Chelsea McIntyre

*Multi-hyphenate artist.

I am a new genres artist working through multiple mediums, from performance and sculpture to media, literary writings, and project-based channels.

My work functions at once as critique and analysis of various institutional systems within my grasp, and derives from an interest in the potential findings and methodology of psychoanalysis through artistic practice. Social communication struggles, cognitive response mechanisms, power/control balance, emotional/physical exploitation, abjection, humor, horror, capitalization/mercantilism, and obsessive research/meditation are repeated themes throughout my work.

In my work I have developed the role of a director, a psychoanalyst, a performer, and a victim of exploitation.

Depending on the needs and conceptual grounds for an artwork, the role may shift from artist to performer, or sometimes balance between both. Surprise, intrigue, intimacy/singular participation, confession, disclosure, vulnerability, and contempt are continued motifs, and have a direct relationship to time—the anticipatory time before a performance, the duration of a piece, and the lasting impression/rebounding thought process after experiencing a work.

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Chelsea McIntyre
(562) 661-7850
chelseamcintyreart@gmail.com

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Artist Work

No Wrong Way | BFA Solo Exhibition


Performance and installation engaging unwitting, generally submissive participants as role-players in improvisational skits surrounding divorce, separation, and childhood. Participants help to enact a scene and are then led into a gift shop of sculptural objects and merchandise supporting a theme of overcoming family struggles.

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No Wrong Way | BFA Solo Exhibition

Family Discussions (Parts 1, 2 & 3)


An exploitation of interpersonal human conversations. An ingenuine attempt at normalizing traditionally condemned failures through the artistic representation of modern-contemporary family dilemmas. Semi-autobiographical, and all-encompassing for those affected by parental divorce and separation. Composed in parts, and across multiple mediums.

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Family Discussions (Parts 1, 2 & 3)

Leftovers are hard to digest.

(2018)
The emotional gap between the remaining physical symbols of the deceased & the lack of want to hold onto them results in an uneven sense of guilt. This piece explores the weight of this uncanny circumstance.

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Leftovers are hard to digest.