Bridget Rountree received a B.A. in Literature from the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2002. During a year studying fine art at the Scuolo Lorenzo de’Medici in Florence Italy she met teaching artists Rose Shakinovsky and Claire Gavronsky who host international artist residencies and workshops which she has been a part of for over ten years in Italy, South Africa, and the U.S. Bridget Rountree resides in southern California where she has co-founded: a woman’s art collective, Luna Colab in 2005, a live arts ensemble, Zirk Ubu, and an experimental hybrid puppet company, Animal Cracker Conspiracy in 2006. Through out this period she has continued to experiment and cross-disciplines by combing mixed media, performance, stop motion film, and puppetry, in both the street, museums, and in between. Her work has been exhibited and performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, CA and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, CA. Recent grant awards include the San Diego Foundation, Puffin Foundation, Jim Henson Foundation, and Synergy Arts Foundation.