Pippi Zornoza

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Pippi Anne Zornoza
Born 1978 (age 38–39)
Alma mater Rhode Island School of Design
Known for Poster artist,
co-founder of the Dirt Palace & Hive Archive
Website Pippi Zornoza official webpage

Pippi Anne Zornoza[1] (born 1978)[2] is an American visual artist, musician, actress and co-founder of the Providence-based artist collective Dirt Palace and Hive Archive.[3]


Zornoza received a BFA in Printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 2001.[4] She is the sister of novelist Andrew Zornoza.[5]

The Dirt Palace, a feminist artist collective, located in Olneyville was co-founded by Zornoza in 2000.[6] It's a cooperative, affordable living space for seven female artists, working in various media.[6]

She starred in the 2005 cult movie Die You Zombie Bastards!, a zombie comedy.[7]

Visual art[edit]

Zornoza's visual art utilizes fabric, textiles and embroidery: her repetitive and intricate designs contain layered and repeating motifs of skulls, swords, birds and various predatory animals, inspired by the aesthetic commonly found associated with metal music.

Her art work has exhibited internationally in Argentina, Columbia and Sweden, and was published in the art-poster anthology book, The Art of Modern Rock.[8]

In 2006 Zornoza was part of Wunderground: Providence, 1995 to the Present, at Rhode Island School of Design Museum featuring Providence poster art from 1995–2005 along other artists such as Brian Chippendale, Xander Marro, Jim Drain, Leif Goldberg, Jungil Hong, Erin Rosenthal and Mat Brinkman.[9]

She was a Rhode Island State Council of the Arts (RISCA) 2007 Design Fellowship Recipient.[1]

In 2008 a Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) sponsored show at P.S.1 featured Zornoza's work alongside then-current Dirt Palace artists.[citation needed]

In 2010, Guggenheim Curator Lauren Hinkson interviewed Zornoza on Contemporary Printmaking at the AS220 galley.[10]


Zornoza is also a percussionist and has played drums for the band Bonedust, which toured the U.S. in 2006; Throne of Blood (2002–03); and Sawzall (2001–02). Her most recent project is a collaboration with musician Chrissy Wolpert co-directing and co-producing a rock opera as Bonedust.[11] She was also in the metal band Vvltvre, playing drums and vocals.[12]


  1. ^ a b "Pippi Zornoza at Julian’s". Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Retrieved 2016-02-05. 
  2. ^ "Objects". RISD Museum. Retrieved 2016-02-05. 
  3. ^ "2007 Individuals". Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Retrieved 2016-02-05. 
  4. ^ "Valentined". Our RISD. Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). 2012-02-09. Retrieved 2016-02-05. 
  5. ^ Bookslut. Blake Butler. Jan 2010. An Interview with Andrew Zornoza
  6. ^ a b "Dirt Palace". New Museum. Retrieved 2016-02-05. 
  7. ^ Emerson, Caleb (2005-02-01), Die You Zombie Bastards!, retrieved 2016-02-05 
  8. ^ Grushkin, Paul; King, David (2004). The Art of Modern Rock. Berkeley, California: Chronicle Books. 
  9. ^ "New This Month in U.S. Museums". artnet Magazine. Retrieved 2016-02-05. 
  10. ^ "Talk with artist Pippi Zornoza". AS220. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  11. ^ Tannenbaum, Judith, and Maya Allison. (2006) Wunderground: Providence,1995 to the Present. Providence, R.I.: Museum of Art, RISD. Print.
  12. ^ "Pippi Zornoza". Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives. Retrieved 2016-02-05. 

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