Alisa Lapidus is a multimedia artist with a focus on video, animation, painting, and illustration. She received her BFA in Experimental Animation from the California Institute of the Arts.
Alisa's projection designs have been featured in many productions at the Los Angeles Opera, and her ongoing interest in interdisciplinary collaboration has led to commissions for video and multimedia works from a diverse array of organizations including the Dana Point Symphony, LA Grand Ensemble, UCLA, as well as a multi-media installation for the Angeleno Magazine Food Festival, and an installation at the Park Avenue Armory for the 7th Annual StarChefs event.
In 2010, Alisa co-founded Chayka Sofia Studio, a creative multi-platform studio whose award-winning short films have appeared in film festivals around the world, including Telluride Film Festival, AFI Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, and the Seattle International Film Festival where her film Zergüt received the award for Best Animated Short in 2011. The New York Times, LA Weekly, Nowness, Huffington Post and Essen Taste Magazine have all published features about Alisa's film work.
Born in Nizhni Novgorod, Russia, Alisa immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of 7. She has been happily residing in the Los Angeles area ever since.