Inside the Artist's Studio: Chelsea Gilmore


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Join DPL and Think 360 Arts this fall for Inside the Artist’s Studio! This series gives older adults a behind-the-scenes look at an artist’s life, vision, and business. Local artists will take you on a dive deep into the art-making process of many different art forms, live from their studio! Learn, grow, and meet new people with some of the best artists in Colorado today.

About Chelsea Gilmore:

Having grown up in the heart of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Chelsea has always been inspired by the natural world.  Her art not only communicates this respect and love of her experiences with the environment, but explores materials and breaks boundaries of cultural associations.  Her passion rests in re-purposing and re-contextualizing common objects and materials into new systems with new functions.  Industrial and mass produced materials of use include coffee filters, maps, wood, pvc, bike tubes, fibers, tape, egg cartons, and many more. Her art is based on repetition, pattern, craftwork and the transformation of material and space.

In 2013, Chelsea received a BFA in sculpture at Colorado State University, with interdisciplinary studies in organic agriculture and environmental studies. She has worked around Colorado, Oregon, and South America providing outdoor education, alternative education, and creative based education for various communities.  Projects have included garden sculptures, mosaic stepping stones for outdoor community spaces, food art, place based nature art, and even art activism installations for community groups.  Believing that everyone deserves the opportunity to learn and express through creation, she loves working with kids in alternative settings, providing hands on learning experiences and positive, creative opportunities.

Chelsea spent seven months traveling around South America, volunteering on farms and making art all along the way.  She spent two months in Medellin, Colombia at an art residency, focusing on economies of scale and local materials, in creating multiple installations for the Medellin International Film Festival Contemporary Art Exhibition.  Connecting with various communities, cultures, and environments has allowed Chelsea to gain appreciation and perspective in approaching new situations.  She currently resides in Fort Collins, creating away in her studio, farming, and educating her community on locally sustained food systems and creative expression.


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