Sijia Luo (羅絲佳)was born in China and currently resides in Japan. She is a time-based artist, animation director, and filmmaker. And sometimes she makes music and sound design for her own and other short films. She graduated from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in China in 2015. In 2020, she received master's degree from the Department of Animation at Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School of Film and New Media. By getting inspiration from other art forms, she develops her films through experiments and seeks liberation from visual language. She occasionally enjoys making music for her own films.
Luo debuted in animation filmmaking complete with sound at age 10 employing MS Paint and Windows Movie Maker. She later encountered her greatest influence -- the filmmaker Norman McLaren -- which directed her to pursue animation at a university. Her experiment in animation style ranges from collage, 2D, 3D, mix with live action, to stop-motion. These endeavors have led her to seek liberation from stereotypical visual language to expression through animated movement, scene structures and music.
Her graduation film “So Red and A Little Blue” (2015) and her master's first-year project "Time Autobahn" has been screened at film festivals around the world including Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Melbourne International Animation Festival, Holland Animation Film Festival, and Countryside Animafest Cyprus.
The latest film “I Am a Motif” was completed as her master’s graduation project in 2020.