Born in El Paso, Texas, Ali Dipp graduated with dual degrees from Brown University (English AB) and Rhode Island School of Design (Painting BFA) through the Brown-RISD Dual Degree Program in May of 2022. Dipp is now pursuing an interdisciplinary Ph.D. at Stanford University in Modern Thought and Literature.
Dipp is a nonprofit founder, artist, and metaphor-maker interested in the political significance of dreaming in America. Heralding from the former ‘Jean Capital of the World,’ Ali Dipp makes denim heirlooms that speak to regional myths, fictions, and truths (alidipp.com). Dipp has staged her original plays through the fiscally sponsored company she founded in 2012, Sunhouse Arts. Sunhouse Arts donates all net profits to humanitarian efforts in the El Paso-Juárez area (sunhousearts.org). Work Project, Sunhouse Arts’ most recent endeavor, is the largest living archive of today’s Southwest and involves over 250 participants, including prominent cultural figures, artists, nonprofits, educators, historians, businesses, and humanitarian organizations (ourworkproject.org). During the spring and summer of 2021, Dipp co-hosted as the creative director of an iHeartRadio show spanning the Southwest, the Pass of the North Radio Show (passofthenorthshow.com). She is currently concluding the first manuscript that she aims to publish, The Book of Yet.