Alisa Lapidus is a multimedia artist with a practice ranging from video and animation, to painting, and illustration.  Her video designs have been featured in numerous productions at the Los Angeles Opera, and her ongoing interest in interdisciplinary collaboration has led to commissions for video and multimedia works for the Dana Point Symphony, LA Grand Ensemble, UCLA, Angeleno Magazine Food Festival, and the Park Avenue Armory for the 7th Annual Star Chefs 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, Melbourne International, 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 to name a few, have all published feature stories about the work of Chayka Sofia. 

Born in Nizhni Novgorod, Russia, Alisa immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of 7.  She received her BFA in Experimental Animation from the California Institute of the Arts.  Alisa now happily resides in Los Angeles where, along with her husband, she is raising two cats and a baby boy.