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Chelsea Gilmore

Teaching Artist Chelsea Gilmore Headshot

Chelsea is a Colorado Native inspired by ecology and community. As an environmentalist, herbalist, and artist, she is interested in intimately connecting people with place and material—weaving cultural and historical narratives with the natural environment. Her work is action for awareness and sustainability through manipulation of materials and space using pattern, repetition and light. As a sculptural installation artist, Chelsea brings together her love of the environment, people, and resourcefulness in creating community based installations, nature art, and art with re-purpose!

Chelsea Gilmore - installation art

Believing that everyone deserves the opportunity to learn and express through creation, she loves working with people in alternative settings, providing hands-on learning experiences and positive, creative opportunities. Chelsea received a BFA in sculpture at Colorado State University, with interdisciplinary studies in organic agriculture and environmental studies. She currently directs a nature based education program, integrating creative practices, mindfulness, non-judgemental communication, identity, and cultural/historical connections.

Chelsea was voted Best Local Artist in Northern Colorado and has been an artist in residence in studios across the world, focusing on site specific installations, cultural research and integration, and material manipulation. She has created site specific art installations for the Loveland Feed and Grain, the Medellin International Film Festival, the Vermont Studio Center, Firehouse Arts Center and many more. As a muralist, she has several public murals across the front range of Colorado, and serves as Artist Liason on the board of the Fort Collins Mural Project. She currently is the Arts and Events Manager of an arts non profit in Fort Collins where she curates art exhibits, musical performances, community development, sustainability workshops, and programming of all kinds