Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – performance

Chelsea Knight

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – performance
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2018

Chelsea Knight was born in Vermont and lives and works in New York. She received her B.A. from Oberlin College and her M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Knight completed residencies at the Whitney Independent Study Program and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and was a Fulbright Fellow in Italy. Solo exhibitions and performances include: the New Museum (NY), The St. Louis Art Museum (MO), The Brooklyn Museum, Aspect Ratio Gallery (Chicago), Momenta Art (Brooklyn), DiverseWorks (Houston, with Mark Tribe), Night Gallery (LA, with Elise Rasmussen), and Julius Caesar Gallery (Chicago). Knight has exhibited and screened her work in group shows including the Aichi Triennial in Nagoya (Japan), Nouvelles Vagues at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Anti-Establishment at Bard CCS Hessel Museum (NY), the Young Artists' Biennial (Bucharest), Werkschauhalle Gallery (Leipzig), the Michelangelo Pistoletto Foundation (Biella, Italy), and Harvard University. Knight was a Spring 2015 Research and Development Artist in Residence at the New Museum (NYC). At MacDowell, she worked on a collaborative project with MacDowell Fellow Autumn Knight. Together, they produced a video about the Fresh Air Fund in the 1980s.



Chelsea Knight worked in the Firth studio.

Originally a working barn perched atop the namesake hill of Hillcrest Farm, this building was converted to serve the arts in 1956. A grand set of windows was installed to make the large interior suitable for visual artists, bringing in abundant natural light from the north. The addition of a screened porch and accessible entrance ramp…

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