INFORMATION


Cecelia Chapman is an American visual artist and filmmaker. Her practice visually explores the landscape. Using camera, text and painting, Chapman's works develop directly from the layers of environment. She proposes alternative perspectives of planet/habitat consciousness, derived from tribal-shaman land practice, mythology, speculative-future architectural schemes, magic, Jungian dreamtime, poetry, time-based works, asemic code, and performance.

Planet of Dreams 2022, follows dream across continents and time, to examine dream’s problem solving capability, focused on planet and solar system stewardship. (9 film chapters, approximately 00:20:00) 
Club Paradise 2019, is a critique of vacation culture capitalism and the tourism industry’s exploitation of environment and consciousness. Filmed on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. (7 film chapters, 00:16:14) Drone Drama: Music for the Dead 2016, investigates the influence of technology and knowledge corporations on the San Francisco, California peninsula. (11 film chapters, 00:17:07)

Based in Afife, Portugal. Parsons School of Design, graphic design.  


CV

2022 Habitat - Nonstop, curated by artist Karin Balog, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

2022 Living with Buildings III film festival, Nuclear Forest, Coventry, UK

2021 The 34th Festival Les Instants Vidéo, Milan, Italy [.BOX] Videoart project space and Buenos Aires, Argentina Festival VideoBardo (25th anniversary) 

2021 ‘Color and Light,’ video. Cotuit Center for the Arts, Massachusetts, USA

2021 Selected video. Aurelie's TV Film Festival, Vital Spaces, Santa Fe, USA

2021 ‘Choreography In Time And Space,’ video. Timespecific and The Line Contemporary Art Space. London International Art Fair, UK 

2021 Live video tv. 8balltv.club, New York, NY, USA

2021 Choreography in Time And Space and Visual Memories,’ video. Timespecific with Central Booking, New York, NY, USA 

2020 Asemic Exhibit, drawing. Mogliano Veneto, Italy

2020 Acud Macht Neu Live Performance, video. Berlin, Germany

2020 ASVOFF Lockdown Film, NewMediaFest Network Artists Database, Paris, France

2020 An Ordinary Day Film Festival, Gallery Studio 44, Stockholm, Sweden

2020 Deconstruction, Transformation, Club Paradise, Interalia Magazine 

2020 Biennale Internazionale Mail Art, books. Italy

2019 An Ordinary Day Film Festival, Gallery Studio44, Stockholm, Sweden

2019 Sperimentali 1980-2018 asemic writing drawings. Giuseppe Garrera and Scrivere Liberi, Italy

2018 Selected video. Mitte Media Festival, Berlin, Germany

2018 PoliticoPopUp3, Artspace3116, New Orleans, LA, USA

2017 Selected video. Traumathek, Cologne, Germany

2017 Emerging Ideas, essay, video, drawing. Interalia Magazine

2017 Asemic Drawing, L’Archimuseo A. Accattino with Utsanga Magazine, Italy

2016 ‘Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners,’ American Friends Service Committee, New York, NY, USA

2016 Selected video, Dotswaves TV, London, UK

2016 Selected video, Loophole, Berlin, Germany

2016 Selected video, Primal Uproar III’, Hamburg, Germany

2015 All Of Us Or None: Responses and Resistance to Militarism, American Friends Service Committee, New York, NY, USA

2015 Sexism: A Touchy Subject, curated by Catherine Clark, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

2014 SPY Siberia, Graham Greene: The Man Within, curated by Alexander Limarev, Novosibirsk University, Russia

2014 Science, Technology and The Future of Art, curated by Gail Wight, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA, USA

2014 Mail Art Exhibit, Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA

2008 Grey’s Reef Ocean Film Festival, Georgia, USA

2004 Wall and Wearable, Galeria Tonantzin, San Juan Bautista, CA, USA

2004 Welcome to Las Vegas, Contemporary Arts Collective Exhibit, Las Vegas, NV, USA 

2004 Arts on Fire VIII, Sanchez Gallery, Pacifica, CA, USA

2002 Wildlife and Environment, Sanchez Gallery, Pacifica, CA, USA 

2002 Post-Postcard, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, USA

2001 Images and Icons, Sanchez Gallery, Pacifica, CA, USA

2001 Artist-Athlete, Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA, USA

2001 Post-Postcard, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, USA

2001 Text and Image, Sanchez Gallery, Pacifica, CA, USA

2000 Pacific Prints, Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA, USA

2000 Solo Exhibit, Paintings, Ver Unica, San Francisco, CA, USA

1999 Costanoa Group Show, Pescadero, CA, USA

1998 Summer Introductions, Lawrence Hultberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

1996 Pacifica Art Association Annual Show, First Place, Pacifica, CA, USA

1992 Solo Exhibit, Stamp Francisco Stamp Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA 

1992 Group Show, Waterman Art Gallery, Oceanside, CA, USA 



2022 - 2021 Links to work published online, work in print

Selected Asemic works, https://slowforward.net/2022/09/22/cecelia-chapman-selected-works-asemics-drawings/

Nomad Dreams, The Sorceress, The Flying Saucer and The Moon, film, https://www.videosoundarchive.com/archive-s4/11147255-cecelia-chapman

Wolf Queen, film, http://www.arteidolia.com/cecelia-chapman-planet-of-dreams/

Magic Dream, film, http://www.arteidolia.com/cecelia-chapman-planet-of-dreams/

Last Time Tomorrow, film, https://the-otolith.blogspot.com/2022/06/cecelia-chapman.html

Sick Smoke, 20 drawings, https://the-otolith.blogspot.com/2022/08/cecelia-chapman-jeff-crouch.html  and in print https://www.lulu.com/shop/mark-young/otoliths-issue-sixty-five-part-two/paperback/product-zqpydy.html?page=1&pageSize=4

Unrest, 20 drawings, https://compostxt.blogspot.com/2022/07/cecelia-chapman-jeff-crouch-nice-and.html 

Dao, 8 drawings, https://www.utsanga.it/chapman-dao/

Dream Collector II, book, http://www.wordforword.info/vol39/Chapman.html

Oracle Books 2021, drawing books, https://www.utsanga.it/chapman-works-6/

Never Shoe 2022, drawing, https://the-otolith.blogspot.com/2022/04/cecelia-chapman.html and in print https://www.lulu.com/shop/mark-young/otoliths-issue-sixty-five-part-two/paperback/product-zqpydy.html?page=1&pageSize=4

Last Exit, film, https://the-otolith.blogspot.com/2022/03/cecelia-chapman-jeff-crouch.html

Nomad Dreams, The Sorceress, The Flying Saucer and The Moon, film, https://leserpent.wordpress.com/2022/03/15/die-leere-mitte-issue-13-rimae/

Drawing, Asemic Writing, selection of works, Suoni Che Cambiano, curated by Marco Giovenale and Fabrizio Venerandi. DE NATURA SONORUM talk. https://slowforward.net/2021/12/19/oggi-19-dicembre-a-roma-asemic-writing-suoni-che-cambiano-m-giovenale-e-f-venerandi-horti-14/

6 works, watercolor, https://the-otolith.blogspot.com/2022/01/cecelia-chapman.html and in print https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/mark-young/otoliths-issue-sixty-four-part-two/paperback/product-nyd8w8.html?page=1&pageSize=4


2021

Interview  with Randee Silv, editor of Arteidolia 

The 34th Festival Les Instants Vidéo, https://www.instantsvideo.com/blog/en/archives/6910

Shaman Trees, photography, http://www.arteidolia.com/shaman-trees-by-cecelia-chapman/

Planet of Dreams, drawing, Jornada de Poesia Visual, https://www.jornadadepoesiavisual.com/mostravirtual

Einstein’s Dreams, collage, https://the-otolith.blogspot.com/2021/11/cecelia-chapman.html

Hellfire and Brimstone, drawing, https://www.utsanga.it/chapman-works-5/

White Yang, film, https://atticusreview.org/white-yang/

Nuclear Forest, film, VideoSound Archive, Season2, https://www.videosoundarchive.com/archive-s2/cecelia-chapman

Dream Collector, photography, design, Arteidolia, http://www.arteidolia.com/the-dream-collector-by-cecelia-chapman/

The Unnameable, drawing, https://the-otolith.blogspot.com/2021/09/cecelia-chapman.html

Love Fugitif, film, https://vanguardianists.blogspot.com/2021/08/vanguardias-2021.html

Hellfire and Brimstone, drawing, http://www.arteidolia.com/from-hellfire-and-brimstone-by-cecelia-chapman/

Nuclear Forest and DreamTown USA, film, https://www.calamaripress.com/SF/2020/14_Chapman_Crouch.htm

In My Dream of You, and PreDawn, film, In a Word watercolors, DragonBones drawing/collage,  www.wordforword.info/vol37

Dream Collector, photography, design, https://the-otolith.blogspot.com/2021/07/cecelia-chapman.html and in print https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/mark-young/otoliths-issue-sixty-two-part-two/paperback/product-pm6wgn.html?page=1&pageSize=4

Intermittent Interchanges, mail collaboration, https://the-otolith.blogspot.com/2021/07/cecelia-chapman-jeff-crouch-john-m.html and in print https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/mark-young/otoliths-issue-sixty-two-part-two/paperback/product-pm6wgn.html?page=1&pageSize=4

Planet of Dreams excerpt, film, https://compostxt.blogspot.com/2021/07/cecelia-chapman-planet-of-dreams-video.html

Polaroid Poems, photography, http://feversofthemind.com/2021/07/12/visual-poetry-polaroid-poems-by-cecelia-chapman-and-jeff-crouch/

Love Electronique, film, https://www.utsanga.it/chapman-love-electronique/

Corona Coup d'etat from Corona WinterLetters 2021, drawing collaboration, https://compostxt.blogspot.com/2021/07/cece-chapman-jeff-crouch.html

Dead End, photography,https://www.utsanga.it/chapman-dead-end-asemic-streets-photographs/

What the Soul Wants, watercolor, http://www.arteidolia.com/watercolors-from-planet-of-dreams-by-cecelia-chapman/  and - preview work, http://www.arteidolia.com/fast-clouded-full-moon-by-cecelia-chapman/

The Dope, from Corona WinterLetters 2021, drawing mail collaboration, https://the-otolith.blogspot.com/2021/05/cecelia-chapman-jeff-crouch.html and in print https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/mark-young/otoliths-issue-sixty-two-part-two/paperback/product-pm6wgn.html?page=1&pageSize=4

Falling, photography collaboration, https://the-otolith.blogspot.com/2021/05/cecelia-chapman-randee-silv.html and in print https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/mark-young/otoliths-issue-sixty-two-part-two/paperback/product-pm6wgn.html?page=1&pageSize=4

Distant Place, film, http://www.kissthewitch.co.uk/seinundwerden/spring21/page11.html

Arteidolia Interview, film, http://www.arteidolia.com/protest-fables-inteview-with-cecelia-chapman/

Love Fugitif, film, https://leserpent.wordpress.com/tag/cecelia-chapman/

In A Word, watercolor, https://the-otolith.blogspot.com/2021/02/cecelia-chapman.html and in print https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/mark-young/otoliths-issue-sixty-one-part-two/paperback/product-qq6dr7.html?page=1&pageSize=4

The Art Book Letters 2020, collage mail collaboration w/Jeff Crouch, https://the-otolith.blogspot.com/2021/02/cecelia-chapman-jeff-crouch.html and in print  https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/mark-young/otoliths-issue-sixty-one-part-two/paperback/product-qq6dr7.html?page=1&pageSize=4

Corona WinterLetters2021: waiting4for the vaccine, drawing, https://the-otolith.blogspot.com/2020/12/cecelia-chapman-jeff-crouch.html and in print https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/mark-young/otoliths-issue-sixty-part-two/paperback/product-m6j7p9.html?page=1&pageSize=4

Tomorrow Is Forever, film, http://www.arteidolia.com/tomorrow-is-forever-by-cecelia-chapman-jeff-crouch-raphael-gonzalez/

Whisper Aquamarine and Tomorrow is Forever video in process, https://www.timespecifics.org/past-exhibits--visual-memories

Rattlings and X-Files, drawing, film, https://compostxt.blogspot.com/2021/01/cecelia-chapman-rattlings-and.html