Chelsea Knight

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Visiting Faculty

Chelsea Knight is a video and performance artist working in New York. Knight creates narratives and environments where expressions of language collide with those of power. She was recently an Artist in Residence at the New Museum (NYC) and a resident at the MacDowell Colony (New Hampshire).


Knight was born in Vermont and lives and works in New York. She received her B.A. from Oberlin College and her M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Knight completed residencies at the Whitney Independent Study Program and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and was a Fulbright Fellow in Italy. Solo exhibitions and performances include: the New Museum (NY), The St. Louis Art Museum (MO); The Brooklyn Museum; Aspect Ratio Gallery (Chicago); Momenta Art (Brooklyn); DiverseWorks (Houston, with Mark Tribe); and Julius Caesar Gallery (Chicago). Knight has exhibited and screened her work in group shows including the Aichi Triennial in Nagoya (Japan); Nouvelles Vagues at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris); Anti-Establishment at Bard CCS Hessel Museum (NY); the Young Artists' Biennial (Bucharest); Werkschauhalle Gallery (Leipzig); the Michelangelo Pistoletto Foundation, (Biella, Italy) and Harvard University. She was a visiting faculty member at Bennington for the 2018-2019, and returns for Fall 2022.