Nina Paley Bio

(Cartoonist, Animator)

Relationship Statistics of Nina Paley

What is Nina Paley marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Single
Is Nina Paley having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Nina Paley lesbian ?: No

More about the relationship

Nina is currently single. Her relationship status has not been out in public. She identifies herself as a radical feminist. Paley is openly childfree: a position she actively encourages others to adopt. And also, she makes ‘quilts’ some of which she has featured on her official blog.

Who is Nina Paley?

Nina Paley is an American cartoonist, animator, and free culture activist. She directed the animated feature film Sita Sings the Blues. She was the artist and often the writer of comic strips Nina’s Adventures and Fluff, but most of her recent work has been in animation.

Nina Paley’s Early life, Childhood, & Education

Nina Paley was born on May 3, 1968, in Urbana, Illinois, the U.S. Her family was Jewish. Her father, Hiram Paley was a mathematics professor at the University of Illinois and was mayor of Urbana, where they resided, for a term in the early 1970s. Her mother’s name is Jean Paley.

Nina Paley attended local elementary and high schools, illustrating a History of the North Pole comic in collaboration with University High School history teacher Chris Butler, and attended the University of Illinois, studying art for two years.

Nina Paley’s Career, Salary, Net Worth

Nina Paley’s first animation was made when she was 13, it was recorded on Super-8 reels. Her first animation as an adult was the story Follow your Bliss. Her second clay animation, I Heart My Cat, was shot on a Krasnogorsk Camera. These two, along with Cancer, were found on VHS with the description “NINA PALEY DEMO REEL 1998”. In 2012, Paley decided to publish them under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Nina’s Adventures and other work; In 1988, Nina Paley moved to Santa Cruz, California, and began to write and draw the strip Nina’s Adventures. In 1991, she moved to San Francisco. In 1995, she began to draw the more mainstream Fluff, a comic strip about a cat, which enjoyed a modest success in syndication. In 1998, she also began to experiment with animation.

In 1999, Nina Paley made the world’s first cameraless IMAX film, Panorama, a short Modernist film which was shown widely at major film festivals in 35 mm form during 2000 and 2001. In 70 mm form, it also ran for about a year as a short feature at Berlin Cinestar and has been shown at IMAX theaters elsewhere. In 2001, she produced Fetch!, a humorous short cartoon feature based on a variety of optical illusions,  which has enjoyed popularity ever since. Beginning in 2002, Paley embarked her work on the controversial subject of population growth.

The most notable entry she produced on this subject was The Stork, in which the natural environment is bombed to destruction by storks dropping bundled babies. The film is a compact expression of the conflict between increasing human population and the ecosystem in which it must live. The 3 ½ minute film was a considerable success at festivals and resulted in an invitation to Sundance During this period of this Paley also contributed several comic strips for Voluntary Human Extinction Movement of which she is a member and occasional spokesperson for. Her work for the group still remains on their official website.

Early in 2010, Nina Paley started drawing a new three-panel comic strip called Mimi & Eunice. She is distributing it on the web using a copyleft license. In 2013, Paley created an animation on Vimeo depicting the Middle East conflicts over history; it was named a Staff Pick. Between projects, Paley has worked as a freelance director at Duck Studios in Los Angeles.

Sita and recent work; In 2002, Paley moved to Trivandrum, India, where her husband had taken a job. While she was visiting New York City on business concerning her third comic strip, The Hots, her husband terminated their marriage. Unable to return Trivandrum or San Francisco, she moved to Brooklyn, New York. Her personal crisis caused her to see more deeply into the Ramayana, the Indian epic, which she had encountered in India, and motivated her to produce a short animation which combines an episode from the Ramayana with a torch song recorded by Annette Hanshaw, “Mean To Me”.

Since then Nina Paley had added episodes and other material to her work, which is now called Sita Sings the Blues, thus expanding it into the feature-length treatment of the Ramayana focused on Rama’s wife, Sita, using a variety of animation styles and techniques. Many of the episodes have appeared in recent animation festivals. The finished work premiered at the Berlin Internation Film Festival on February 11, 2008.

Nina Paley has taught in the Design and Technology section of Parsons, part of the New School. In 2012, she began work on a project called “Seder-Masochism”, an unorthodox animated film of The Exodus, narrated by recordings of Passover Seders. Phase I was an experiment with recordings, the funding for it was gathered via Kickstarter service. The real movie will be produced in Phase II.

Free culture activism, Because of obstacles in clearing the rights to Hanshaw’s recordings for the Sita Sings the Blues, Nina Paley took an active part in the free culture movement. Since 2009, she is an artist-in-residence at QuestionCopyright.org non-profit organization, which includes running the projects “Minute Memes” and the “Sita Distribution Project”. “Minute Memes” is a series of short (“one minute) video “memes” about copyright restrictions and artistic freedom made by Paley. She wrote and performed the song “Copying Isn’t Theft” meant to be freely remixed by other people, which she also made the animated clip to as the Minute Meme #1.

Next animations in this series are “All Creative Work Is Derivative”, EFF Tribute and “Credit is Due: The Attribution Song”. She also made an Illustrated Guide to the idea of free content (“Understanding Free Content”). In 2010, she started new comic strip Mimi & Eunice, highlighting intellectual property problems and paradoxes.

Nina Paley plans to publish much of her work, including “Nina’s Adventures”, and all original work in Sita Sings The Blues, Under a copyleft license. The website for Sita Sings the Blues include a wiki where its fans contributed translated subtitles for the DVD of the film. On January 18, 2013, Nina posted on her blog that the copyright license for Sita Sings The Blues was switched from CC-BY-SA to CC-0, thus placing the work into the work into the public domain.

In 2012, Nina Paley was a special guest on international conference CopyCamp in Warsaw. She won Public Knowledge organization’s IP3 award in 2010 “for her work in intellectual property”.

There has been no information about her Salary as well as about her Net Worth.

Nina Paley’s Rumor and Controversy

Nina Paley is very inactive in public as it comes to her personal life, and till now there has been no any rumors as well as controversies over her.

Nina Paley’s Body Measurements

Nina Paley’s body measurements haven’t been public yet, Though, as we can she in her pictures that she looks healthy and young compare to her age. She has brown hair color and hazel eye color.

Social Media Profile

She is active on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. She has around 9510 followers on Facebook and she has more than 6158 followers on Twitter.

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