Sunny Allis (they/them) is a non-binary multidisciplinary artist. Many of their projects focus on community and connection through different forms of play and storytelling. Sunny studied directing and design for theater at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Their animations have won awards internationally, including at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Madrid Experimental Film Festival, and the Linoleum Festival in Moscow.
Sunny received their MFA from California Institute of the Arts in Integrated Media. At Occidental College, the City of Santa Monica, and Kidspace Children’s Museum, among other organizations, they have created several interactive public art installations that take people through imaginary worlds and interactive environments.
Sunny has worked for many years as an educator in schools and with communities of all backgrounds. They teach classes in sculptural storytelling, world building, musical performance, recycled art assemblage, puppetry, and public art. They are passionate about engaging people’s voices and visions, so they feel empowered as change-makers, transforming themselves and the world around them.
Sunny released a gender-inclusive, bilingual children’s book called Hooray, What A Day!/¡Viva, Qué Día!, as well as a dance remix album of lesbian anthems from the 90s called LEZ DANCE. They are currently developing a multimedia queer kid’s show.