dave Made A Maze (film, puppeteer)”

Model Killer – Model Victims, Waterford, CT (workshop performance)

Model Killer, 2017, Photo: Richard Termine
Model Killer, 2017, Photo: Richard Termine

On June 16th + 17th, I presented an initial scene from Model Killer: Giant Crimes & Tiny Cover-Ups, as an artist-in-residence at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center at the culmination of the National Puppetry Conference. Model Killer is a morbid comedy centered on Vivian Nutt, a disgruntled dollhouse maker turned investigator. Vivian builds dioramas of unsolved murders, only for it to be revealed that she is a serial killer.  In Model Killer, I am creating a universe in which I invite the viewer to reconsider female serial killers, the historically feminine craft of miniatures, and murder as entertainment.

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