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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Chelsea Gilmore is available for full or part-time residencies.

Chelsea Gilmore is available for professional development.

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Explore: Creative Aging, Visual Arts, Fiber, Installations, Mixed Media, Murals, Nature, Painting, Recycled, Sculpture


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  • Community space installations

    Workshop or Residency for grades K through 12th

    In a mixed media project, we will create individual artworks to become a larger art piece to be installed in a community hub/school hub–sharing what the students are learning about and introducing color and creativity into common spaces.

  • Art activism

    Workshop or Residency for grades K through 12th

    Let’s join together to share a message, reaching out to our community and beyond. Using paint, mixed media, and a good sense of community involvement we will create visual stories about what matters most to us.

  • Nature art

    Workshop or Residency for grades K through 12th

    Let’s take a walk outside and get inspired by the world around us. We will gather materials and found objects to create a mixed media collaged artwork that can relate across subjects and disciplines. Using what we can find on our walk, we can also create an ephemeral and temporary outdoor installation to enjoy until time takes it’s toll and the wind or water erode sweep it away.

  • Sustainability in mind

    Workshop or Residency for grades K through 12th

    Let’s create with an environmental re-purpose! Focusing on science, culture, history, or even written word, join me as we create a new world of art using recycled materials.