Chelsea Harris is a practicing artist operating out of Louisville, Kentucky, and Grand Rapids, Michigan (U.S.). A recent graduate from Kendall College of Art and Design, she earned her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts as a Painting major with a Printmaking minor. Whether in a visual format or through creative non-fiction writing, she tends to explore personal connection and relationships. Critical theories of Aesthetics and metaphysics inform her academic and personal work to weave a dialogue between tradition, religion, rebellion, and reinvention. She intends to pursue her Masters, and eventually her Doctorate.

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Louisville Free Public Library’s “How-To Fest” 2019

Chelsea Harris, LFPL’s COLLIDER Artist-in-Residence for May 2019, demonstrating a live portrait in oil paint. Photos courtesy of BRIANNA HARLAN.


“Conversation With A Curator” Speaker’s Panel 2019

May 15. Prominent Kentuckiana curators Amesthyst Rey Beaver (21c Museum Hotels), Joey Yates (KMAC Museum), Chris Reitz (University of Louisville), and Danial Pfalzgraf (Carnegie Center for Art & History) convened for an evening of discussion about what it means to be curator. Panel moderated by COLLIDER artist-in-residence Chelsea Harris and hosted by LFPL South Central Regional Library. Photos courtesy of MADELINE PLUMLEY.