Deepti Menon

I am an animator and actor living in NYC. Growing up, I always felt the most inspired when I was doing something creative — painting, sculpture, theater, etc! This led me to pursue the visual arts in higher education, and I graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Film/Animation/Video. At art school, I was very overwhelmed by how talented all my peers were. I started to learn what my strengths were and how to make my weaknesses work for me.

What I loved most about being in such a creative environment was the immense amount of support I received and how much I constantly learned about art and life from my peers and advisers. The best thing I got from art school was the community. I’m thrilled to be a part of Art Prof and this growing community of supportive, creative, and diverse artists!

Artist Statement

I have always been fascinated by the possibility of alien life. Often thinking about conspiracy theories and interplanetary warfare, I am drawn to themes of fear and anxiety, usually finding inspiration from my own set of fears.

My work is often colorful, character driven, and light hearted. I primarily work with 2D and stop motion animation. However, I also love to experiment with clay, create illustrated self-portraits, and explore new media.

Filmmaker & Animator

Super Power

Crayon, Colored Pencil, Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, Procreate, Polymer Clay, Graphite, Ink

Favorite artists

Egon Schiele, Amanda Bonaiuto, Genieve Figgis, RUFFMERCY, Anna Park, Sally Cruikshank

Video Profile

Art Prof Clara Lieu interviews Teaching Artist Deepti Menon about her artistic development as a child to her time as an undergraduate student at the Rhode Island School of Design where she studied animation. Currently Deepti is a freelance animator, producing music videos.

Video Short

Meet experimental animator Deepti Menon, whose animations take inspiration from alien life & conspiracy theories. Deepti uses both digital and traditional drawing techniques to create animated shorts, music videos, and more.

Studio Playlist