Cecelia Chapman (B: San Francisco, California) works in a diverse use of painting, book, film and text. Her film works are experimental documentary and fictional narrative, they focus on her immediate environment and human-made interventions. Works in paper, book and painting explore image and text, line and color. She is a Graphic Design graduate of Parsons School of Design, New York.
Die Leere Mitte upcoming issue 13, the video, Nomad Dreams, The Sorceress, The Flying Saucer and The Moon
Interview, Ran Silv, Arteidolia Press
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’, film. Cotuit Center for the Arts, Massachusetts, USA
2021 Selected film. Aurelie's TV Film Festival, Vital Spaces, Santa Fe, USA
2021 ‘Choreography In Time And Space’, film. 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’, film. Timespecific with Central Booking, New York, NY, USA
2020 Asemic Exhibit, drawing. Mogliano Veneto, Italy
2020 Acud Macht Neu Live Performance, film. 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 film. Mitte Media Festival, Berlin, Germany
2018 PoliticoPopUp3, Artspace3116, New Orleans, LA, USA
2017 Selected film. Traumathek, Cologne, Germany
2017 Emerging Ideas, essay, film, 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 film, Dotswaves TV, London, UK
2016 Selected film, Loophole, Berlin, Germany
2016 Selected film, 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
E-PUBLICATION AND PRINT 2022
Six works on paper, https://the-otolith.blogspot.com/2022/01/cecelia-chapman.html
The 34th Festival Les Instants Vidéo, https://www.instantsvideo.com/blog/en/archives/6910
Selected film, The Christmas Journal or The Estrogen Film Festival, Aurelie's TV
Drawing, Asemic Writing and Suoni Che Cambiano / Marco Giovenale, Fabrizio Venerandi,
Shaman Trees, photography, http://www.arteidolia.com/shaman-trees-by-cecelia-chapman/
Hellfire and Brimstone, drawing, Utsanga, 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 Otoliths, https://the-otolith.blogspot.com/2021/09/cecelia-chapman.html
Love Fugitif, film,
Nuclear Forest and DreamTown USA, film, Calamari Press, https://www.calamaripress.com/SF/2020/14_Chapman_Crouch.htm
In My Dream of You film, PreDawn video, In a Word watercolors, DragonBones drawing/collage, Word for Word, www.wordforword.info/vol37
Cotuit Center for the Arts, Selected film 2009-2019
Dream Collector, photography, design, Otoliths, 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, Otoliths, 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, Compostxt, https://compostxt.blogspot.com/2021/07/cecelia-chapman-planet-of-dreams-video.html
Polaroid Poems, photography, Fevers of the Mind
Love Electronique, film, Utsanga, https://www.utsanga.it/chapman-love-electronique/
Corona Coup d'etat from Corona WinterLetters 2021, drawing collaboration, Compostxt, https://compostxt.blogspot.com/2021/07/cece-chapman-jeff-crouch.html
Dead End, photography, Utsanga, https://www.utsanga.it/chapman-dead-end-asemic-streets-photographs/
Aurelie's TV Film Festival, Vital Spaces, 6/20 Santa Fe NM
Timespecific collaborative film 'Choreography In Time And Space' at The Line Contemporary Art Space, London International Art Fair
Planet of Dreams 2021: What the Soul Wants, six watercolors Arteidolia, 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, Otoliths, 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, Otoliths, 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, Sein Und Werden, http://www.kissthewitch.co.uk/seinundwerden/spring21/page11.html
Arteidolia Interview, film, Arteidolia http://www.arteidolia.com/protest-fables-inteview-with-cecelia-chapman/
Love Fugitif, film, Die Leere Mitte https://leserpent.wordpress.com/tag/cecelia-chapman/
In A Word, watercolor, Otoliths 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, Otoliths 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, Otoliths 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
Radius Shutdown, film, 8balltv.club – video marathon New Years
Tomorrow Is Forever, film, Arteidolia http://www.arteidolia.com/tomorrow-is-forever-by-cecelia-chapman-jeff-crouch-raphael-gonzalez/
Whisper Aquamarine and Tomorrow is Forever video in process, Timespecifics https://www.timespecifics.org/past-exhibits--visual-memories
Rattlings and X-Files, drawing, film, Compostxt https://compostxt.blogspot.com/2021/01/cecelia-chapman-rattlings-and.html
Film segment for Timespecific collaboration with Central Booking New York. Choreography in Time And Space and Visual Memories
Lulu Nunn founder/curator HOAX magazine, "Nuclear Forest is a fantastic piece."
Jonathan Minton, Word for Word, "Predawn" and "In My Dream of You”: Both of those films have a surrealist touch to them (Predawn reminded me of Lynch, which is of course a huge compliment) and "In My Dream of You" strikes me as retro, futurist, and contemporary all at the same time. You are very talented.
Freedom Of Paper says about Devils Teeth, "That is a fierce score, and a hard watch: a simple story hidden in stylish visuals with a deafening sonic ‘element’. It feels like a music video, the kind of thing people ought to watch but which will probably be ignored. I only comment because I watched it three times, which seems necessary."
Houston Literary Review about 34FATE video series, "Cece Chapman has discovered that the undiscovered country called consciousness resides in video, and she asks us to get up and dance to the whistling wind in the viewing room of Plato's cave while consciousness blinks its merry flicker on the wall. Indeed, with the metaphors, mirror, magic, shadow, and mystery, Chapman creates a skin for dreams to live in, a skin as thin as a digital shadow."
Houston Literary Review arts editor Jeff Crouch about Night, Sleep& Dream video series, "Who's been spying on my dreams? Living on my computer, showing up in the weeds? The ticket, the departure, and yes, I've caught you, but what does it matter? You've gone again like my last layer of skin."
Litchaos about Dream Dance, "Another kickass short movie by Cecelia Chapman."
Houston Literary Review about Whisperwish, "We do not think that Cece Chapman is currently studying Rainer Maria Rilke, but she seems to have captured a California Carnival version of The Duino Elegies in her photography and in her video."
Houston Literary Review about Once, "The trajectory of the imaginary is like invisible lightning whose thunder echoes a presence of something other than what it becomes. Likewise, Cece Chapman shows us that our sense of the universe is often no more than what we make ourselves believe. We cling to once, the was that forever escapes us.
RE/Search publisher V. Vale about Adventuress graphic fiction, "I was very moved by your publication which is so beautiful."
Unlikelystories editor J.Penton about Dive!Afrique and La Dama Says Yes, "eye candy, good stuff like that."
Enfuego editor Noelani Price, "We really enjoy your work, particularly the way you integrate images into your text, and felt Beachrocks was a great fit for our inaugural issue..."
Red Fez editor Leopold McGinnis about Blackmail, "I'd say all the editors in our graphic department are on board with publishing this. It's an energetic, vaguely sexual, erotic, naughty, but-can't-quite-put-my-finger-on-it collection. Vibrant. In your face, but hidden. Overt, yet overtly denied."
Rural Messengers Press Michele McDannold, "...the most interesting work I've come across in a long time."
Centrifugal Eye about Soul Cards, "... double meanings suit my agenda.”
Sein und Werden on ‘Update Design Book,’ “This is a subtle and convincing piece. Scarily believable. And on Tracks of your Dreams and Desires, This preserves its mystery no matter how much I squint at it.”
The California Printmaker 2000. C.C. Chapman’s cool blue monotype The Blue Pearl (Earth) seems to indicate both atmosphere, coded language and perhaps the fragile globe. Minimalized calligraphs are echoed across the color field.