Photo by Ruthie Prasil
Luca Dipierro is an animator and illustrator born in Italy and living in the US. His cut-out animations, filmed in stop motion with marionettes made out of paper and old book cloth, have been called “a perfect balance between creepy and charming” (The Huffington Post) and “sad and beautiful” (L Magazine). His work has been shown in theaters, galleries, and film festivals in the USA and Europe, and appears regularly on book and record covers. In 2014, Dipierro started touring with the show Paper Circus, a screening of his animations with a live soundtrack that he performs together with the band Father Murphy. Dipierro is the author of the art zine Das Ding, published by The Walk; the illustrated novel in cards A Wooden Leg (The Walk, 2014); the collection of short prose Biscotti Neri (Madcap, 2011); and numerous art booklets. He is currently working on his first animated feature, The Cadence.
He lives in Portland, OR with his partner, writer Leni Zumas, and their son, Nicholas.