Chelsea Wills


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About
CV
Projects
Newsletter
2021:

Workshop Facilitator, Seasonal Tea Formulation, Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network, Bainbridge Island, Wa., December 2021

Artist and Workshop Facilitator, Care/Creativity Working Group, October 2021-Ongoing

Residency Director, Full Moon Project, April 2021-Current, Bainbridge Island, Wa. April 2021-Ongoing


2020:
Artist, Art and Aging: WA County Aging, Disability and Senior Services, Portland, Or.

Artist & Editor, Teach Me How To, artist book, MATTER, Portland, Or.

Photographer & Consuting Researcher, “Agrobiodiversity Nourishes Us / La Agrobiodiversidad nos Nutre” American University, Washington DC


2019:

Woodshop Apprentice Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network, Bainbridge Island, Wa.

Artist, Annual Artists Exhibition, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley CA

Host & Producer, Full Moon Podcast, Geyserville, Ca. January 2019-Current


2018:

Artist, Here to Stay: Publication as Form, MATTER, Portland OR

Artist, Designer, Author, Love Letters to the Moon, self-published  artist book, Geyserville, Ca.


2017:

Artist, 428 Collective exhibition, Hammerfriar Gallery, Healdsburg, Ca.

Workshop Facilitator,How to write a Love Letter, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley Ca.

Facilitator, Event Producer, Delicious Revolution Season 4 Launch, La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley Ca.

Producer & Host, Eighty One Echo, Veterans Art Movement, Chicago, IL

Artist, 100 Days Action, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, Ca.

Artist, Exquisite Corpse Storytelling, SFAC, San Francisco, Ca.


2016:

Equity Fellow, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2016-2017

Grantwriter & Producer, Cal Humanities, Delicious Revolution,

Artist, Ancient Future, Parking Lot Art Fair, San Francisco Ca.

Artist and Organizer, All-town Pie Parade, Healdsburg Ca.

Lead Artist Artist, Event Producer, Filmmaker,  Coming Home: Film Night, Healdsburg, Ca.

Artist-in-Residence, Healdsburg SHED, Healdsburg Ca,  April-July 2016


2015:

Workshop Facilitator, Sitting Down to Eat, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, Ca.

Artist, FAST FOOD/SLOW FOOD CAFE, No Justice, No Arts, The Lab, San Francisco, Ca.

Artist, exhibition Sediment, Richmond Va.

Artist and Filmmaker, So Clean, The Creek Whispers Festival, San Francisco, Ca.

Artist, Field Guide to Bottlenecks, Ebb and Flow Festival, Santa Cruz, Ca.

2014:

Panelist, Blind Date, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, Ca.

Radio School, KPSU, Portland, OR

Artist, exhibition Bay Area Now 7, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco Ca.

Performer, Laughing Gas: Performance with Pablo Helguera,  MIldred’s Complexity, Narrowsburg, NY

Mildred’s Lanes Fellow, MIldred’s Complexity, Narrowsburg, NY

Artist, White Rabbit Arts Festival, Economy, Nova Scotia




2013

Artist-in-Residence Guapamacataro Arts and Ecology Center, Maravatio, MX

Artist, The Dinner Parties: Art and Agriculture, Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery, Santa Cruz Ca.

Lucid Arts Foundation: Artist in Residence Group Exhibition, 2013

Artist-in-Residence, Lucid Arts Foundation, Inverness, Ca. April-June 2013

Solo exhibition, Artist, Mapping Colors, Oakopolis, Oakland Ca.

Around the Table, Artist, exhibition, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose Ca. November 2013–April

2014

Alternative Spring Break: Tzucacab and Agroeocoly, Lead Instructor and Coordinator, Community Agroecology Network, March 2012


2012

Artist, Event Producer, Panelist,Semillas Fotografía Participativa Tour: Stanford Univeristy, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, Cabrillo College, CA

Chan Kahal, Associacion Mayab, SF Bay Area, Ca.

Semillas: Fotografía Participativa, Garcia-Robles Fullbright, COMEXUS, Mexico City

Alternative Spring Break: Tzucacab and Agroeocoly, Lead Instructor and Coordinator, Community Agroecology Network, March 2012

2011

Artist Semillas: Fotografía Participativa Teatro Felipe Carillo Puerto, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Artist & Curator, Semillas: La Inaguaracion, Tzucacab, Yucatan, MX

Alternative Spring Break: Tzucacab and Agroeocoly, Lead Instructor and Coordinator, Community Agroecology Network, March 2012

2010

Artist Just Before Dawn, Casa Hilvana, Mexico City, Mexico

Curator & Artist, Odd Numbers, Big Umbrella Studio, San Francisco, Ca.

Artist, The Weight We Carry, Online, Frisbie St. Gallery, Oakland Ca.

2009

Artist, exhibition Daily Correspondence, Kaleidoscope SF, San Francisco Ca.

Artist, Strange Fruit, Sub-mission Gallery, San Francisco Ca.

Artist, Alphabet Haiku, Children’s Literature Show, Education-Psychology Library UC Berkeley, Berkeley Ca.

Workshop Facilatator & Artist, Park Art, Collaboration with San Francisco Boys and Girls Club, City Center Hostel, San Francisco Ca.

2008

Artist & Curator, Saffron Dream, 676 Space, San Francisco, Ca.

2006

Artist, solo exhibition Specimens, Senior Gallery, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Ca.

2005

Cracks in the Pavement: Gifts of the Urban Landscape, Artist, Bloomsbury Square, London, UK

2004

Eros Arrows, Artist, exhibition, London Biennale, The Foundry, London UK.



Education/Trainings:

2008-2009 University of California, Berkeley — Masters in Education

2002-2006 University of California, Santa Cruz —Bachelor in Fine Arts



Lectures/Workshops/Classes

Yale Food Symposium, Yale University, New Haven CT

A conversation with the apple trees, Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet, May 2014

Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery, UC Santa Cruz

Art in Service, Open Engagement, Portland State University, Portland Or.

Across Great Divides-Artist Talk

Latin American Research Group, Stanford University, Palo Alto Ca.

UC Berkeley, Berkeley Ca.

Education and Sustainable Living Project, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Ca.

Cabrillo College, Santa Cruz Ca.

CHAN-KAHAL, San Rafael Ca.

Associacion Mayab, San Rafael Ca.

Merida English Library, Merida MX


PUBLICATIONS

2020: Teach Me How To: Feminist Labor and Art, artist book, in conjunction with Works Progress Agency,

2018 Love Letters to the Moon, self-published

2015 Mapping Colors: Intro to Ecoprinting

2015 Navigating Out Here, A Collection of Maps, 428 Collective

2015 Satori Guide: Travel Guide to Tokyo

2015 Satori Guide: Travel Guide to Kyoto

2015 Satori Guide: Travel Guide to Mexico City’s Roma-Condesa

2012 Semillas Tzucacab: Participatory Photography Catalog


GRANTS + AWARDS

2020 Artist-in -Residence, Into the Cryptogram, Wide Open Studios, Signal Fire, Phoenix, AZ -CANCELLED due to Covid-19

2018-19 Artist-in-Residence, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley Ca

2018  Artist-in-Residence, Works Progress Agency, Portland Or.

2016 St Petersburg, Russia

2016  Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Equity Fellow, San Francisco, Ca.

2016  California Humanities Community Stories Grant, Oakland Ca.

2016  Artist-in-Residence Healdsburg SHED, Healdsburg, Ca.

2015 Ebb and Flow River Arts Recipient, Santa Cruz Arts Council, Santa Cruz, Ca.

2014 Finalist for Creative Work Fund, San Francisco, Ca.

2014 Mildred’s Lane Fellow, Narrowsburg, PA

2013 Finalist for A Blade of Grass, New York, NY

2013 Artist-in-residence, Lucid Arts Foundation, Inverness, Ca

2013 Artist-in-residence, Guapamacataro Arts and Ecology Center, Maravatio, MX

2011 Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología, Grant Partner, Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Yucatan MX

2005 Irwin Grant, University of California Santa Cruz, Ca