Chelsea A! Flowers

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Education
Cranbrook Academy of Art, MFA: Sculpture, 2017
Denison University, BFA, 2013
Solo Exhibitions
2018
(Upcoming) A War on Partying: An Installation by Chelsea A. Flowers, Courtesy of Ronald Reagan, Front/Space, Kansas City, Missouri 
Check Point: An Introduction to Child’s Play, Public Space One, Iowa City, Iowa
Check Point: An Introduction to Child’s Play, Wave Pool Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
A War on Partying: New Works by Chelsea A. Flowers, Courtesy of Ronald Reagan, The Muted Horn Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio 
2017 
Thanks for the Memories Pop Up Installation, Real Time and Space, Oakland, California
Placation Station, Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, Texas
2013
Finders Keepers, My Chicken and Watermelon, BFA Senior Exhibit, Bryant Arts Center, Granville, Ohio
Selected Group Exhibitions 
2018
Friends With Benefits, Curated by Bethanie Irons, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, Columbia, Missouri 
Object Permanence, Curated by Anthony Bowers, Fjord Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
#WildArtColumbus, Wild Goose Creative, Columbus, Ohio 
body | armor, Curated by Lauren Leving, ACRE Projects Space, Chicago, Illinois 
commonSENSE, Slayer Gallery, Online Gallery 
2017
Graduate Degree Exhibition, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 
Found Objects, Curated by Alex Meiser and Nick Witten,Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
2016 
Wet Hot Cranbrook Summer Part II, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Ambition/Nevermind, Curated by Stefanie Kae Dlugosz-Acton, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
2015 
By Us Not For Us, Curated by Marcellus Armstrong, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
2013
Tall Walls, Rotten Meat Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
Sophisticated Vandalism, West Main Intermediate School, Newark, Ohio
AICUO Art Award Reception, Burton D. Morgan Center, Granville, Ohio
Short North Gallery Walk, Marcia Evans Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
2012 
Agora 9, Junctionview Studios, Columbus, Ohio
Selected Performances
2018
(Upcoming)The Warning Signs Part III,  Front/Space, Kansas City, Missouri
The Warning Signs Part II, Fjord Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
The Warning Signs: Before Ronnie Was President, The Muted Horn Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
Twerkout A Day of Self Care, ACRE Projects Space, Chicago, Illinois 
2017
Black Comedy Night, Wolfman No More Cops Free Health Care New Life Bookstore, Oakland, California  
Not so Wet, but Very Hot Texan Summer, Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, Texas
Invocation of my Demon Sister an Occult Comedy Hour by Mouthfeel, Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, Texas 
Chelsea’s Gonna MC Showtime!, ACRE, Steuben, Wisconsin 
Chelsea’s All You Need to Know About the 2017 Grad Show, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Come Laugh With Us II, Hatch Gallery, Detroit, Michigan
Game Night, Hatch Gallery, Detroit, Michigan
2015
Raw, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Residencies  
2018
Wave Pool: Art Space is Your Space, Artist in Residence 
2017 
Real Time and Space, Artist in Residence
Unlisted Projects, Artist in Residence
Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions 
Honors and Awards
2018
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant for A War on Partying: New Works by Chelsea A. Flowers, Courtesy of Ronald Reagan 
2017
ACRE Diversity Scholarship (Tuition Covered)
2016 
AICAD Post Graduate Teaching Fellowship Nominee 
2015 
Women’s Committee Merit Scholarship from Cranbrook Academy of Art
2013 
AICUO Excellence in Visual Arts People’s Choice Award Winner
Nan Nowik Memorial Award in Women’s Study for Artistic Expression
2012-2013
Mary K. Campbell/Carolyn Woodrow Deckman Art Scholarship from Denison University
2011-2013
Marimac Art Scholarship from Denison University
Artist Talks (* Indicates a Performance)
2018
Artist Interview by Erin K. Drew, Museum Putty, Indianapolis, Indiana 
Panelist, Negotiating the Art World: Strategies for Underrepresented Artists, Sculpture Center, Cleveland, Ohio 
Gallery Talk, A War on Partying: New Works by Chelsea A. Flowers, Courtesy of Ronald Reagan, Muted Horn Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
*Lecture, Make Wear Wiggle, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan
2017 
*A Night of Karaoke, Whiskey and Cookies: An Artist Talk and Participatory Performance, Real Time and Space, Oakland, California 
*Check Point: An Investigation into Otherness and Game Play, Visual Culture Graduate Symposium, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
2016 
*2nd Year Presentations, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Lecture and Senior Critiques, Fine Arts Department, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan 
Alumni Satellite Lecture, Denison University, Granville, Ohio
2013
AICUO Art Award Reception Artist Talk, Denison University, Granville, Ohio
Senior Exhibition Gallery Talk, West Main Intermediate School, Newark, Ohio
Finders Keepers, My Chicken and Watermelon, Senior Research Symposium, Burton D. Morgan Center, Granville, Ohio 
Assistantships/Experience
2018-Present
Gallery Teacher, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan
2016-2017 
Sculpture Department Assistant, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 
2016 
Sculpture Teaching Assistant, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan
2013-2015
National Teaching Fellow, Citizen Schools, East Palo Alto, California
2012 
Office and Studio Assistant, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California
2011-2013 
Photography Teaching Assistant, Denison University, Granville, Ohio
2011 
Photographer and Writer, Santiago Times, Santiago, Chile
Bibliography
2018
The Iowa Source, “Chelsea A. Flowers Subversive, Comical Game-Changer”, May 30, 2018  

https://www.iowasource.com/2018/05/30/chelsea-a-flowers/

CityBeat, “Five Best Cincinnati Arts & Culture Events for Memorial Day Weekend”, May 25, 2018

https://www.citybeat.com/arts-culture/article/21006544/five-recommended-cincinnati-arts-culture-events-for-memorial-day-weekend

Young Space, Featured Artist, March 3,2018

https://www.yngspc.com/artists/2018/03/chelsea-flowers/

2017

Wave Pool Announces Artists in Residence for 2018 ‘Art Space Is Your Space’ Program http://www.wavepoolgallery.org/2016-air-announcement/

Real Time and Space, Artist talk with Sam Vernon http://www.realtimeandspace.org/rts-talks-chelsea-flowers-and-sam-vernon/

2013 
News.Denison,“Blossoming Artist”, March 29,2013

Denisonian, “AICUO Art Award Winners Announced, Chelsea Flowers for EVAs People’s Choice”, April 9,2013 http://www.denisonian.com/2013/04/news/aicuo-art-award-winners-announced-chelsea-flowers-for-evas-peoples-choice/

Twinsburg Bulletin, “On Campus: Chelsea Flowers Wins Art Award at Denison University”, May 16,2013