Photo by Jonathan Michael Castillo

Photo by Jonathan Michael Castillo

Chelsea Darter received her MFA at Columbia College Chicago in 2018 and her BFA from The University of Iowa in 2013. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and featured online by Light Leaked, Aint-Bad, and Fraction Magazine. Her personal work explores themes of place attachment, class, familial connection and local mythologies. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

EDUCATION

MFA in Photography, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL (2018)

BFA with Honors, Photography, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (2013)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

A Prairie Fisher King, Trapdoor Projects, Albuquerque, NM, 2019

The Uncanny, Studio Arts Atrium, Iowa City, IA, 2013

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

The Big Reveal, CENTER at Currents New Media 2019, Santa Fe, NM, 2019

Family Photographs, Flower City Arts Center, Rochester, NY, 2018

2018 Albert P. Weisman Exhibition, Arcade Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2018

Family of No Man, Arles Cosmos 2018, Les Rencontres de la photographie, Arles France Photography, 2018

MFA 2018 Thesis Exhibition, Hokin Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2018

Horizon Line, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL, 2017

American Collective: Contemporary Reflections on Landscape and Identity, Stitches and Pics, Sackets Harbor, NY, 2017

Americana, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO, 2017

(IN) Transit, Manifest Exhibition, Chicago, IL, 2017

Emerge, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS, 2017

Thelema: Love is the Law, Fountain Square Brewing Co., Indianapolis, IN, 2016

ONWARD Compé ’15, Project Basho, Philadelphia, PA, 2015

Alternative Realities, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, 2012

Breaking Boundaries IV: Student Competition & Exhibition, International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China, 2012

PUBLICATIONS + PRESS

2019

Cumulus Photo, The Pivotal Image, May (online)

2018

Photo-Emphasis, Chelsea Darter, November (online)

Humble Arts Foundation, Group Show 58 On Death, September (online)

Don't Smile, School's Out for the Summer, July (online)

Don't Smile, A Prairie Fisher King, July (online)

Photo-Emphasis, FAMILIAR/FAMILIAL, June (online)

PhotoPlace Gallery, The State of America, January (online + print)

2017

Edge of Humanity Magazine, Growing Up in Rural Iowa & My Search for Connection After Leaving Home, December (online)

Fraction Magazine, Issue 102, September (online)

OURS Photo Magazine, Through Rose Colored Lenses (online)

Aint-Bad Magazine, September (online)

2016

Light Leaked, November 2016: America (online)

C 41 Magazine, March 10th (online)

2015

Aint-Bad Magazine, September (online)

ONWARD Compé ’15 Exhibition Catalog (print)

2013

Photographer’s Forum Magazine, Fall (print)

Photographer’s Forum Magazine, “Best of College & High School Photography 2013 (print)

2012

Alternative Realities Exhibition Catalog (print

PROFESSIONAL

2019

Development Coordinator, The Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM

Adjunct Professor, Introduction to Photography, UNM-Taos, Taos, NM

2018-2019

Intern, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM

2017 – 2018

Curatorial Assistant, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

2017

Teaching Artist, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

Teaching Assistant to Paul D’Amato, Foundations of Photography II, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL Graduate Assistant, Center Program, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

2016

Teaching Assistant to David Travis, History of Photography 1839-1940, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

2015

Photography Intern, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

AWARDS + HONORS

2018

Anderson Ranch Arts Center Scholarship, Columbia College Chicago

Albert P. Weisman Award, Columbia College Chicago 2016-2018

Graduate Assistantship Award, Columbia College Chicago

2015

Honorable Mention, ONWARD Compé '15

2013

Honorable Mention, Photographer’s Forum Magazine 33rd Annual College & High School Photography Contest

COLLECTIONS

2012

The University of Iowa Museum of Art Study Collection

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2018

Lucas Foglia: Human Nature, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

LECTURES & ARTIST TALKS

2018

Jonathan Castillo, Chelsea Darter, Kalin Haydon and Levi Shand (presenters) with Terry Evans (facilitator),

"Hidden America," Columbia College Chicago, April 11, 2018