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The Lagoon

2008, Lilli Carré

Lilli Carré (born 1983) is a contemporary artist, filmmaker, and cartoonist from Los Angeles. She now lives and works in Chicago.

Carré was born and grew up in Los Angeles. Her mother is a graphic designer and her father, who died when Carré was a teenager, was a designer and forensic animator. She has said that a "major activity throughout my childhood was when my parents would roll out a big sheet of butcher paper on the apartment floor, and my sister and I would amuse ourselves quietly for hours by drawing images and stories all over it". Carré transferred to an arts high school in her senior year and then left Los Angeles, initially to study sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and become a sound artist, but she became interested in creative writing, film, and printmaking. While studying she also worked in the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection. As part of her creative writing classes she read various short story writers and cites Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortázar as having inspired her very much. She received her BFA from SAIC in 2006 and settled in Chicago where she currently lives and works. Carré worked part-time at the Facets Multi-Media film library for several years, an experience she has said influenced her filmmaking.

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