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Artist's Statement

My current work, I Promise to Look Directly At You, is an ongoing, multi-disciplinary exploration of my path through trauma to wellness found in non-ordinary healing environments. Tender and often haunting self-portraiture and animation seek to open lines of dialogue with my past and future selves, creating a theatre for deep healing.

Lisette Murphy is a second generation artist and advanced-stage cancer survivor living and working in Northern California. In addition to creating personal works of art, she has worked as a professional set designer specializing in immersive environments & taught animation, video and experimental theatre to youth & adults on both coasts since the year 2000.

In 2008 she received the esteemed Princess Grace Awards Honorarium for Film resulting in her third independent animation focusing on women, cycles and freedom- core themes she continues to explore and expand in traditional, digital and time-based media.

She has screened at the South Beach International Animation Festival, the Boston Underground Film Festival, the Women Action Media Film Festival, the 48 Hour Film Festival, the Berlin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and the North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival along with several screenings with her alma mater.

Lisette holds a BFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA in Film & Animation.