Welcome to Purple Riot Studio, the film and animation production house of award-winning experimental animator Kelly Gallagher. Kelly has been producing original and colorful handcrafted films and animations for over a decade that explore overlooked histories and movements of resistance and perseverance. She also creates commissioned animations for film, commercial, and music video clients ranging from Netflix, PBS, Planned Parenthood, Oscilloscope Laboratories, Mailchimp, The Coup, and beyond.
Kelly also works as an Assistant Professor of Film at Syracuse University. Her animations and films have screened internationally at venues including: Museum of Modern Art, The National Gallery of Art, Sundance Film Festival, the Smithsonian Institution, Anthology Film Archives, SXSW, and International Film Festival Rotterdam. She’s presented solo programs of her work at institutions including: SFMOMA, Close-Up Cinema London, SF Cinematheque, and Wexner Center for the Arts among others. Kelly enthusiastically organizes and facilitates inclusive film workshops, camps, and masterclasses for communities and groups of all ages.