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Abby Cali is an animation director and illustrator based in Cambridge, MA. She works primarily in digital 2D frame by frame animation with needle-felted stop motion, and is known for her internationally award-winning stop motion short film Nonna. Her work has been shown in national and international film festivals and galleries, and she is a recipient of the 2019 S.P.A.C.E. minicomics award. 

Abby received her Masters of Fine Arts degree in Illustration Practice from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. Prior to that she worked as an artist and educator in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Abby loves creating with colorful wool, eating freshly filled cannoli, and cuddling with her two very silly cats

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First Look, Somerville Museum / Somerville, MA / 2023
Making Moves, Gallery 263 / Cambridge, MA / 2022
Image Harvest Online Show / 2020

Image Harvest, Fox Gallery / Baltimore, MD / 2019

Midnight Creepers, Gordon Square ART SPACE / Cleveland, OH / 2018

4U, Zygote Press / Cleveland, OH / 2017


Spontaneously Combustible Games / Cleveland Botanical Gardens / Tabletop Board Game Café

Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra / Writers in Baltimore Schools

The Refugee Response / Queen Mab / Tight Lipped Podcast

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