Member Spotlight: Chelsea Thompto

Chelsea Thompto is a trans-disciplinary artist whose practice is strongly rooted in her experience as a transwoman.

Chelsea utilizes the prefix TRANS as a tactical gesture that moves between across materials and modes of working in order to explore form and concept. Chelsea’s work spans video, computer code, digital fabrication, writing, photography, printmaking, and bookbinding, relying on the contested inherent qualities of these mediums to construct narratives and metaphors. Chelsea is invested in creating projects in the open-source ethos, and you can find an archive of her code on her website.

Chelsea is currently a Visiting Professor at Grand Valley State University in the Department of Visual and Media Art

Member Spotlight interview with Chelsea Thompto, interviewed KT Duffy, Chair of Communications Committee